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Durham Council: TV aerial installer fined for making false claims
A TV aerial installer has been ordered to pay more than £1,000 after he admitted making false claims about his business.
Michael Ritchie, of Cookson Place, South Stanley, appeared at Consett Magistrates’ Court today (June 18) where he pleaded guilty to four offences under the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008.
The 45-year-old falsely claimed on his website that his business ACC Aerials was a member of the Confederation of Aerial Industries (CAI) and that it had been established since 2000.
He also falsely stated in an advert on yell.com that his business was both CAI and Checkatrade approved.
The offences were discovered when Durham County Council’s consumer protection team began an investigation after receiving a complaint in January 2012 from the CAI regarding the false membership claim.
Magistrates heard that both the CAI and Checkatrade confirmed that neither ACC Aerials nor Michael Ritchie were members of the organisations or approved by them.
The court was also told that the defendant had trained in electrical safety and TV aerial fitting in 2005 and that ACC Aerials could not have therefore been established in 2000.
The defendant pleaded guilty but told the court that he had not been responsible for the information on his own website as someone else had completed the paperwork on his behalf.
He was fined £500, with £500 costs and a £15 victim surcharge.
Joanne Waller, head of environment, health and consumer protection at Durham County Council, said: “Consumers will be influenced by claims of trade membership or other schemes and it may give them misplaced confidence before they purchase.
“There are some businesses that take advantage of this by falsely claiming to be members, which gives them an unfair commercial advantage.
“We take these matters very seriously and will look to take action against those who make false claims.”
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