A saleslady of a beauty parlour was earlier convicted of applying false trade descriptions to beauty services, in contravention of the Trade Descriptions Ordinance (TDO), and was ordered by the court to pay the treatment fee, namely $600, to the victim as compensation. She was sentenced to 80 hours of community service today (August 30) at Sha Tin Magistrates' Courts.
Hong Kong Customs earlier received information alleging that a saleslady of a beauty parlour had made a false claim to a customer that the eyeliner tattoo service designated by the customer was not included in the voucher she purchased online and requested an extra charge of $600.
Investigation revealed that the designated eyeliner tattoo service has already been covered by the terms and conditions of the voucher.
Customs reminds traders to comply with the requirements of the TDO and consumers to procure services at reputable shops.
Under the TDO, any trader who applies a false trade description to a service supplied to a consumer commits an offence. The maximum penalty upon conviction is a fine of $500,000 and imprisonment for five years.
Members of the public may report any suspected violations of the TDO to Customs' 24-hour hotline 2545 6182 or its dedicated crime-reporting email account (email@example.com).
Ends/Monday, August 30, 2021