The director of electronic retailers Android Enjoyed and CameraSky could be slapped with a $1.1 million fine after being hit by a court injunction against ‘misleading consumers’.
The companies, which operate under the registered name of Digital Marketing and Solutions, have been hauled before the NSW Supreme Court by NSW Fair Trading following two years of consumer complaints.
The companies, which have Yuen Ho Wong as its sole director, are accused of misleading customers by selling prohibited goods, such as fake mobile phone chargers, and advertising products that were not in stock.
If the charges are upheld, Wong could also face a maximum penalty $220,000 and the companies may be ordered to pay customers compensation.
“This is a great outcome for consumers and I commend NSW Fair Trading for the excellent progress it has made in its proceedings against Mr Wong and his company,” said Matt Kean, Minister for Better Regulation.
“Mr Wong has agreed to comply with the interim injunction which prevents him from selling prohibited goods such as counterfeit mobile phone chargers, or misleading consumers by advertising that products are in stock when in fact, they aren’t.”
Based out of Hong Kong, Digital Marketing Solutions operated as an e-commerce retail business supplying goods to Australians such as mobile phones, cameras and accessories; and other electrical goods.
Since 2016, Fair Trading has received 418 and 219 complaints about Android Enjoyed and CameraSky respectively, with the majority of complaints concerning the delayed delivery of goods, or failure to supply goods at all, according to the Supreme Court.
Both retailers ceased operations late last month and their websites now redirect to a static image informing customers that Android Enjoyed and CameraSky have closed.
Last month, NSW Fair Trading initiated court proceedings against the two companies.
“I hope this outcome serves as a warning to all traders that Fair Trading will take legal action in response to complaints, and hold businesses to account,” Kean added.
Further proceedings against Wong are due in the NSW Supreme Court later in October.