Over 98 pct of HCMC's fuel retailers committing violations: inspectors

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An inspection by Ho Chi Minh City's market management department of 72 fuel stations and sale agents found that 98.6 percent of them committed violations including scams, Vietnam News Agency reported Monday.

It quoted the department's annual report as saying that the most common violation among the inspected businesses was rigging fuel pumps in order to overcharge customers.

They were also found lacking certifications for operating the business as well as violating regulations on managing documents, invoices and accounting, according to the report.

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In the meantime, local related agencies have confiscated 131,639 fake Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Lacoste products this year, it said.

The practice of enterprises selling fake and bad quality products is widespread throughout HCMC, it added, claiming that "complicated" and "uncontrollable" schemes make law enforcement difficult.

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