Jail for Edgware trader who sold fake and dangerous mobile phone accessories

Jail for trader who sold fake and dangerous mobile phone accessories

Jail for trader who sold fake and dangerous mobile phone accessories

First published in News
Last updated
Harrow Times: Photograph of the Author by , Chief Reporter

A trader who sold fake and dangerous phone accessories has been jailed for one year.

Shahid Said, director of Platinum Connect Ltd and Platinum Electronics Ltd, in Whitchurch Lane, Edgware, sold electrical equipment that breached health and safety regulations.

An investigation by Brent and Harrow Trading Standards spanning several years found the products could have caused electric shocks and were not insulated or properly marked.

At Harrow Crown Court last week, his company was also fined £10,000 and Mr Said was asked to pay back £21,788 under the Proceeds of Crime Act.

Comments (7)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

9:50pm Tue 5 Aug 14

Neville Longbottom says...

Why do 'investigations' take so long. People selling fakes are so obvious.
Why do 'investigations' take so long. People selling fakes are so obvious. Neville Longbottom
  • Score: 0

1:37pm Wed 6 Aug 14

Sonoo Malkani says...

Legal matters have to be thoroughly investigated.Only when there is sufficient evidence can cases be brought to Court,in the knowledge that the wrong-doer will get their just dues.Otherwise,publi
c monies just go to waste.That cannot be right!

The person who is responsible now has to spend a year in jail and has been fined as well.My concern is for the items sold under false pretence to people who bought in good faith from this company.Since health and safety regulations havebeen breached will those unsuspecting clients have any recourse and will they be alerted about potential harm from these dangerous phone accessories.?People should know what dangers we are referring to and be wary of buying unless they know their source is reliable.

Good to know under Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) he has been ordered to pay back £21,788 on top of the £10,000 fine.Perhaps this money might go towards compensating victims.I am not sure how this works!

In any case,it's a "result" and others inclined to do like-wise should watch out.The long arm of the Law WILL get you sooner or later!
Legal matters have to be thoroughly investigated.Only when there is sufficient evidence can cases be brought to Court,in the knowledge that the wrong-doer will get their just dues.Otherwise,publi c monies just go to waste.That cannot be right! The person who is responsible now has to spend a year in jail and has been fined as well.My concern is for the items sold under false pretence to people who bought in good faith from this company.Since health and safety regulations havebeen breached will those unsuspecting clients have any recourse and will they be alerted about potential harm from these dangerous phone accessories.?People should know what dangers we are referring to and be wary of buying unless they know their source is reliable. Good to know under Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) he has been ordered to pay back £21,788 on top of the £10,000 fine.Perhaps this money might go towards compensating victims.I am not sure how this works! In any case,it's a "result" and others inclined to do like-wise should watch out.The long arm of the Law WILL get you sooner or later! Sonoo Malkani
  • Score: -3

5:34pm Wed 6 Aug 14

Neville Longbottom says...

It's not really a result, it's a bit of a joke because there are thousands more shops just like this. This conviction doesn't even dent the illegal market.
It's not really a result, it's a bit of a joke because there are thousands more shops just like this. This conviction doesn't even dent the illegal market. Neville Longbottom
  • Score: -1

9:29pm Wed 6 Aug 14

SeaBee says...

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but most criminals ignore orders under the Proceeds of Crime Act and even when the amount which they decline to pay is significant, very little is done about it. Until the miscreants are kept in jail until such time as the money appears in the Government coffers this will remain the case.
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but most criminals ignore orders under the Proceeds of Crime Act and even when the amount which they decline to pay is significant, very little is done about it. Until the miscreants are kept in jail until such time as the money appears in the Government coffers this will remain the case. SeaBee
  • Score: 1

9:50pm Wed 6 Aug 14

Sonoo Malkani says...

That's outrageous and needs amending right away.People who cheat and defraud MUST be made to cough up the monies gained dishonestly.
That's outrageous and needs amending right away.People who cheat and defraud MUST be made to cough up the monies gained dishonestly. Sonoo Malkani
  • Score: -3

12:02pm Sun 10 Aug 14

diligaf says...

Sonny couldnt agree more... why dont you cough up, when you had your new door fitted under the safe home scheme?
Sonny couldnt agree more... why dont you cough up, when you had your new door fitted under the safe home scheme? diligaf
  • Score: 1

8:24pm Sun 10 Aug 14

Neville Longbottom says...

??? Just a little ambiguous.
??? Just a little ambiguous. Neville Longbottom
  • Score: 0

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree