CamControl yesterday issued a statement threatening punitive measures against people who impersonate Ministry of Commerce officials to receive money from gas station owners.
According to the statement, a number of gas stations in the country have reported cases of people falsely claiming to work for CamControl to conduct checks on gas pumps and other equipment. After concluding the checks, the impersonators demand payment from the gas station owners.
Those impersonators will now be apprehended and will face legal action, although the statement fell short of providing concrete details regarding the punishment.
Under an initiative launched last year, Ministry of Commerce officials are visiting gas stations in the capital with a mobile lab to ensure the equipment is not rigged to cheat customers and to promote fair competition in the industry.
Yesterday’s statement warns potential victims of the scheme that CamControl officials conducting spot checks at gas stations always use machines, wear ministry uniforms and carry a letter from the ministry.