Ban on rogue trader credit

Amarjit Gill of ABM Mobility, Long Eaton, has had his consumer credit licence revoked by the OFT.
Amarjit Gill of ABM Mobility, Long Eaton, has had his consumer credit licence revoked by the OFT.

A ROGUE mobility scooter trader, snared by Trading Standards more than a year ago, has now had his licence to give credit to customers revoked.

Amarjit Gill, of ABM Mobility in Long Eaton, who was 49-years-old at the time, was given a six-month suspended sentence and barred from misleading customers and using aggressive sales tactics at Nottingham County Court in December 2010.

This week the Office for Fair Trading (OFT) has revoked Gill’s consumer credit licence, which permits him to sell mobility scooters on credit – hindering his ability to trade.

His business associate Ranjit Dhami was also judged unfit to hold a licence.

OFT Director David Fisher said: “We warned traders that unless they stopped using aggressive sales techniques and unfair business practices to sell mobility aids they would face enforcement, and that is what we are doing.

“We will take further action, working in partnership with local Trading Standards Services, if there is evidence of unfair trading or where fitness to hold a credit licence is called into question.”

More than 100 complaints were made against Gill leading to a Trading Standards investigation in 2010.

Judge Richard Inglis imposed an injunction on Gill, who lived at Brackenfield Drive, Giltbrook, back in December 2010 ordering him to tell customers about their right to cancel and to honour refunds. The court was told he had deceived customers and failed to tell them they had a seven day ‘cooling off’ period.

He was ordered not to mislead customers by claiming to act on behalf of a Government body or use aggressive sales tactics and must supply goods that are fit for purpose.

If he breaches the injunction he was warned he could be jailed.