Rogue Trader Claiming To Be NICEIC Registered Sent To Prison



New Jersey Globe

The latest news tells all about a man who pretended he was registered with NICEIC before being given a prison sentence as he pleaded guilty to running a fraudulent scheme.

Such scheme consisted of tricking people into believing he was a NICEIC Approved Contractor who was authorised to issue NICEIC certificates and reports in an attempt to make money illegally.

After appearing in court, the rogue trader was handed an 11 week prison sentence as well as a £675 fine.

Michael McPake, of North Lanarkshire Council, stated:

“I am delighted at the success of this case, which shows the continuing diligence of the council’s trading standards staff who pursue criminal enterprises, protecting consumers and the interests of legitimate trade.

“We will continue to take a zero tolerance approach to individuals who rip off residents or businesses within our community.”

This isn't the first time we've heard about rogue traders conning the public and rightly so, NICEIC have urged anyone who may be suspicious of such 'tradesmen' claiming to be a registered electrician to check their details on NICEIC's website.

Why is NICEIC so important?



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Such platform allows the public to identify those who are legitimately registered with NICEIC, much like the Gas Safe Register does for Gas Engineers.

Here's what NICEIC's CEO Emma Clancy had to say on the matter:

“This latest prosecution shows how seriously we take misuse of our logo,”

“It also sends out the message that anyone thinking about using our logo fraudulently will be caught and dealt with appropriately by the courts.

“The NICEIC name is associated with quality and we will work with the appropriate authorities to protect those contractors who are legitimately registered with us and have the quality of their work assessed on a regular basis.”

NICEIC have also stated that anyone caught to be falsely claiming they're members will be named and shamed on their website, passed on to Trading Standards and risk a prison sentence and fine.

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