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The Auction of the Appliances Seized due to Offenses of Fraudulence

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Press release from Kaohsiung Branch, Administrative Enforcement Agency (AEA), Ministry of Justice

Issued on: September 7, 2021

Contact person: Chief Enforcement Officer Yung Chuan Tung

Contact number: 07-7152158-500

The Auction of the Appliances Seized due to Offenses of Fraudulence

   According to the records of Kaohsiung Branch, Administrative Enforcement Agency (AEA), Ministry of Justice (AEA Kaohsiung), the “AIP Digital Appliance” operated by the Obligor Huang X Lin Enterprise Co., Ltd. was a new household appliance retail store that sprang up in the past few years. It had several brick-and-mortar stores in Southern Taiwan and the online retail channel for group buying using social networking sites such as Facebook and LINE. It often offered the promotional prices lower than the market ones, which made it quite popular among consumers. However, AIP Digital Appliances suddenly became bankrupt in April 2019, and the person in-charge surnamed Huang absconded with the public money. The sales prices offered by AIP Digital Appliances were lower than those of other electrical appliances stores, which attracted a lot of consumers. However, the consumers had to make advance payment in order to enjoy such discounts and other low-price offers. It was the time when people discovered that they were deceived when many of them did not receive the goods after paying and the checks submitted by the manufacturers were rejected.

   The Obligor’s company had outstanding arrears of national health insurance premium of over thousand NT$720, more than NT$1.77 million of labor insurance premium, and over NT$920 thousands of profit-seeking business income tax. The competent authorities applied to AEA Kaohsiung for the enforcement of the above-mentioned outstanding arrears. AEA Kaohsiung along with the police and the staff from the competent authorities in September 2019 seized the Mi series products, sweeping robots and other products placed by the Obligor’s company in the Dream Mall, and then went to the AIP Digital Appliance store located at Yihua Road, Sanmin District, Kaohsiung City where thousands of appliances and supplies,for example, from refrigerators, washing machines to hair dryers, light bulbs, and computer mouses subject to seizures. The staff of AEA Kaohsiung conducted the inventory and seizure of these items one by one, and continued to conduct legal procedures such as base price verification, inquiries, and public notice for auction, etc. Due to the large quantity of the items, after the auction is concluded, there were still works such as confirmation of payment to do. Therefore, the auction process is carried out in segments. Today (Sep. 7), the “first” “Tuesday” of every month, starting at “3” p.m. sold the last 147 appliances at a price of NT$57,200. After two years of seizure and auction procedures of appliances, a total of NT$863,250 was acquired, all of which was used to pay off the outstanding taxes and fees of the company of the Obligor.

   For the overall results of the “first” “Tuesday” of every month, starting at “3” p.m. of today (Sep. 7), in addition to the auction of the above-mentioned home appliances, a bulldozer was sold at NT$31,000, the 356 shares of Sunny Commercial Bank’s certificated stocks were sold at NT$4,200, and a vehicle of the brand of Lexus (4608 cc) shipped in 2007 was sold at NT$5,500 due to high outstanding taxes and fees; for real estates, there were also 5 plots of lands which were sold at NT$9,187,009, and the total amount was NT$9,292,909.

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