As the case with many popular car models in Malaysia, an extensive wait list is inevitable due to the high demand. As such, there are irresponsible individuals who take advantage of the situation and scam eager buyers with the promise of “quick deliveries” on the condition that they pay a certain “booking fee”.
Perodua has just released a Public Service Announcement (PSA) alerting the public to be extra cautious when making vehicle purchase transactions in view of recent arrests regarding a scam involving Perodua vehicles.
According to a report, the culprit posed as a Perodua sales representative to sell Perodua vehicles online and had scammed victims of tens of thousands of Ringgits.
Perodua Sales Sdn Bhd Managing Director Dato’ Dr Zahari Husin said, “This scam involved the sale of new Perodua vehicles as well as Perodua Pre-Owned Vehicles (POV). Perodua and the affected parties have lodged a police report on the matter and are extending our full cooperation to the relevant authorities. Perodua urges the public to be cautious in order to avoid becoming victims of such scams”.
Dato’ Dr Zahari advised the public to not make payments to personal accounts of sales representatives as the standard operating procedure is to make payments to Perodua Sales Sdn Bhd or its authorised dealers. He also asked all customers to insist on original receipts when making any form of payments.
“We would like to inform the public that at present, genuine Perodua Certified POV cars are only available for sale at our Perodua Kuala Lumpur outlet located along Jalan Pahang,” added Dato’ Dr Zahari.