There are all sort of scams these days and besides the ones where you are informed of an inheritance of many millions left by a relative you never knew existed, there are also those which use local brands. The latest seems to be Perodua, following the recent arrest of a suspect who, posing as a Perodua sales representative to sell Perodua vehicles on a popular online marketplace portal, caused losses of tens of thousands of ringgit to victims.
“This scam involved the sale of new Perodua vehicles as well as Perodua Pre-Owned Vehicles (POV),” said Perodua Sales Sdn Bhd MD, Dato’ Dr Zahari Husin. “Perodua and the affected parties 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.”
He stressed that when dealing with a sales representative of Perodua or its authorised dealer, the standard operating procedure is to make payments to Perodua Sales Sdn Bhd or to the business accounts of its authorised dealers. Dato’ Dr Zahari also asks all customers to insist on original receipts when making any 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,” said Dato’ Dr Zahari.
Perodua POV officially opened for business in October 2017, offering pre-owned Perodua vehicles up to 7 years old that have been checked at 165 points and refurbished by Perodua themselves. For added peace of mind, the cars come with up to 18 months’ extended warranty for the engine and transmission.
“Perodua is a car company with people always in mind. We have brought affordable and reliable motoring to the masses for a quarter of a century. With POV, we are now extending this affordability to even more Malaysians, without compromising for a moment on the safety and roadworthiness of our vehicles,” Dato’ Dr Zahari said.
To know more about Perodua products and services as well as the locations of all authorised showrooms and service centres nationwide, visit www.perodua.com.my.