Perodua is urging the public to be cautious when making vehicle purchase transactions involving its vehicle models in order to avoid becoming victims of a scam.

The announcement by the company was made following the recent arrest of a suspect in connection with a scam involving the sale of Perodua cars. The man apparently posed as a Perodua sales representative to ‘sell’ Perodua vehicles on a popular online marketplace portal, and walked away with tens of thousands of ringgit from unsuspecting victims.

Perodua Sales MD Datuk Dr Zahari Husin said the company as well as affected parties have lodged a police report on the matter and the automaker is extending its full cooperation to the relevant authorities.

He said the scam involved the sale of new Perodua vehicles as well as Perodua pre-owned vehicles (POV). He advised the public to not make payments to individual accounts, as the standard operating procedure is to make payments directly to Perodua Sales or its authorised dealers. He added that all customers must insist on original receipts when making any payments.

“We would also like to inform the public that at present, genuine Perodua-certified POV cars are only available for sale at our Perodua Kuala Lumpur outlet, which is located along Jalan Pahang,” he said.

Perodua POV officially opened for business in October 2017, offering affordable pre-loved Perodua vehicles up to seven years old that have been 165-point-checked and refurbished by Perodua themselves. The cars come with up to 18 months’ extended warranty for the engine and transmission.