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SIBU, Aug 19: Be wary of advertisements on social media that offer vehicles for sale at extremely low prices, the police have warned.
“It is best to go to the company to check on the authenticity of the offer before making any payment. This is to avoid being cheated,” said Sibu district police chief, ACP Zulkipli Suhaili.
He said this following a case of a 35-year-old man here who was duped of RM24,532 in a non-existent imported car sale on social media.
He added that the victim had seen an advertisement on Facebook on Aug 6 which was offering a Toyota Harrier for sale at RM38,000.
The actual market price for the car is around RM250,000.
“As the victim was interested in the car, he paid a total of RM24,532 to allegedly cover insurance costs, Puspakom charges, road tax, and delivery cost,” he said.
12 days later on Aug 18, he was requested to pay another RM7,000 for the delivery cost.
It was then that he realised he had been cheated and lodged a police report. — DayakDaily