Wednesday, July 12, 2017

3873) CONSUMER GROUP WANTS STRICTER REGULATION ON ONLINE CLASSIFIED PLATFORM - NEW STRAITS TIMES ONLINE - 11/07/2017

New Straits Times Consumer group wants stricter regulation on online classified platform Malaysia General Business Sports and Lifestyle News
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) is urged to take immediate action against a popular online classified platform for misleading advertisement, fraud and cheating.
Muslim Consumers' Association of Malaysia (PPIM) chief activist Datuk Nadzim Johan said that his organisation have been receiving about 11 report per month from consumers who fell victim to the schemes carried out on the local platform.
In a media conference, Nadzim said that most reports came from consumers who were purchasing cars and other vehicles.
"Their modus operandi of the scammers to cheat buyers is by offering a very cheap price to interested party and demanding them to pay deposit.
“Then they disappear.
"Because they are doing it online, these scammers will then go on to create a different user account to cheat more people and get away from it easily,"
Nadzim urged the authorities such as Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry (KPDNKK) and MCMC to monitor and regulate this particular online platform closely.
This, according to him will curb more consumers from being cheated.
"Our association has received 30,000 complaints so far which involves over millions of ringgit of loss suffered the online platform consumer," he added.
https://www.nst.com.my/news/nation/2017/07/256378/consumer-group-wants-stricter-regulation-online-classified-platform

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