10 cheated in electric bike scam

10 cheated in electric bike scam
The three-wheel Toyota I-Road electric motorcycle.
PHOTO: The Straits Times

AT least 10 people did not get their new electric bikes after making full payment to a website, reported Kwong Wah Yit Poh.

The paper said those cheated were people who wanted to get a new three-wheel Toyota I-Road electric motorcycle.

The victims placed their orders through a website, which was actually a fake Facebook page masquerading as a superbike dealer.

In the website, buyers were told that the new electric bike was being sold at a promotional price.

However, it was reported that the new model has yet to be launched and was still being tested in Japan.

Sheng Fatt Superbike Sdn Bhd owner Kheoh Hock Seng said the company has received many phone calls on the new bike since January.

"About 10 people came to our office, claiming that they had paid between RM5,688 (S$1,797) and RM8,688 to a bank account of Camry Smart Marketing, and they wanted to get their bikes from us," he said.

He added that the company was not related to Camry Smart Marketing, and two police reports have been lodged over the matter.

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