IPOH: The Malaysian Communications and MultimediaÂ Commission (MCMC) has never authorised or appoint any person to act as its agent
to go from house to house to distribute the 1Malaysia Netbooks.
Its northern region deputy director (Regulatory Compliance), Hanita IzamÂ Abdul Rahman said the commission also did not impose nor collect any fee for theÂ netbooks.
He said the commission always worked with the police to identify culpritsÂ involved in such a scam.
“MCMC made several postings on the social media to remind the public to beÂ wary and to contact the police or the commission should they be approached byÂ anyone claiming to be from MCMC with the 1Malaysia Netbook offer,” she added.
The public can also lodge their complaints at firstname.lastname@example.org or callÂ 1800-888030 or call the Perak MCMC office at 05-5014000.
She was referring to a case of a man, who goes by the name of Zambri,Â impersonating as MCMC officer and going from house to house offering theÂ 1Malaysia Netbook for a certain payment.
“The victims were asked to pay between RM1,000 and RM2,500 for the netbook,”Â she added.
Hanita said 23 police reports had been lodged since last year on the caseÂ and the victims included from Sungai Siput, Manjung, Batu Gajah -and Chemor. —BERNAMA