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Police warns the RM 13.8k "Mini" EV X2 is a scam!

Jerrica · May 4, 2020 01:17 PM

Scam Alert for the Mini EV X2

Interest for this cute little electric vehicle has redoubled in the country, Malaysians know it as the "Mini" EV X2. There is even a website selling the electric vehicle for a discounted price of RM 13,800 (normal price RM 18,800). But PDRM’s Cyber Crime Alert Facebook page has warned against dropping your deposit just yet.

We’ve talked about this little electric car before. It is known as the "Mine", a 3-door EV from a Chinese company Today Sunshine. It falls in the category of a “scooter” for the elderly and is exempted from registration (not in Malaysia). Yes, it is adorable as it looks like a scaled down MINI Paceman. 

Everything about the Mini EV X2’s Malaysian website looks official. Interested buyers can even choose to make the payment for the EV via monthly instalments. But look closer at the website’s bad grammar and payment instructions that require you to bank in a deposit to a personal CIMB account, alarms started going off that something is just not right.

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PDRM Cyber Crime Alert FB page warning

The Cyber Crime Alert, PDRM’s official cyber-crime announcement page, has even released a statement saying the relevant government agencies have confirmed that no approvals have been given to sell the vehicle in Malaysia.

This effectively puts the sale of the EV in potential scam territory so they are advising against putting down any deposit for the car.

Be careful of where you put your money, at a difficult time like this every penny counts!

Jerrica

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There isn’t a time in memory that doesn’t involve staring at cars. After discovering the excitement of watching Schumacher vs Hakkinen, Formula 1 became a major part of life. The love for cars and F1 ultimately led to a job with CAR Magazine. The untimely death of the magazine meant a hiatus from cars at lifestyle women’s magazine Marie Claire before another opportunity came knocking again.

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