The Proton X50 has been met with explosive interest in the months leading up to its preview. Two weeks since bookings started and Proton has already accumulated 20,000 bookings! But the company has since come to realise the problem of third-party sellers and released a note regarding the matter.
"The upcoming launch of the Proton X50 has created a wave of interest amongst Malaysian car buyers. Prelaunch booking numbers have been strong and Proton would like to thank everybody for their support. However, it has been brought to our attention that some irresponsible parties are seeking to profit from this situation by misrepresenting themselves.
Proton would like to unequivocally state that only bookings made via authorised Proton dealers and outlets are legitimate. Proton has not appointed any parties outside of our authorised sales network to act as sales agents for the company’s products. We would like to strongly urge all potential customers to be wary of individuals or organisations claiming otherwise and if in doubt to contact us. At Proton, our first priority is the customer and we will always strive to ensure that they are well looked after. For more information regarding the location and contact details of Proton’s dealers and outlets, please visit https://www.proton.com/en/dealer-locator or alternatively please call our customer care hotline at 1-800-88-8398."
So, be sure to only make your bookings at authorised Proton dealers and outlets and beware of these third-party sellers. You never know if there is a scam afoot!