Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) warned the public to be wary of cheap internet sale gimmicks as most of the products that were offered are from unregistered websites or applications.
It further stated that the advertised products are not subject to the country’s laws and that some of them resembled branded products.
“If the quality of products purchased through the cheap sales gimmick fails to match their expectations, consumers will have difficulty accessing their rights from the platform in question,” the statement said.
MCMC further advised the public to evaluate the sale and promotions made on e-commerce platforms wisely before making their transactions.
To protect themselves from being exposed to unwanted risks, the public is also advised to always be cautious with online promotions and the platform used for the purpose, as well as to review the terms of service and policies related to refunds and compensation set by the e-commerce platform provider.