Several dealers in Sarawak are selling fake Proton spare parts by sticking the original hologram label on them to fool customers.
Domestic trade, cooperative and consumerism ministry (Sarawak chapter) director Wan Ahmad Uzir Wan Sulaiman said the tactic was discovered during a joint operation mounted by the ministry's enforcement officers and representatives of Proton Holding Bhd.
In the operation on Thursday, six business premises in Kuching were identified as selling fake spare parts, he told a press conference on Friday.
During the operation, an assortment of Proton spare parts worth RM7,000 were also seized.
Wan Ahmad said, despite using the original hologram label, the bar code used by the fake spare part dealers was however, different from that of Proton. - Bernama