Lately, leaflets advertising money loan have been making waves around Petaling Jaya (specifically Section 52).

The interesting thing is, these “Ah Longs” (or loan sharks) having been distributing flyers that look quite similar to the traffic summons issued by Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ). The group, who calls themselves “Malaysia Pinjaman Berlesen Agency (MPBA)”, had place the leaflets on various vehicle’s windshield and door handle.

Loan Sharks MBPJ Summons
Source: Facebook

To echo writer John Lim’s observation, not only does the logo looks almost alike to MBPJ but the colour scheme as well. Yesterday afternoon (Tuesday, 2nd January), MBPJ took to their official Facebook page to warn the public against falling for such schemes.

Do note that the group that issued the aforementioned fake compounds, which details interest rates for loan amounts and repayment schemes, does not have legitimate licence for any businesses nor promotions.

The statement from the city council reads:

We would like the public to be cautious against the abuse of logo in a leaflet that appears almost like the Council’s logo which is being misused. We have been alerted of such leaflets being circulated around Section 52, Petaling Jaya. Not just the logo, but even the design of the leaflet looks like the compound issued by MBPJ.”

Loan Sharks MBPJ Summons
Source: Facebook

A police report has since been filed against MPBA.

Source: MBPJ’s Facebook.

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