THE public have been warned not to fall prey to scammers who are selling lots for an illegal flea market that supposedly starts its operations today in Puchong.
Speaking to the press at the supposed flea market site, Kinrara assemblyman Ng Sze Han said he received calls from people enquiring on the flea market.
He added that flyers on the supposed flea market was recently distributed to Puchong residents.
The “1Flea Market Puchong” was advertised as “the largest night bazaar in Puchong”, selling clothes, accessories, shoes, daily necessities, and food.
In the flyer, it was stated that it costs RM50 per lot per day and RM200 for a month.
The flea market was supposed to be held every Wednesday from 5pm.
Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) licensing director Azfarizal Abdul Rashid said the council was surprised to hear of the flea market as the council did not receive any application for it.
“We have investigated the matter and have lodged a police report as this is considered an offense under commercial crime.
“Those who have fallen prey to the scam should also lodge a police report,” he said, adding that the council collected RM1 per day for each market lot.
He said the operator claimed that about 50% of the 200 lots have been taken up.
For queries, the public can call the MPSJ call centre at 03-80247700.