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30 January 2013

Fraud & Scam in Condominium/Apartment Malaysia: Gas Leakage

Few days ago on a public holiday, there was this guy (as picture above) who knocked on our door and ask to check if there is any gas leakage.  It was my girlfriend who attend the door and she asked him to wait before I greet him again.

The so called 'gas technician' showed us a working pass (I can't remember the company name) and asked again for letting him in to check if there is any gas leakage. I was hesitating and thinking if this is a kind of fraud and suddenly he asked,"Are you the house owner?"

I said, "No". The 'Gas technician' then quickly say all-right-never-mind-and-just-leave. He looks really suspicious with what he was doing and the way he wear his clothes. I wonder if any of you have faced the same incident before recently?

Above picture was captured by one of the resident of the same condo and he said that the guard has already received complaints and has already chased 4 "gas staff" away!! Obviously this is not the real gas techinican/staff that are willing to serve you and care for your safety. I am not sure what was hidden inside his laptop bag but I am sure it is nothing good. According to our neighbour, he saw there was a van waiting nearby the guardhouse for the 'Gas Technician'.

During my study life in UTAR I was staying with a bunch of friends in a condo as well, there was this Pest Control staff that knocked on our door and say was sent by the management office to spray some smelly drugs all over to our walls. Of course it wasn't a free service as we were charged RM60++(can't remember the exact amount) within just minutes. My roommate who was kind enough paid the money immediately after their 'services'. I always think that is a scam/fraud that is still happening at most of the condominiums/apartments. 

Just beware of who knocking at your door and what are they trying to do to get into your house. I am here to share this out and hope it can be a good awareness for all residents especially you who are staying in condominiums/apartment. We can't fully depend on the guards at the guard house too as they are always changed and know nothing about proper security (unfortunately).

Do you have a similar experience about fraud and scam that happened to you? Do share with us.

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