Despite the PS5 having been out in Malaysia for several weeks now, Impulse Gaming says the ongoing saga of people acting predatory towards those who desperately want the new console is still going on.
In a Facebook post, the retailer has warned that someone was going around pretending to sell a pre-order for the next batch of PS5s to arrive in Malaysia.
The scammer appears to have created their own counterfeit receipt for the PS5, complete with Impulse Gaming letterhead. The victim contacted Impulse Gaming about the receipt, which the retailer denies having put out.
“It has come to our attention that a scammer has been going around offering his PlayStation 5 for sale that he claims is ready stocks (sic) at our Sunway branch”, representatives from Impulse Gaming say.
“PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS INVOICE IS NOT FROM OUR COMPANY, we do not have any PS5 for sale right now AND WE ARE NOT TAKING ANY PRE-ORDERS until we receive further notice on allocation from Sony Malaysia”, the post adds.
As Impulse Gaming has been in contact with the would-be victims, they haven’t revealed how much of the scammer’s information they own, only that the scammers were the ones behind the redacting of information in the photos.
They have also not responded to request for comment by GamerBraves.
It’s clear that after a hectic few months of uncertainty regarding the PS5’s launch in Malaysia, many are still upset that they didn’t manage to get one at launch. This isn’t to say the existence of scammers is their fault, though, and the onus fully falls on predatory netizens out to make a quick buck.