More victims have come forward to seek refunds for the deposits they paid to the now-shuttered car dealership Volks Auto.
As of 4.30pm on Thursday (Dec 18), there were 98 known victims, who collectively parted with nearly S$3.2 million in deposits for the cars they purchased from the parallel car importer, said Mr K K Lo, 53, one of the affected customers.
Mr Lo, an IT manager, is coordinating an effort to consolidate the victims’ police reports and sales agreements, which the group plans to submit to the authorities soon. Volks Auto’s director, Alvin Loo, remains uncontactable.
Mr Lo said he expects more victims to step forward.
On Wednesday, more than 60 affected customers met at a McDonald’s outlet in Kallang to bring together their documents.
“Everyone hopes to get back a refund, but looking at the situation, I don’t think it’s good,” Mr Lo said. “How to get back the refund? It all very much depends on the police to help us. As victims, we have limited power (and) we can’t do much.”