KUANTAN: A businessman with the title “Datuk” lost RM100,000 after being duped by a man into the purchase of a non-existent piece of tin mine land in Chini, Pekan.
Pahang CID chief Supt Mohd Wazir Yusof said the 54-year-old victim received the offer from the 35-year-old suspect on Dec 25 last year.
“The suspect told the victim that there was a tin mine in Chini for sale at RM1mil because the contractor could not pay the tin mine company owned by another Datuk.
“The victim was interested to take over the tin mine and handed a deposit of RM50,000 with a cheque on Dec 29 and another RM50,000 by cash believed paid through a third party to a land company,” he told reporters here on Monday (April 16) night.
After two months, he said the victim was informed by a third party that the land owner would be returning the deposit for failing to meet the land sale agreement.
Nonetheless, to date, the victim has yet to receive his deposit money back causing him to feel cheated, so he lodged a police report.
The case is being investigated under Section 420 of the Penal Code. – Bernama