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JOHOR BAHRU, April 17 -- Johor police have opened an investigation paper into a case involving fraudulent business opportunity selling "kuih raya'' in Kulai early last December.
Its police chief, Datuk Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay said the investigation under Section 420 of the Penal Code was a follow-up to three police reports lodged by the victims at the Kulai police station on March 23.
He said the victims were offered a business opportunity by an individual on Dec 2, allegedly by investing a capital as low as RM500.
Apart from that, the individual also promised the victims that they would receive an additional '’bonus'’ capital of RM1,500 as well as 1,600 jars of kuih raya to be marketed abroad.
"Attracted by the offer, the victims deposited RM500 each into a CIMB bank account," he said in a statement today.
However, when the victims attended a meeting with the individual at Dewan Muhibbah Kulai on Dec 11, they were told that they would be required to make additional payments as capital to purchase other equipment, which had not been mentioned before.
"The promised additional capital of RM1,500 was also not received, leading the victims to lodge police reports," said Ayob Khan, who also advised the public to be wary of ridiculous business offers and not to be swayed by claims of easily making huge profits.