KUALA LUMPUR – PR1MA Corporation Malaysia has never appointed agents or given contracts to agents or third parties to conduct transactions on its behalf, according to a statement on its website.
It said only the corporation handled all transactions related to its development.
“Potential house buyers and anyone wanting to deal with PR1MA will have to register at our website, www.pr1ma.my. PR1MA does not accept or seek deposits for registration from potential house buyers,” the statement said.
An English-language daily reported today that 38 individuals, among them wealthy and influential people, claimed to have lost RM150,000 in cheating cases involving four women who had allegedly posed as agents for PR1MA.
All of them claimed to have paid between RM2,500 and RM7,000 to these so-called agents last year for the purchase of semi-D and town houses in Ara Damansara and apartment units in Taman Cempaka, Ampang.
Several of the victims realised that they had been cheated after they went to the designated site in Taman Chempaka and found the houses there already occupied.
Some of them found out from news reports over television that PR1MA had never appointed agents to sell its houses.
The victims lodged reports at the Ampang Jaya district police headquarters last Wednesday after the so-called agents refused to answer their telephone calls on the status of their purchases.
Meanwhile, Ampang Jaya Police chief ACP Khairuldin Saad said the police had identified the cheats and would get in touch with PR1MA for follow-up action.
He said statements had been recorded so far from 12 of the 38 victims and that statements would be taken from the rest in a day or two. – BERNAMA