A man underwent more than RM100,000 worth of botox injections, facial treatments and slimming procedures, and could not pay for them.
The 22-year-old man first became a customer two years ago, according to Apex Cosmeceutical marketing and public relations manager, Bun Shiow Yong.
“Back then, we had no problems with him. After not coming to the clinic for two years, he appeared again in February this year and underwent packages that included seven specialist facial treatments costing more than RM15,000,” Bun was quoted as saying by the New Straits Times.
She said the man eventually accumulated a bill of RM105,467.50 which he claimed he had paid by cheque and through online banking services.
Bun said a cheque issued by the man on Jun 14 this year could not be endorsed by the bank as the issuer’s account had no money in it.
MCA Public Complaints and Services Bureau head Datuk Jason Teoh said that the man, who allegedly works in the oil and gas industry, had contacted him earlier this year for help when he faced problems with paying his huge bill.
“I heard his explanation and I asked him to see me so that I could arrange a meeting with the clinic management.
“He did not attend the first meeting that I arranged. He attended the second meeting. He eventually agreed to sign a written agreement to settle his debt in the third meeting,” said Teoh.
On Aug 25 this year, Teoh arranged a meeting between the man and one of the clinic’s managers.
The clinic agreed to reduce Lim’s bill to RM60,000.
“The man agreed to settle the sum in 10 instalments,” said Teoh.
However, the clinic found that they could not cash the man’s cheque.
After three bounced cheques and failed online banking transactions from the man, the beauty clinic in Kulai had no choice but to lodge police reports on Apr 4, Jul 6 and Sept 25.