Ryan Roth, 39, left a letter to his ex-girlfriend along with his belongings near the Selonding Temple in Pecatu Village on Monday morning, but police have been unable to find a body in the secluded beauty spot, The Sun reported.
9 News reports the British national had been accused of scamming people in several countries including Australia, the United States and France and was wanted by NSW Police.
Authorities in Bali said they are now probing whether the entrepreneur, from Southampton, is still alive after an apparent suicide note appeared at the scene as well as his motorbike, which was spotted nearby at Uluwatu cliff.
Bushes appeared undisturbed at the bottom of the 150-metre cliff, and police say they have no indication as to whether he may have taken his own life, been involved in an accident or even fled the scene.
“We haven’t confirmed whether he fell, suicide, or leave the location safe,” South Kuta Police Chief Yusak Agustinus Sooai said.
Hari Adi Purnomo, head of the Denpasar search team, also told 9 News: “We went through all the procedures, but in the field, in fact we found no victims or signs that led to the fall of the victims.”
Police said the letter, found inside Mr Roth’s bag, was addressed to his former girlfriend, Alice, and read: “I’m sorry Alice, I’m the man you fell in love with, but past things I never did made you feel like I was a stranger. I’ll always love you. None of this is your fault. Your old man xx.”
She was contacted by police after the incident but told them that she had not had any recent problems with her ex.
NSW police has confirmed a man was wanted for questioning over the allegations but there has been no formal communication.
“Following a 2008 online fraud report allegedly involving a then aged 27-year-old man, officers from Sydney City Police Area Command conducted an investigation,” a police spokesperson said.
“Investigators are yet to formally speak to the man who left the country.”
A post on a website for scam victims claims that Mr Roth, who allegedly used the name Ryan Flynn, had sold a “1970 penny to an elderly woman for some $8100, essentially robbing her of her life savings”.
Others also claimed that Mr Roth had outstanding rent payments back in Sydney and conned a former girlfriend out of thousands, leaving her homeless.
Allegations also surfaced that Mr Roth scammed others in the UK and France using the disguise of a child sex trafficking charity.
On his website, the businessman is said to have studied a law and psychology degree and set up his first company at 11 years old.
Mr Sooai told the Jakarta Post it was possible that Mr Roth could have jumped from the cliff or fallen by mistake.
A UK Foreign Office spokesman said: “We are supporting the family of a British man missing in Bali and are in contact with the Indonesian police who are carrying out the search.”
Bali police are appealing for people who know Mr Roth to come forward while searches are ongoing.
This article originally appeared on The Sun and was reproduced with permission