June 21, 2023

Iskandar Investment flags scams on Telegram, files police report

KUALA LUMPUR: Iskandar Investment Bhd (IIB) has warned the public about scams relating to the company that has been making rounds on social media. 

IIB said the scams, mainly on Telegram platform, involved scammers who passed themselves as the company's communication officials or personnel and enticed the public to participate in fake investment opportunities.

"We would like to inform the public that neither IIB nor any of its subsidiaries is involved in or associated in any way with solicitation of money or investment from members of the public. 

"We also wish to stress that these scammers and their schemes are unrelated to IIB. We have also lodged the necessary police report on the matter," said IIB in a statement.

The company encouraged the public to frequently check the Amaran Scam Facebook page by Bank Negara Malaysia, as well as Cyber Crime Alert and Semak Mule by the police for the latest updates. 

"We urge any victims of the said scam to immediately lodge reports at the National Scam Response Centre, a command centre to coordinate rapid response for online financial scams initiated by Bank Negara through its hotline 997 to prevent any further losses.

"Meanwhile, we urge the public to be cautious and not fall victim to this scam and any other scams of similar nature. Let us all stay vigilant and continue to flag such incidents," it said.

Read more: https://www.nst.com.my/business/2022/11/848383/iskandar-investment-flags-scams-telegram-files-police-report

Iskandar Investment Berhad (IIB) is an investment holding company incorporated in November 2006 to catalyse the strategic development of Iskandar Malaysia. Read more..