Is the Kenanga Investment Bank giving away free books on stock investing, to celebrate its 50th anniversary?!
Find out what’s going on, and warn your family and friends!
Watch Out For Kenanga Free Books Scam!
Scammers are running Facebook advertisements that claim Kenanga Investment Bank is giving away free books on stock investing, to celebrate its 50th anniversary!
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Kenanga Investment Bank Berhad,
Now it is the largest independent investment bank in Malaysia Established in 1973, it is about to celebrate its 50th anniversary 🎉🎉🎉
Kenanga Group will give away 2,000 stock books for free If you are interested in the stock book, you can get it for free Please click on the messenger to get the book for free 📖📖📖
The number of books is limited, and the activity will stop after the gift is completed 👇👇👇
Hi everyone, this is Kenanga Investment Bank Berhad
Now it is the largest independent investment bank in Malaysia
Established in 1973, it is about to celebrate its 50th anniversary 🎉🎉🎉
During these 50 years, we have helped countless stock investors make profits in the stock market
In order to thank investors for their support all the way, 💝💝💝🎊🎊🎊
We will give out the first gift for stock market investors 🎁🎁🎁
Kenang Group has prepared 5000 stock books (1000 sets) 📚📖📖
Free gift to investors who support Kenang Group all the way
Please click on the session, add the assistant’s wapp, and register the mailing address
We will mail the book to your registered address for free
The number of stock books is limited, while supplies last 💝💝💝
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Kenanga Free Books Scam : What You Need To Know!
This Kenanga free book scam is being promoted heavily on Facebook in May 2023, so please alert your family and friends!
Fact #1 : Kenanga Reported These Pages / Ads As Fake
Kenanga is aware of these fake advertisements being run by scam Facebook pages, posting this scam alert on May 12, 2023:
Once again we would like to remind our clients and the public to be careful of scammers impersonating our brand to provide fraudulent product and services.
We are not offering any free books/e-books or make anyone join a WhatsApp group.
If you received any of this communication recently, stop responding and report the page/numbers immediately.
If you have been scammed, contact the National Scam Response Centre hotline 997.
Fact #2 : Kenanga Is A Business, Not A Charity
Please do NOT be naive. Kenanga is an investment bank – a business, not a charity. Just because it is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2023, does not mean it’s giving anything away.
Even if it wanted to celebrate its anniversary by giving away books, it would be giving them to clients, not to the public!
Kenanga is a public-listed company, whose focus is to make money, not a charity to give you free books!
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Fact #3 : Giveaways Were Not Posted In Official Website / FB Page
If Kenanga was really giving away free books, it would have posted the offer on:
- its official website (Kenanga.com.my), or
- its official Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/KenangaGroup/)
These scams are being run off fake Facebook pages that are brand new, and have nothing to do with the real Kenanga.
Fact #4 : Kenanga Does Not Use WhatsApp To Communicate
Kenanga offers a multitude of contact options by online forms, email or telephone number. What it does not have is a WhatsApp account. So when scammers message you to collect your “free books” by messaging a WhatsApp number, be warned!
Please add my WhatsApp message, send me your mailing information, and I will mail you stock books for you for free! My WhatsApp: https://xxxx.xx/60113906928
Fact #5 : Kenanga Will Not Ask You To Join WhatsApp Groups
Just to be clear, Kenanga states that it will never ask anyone to join a WhatsApp group for any reason, whether it’s for investment advice, stock tips, or to buy and sell stocks, etc.
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Fact #6 : Scammers Will Try To Scare You
Scammers will try to scare you into contacting them, by telling you that stock is running out. Just ignore them!
There are only 3 free places left, which have been reserved for you, please add and leave a message as soon as possible Whatsapp
There are many friends who have claimed it, please tell us whether you have added it successfully! If you do not add or reply, it means that you will give up the quota by default and automatically transfer it to the next friend. Thank you for your understanding!
Fact #7 : One Victim Lost RM480K To A Free Book Scam!
In November 2022, a 60 year-old housewife from Port Dickson fell for a similar “free book” scam, and lost almost RM480,000.
After being offered the free book on Facebook, she was asked to join a WhatsApp group called Family Discussion, where she was asked to convinced to “invest”.
The WhatsApp group administrator instructed her to download an application called Forza, and open a savings account. She was then asked to deposit money into certain bank accounts, and upload the slips using that Forza app as proof.
The lady withdrew her savings and borrowed from her children and friends to invest RM476,100. However, when she wanted to withdraw the interest paid by the company, her account was blocked. The group administrator told her that she would need to deposit an additional RM427,200 to withdraw the interest.
That was when the lady realised she had been scammed, and lodged a police report.
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