Brunei Darussalam Central Bank (BDCB) has added five companies and individuals to its alert list for July 2022.
They are Fxpro_bn (Instagram Profile) / fxprobn (Instagram Profile) / realfxpro_bn (Instagram Profile) / uswatunhasana_h (IG Profile), 8369946; Investment Amanah (Facebook Profile); Layanan_invest (Instagram Profile) / layanan_clever_pips / Vip_globaltrade (Facebook Profile); Layanan Investment Brunei (Instagram Profile); and Public Loan Brunei (Instagram Profile) / Public Loan of Brunei Darussalam.
The BDCB Alert List is a list of individuals, companies and websites which are neither authorised nor approved under the relevant laws and regulations administered by BDCB or whose activities raise suspicion of illegal financial activity.
This list is without prejudice to any further assessment by the central bank regarding the activities of the companies concerned.
BDCB would like to remind the public to only deal with financial institutions licensed by BDCB, and to avoid any unlicensed entities or individuals carrying out or offering financial services, especially those with characteristics of get-rich-quick or pyramid schemes.
Among the financial products and services that must be licensed by BDCB include money changer, money remittance and money lending.
Members of the public are reminded that they may not have the protection provided under BDCB’s regulatory framework should they choose to deal with entities, companies or individuals which are unlicensed or unregulated.
Members of the public may visit the BDCB website at www.bdcb.gov.bn or follow BDCB’s Instagram @centralbank.brunei for more information on the dangers of unlicensed financial entities as well as on how to identify financial scams.
BDCB remains committed to the financial stability of Brunei Darussalam and to safeguarding Brunei Darussalam’s financial system and the interests of financial consumers.
BDCB will also continue to actively monitor any suspicious or unlicensed financial activities in Brunei Darussalam. If the public have any information on unlicensed financial activities, please contact BDCB at 2380007 or 8380007 or email us at fcibdcb.gov.bn.
THE BRUNEIAN | BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN