Have you ever received a message or email offering a once-in-a-lifetime investment opportunity?
After reading through its attractive promises on profits, you will probably be wondering if it’s for real.
Such a situation is becoming more commonplace for many Malaysians today.
The Securities Commission of Malaysia (SC) has been conducting education and outreach initiatives under the banner of “InvestSmart” to address this growing threat of investment scams.
On Sunday, they organised a ScamBuster Walk Hunt aimed at raising awareness amongst Malaysians on illegal investment schemes.
Participants trekked through a 4km trail for clues and riddles in Kuala Lumpur’s Golden Triangle before applying their investing knowledge at the InvestSmart® Fest, which was held in Mid Valley Exhibition Centre from 18-20 October 2019.
The three-day event was aimed at equipping investors with the fundamentals in making sound investment decisions.
The SC hopes the initiative would open up public’s awareness on the fundamentals of investment and equip investors with knowledge that will enable to protect themselves against investment scams or illegal investment schemes.