Sixteen individuals, companies, or entities were added to Brunei Darussalam Central Bank’s (BDCB) alert list yesterday, the agency said.
They are: Asrihafiz HA on Facebook; Roopchand Tanwar on Facebook; Good Hope on Facebook with the contact number 8112811; Refinance Loan Brunei, refinance_loan and refinance_loan.brunei on Instagram with the contact number 7258399, located at Desa Delima building in Jalan Serusop; Bank Loan Settlement & Loan, Personal loans & ngurusma with the contact numbers 8115653 and 7638523; Emergn Peronal Loan and emergn.money_loan.s on Instagram; FB Fillah with the contact number 8617606; Shima Eshop on Facebook with the contact number 8970147; and Team SKK with the contact number 60163744105.
Also included on the list are: Loan Agency BND on Instagram with the contact number 7261157; Loan Personal Brunei Darussalam with the contact number 7231444; Loan Sinar Berusaha on Instagram with the contact number 6285353259692; Loan Syariah Brunei Darussalam on Facebook with the contact number 7270619; Loan Trusted Brunei Darussalam and Loanloan trusted Brunei Darussalam with the contact number 8242580; HSB Trade Invastment/ HSB Traders Investment with the contact number 8608127; and Loan Trusted.
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 BDCB regarding the activities of the companies concerned.
The list can be found on the BDCB website.
BDCB reminded 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 licenced by BDCB include money changer, money remittance and money lending.
The public is reminded that they may not have the protection provided under BDCB’s regulatory framework should they choose to deal with entities, companies or individuals unlicensed or unregulated.
The public may visit www.bdcb.gov.bn for information on the dangers of unlicensed financial entities and how to identify financial scams.