SECP warns public against investing in fraudulent investment schemes 

English General Official News

Islamabad, September 02, 2021 (PPI-OT):The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) warns the general public against investing in any fraudulent investment schemes that promise hefty profits and unrealistic incentives. The SECP has been constantly clarifying that mere registration of a company, does not authorise it to solicit deposits from the general public or offer investment schemes. It has been observed recently that a company namely “Econex Sales and Marketing (Private) Limited” is offering various packages to attract the public to its unlawful business activities of multi-level marketing (MLM) and referral marketing.

The said company is using its registration status with SECP to win public confidence, deceptively implying that such activities are being undertaken through SECP’s regulated platform. As clearly provided in the explanation of section 301 of the Companies Act, 2017, raising unauthorized deposits from the general public, indulging in referral marketing, MLM, Pyramid and Ponzi Schemes are unlawful activities in terms of explanation of section 301 of the Companies Act, 2017.

The SECP, in accordance with the provisions of Companies Act, has initiated necessary legal action against M/s Econex Sales and Marketing (Private) Limited. In view of the foregoing, the general public is hereby expressly advised in their own interest to be careful, not to invest their hard-earned money or indulge in illegal schemes launched by this company, actively being propagated through social media accounts and pages. The same caution may be exercised in case of any other company involved in any illegal deposit taking, unauthorized investment or MLM schemes.

For more information, contact:
Head, Internal and External Communication
Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP)
NIC Building, 63 Jinnah Avenue, Islamabad
Tel: +92-51-9214005 or +92-51-9214009 (Ext. 378)
Fax: +92-51-9206459
Cell: +92-302-8552254
E-mail: shakil.chaudhary@secp.gov.pk
Website: www.secp.gov.pk