SECP warns public against investing in FS Links

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ISLAMABAD: The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) on Wednesday warned the public against investing in “FS Links (SMC-Private) Limited”, which had been trying to trap innocent people through social media to invest in fake schemes.

The SECP has found FS Links (SMC-Private) Limited involved in unlawful activities of raising unauthorized deposits from the public by offering hefty profits. FS Links is a ‘single-member company’ and does not have any authorization/license to solicit investments or deposits from the public, said a statement issued by SECP on Wednesday.

The SECP has already initiated legal proceedings against the sole director of FS Links, Faisal Hayat for unauthorized deposit-taking.

SECP also initiated winding-up proceedings against the company in terms of Section 304, read with Section 301 of the Companies Act, 2017.

Moreover, the SECP has authorized initiating legal proceedings against the director under Section 172 of the Act for his disqualification.

In respect of the foregoing, the public is hereby cautioned and advised not to be misled by such schemes, which are offering hefty profits and incentives.

This warning is being issued to safeguard the interests of all stakeholders, who are presently dealing with FS Links.

The SECP has in the past clarified that mere registration of any company with it, does not necessarily mean that these companies are allowed to taking deposits.

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