PETALING JAYA: Star Media Group Berhad, which publishes The Star print products and online portal, refers to two Facebook pages which are misusing The Star’s brand identity.
It has come to the group’s attention that a Facebook page called "The Star Finance", which has about 1,000 followers at present, misuses The Star’s "50 Years" anniversary logo.
Another page, which also misuses The Star logo and bears the same "The Star Finance" bogus branding, bills itself as an "investing service".
In a similar vein, an advertisement on Facebook, sponsored by an advertiser labelling itself as "The Star Finance", claims to offer stock products, "accurate stock market data" and "how to avoid being locked up".
The advertisement, which misuses The Star’s previous iteration of its print product's masthead, is titled "Dividends from investing in Malaysian blue chips" and invites people to join "The Star Finance stock group for free".
The group wishes to clarify that the fake "The Star Finance" Facebook pages are not affiliated with The Star’s official social media platforms in any way, and the above advertisement is not run by The Star’s official Facebook page.
Please do not interact with these scam Facebook pages or suspicious advertisements.
The Star – which Reuters named one of the most trusted sources of news in Malaysia – publishes on its official website thestar.com.my.
To ensure you are looking at a genuine article by The Star, always check the web page address to confirm that the URL begins with https://www.thestar.com.my/.
Should you come across fake Facebook advertisements or suspicious Facebook pages impersonating The Star or any other brands, please file a report with Facebook.