Beware fake Jeffrey Cheah news on scam site impersonating The Star


PETALING JAYA: Star Media Group Berhad, which publishes The Star print products and online portal, refers to a scam site misusing The Star's brand identity.

It has come to the group’s attention that fraudulent parties are running multiple misleading advertisements on social platforms.

The scam ads promote a fraudulent get-rich-quick investment scheme and make false claims regarding Sunway Group founder and chairman Datuk Sri Dr Jeffrey Cheah Fook Ling.

Clicking on the advertisement leads to a scam article on a website impersonating The Star.

The fake article is headlined: "The project that guarantees the opportunity to earn 70000 MYR per month is now available to all Malaysians! Jeffrey Cheah launch platform to help Malaysians earn $12,000+ per month".

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The group wishes to clarify that the aforementioned fake site is not affiliated with The Star’s official social media platforms or web presence in any way.

Dubious advertisements claiming to offer get-rich-quick schemes are certainly not run by The Star’s official social media platforms.

Please do not interact with these scam social media pages or suspicious advertisements or join the programmes they promote.

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 take the following steps.

First, please tap or click the ellipsis (...) symbol on the top right of the ad or Page, then choose the exclamation point symbol next to ‘Find support or report’.

Then, the pop-up window will state: “Find support or report Page: Help us understand what's happening.”

Here, choose the “Pretending to be something” option, then choose “A business”.

When the new pop-up window asks “Which business is this profile pretending to be?”, type in The Star or paste The Star’s official Facebook Page URL (https://www.facebook.com/TheStarOnline), select The Star from the drop down tab, and Send your report.

This will alert Meta of fraudsters impersonating The Star’s online presence on its social media platforms, and help ensure a safer online environment for all.

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