Hong Kong-listed casino services firm Macau Legend Development Ltd is warning the public about a fraudulent website exploiting the company’s name and corporate logo, as well as the trade names and trademarks of its properties.
In a filing on Tuesday, Macau Legend said that the fraudulent website was under the “http://vip.mclegend.ga” domain, which was purportedly operated by a company identified by a Chinese name.
The web page – which directs users to what it says is a Macau-based lottery game, albeit one not regulated by the authorities in Macau – is in Chinese-language version only. The flagged website uses a company name very similar to the Chinese name of Macau Legend. It also makes use of the logo and name of Macau’s gaming regulator, the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau.
“The fraudulent materials make references to certain information of the company, including the name, logo and trademark which imitate those of the company; certain corporate information …, and photos and information of certain directors and senior management…, and refers them as the directors and senior management of the purported company,” warned Macau Legend.
“The company wishes to clarify that neither the company nor the directors and senior management of the company have any connection with the purported company named in the fake website and the fraudulent materials,” said the Hong Kong-listed firm.
It added: “The company has not operated and is not operating any lottery game as shown in such fake website.”
The casino services firm added that it reserved its right to bring legal proceedings against the parties responsible for the fraudulent materials.
It is not the first time Macau Legend has faced similar problems. In 2017, the company had warned against a fraudulent website exploiting the company’s brands.
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