Date Posted: 22 June 2018
The Securities and Exchange Commission has received information that individuals or group of persons representing PAYSMART LIMITED PHILIPPINES (“PAYSMART” for brevity)are offering investments to the Public and claiming to be engaged inOffshore Tradingof Stocks. Per records of the Securities and Exchange Commission, PAYSMARTis not registered as a corporation or partnership and is not authorized to solicit investments from the public as the above-mentioned entitydid not secure prior registration and/or license to solicit investment from the Commission as prescribed under Section 8 ofthe Securities Regulation Code.Accordingly, PAYSMARTis offering to the public 30% Return on Investment (“ROI”) in just 15 days or 60% ROI in 60 days. The minimum investment is $23 USD and the maximum is $9,000 USD. In order for the investor to register, they must click on the link provided, which would thenlead them to the PAYSMARTDashboard.The public is hereby advised to exercise caution in investing their money in these typesof schemes which may turn out to be Fraudulent Investment Schemes, involving the sale of unregistered securities.Where the scheme involves the sale of securities to the public, the Securities Regulation Code requires that the issuing person and/or entity must be a registered corporation with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the said securities offered are duly registered and that the appropriate license and/or permit to sell securities to the public are issued to the corporation and/or its agents, pursuant to the provisions of section 8 and 28 of the SRC.Those who sell or offer securities the public, may be held criminally liable or accordingly sanctioned or penalized in accordance with the Supreme Court Decision in the case of Securities and Exchange Commission vs. Oudine Santos (G.R. No. 195542, March 19, 2014).
Information as to whether these securities are registered or not may be sought from the SEC’s Corporate Governance and Finance Department, or Market and Securities Regulation Department through telephone numbers 818-6103 and 818-5703 respectively.TheCommission urges anyone who has knowledge or information about any business transaction involving these securities or investment opportunities to reportsuch activityso that appropriate actions could be taken through the Enforcement and Investor Protection Department at Telephone number 818-6337.19June2018