-acting CEO warns
Fraudsters are posing as officials of the National Industrial and Commercial and Investments Limited (NICIL) in order to sell properties belong to the government holding company, its acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Colvin Heath-London has said.
In a statement issued yesterday, Heath-London issued an appeal to the general public to beware of scammers in light of “several reports” of NICIL’s properties being “sold allegedly by persons claiming to be ‘brokers’” of NICIL.
Heath-London added that over the past several days a number of persons “with criminal intent” have been approaching unsuspecting persons claiming to be in authority and thus authorised to sell a number of properties belonging to NICIL.
“We seems to be in a season where there are desperate people doing desperate things and I would like to warn and appeal to everyone to not fall for the lies being peddled by an evidently organised criminal network,” he was quoted as saying.
The statement said it was revealed that those responsible have been parading as owners and or ‘brokers’ of several prime properties belong to the Government of Guyana, with the view of deceiving unsuspecting buyers into believing that they are in a position to sell these properties.
“I would like to warn persons in and out of Guyana to be on the lookout for persons posing as owners and or ‘brokers’ claiming to be in a position to sell these assets,” Heath-London was quoted as saying.
According to the statement, NICIL has declared that no property and or assets belonging to NICIL can be sold without the authorisation of its CEO or Board of Directors. “We are urgently appealing to unsuspecting buyers to be on the lookout for persons who are seeking to scam them of their hard earn monies,” Heath-London said.
“As the CEO I would like persons to be alerted so as to thwart any such unprofessional, illegal acts that may drag in unsuspecting persons with the promise that they are buying properties,” he further warned.
Source: Stabroek News.