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Deceptive use of the names of Mitsui & Co., Ltd., our affiliates or their officers or employees, and Scam Websites


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Mitsui & Co., Ltd. has recently become aware that the names of Mitsui & Co., our affiliates and/or their officers or employees have been used without permission to solicit investments, to solicit access to scam websites through placing a fake order in connection with our lines of business or otherwise to commit fraud by phone call or by spoofing e-mails.

Examples of such fraudulent activities are as follows:

  • soliciting investments into a company falsely claimed to have been recommended by officers or employees of Mitsui & Co.;
  • soliciting investments into a fund falsely claimed to have been established by officers or employees of Mitsui & Co.;
  • inducing over the telephone the commitment of bank transfer fraud by falsely explaining that the respondent will receive corporate bond of a certain company, making an offer to purchase such corporate bond and persuading such respondent of the necessity of preliminary confirmation of his or her account trading record; and
  • soliciting access to scam websites through making a fake order in connection with our lines of business by spoofing e-mail using Mitsui & Co.’s name.

Moreover, we have also received reports of fraudulent solicitations for fake transactions as if the entity concerned is affiliated to Mitsui & Co., via manipulation of a fake Mitsui & Co. website, which has been illegally duplicated without our permission.

As Mitsui & Co. and our affiliates have no relationship whatsoever with such fraudulent activities, please beware of and take appropriate steps to guard against any such fraudulent activities, including by checking the identity of any entity or person who is engaging in activities of solicitation, making a suspected fake order in connection with our lines of business or promoting any other business opportunities using the names of Mitsui & Co., our affiliates or their officers or employees.

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For inquiries on this matter, please contact

Mitsui & Co., Ltd.
Corporate Communications Division
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