Peter Lim makes police report against online articles linking him to 'get-rich-quick' scams

Billionaire Peter Lim has denied his involvement in internet "get-rich-quick" scams.
Billionaire Peter Lim has denied his involvement in internet "get-rich-quick" scams.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Singapore billionaire Peter Lim has made a police report against online reports linking him with certain investment methods.

The businessman said that he "categorically denies" having anything to do with the claims made in the online reports, in a statement from his firm Kestrel Capital.

"He is concerned and alarmed that his name is and continues to be used by parties with possible ill intentions to mislead unsuspecting members of the public," the statement said.

He has thus lodged a police report.

It warned members of the public not to be fooled by these false and misleading claims, to avoid becoming victims of "get-rich-quick scams".

One online article claimed that Mr Lim has revealed an "easy work from home trick", and that the reader can "quit your job in 30 days".

"Netizens should also refrain from circulating and reposting these false claims," the statement said.

Mr Lim, 63, is the 11th richest person in Singapore according to Forbes.