Beware of Tony Fernandes Foundation Scam

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AirAsia Group Bhd has warned of a scam on Facebook linking its founder and chief executive officer (CEO) Tan Sri Tony Fernandes.

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Air Asia said the scam was offering opportunities to assist in projects in exchange for membership of a fictitious foundation linked to Fernandes.

“AirAsia wishes to confirm that it has not established any other foundation other than its official AirAsia Foundation. The mentioned Tony Fernandes Foundation is in no way linked to AirAsia or its group CEO Tony Fernandes. Any message purporting to be from Tony Fernandes or Mark Kelvin or sent in relation to a Tony Fernandes Foundation is fraudulent.

“Members of the public are advised to be cautious and always refer to AirAsia’s official social media channels for the latest company news in respect of such matters. AirAsia will never request your personal data or details without specific and lawful measures in place,” AirAsia said in a statement today.

The low-cost carrier said it would not hesitate to take legal action against individuals or groups who purported to use the AirAsia brand or fraudulently commit identity theft.

“Members of the public are advised that AirAsia shall not be held liable for any claims arising from schemes in which it and any of its authorised officers/employees have no involvement

“When in doubt or to report suspected scams involving AirAsia, please get in touch with us via our official communication channels,” it added.