04 October 2022
BHP has become aware of fraudulent offers inviting members of the public to invest in BHP bonds.
Scammers are pretending to represent well-known financial services firms and banks to offer fake BHP bonds.
An example of a fake bond scam that has come to our attention involves falsified Citi comparison rate brochures offering long-term deposit interest rates of 6.50%. Below is an extract from the scammer's brochure.
Citi has confirmed that that it is in no way associated with the offering or issuing of these fake BHP bonds.
This is an incident involving the unauthorised use of BHP’s name and transactions designed to defraud members of the public.
Details of the BHP bonds that have been issued are outlined on our Debt Investors page. If you would like information about BHP’s authorised bonds, please contact Investor Relations.
If you believe you are a victim of this scam or you have received any calls or emails about a similar scam, please contact the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) to help them identify those involved.
You can find more information about scams of this kind from the ASIC.
If you believe your personal identity or personal information has been compromised, stolen or misused, you can also contact IDCARE. IDCARE is able to assist Australian and New Zealand residents.
Last updated: 4 October 2022