The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has recently issued an advisory (as seen below) on REQUIZA AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS TRADING, warning the public of the individuals and groups involved in such activities. The advisory defines the activities behind the scheme, and advises the public to take precautions in joining or investing in these groups.
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The Commission has received information that individuals or group of persons representing REQUIZA POULTRY/REQUIZA POULTRY, claiming to be registered with the Department of Trade and Industry under the business name REQUIZA AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS TRADING, are enticing the public to invest in the said entity.
Based on the reports, REQUIZA POULTRY/REQUIZA FARM/ REQUIZA AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS TRADING (“REQUIZA POULTRY” for brevity) offers to the public an investment with a promise of return of 40% to 50% of the capital every 60 days.
In its website, REQUIZA POULTRY represents that is engaged in the poultry business and promises the public a 50% guaranteed return of their investments. The scheme being employed by said entity is to entice the prospective investors to purchase a minimum of thirty-five (35) chicks for Three Thousand Five Hundred Pesos (Php3,500.00) and just wait for a period of sixty (60) days to get back the amount invested and harvest their rewards of up to fifty percent (50%) of the capital. A copy of what appears to be its investment table is as follows:
Harvest rewards every 60 days
Furthermore, its member dashboard account illustrates the advantage of availing of the “profit withdrawal” vs. “capital and profit withdrawal,” as follows:
Capital and profit withdrawal
Vs Profit withdrawal
You have three choice every harvest.
1st Withdraw your capital and profit.
2nd Withdraw your profit and retain your capital.
3rd Retain capital and profit to purchase chicks.
In a public post in its Facebook account, it further solicits investment by its referral bonus program, to state:
The public is hereby informed that REQUIZA POULTRY/REQUIZA FARM/ REQUIZA AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS TRADING is not registered with the SEC either as a corporation or a partnership. Further, it is not authorized to solicit investments from the public as the above-mentioned entity did not secure prior registration and/or license to solicit investment from the Commission as prescribed under Section 8 of the Securities Regulation Code (SRC).
Those who act as salesmen, brokers, dealers or agents of REQUIZA POULTRY/REQUIZA FARM/ REQUIZA AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS TRADING in selling or convincing people to invest in the investment scheme being offered by REQUIZA POULTRY/REQUIZA FARM/ REQUIZA AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS TRADING including solicitations or recruitment through the internet may likewise be prosecuted and held criminally liable under Section 28 of the SRC and penalized with a maximum fine of FIVE MILLION PESOS (Php5,000,000.00) or a maximum penalty of TWENTY ONE (21) years of imprisonment or BOTH pursuant to Section 73 of the SRC.
Accordingly, those who invite or recruit other people to join or invest in this venture or offer investment contracts or securities to the public may be held criminally liable or accordingly sanctioned or penalized in accordance with the Supreme Court decision in the case of SEC vs. Oudine Santos (G.R. No. 195542, 19 March 2014).
Furthermore, the names of all those involved will be reported to the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) so that the appropriate penalties and/or taxes may be correspondingly assessed.
In view thereof, the public is hereby advised to stop investing in these kinds of activities and to take the necessary precaution in dealing with REQUIZA POULTRY/REQUIZA FARM/ REQUIZA AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS TRADING.
Should you have any information regarding the operation of the subject entity, please call the Enforcement and Investor Protection Department at telephone numbers 818-6047.
For the guidance of the public.