Beware of Scams Implying Association with Nippon Yakin Kogyo Co., Ltd. and Nippon Yakin America, Inc.

November 17, 2016
Nippon Yakin Kogyo Co., Ltd.

Nippon Yakin Kogyo Co., Ltd. and its world-wide affiliates, including Nippon Yakin America, Inc. (collectively, "Nippon Yakin"), have been made aware of various unauthorized correspondences being circulated via e-mail and in various other methods from individuals or organizations (collectively, "Scam Artists") falsely identifying themselves as representatives of Nippon Yakin. It appears that these Scam Artists are targeting unsuspecting individuals to act as representatives on behalf of Nippon Yakin. We have strong reason to believe that these solicitations are a part of a larger fraudulent scam. These Scam Artists may seek to obtain money, bank or credit card information and/or other personal or corporate information from targeted victims. Nippon Yakin has not authorized such Scam Artists to act on Nippon Yakin's behalf, nor does it have any affiliation or connection with them. Nippon Yakin is currently working with the appropriate authorities to put a stop to these illegal and unauthorized acts.

Nippon Yakin strongly recommends that recipients of solicitations such as those described above exercise extreme caution. Financial loss and identity theft could result from the transfer of money and/or personal information to those issuing such fraudulent correspondences. Victims of such scams should also report all relevant information to their local law enforcement authorities for appropriate action.