Galaxy Entertainment Group says that it has been the target of illegal online gambling and betting sites that used its brand and images to ‘disseminate false information allegedly to make the public to wrongfully believe that there are certain fund raising activities’.

In a company statement released on Monday, the group notes that the activities were named “Hope Primary School” and “African Child Aid” and were purportedly linked to the group’s partnership with the Fuhong Society of Macau.

The group notes that it ‘has never organized nor participated in any one of the aforesaid fund raising activities with Fuhong Society of Macau’ and is ‘not in any way responsible for nor connected to any matter relating thereto’.

It further notes that the group and its properties ‘have no affiliation with any online gambling and betting sites’, nor has the group ‘directly or indirectly authorized any websites and/or related companies to carry out any form of online gambling and betting activities for and behalf of us’.

The group notes it ‘should not be responsible for any losses or damages that may result’ from ‘access and/or use of fake websites’ and that it reserves all rights to take legal actions in the matter.