May 20, 2014

    MassMutual Issues Official Statement Regarding Claims Made by Opec AG Financial Group

    MassMutual Issues Official Statement Regarding Claims Made by Opec AG Financial Group

    (Springfield, MA) – Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) is aware that a company called Opec AG Financial Group maintains a website on which it claims to be affiliated with, and offer products and services through, MassMutual and its affiliated companies and sales representatives, including MML Investor Services, Inc. (n/k/a MML Investor Services, LLC).

    MassMutual is not affiliated in any way with Opec AG Financial Group.

    Opec AG Financial Group’s website further claims that Douglas Hendricus Alsem, Opec’s director of technology & marketing, is a registered representative of, and offers securities, investment advisory and financial planning services through, MassMutual affiliate, MML Investors Services, Inc.

    Douglas Hendricus Alsem is not a registered representative of, and does not offer securities, investment advisory and financial planning services through, MML Investor Services, LLC (f/k/a MML Investor Services, Inc.).

    It appears Opec AG Financial Group makes contact with potential victims through various channels, including email, mail from the U.S. Postal Service, telephone and overnight delivery services.

    What to do:

    If you have done business, or are in contact, with Opec AG Financial Group, consider filing a securities fraud complaint with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission or the U.S. Department of Justice. If you have done business, or are in contact with Opec AG Financial Group via mail delivered by the U.S. Postal Service or telephone, consider filing a mail fraud complaint with your local Postmaster or directly with the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.

    If you have done business with Opec AG Financial Group via UPS, FedEx, or other non-Postal Service overnight delivery service, and communications or solicitation have involved the internet or e-mail, consider filing a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission’s Complaint Assistant or with the FBI’s Internet Crime Unit at Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3).

    In order to help other individuals avoid making any investments based on false assumptions, please consider passing this information along as appropriate.

    If you have further questions, please contact MassMutual’s Investigation Unit.



    About MassMutual
    Founded in 1851, MassMutual is a leading mutual life insurance company that is run for the benefit of its members and participating policyowners. The company has a long history of financial strength and strong performance, and although dividends are not guaranteed, MassMutual has paid dividends to eligible participating policyowners consistently since the 1860s. With whole life insurance as its foundation, MassMutual provides products to help meet the financial needs of clients, such as life insurance, disability income insurance, long term care insurance, retirement/401(k) plan services, and annuities. In addition, the company’s strong and growing network of financial professionals helps clients make good financial decisions for the long-term.

    MassMutual Financial Group is a marketing name for Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) and its affiliated companies and sales representatives. MassMutual is headquartered in Springfield, Massachusetts and its major affiliates include: Babson Capital Management LLC; Baring Asset Management Limited; Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers LLC; The First Mercantile Trust Company; MassMutual International LLC; MML Investors Services, LLC, Member FINRA and SIPC; OppenheimerFunds, Inc.; and The MassMutual Trust Company, FSB.

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