PETALING JAYA: Amanah Saham Nasional Bhd (ASNB) has urged Malaysians to be wary of a new scam where its logo is used in a circulated message to dupe the unsuspecting into depositing funds into a bogus investment scheme.
ASNB said there was a message circulated recently on WhatsApp using ASNB’s logo with the intent of deceiving the public into investing in a scam.
The sender of the message would promise an extraordinary return of investment in a short period of time and if the person was interested to invest, they would have to deposit a certain amount of money into a bank account.
The scammer would then claim that the money was invested in oil, stock and currency markets, while the investors would only need to wait for the profits to be credited directly into their accounts.
In a statement yesterday, ASNB said the matter was viewed very seriously and it would not hesitate to take legal action against the perpetrator.
It said a police report had been lodged.
“We would like to advise the public to be cautious and contact the ASNB customer service centre if they receive any suspicious message about investment packages under ASNB’s name, ” it said.
ASNB said that as a unit trust fund management company, it has never appointed any individual to offer any investment packages either directly or through any social messaging applications, including WhatsApp.
“ASNB has also never used and is not related to the ASNB Group for any product promotion or publicity activities, ” it said.
ASNB advised those who wished to invest in its unit trust funds to visit any ASNB branch or agent to open an investment account with their Mykad.
Online additional investment, said ASNB, can be performed through its myASNB portal and its registered online banking services such as Maybank2u, CIMBClicks, RHB Now and AffinOnline.
“ASNB will not be responsible for any loss arising from investments in any scheme that is not authorised by ASNB, ” it added.
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