ASNB advises investors to be wary of Macau scams
KUALA LUMPUR: Amanah Saham Nasional Berhad (ASNB) has advised investors to be vigilant and not to divulge personal details or investment information to any unknown parties. ASNB, which is a subsidiary of Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB) and fund manager of Amanah Saham Bumiputera (ASB), advised investors not to entertain any calls enquiring on investment details, even if the caller claims to be a bank officer or ASNB officer. “If an investor receives a suspicious call, he or she is advised not to panic and not to make any transactions involvingwithdrawal of ASB or other ASNB unit trusts,” said its CEO and executive director Mohammad Hussin in a statement on Thursday. For further information or clarification, he said the investor should contact the Agent and Customer Relationship Management Department of ASNB at 03-20573000 or contact the police directly. As the unit trust fund manager with over 229 billion units in circulation owned by more than 13.4 million unit holders, ASNB is always committed to protect investors’ money by utilising the best security measures, he said. “However, investors are advised to be aware of syndicates such as the ‘Macau Scam’, as ASNB is not able to reimburse the money withdrew by the investors after being affected by the syndicates,” he added.