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PNB warns public of scammers posing as its officers

KUALA LUMPUR (July 27): State-controlled unit trust fund outfit Permodalan Nasional Bhd (PNB) has warned the public to be cautious of scammers pretending to represent the entity.

In a statement today, PNB warned the public to be wary of persons misusing the name or logo of PNB or Amanah Saham Nasional Bhd (ASNB), or disguising as one of its officers to request payments, confidential data or participation in illegal investment activities.

“This may be done via anonymous emails, weblinks, brochures, phone calls, short messaging services, business cards, social media releases and other forms of communication,” it added.

The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) has updated its investor alert list, which contains the list of unauthorised websites, investment products, companies and individuals.

According to the SC, “Potential Clone Entity - PNB” was added to the list as at July 7, 2021.

“Possible clone operating a fraudulent scheme promising returns up to RM53,800 with a minimum investment of RM2,000 within 24 hours. Carrying on unlicensed capital market activities of dealing in securities,” the investor alert list entry read.

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