Recently, ASIC has published an alert on its website reminding all ASIC customers that scammers pretending to be from ASIC have been emailing their customers asking them to pay fees and give personal information to renew their business or company name.
These emails often have a link that provides an invoice with fake payment details or infects your computer with malware if you click the link in the email. An email is likely a scam and is not from ASIC if it asks you to make a payment over the phone, to make a payment to receive a refund or asks for your credit card or bank details directly by email or phone.
To help protect yourself and business from scammers, ASIC has advised to keep the anti-virus software on your computer up to date, be wary of emails that do not address you by name or misspell your details and have unknown attachments and do not click any links on a suspicious email.
ASIC will only issue a renewal notice 30 days before the renewal date and the registration renewal date can be searched or checked on ASIC’s register.
If you would like to notify ASIC of a potential scam email, please forward the entire suspected scam email to ReportASICEmailFraud@asic.gov.au.