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Posted on 25 September, 2018 in Scam Alerts

Scams targeting ASIC customers

Scams targeting ASIC customers

Scammers pretending to be from ASIC have been contacting Registry 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.

Warning signs the email is not from ASIC

An email is probably 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
  • for your credit card or bank details directly by email or phone

Here's an example of a scam email from 17 September 2018:

Scams targeting ASIC customers

Please always take a close look at the sender’s email address. For example “ASIC Messaging Service” is a legitimate sounding display name, but if the email address does not end in .gov.au, this can give the scammer away. If you can only see the display name, please double click onto it to view the real email address. Scammers might try fooling you by using a real ASIC email address as the display name.

How do I notify ASIC of a potential scam?

If you would like to notify ASIC of a potential scam email, you can forward the entire email to:

[email protected]

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