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Beware of the new email scams targeting ASIC customers
By: Chan & Naylor
The most recent scam emails are for "transfer of business name registration"
How can you tell if an email is a scam? There are two indicators:
• ASIC always puts the specific business name in the subject line. If there is no reference to the business name, the email is likely a scam.
• ASIC always gives out a link that is an ASIC address. If it is not, the email is likely a scam.
To avoid being a victim to this scam, you can check your registration renewal date as ASIC only issues a renewal notice 30 days prior your renewal date. If the time frame is off, it is likely a scam.
Other warning signs include asking you to make a payment over the phone, asking you to make a payment to receive a refund and asking for your bank or credit card details.
Always be informed. To protect yourself from these email scams, make sure your anti-virus software is up to date. Beware of emails that do not address you by name or have unknown attachments and never click any link on a suspicious email.
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