Latest scam email to watch out for, which we received ourselves, is an email from “ASIC Messaging Service” asking to renew the business name registration. This was sent to us at the same time as the actual ASIC email asking us to renew, so it appears the scammers have looked up our business renewal dates in order to send an email at roughly the same time to appear genuine.
When we hover over the links in the email (without clicking on them), it lists an ASIC website, but hard to know where it actually links without clicking on them, which we would advise against doing!
A reminder again to be vigilante when receiving emails. ASIC states on their website that an email is probably a scam and 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
You can keep up to date with the latest scams on the ASIC website here.
If you would like to speak to us about your financial circumstances, please feel free to give us a call on 02 9913 9995. We are located in Narrabeen on the Northern Beaches of Sydney.
Disclaimer: This publication has been prepared for general information purposes only. It is not specific advice to any particular person. You should consult an authorised Align Financial adviser before making financial decisions.
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