As accountants in Sydney, we have personally received emails and similar reports from our clients regarding individuals pretending to be from ASIC.
The scam involves them advising that a particular registration (like a business name) is due for renewal at an upcoming date and that you must renew if you wish to continue using it. They then ask you to go to the link to pay for the renewal. The emails look very authentic, so you could be easily deceived.
The link can then take you to a site where they ask for bank or credit card details, or worse still, and your computer is infected with a virus.
Be very careful if you receive anything that looks odd, and always check with us if you have any doubts about the email’s authenticity.
Kreston Stanley Williamson Team
*Correct as of September 2017
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