Please be advised that 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.
Click here for a scam email example.
Here are some ways to tell the difference between a genuine ASIC email and scam emails:
- Domain name of the email –
Genuine emails will come from @asic.gov.au
Scam emails will come from a non-official domain (eg @asicsaustralia.bi)
- Email greeting –
Genuine emails will contain “Dear XXXXX”
Scam emails do not contain “Dear XXXXX”
- URL of the renewal link –
The URL displayed when you hover over the renewal link is not a genuine ASIC address (ie is not asic.gov.au)
To protect yourself from email scams, it is recommended that you do the following:
- Don’t click on any links in a suspicious email
- Keep your anti-virus software up-to-date
- Be wary of emails that don’t address you by name, misspell your details or have unknown attachments
- You can also check your registration renewal date – ASIC will only issue a renewal notice 30 days before your renewal date. You can search for your business name on ASIC’s register and if it’s outside the usual time frame, it might be a scam.
For more information on these scams, please refer to the official ASIC website.
Should you have any concerns or questions relating to this email, please contact your regular Banks Group representative on (03) 9810 0700.