The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has urged its registry customers to be careful when receiving emails that purport to be from the corporate watchdog.
It says some customers have been receiving scam emails that appear similar to ASIC emails and contain attachments or links to fake invoices.
Recipients are asked to click on a link or download the invoice — among the many deceptive methods used by scammers to elicit payments, spread software viruses, install spyware or malware programs to access or steal personal information.
The regulator says an email will not be 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
- to download software to your electronic device.