Be aware of scams

Be aware of scams

There has been an increase in scammers pretending to be from ASIC. We’d like to remind everyone to remain vigilant.

If you are an Otium client, DO NOT open any ASIC emails unless they come from Otium. ASIC will not email you directly.

For more info on recent scams please read the update below from the ASIC website:

Scams targeting ASIC customers

Scammers have been contacting customers asking them to pay fees and give personal information to renew their business or company name.

These emails often have a link that provides an invoice with fake payment details or infects your computer with malware if you click the link.

An email is probably a scam 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

How do I protect myself from email scams?

To help protect yourself:

  • keep your anti-virus software up to date
  • be wary of emails that don’t address you by name or misspell your details and have unknown attachments
  • don’t click any links on a suspicious email

What to do if you expect a scam

If you are an Otium client, all matters regarding ASIC should come from our asic@otium address. ASIC will not contact you directly. If you think you have received a scam email, please do not open the email and contact us immediately.

 

Author: mariel@otiumgroup.com.au