YET ANOTHER SCAM EMAIL
IT SEEMS THAT SCAM EMAILS NEVER STOP
We said it last week and we’ll say it again, persistence is key when it comes to scams unfortunately.
We’ve had yet another scam make it past our email’s spam filters straight into our inbox.
This email proposes that it’s from ASIC, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission and even uses their logo. However there’s a few key problems with it that are huge red flags for being a scam.
Can you spot them?
SCAM RED FLAGS:
- No names mentioned: If this was really from the ASIC, they would have your name on file when they sent the email, and will address to the Company Name or Business Name eg. “Dear Company ABC Pty Ltd”
- The reply address: The reply address given isn’t actually from the ASIC. You’ll notice that it’s from @cncpm.com and the email address pretends to be ASIC. Remember, if the Australian government is sending you an email it’ll end with.gov.au.
- Unsubscribe at the bottom is spelt wrong: This is the biggest giveaway. A single spelling mistake in an email doesn’t automatically make it a scam, but combined with the other red flags it’s another story.
- All but one of the links are for scam sites: Often scam emails will include one legitimate link (www.asic.gov.au/question in this example) but ALL the other links are for scam sites which are often strings of gibberish and random letters/numbers.
So stay alert! There are so many scam emails flying around pretending to be from various companies. Be careful before you click!