SCAM EMAIL: ASIC claiming to be from asic.transaction.no-reply@asicsa.net

Scam email claiming to be ASIC Messaging Service

Online Investigations is warning Australians about a scam email purporting to be from Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC)

The email has been sent from the address asic.transaction.no-reply@asicsa.net with the Subject heading “Renewal”

The email contains the official logo for ASIC then goes on to state:

Please find information in the following link regarding the renewal for your company.

Renewal letter [note: contains compromised link]

Select this link to view, save or print the information.  This link will remain active for 14 days. If you no longer need your business name to be registered, please email us at bncancel@asic.gov.au.

If you have any questions, contact us at www.asic.gov.au/question

Regards,

Jaime Price [NB: Several alternatives have also been provided in other emails sighted by our office]

Senior Executive Leader

Registry

Australian Securities and Investments Commission

The email contains a “Renewal Letter” button which leads to a compromised link not affiliated with ASIC.  The link leads to an automatic download of a zip file containing the JS.downloader malicious software.  This type of malware can steal hard disk space and memory that slows down or completely halts your PC.  It is typically spread by cybercriminals for the purposes of obtaining personal information, hijacking your computer and further spreading the virus.

ASIC have released the following warning to their customers on their website:

Scams targeting ASIC customers

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.

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.

Warning signs the email is not from ASIC

An email is probably a scam and is not 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

Have you received this scam email? Let us know when you received it and where you are from in the comments below:

2 thoughts on “SCAM EMAIL: ASIC claiming to be from asic.transaction.no-reply@asicsa.net

  1. John Shanahan Reply

    received email from asic.transaction.no-reply@asicsa.net on 13/6/2017

    Please find information in the following link regarding the renewal for your company.

    Renewal letter

    Select this link to view, save or print the information. This link will remain active for 14 days.

    If you no longer need your business name to be registered, please email us at bncancel@asic.gov.au
    If you have any questions, contact us at http://www.asic.gov.au/question

    Regards,

    Kayla Walker
    Senior Executive Leader
    Registry
    Australian Securities and Investments Commission

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