We are constantly seeing an increase in spam emails and respectfully remind you to be always wary of suspicious emails.
Scammers are regularly using brands of prominent organisation such as the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) or the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) to lure users into infecting their computers without even realising this has happened.
As we all head into a busy time of the year, it’s quite easy to overlook these emails and inadvertently click on the links provided which may expose your computer to viruses, spyware, ransomware or other types of malicious software.
At Dillon Partners we are always vigilant, ensuring that all our IT systems and infrastructure are maintained to the highest security levels. As your Registered Agent we can advise that ASIC and the ATO do not send emails to you directly. All correspondence relating to these entities will come directly from us via our Client Portal. If you are not registered for our client portal please contact us.
If you are ever in doubt about the authenticity of an email received from these organisations please feel free to contact our office.
The following is a recent example of a spam email received by one of our clients.
Source: Dillon Partners
We do advise that you ensure you have antivirus and antispyware software on your computer and keep it up to date. Also be wary of emails that don’t address you by name, misspell your details, have unknown attachments or do not contain .com.au domain.