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Scam warning - ASIC business name renewal

Please be on the look out for a scam letter that is doing the rounds at the moment. The letter prompts the business owner to renew their business name through a BNrenewal website.

ASIC have confirmed that this correspondence is not from them.

ASIC will send the business name holder a reminder notice by email 30 days before the renewal is due.

ASIC has provided the following information about scams . If you are unsure if your email or letter is legitimate, you should call ASIC directly to confirm.

If you would like to notify ASIC of a potential scam email, you can forward the entire email to ReportASICEmailFraud@asic.gov.au 

A letter or email is probably a scam if:

Third party's are able to obtain information about your business via the ASIC Business Name Index.  This search allows anyone to see what information ASIC holds about a particular business name. Free information includes:

The picture below shows what the scam letter looks like.