Australia’s financial regulator ASIC has issued an interesting pronouncement, warning consumers to be wary of cold callers claiming to represent ASIC itself.
ASIC is warning consumers that these calls are a scam, and anyone who is contacted is strongly urged to hang up and to not respond.
ASIC Executive Leader, Assessment & Intelligence, Warren Day said:
These scams are intended to trick you into providing your personal details. They may even pretend to be from a government agency to appear genuine and may use your information to commit other scams. We encourage the public to be cautious of calls like these. If you receive a phone call out of the blue from someone in these circumstances, no matter who they claim to be, simply hang up.
To see the ASIC warning click here.