Watch for carbon scams
SCAMwatch is warning businesses to be on the look out for carbon price scams.
Carbon price scams targeting businesses may come in a number of forms, including phone calls and fake websites seeking your personal banking details to pay a carbon tax compensation into your bank account, or to sell you fake carbon credits.
Follow these steps to protect your business:
- be alert to scam survey calls or websites which ask for personal, business or financial details
- don't provide or confirm your personal or business details over the phone unless you made the call using contact details you found yourself and you trust the information
- don't enter your credit card or banking details on a website unless you have checked it's authentic and secure
- avoid having a large number of staff authorised to make orders or pay invoices - this will reduce the risk of your business paying for something that is not required or is not legitimate.
If you spot a scam or have been scammed, you can report it by visiting the Report a scam page on the SCAMwatch website.