Alert: Suburban scammers pushing illegal early access to super
The ATO has recently released an alert in relation to a new scam encouraging people to illegally access their super. They have advised that scammers are contacting people and providing advice that super can be accessed early (generally for a fee) to help purchase a car, pay debts, take a holiday, or to provide money to family overseas in need.
If you are approached by someone telling you that you can access your super early, the ATO has provided the following advice:
You should not sign any documents nor provide them with any personal details;
Stop any involvement with the scheme, organisation or the person who approached you; and
Seek advice from a professional adviser or the ATO.
If you have any questions or concerns about when and how you can access your super, please do not hesitate to contact us.