8 Sep 2021
We have received reports of a scam text message that asks people to click on a link and update information. The scam text message reads:
We are updating Info for BUSINESS COSTS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM GRANTS (Round 4) kindly use the link provided below to complete necessary Info required as displayed on your mygov dashboard to avoid payment delay: mygov-au.com
Do not click on the link and do not provide any information.
We will never send you a text message asking you to disclose credit card, banking or financial details, and email correspondence from Business Victoria will always come from an email address ending in vic.gov.au
If you are ever unsure whether a text or email about the Business Costs Assistance Program or any other Business Victoria support program is genuine, please contact the Business Victoria hotline on 13 22 15, open seven days a week 8am to 6pm.