WIMMERA business owners have been encouraged to be wary of scam emails following a recent spate.
Business Horsham executive assistant Sarah Kelm received a scam email earlier this week and alerted the group's members.
"The email was addressed from one of our chamber members. I called the business and they said it wasn't from them," she said.
"This is a really clever scam that uses an email address that is known to you to trick you into clicking on the attached dropbox link.
"If you receive an email like that, do not attempt to open. If you are unsure, pick up the phone and ring sender to confirm."
She said a myGov scam was also being circulated.
"This scam will email you with a legitimate email address appearing in the 'to' box, but if you look at the sent email it will reveal a hoax address," she said.
"Be suspicious of messages offering you a tax refund in return for a fee, or confirmation of your details."
Ms Kelm said people could report scam emails to the federal government's Scamwatch website.
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