The ATO has become aware of people in some suburban areas of major cities attempting to encourage others to illegally access their super early (generally for a fee) to help them to purchase a car, to pay debts, to take a holiday, or to provide money to family overseas in need.
The ATO advises that anyone approached by someone telling them that they can access their super early, or anyone hearing about it from family, friends or work colleagues:
- should not sign any documents nor provide them with any personal details;
- stop any involvement with the scheme, organisation or the person who approached them; and
- seek advice from a professional advisor or the ATO.