Here is a bizarre issue that I am trying to get to the bottom of. I'm wondering if anyone has com across anything similar. Any advice and guidance is certainly welcomed. Given the nature of the matter I have sought legal advice and this process is underway. I run a small consulting business in Queensland which was set up in 2013. The company is registered with ASIC with ABN, ACN, and registered business name all set up at the time of company registration. Last week, I received a Statement of Claim from a debt collector seeking unpaid land and water rates from the Tweed Heads shire council in relation to a property in Tweed Heads NSW. The value of the claim is about $10K. I have had no prior involvement with this property in any way shape or form so initially dismissed as a mistake on behalf of the collections agency. I just assumed the Entity name was incorrect or had been sent to the wrong party. In a bid to quickly resolve the matter I did a quick title search to try and identify the entity owning the property via the NSW LPI. The results showed that the exact same company name as mine (100% letter for letter) was listed on the title when the property was purchased in 1987 and remains on the title. An ASIC search of company names showed that there are no other businesses with this company name exist on the ASIC register. Hence I assume the company was deregistered prior to switch over to the national system. Does anybody have any advice in respect to this issue?