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IRD SCAM - Alert

Warning about a new convincing e-mail scam

Inland Revenue warns customers to be on guard against a new and convincing Tax Refund e-mail scam that surfaced over the weekend.

The email is offering tax refunds and IRD spokesperson Sharon Thompson says it appears to be a very wide spread scam.

Receiving over 900 reports over the weekend.  The email is pretty close to the real thing but has some tell-tale mistakes that people can use to tell it’s a scam.

Be wary of embedded links also at first glance as “ird.govt.nz” can be included within the address.  But if you hover over those links, you’ll see Inland Revenue is not the destination.

For more information and an example of the email visit Inland Revenue here:

https://media.ird.govt.nz/articles/warning-about-a-new-convincing-e-mail-scam/



 

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