Look out for this IR Scam

An Inland Revenue scam is currently doing the rounds. The email is advising people that they have received a tax refund and they are required to simply ‘click on the link’ to complete a tax return form to receive it.

FCMC has spoken to a handful of people who have been affected by this scam. Please remember to be vigilant, and if you come across this email you can report it to BNZAbuse@bnz.co.nz or to Inland Revenue directly at phishing@ird.govt.nz.

If you’ve given out BNZ banking credentials you should contact us immediately on 0800 ASK BNZ (275 269). It’s also a good idea to report it to Netsafe via their website https://www.netsafe.org.nz/ or call direct on 0508 NETSAFE (638723) if you’re worried about the other information you’ve given out to offenders.


Keep in mind these are the views of fellow BNZ Community users, and not BNZ.