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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.