Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 


Email scams require vigilance

Hon Todd McClay

Minister of Revenue

21 February 2014       Media Statement 

Email scams require vigilance

Revenue Minister Todd McClay today issued a warning to New Zealanders to be wary of email scams promising tax refunds.

“Over the last few days I have been made aware of a number of people, including myself, who have received emails advising that they are eligible for a tax refund. The email suggests they have been contacted by Inland Revenue,” Mr McClay says.

“An important point I wish to get across to New Zealanders is that Inland Revenue will never send you an email that asks you to provide personal information, or contains a direct link to a page to submit such information.”

“If you receive such an email it is not from Inland Revenue, do not open it.”

“Simply delete the email.”

“Opening the email risks making your email address and other personal tax information available to scammers who will target you further.”

Inland Revenue will never direct you to any website except www.ird.govt.nz.

“If you have received a suspicious email please forward the email you received to phishing@ird.govt.nz  or contact Inland Revenue on 0800 227 774.”

“Those that have replied to these scams and given money or personal details need to contact their bank or credit card provider immediately.”

“It is important people are aware that these emails are out there, the need to be cautious, and what to do if they find themselves caught up in such a scam,” Mr McClay says

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Parliament Today:

Parliament Restarts: Prime Minister’s Statement

Our policy agenda and legislative programme will reflect the Government’s four priorities: • to responsibly manage the Government’s finances • to build a more competitive and productive economy • to deliver better public services to New Zealanders, an • to support the rebuilding of Christchurch. More>>

ALSO:

NZEI Survey Report: Special Needs Students Missing Out

The survey revealed that around 16 percent of students were on schools’ special needs registers, but nearly 90 percent of schools’ special needs coordinators did not believe there was adequate support for students and their learning... More>>

ALSO:

Interim Report: Waitangi Tribunal On Ture Whenua Legislation

Labour on Proposed changes to Maori land rules: “To have Treaty Negotiations Minister Chris Finlayson dismiss findings as ‘bizarre’ is totally disingenuous and disrespectful. What’s bizarre is Maori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell stubbornly pushing through this Bill before the Waitangi Tribunal has even completed its report..." More>>

ALSO:

Spy Update: Appointment Of GCSB Acting Director

GCSB Chief Legal Advisor Lisa Fong will become the Acting Director of the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) from 15 February 2016, Minister Responsible for the GCSB Christopher Finlayson announced today. More>>

Protests Close Roads: TPP Signed In Auckland

“TPP was signed by Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States and Viet Nam.” More>>

ALSO:

Emails Behind 'Diplomatic Immunity' Case: Whitehead Report Released

“As previously indicated the conclusions reached by Mr Whitehead’s investigation are not unexpected but they are very disappointing,” Mr Mccully says. “At the heart of the matter is a single email, along with procedural shortcomings, which gave Malaysian officials the impression it would be acceptable for Mr Rizalman to return to Malaysia." More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Treaty/TPP Overlap, And Iowa

The fears about the ISDS provisions in the Trans Pacific Partnership deal are well-founded. The reality is that there is a sharp uptick in the occurrence of ISDS litigation in developed countries, and even the right wing likes of The Economist have been souring on the process for some time. More>>

ALSO:

Christchurch Red Zone Offers: Fresh High Court Proceedings

Grant Cameron, Solicitor for the Quake Outcasts said “the action seeks judicial review of the Crown’s recent decision to make a fresh offer to purchase properties from uninsured property owners in red zones. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Parliament
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news