Scammers claim to be IRD ‘John Key scheme’
to be from Wellington’s Inland Revenue Department are
targeting New Zealanders with a new scam.
receive a phone call from an overseas call centre and are
told that they have been chosen to receive money from a
‘John Key scheme’.
Victims are asked to fill in a form
and send $149, via Western Union, to claim their ’fund’.
They are then instructed to go online to download a piece of
software. The software launches malicious software onto
their computer. This gives scammers remote access to the
victim’s computer files.
There is no ‘John Key
Scheme’. If you receive this phone call, put the phone
down. Do not send any money, or follow any other
instructions the caller may give you.
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Novopayout: Government-Owned Company To Take Over School Payroll
After lengthy negotiations, the Ministry of Education and the existing school payroll provider, Talent2, have settled both on the amounts payable by Talent2 towards the costs of remediating the Novopay service and a new operating model for the school payroll system.
The new model involves a new government-owned company taking over the operation of the payroll service, and Talent2 licensing the core Alesco software to that company.
The settlement provides for Talent2 to pay the Ministry between $18 million and $22 million, made up of $7 million in cash and other considerations including a license for the Alesco software and discounted fees for the support and maintenance of this software. More>>