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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