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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Scoop Business: Bathurst Gets Nod For DoC Access To Denniston Mine
Conservation Minister Nick Smith has approved access over conservation estate land for Bathurst Resources to develop an open cast coal mine on the Denniston Plateau, above Westport, to the dismay of environmental opponents.
The timing for Smith’s move avoids Bathurst having to resubmit applications for access agreements under the revised Crown Minerals Act, which comes into force tomorrow and would have required public consultation.
The announcement lands in the middle of delicate negotiations between the company, environmental groups and other interested parties that could pave the way to a broader agreement on the Escarpment proposal, whose resource consents are still subject to court appeals. More>>