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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Gordon Campbell: On Drone Strikes And Judith Collins‘ Last Stand
The news that a New Zealand citizen was killed last November in a US drone attack in Yemen brings the drones controversy closer to home.
To the US, drones are a legitimate response to the threat posed by the al Qaeda organisation and its franchisees... To the US, the drones carry the added advantage of not putting US troops at risk on the ground, and minimises the need for putting them in large numbers in bases in the countries concerned, always a politically sensitive point.
The counter-argument, well articulated by security analyst Paul Buchanan on RNZ this morning, is that this particular drone attack can be said to amount to an extra-judicial execution of a New Zealand citizen by one of our military allies, in circumstances where the person concerned posed no threat to New Zealand’s domestic security. More>>