Watch out for phishing expeditions

Inland Revenue tells us there are currently two email scams targeting Inland Revenue customers. These emails can’t be trusted.

If you or any of your clients receives one of these emails, IRD asks that you please report them by emailing phishing@ird.govt.nz

“We're aware of a phishing attack mimicking Inland Revenue's website,” the IRD says. “Customers receive an email saying they're eligible for a tax refund. The phishing link redirects the customers to a fake page with multiple redirects to fake banking links. Be careful, not use those links”.

Another email scam is asking New Zealand taxpayers to complete a Property disclosure return (IR4T).

“If you receive this email, please ignore it and delete it. Don't complete the IR4T or send it to the fax number or email address in the email.”