We want to make you aware of the latest scam that is currently doing the rounds but growing in momentum …
so much so that the IRD has issued an URGENT warning. This scam seems to be far more sophisticated than those previous that we have seen.
Here is the statement from the IRD ..
Current scam example
There is a sophisticated phishing scam running at the moment informing people that they have a tax refund waiting for them from IRD and they need to update their financial information in order to receive their refund.
The email address is listed as Inland Revenue Department, yet it is sent from IRDxxxxx@s1.nzr.review.
This email comes with an attachment called TaxReturn.HTM which is a fraudulent form designed to collect your personal and credit card data. Please DO NOT click on the form.
If you have clicked on the form and submitted any personal or credit card data please contact your bank immediately. We also recommend you contact IDcare at www.idcare.org or phone 0800 201 415.
We are investigating this email scam at the moment. ________________________________________________________________________________________________
Click here to go to the IRD alert and see the example of the e-mail scam.
So please DO NOT click on any of the links in the e-mail! The scammers are getting smarter so please continue to be wary.
Remember, as your accountant, we will work out whether you have a tax refund or not and let you know.