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Scam Alert

Inland Revenue tax refund phishing scam.

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Scamwatch has received a number of reports about phishing emails claiming to come from Inland Revenue.

The dodgy emails offer you a tax refund and give you limited time (a typical scamming technique to pressurise you) to respond.

Delete the email and don't reply.

See Inland Revenue's website for more information.

Example of the phishing email

(note the actual email address is not an IRD address; and how when the pointer hovers over the link to the scam website it displays the actual website URL address, based abroad and bearing no relation to IRD's web address.)

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The link takes you to this phishing website

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