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    Default IRD email scam - worth reporting?

    I just received my second one of these. When I got the first one, I followed the instructions on the IRD website to report a scam, and they didn't acknowledge receiving my report.

    It makes me wonder whether IRD actually want reports at all - has anyone else reported and got a response?

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    Default Re: IRD email scam - worth reporting?

    Have had three, but mine have been genuine.

    noreply@info2.ird.govt.nz

    noreply@info2.ird.govt.nz

    alerts@ironline.ird.govt.nz

    First 2 for my tax refund and third was for their online mail box.

    lurking.

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    Default Re: IRD email scam - worth reporting?

    Quote Originally Posted by John H View Post
    Definately a scam. I would report it as a public service and forget it.

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    Yes - I got an email supposedly from IRD this morning. Unfortunately for the senders of the email, they wanted my Credit Card details (and IRD had already paid a refund into my transactional bank a/c about a month ago...).

    So - a quick delete
    Now-if I could just remember where I left my brain...

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    Default Re: IRD email scam - worth reporting?

    And still the gullible claim it's "sophisticated" and "hard to spot".
    Screamingly obvious, wrong email address, wrong IRD number, the usual grammar, spelling and all the usual:

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/114...et-bogus-email

    IRD point it out for the really thick....
    Ex-pctek

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    Default Re: IRD email scam - worth reporting?

    This is worth reporting,let more people know.

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    Default Re: IRD email scam - worth reporting?

    Well, this time IRD did acknowledge my report, though they must be getting sick of the numbers they will have been receiving.

    First, there was an automated reply with hints about actions you may like to take if you had been sucked in by the scam... Then there was a second reply that appeared to be from a real person (I have obscured their name):

    Thanks for getting in touch. Yes, this is a scam.

    We have reported the scammer's web site and hope to have it taken down soon.

    Regards,

    XXXXX
    Cyber Security Analyst

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    Why hassle IRD? It's not their fault. Scammers target organisations. It's up to us to be smart enough to read emails properly.
    Ex-pctek

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