Update on IRD phishing scam...

The Inland Revenue Department has provided further information on this scam:

There is currently a large-scale phone scam running regarding “unpaid taxes”. These calls are not legitimate and are not coming from Inland Revenue. We are working with the relevant authorities to have the phone numbers disconnected; however, new phone numbers continue to be established.

 

Please help us to stop them by:

  • Not responding, or hanging up on those phone numbers (see table below)
  • Contacting your phone provider (for example 2degrees, Spark, Vodafone etc.) and asking them to block the callers
  • Continuing to report phone numbers (if not noted below) to phishing@ird.govt.nz

Current malicious phone numbers

04 830 2441

04 830 2448

04 830 2447

04 830 3454

04 830 3495

09 974 9629

09 974 9581

09 974 9628

06 824 1124

09 950 8821

09 950 8826

09 950 8850

09 950 8824

 We have had a number of clients who have already been approached.  Please pass this information on to friends & family.