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Inland Revenue Alerts of False Telephone Calls and Fraudulent E-mails

Inland Revenue is alerting New Zealand's taxpayers to remain vigilant about fake telephone calls and scam e-mails informing recipients that they're entitled to get a tax re-imbursement else what's described as unclaimed money, published stuff.co.nz dated April 30, 2013.

It maybe noted that Inland Revenue, which was earlier called Department of Inland Revenue, belongs to Government of New Zealand and it takes care of revenue collection from the country's citizens.

An e-mail posing as communication sent from Inland Revenue told consumers that a tax re-imbursement awaited them, which was obtainable following submission of their tax refund application. There was as well mention of the so-called reimbursement's dollar value.

Eleanor Young, Group Manager of Inland Revenue Customer Services stated that online-scammers frequently presented a supposed grant, fake tax refund, or unclaimed cash to potential victims provided they deposited an amount up-front directly into a given bank A/C through Western Union, reported stuff.co.nz.

Ms. Young further stated that the perpetrators of the scam kept on exploiting Inland Revenue's brand-name while attempting at gaining cash from the public unlawfully as also they might try to gather private information of individuals, including bank account or credit card details.

However, according to Inland Revenue, the agency wouldn't ever request consumers to dispatch cash for getting either any unclaimed money else tax refund. It wouldn't also ever request consumers for giving out personal information, alternatively offer web-links to log into any site via an e-mail.

Nevertheless, for remaining safe from the above kinds of hoax calls and scam e-mails, Inland Revenue posts certain important suggestions. These are: incase anyone gets a phishing electronic mail he should send the message to phishing@ird.govt.nz and then erase it from his mailbox. And if anyone gets a hoax telephone-call then also he should inform at phishing@ird.govt.nz else contact Inland Revenue by dialing the agency's hotline number.

Meanwhile, similar as with Inland Revenue, Internet-fraudsters have been exploiting the U.S. tax-collection body IRS (Internal Revenue Service) too via dispatching scam e-mails bearing the subject "Fraudulent Refund Crackdown" during mid-April 2013. Indeed, 95% of the entire electronic mail messages which arrive from IRS.gov are a fake.

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