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IRD Scam warning

This needs a wider audience

A woman says she was almost swindled out of nearly $1000 by a “very well-rehearsed” scammer claiming to be from Inland Revenue and demanding payments.

IRD says it’s looking into the scam after it received at least 18 reports of scammers calling people claiming to be from the IRD, including a man who says he’s been duped out of $6500 by the scammers.

Clara Iqbal told TVNZ’s Breakfast this morning that a man phoned yesterday and said he was the chief investigating officer at the IRD and that there was a warrant out to arrest her as she owed $987 “and if I didn’t pay within 24-hours they would take me to court which could cost thousands”.

The problem is that this will fluster people into complying.

Ms Iqbal said the scammer knew all of her details and even appeared to be calling from an IRD number.

The scammers have managed to spoof IRD’s 0800 number, making it seem a legitimate call on caller ID.

Knowing everything about someone… well, you know, welcome to being an idiot and putting your life on the Internet.  But the spoofing of an 0800 number?  That’s something else altogether.     Read more »

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Sure you are

I just received this email, pretty sure it is legit…I mean they have branches in the UK, M alaysia and Ghana…what do readers think?

They are reccommended by the general loan lending commission after all…surely it is safe?

I wonder what their fees are? Seems a real bargain.

This is a general notification to the public. We are a reputable and
legitimate loan lender company in United Kingdom,Malaysia and Ghana.We
give out all kinds of loans, such as personal loans,commercial loans,
business loans, investment loans, etc. We offer long and short terms loan
services with an affordable interest rate of 3% only. We offer the best
loan services on the internet,because our loan services are very genuine
and efficient.

We have also been awarded by the general loan lending commission as the
best loan company on the internet. For details about our loan services,
contact us via email for more informations.To apply, send down the details
below to this email: infoitipprimeinancelendigin@uk-ntwestbnonline.com

1. Names in full :
2. Country of Residence/Address :
3. Amount :
4. Duration Of Loan :
5. Age:
6.Phone Number:
7.Applicant Address:

We look forward to your patronage.
Regards

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Where in the world is Pearl Going? – She's Back

Pearl Going is a con-woman. She travels around spinning incredible yarns about how important, connected and famous she is. The simple fact is she is just a dirty little cheat.

The last escapade I blogged about was when she tried to con Kaimata Lodge in the South Island. She was run out of town and despite much bluster and useless threats she disappeared.

Well, she is back. In Auckland. And Naked.

She finally surfaced sans clothes and at Mollies. I just bet she spun them a line too.

Photo by Calypso Paoli