Western Leader : November 19th 2010
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SAVE $200! SAVE $300! Half Load 5 Programs Samsung Special ! y! a W Flame Failure Have a cuppa with the PM Fancy bending John Key s ear over a cuppa? You could have morn- ing tea with the Prime Minister in his Helens- ville electorate office if you bid for the prize at the Whenuapai School gala this Saturday. It s one of the items going at the school s silent auc- tion. Other items up for auction include a Play- Station 3, a gym mem- bership and a week stay- ing on the Coromandel. The gala, from 10am to 3pm, will also feature a giant jumble sale, a quick-fire raffle as well as performances from the RNZAF band and a military dog display. There will also be tra- ditional stalls including a coconut shy and a bottle tombola. Principal Warren Spanhake said the school wanted to host an event that would be a great fundraiser as well as an opportunity for the com- munity to get together. We ve been humbled by the support we ve had from the community so far -- everyone from the Prime Minister to our neighbours at Whenua- pai air base to local busi- nesses have been incred- ibly generous, he said. It s a great chance for people to come along and have some good old- fashioned fun. Visit www.whenuapai. school.nz for more information. Scammers use IRD logo By STEPHEN FORBES Tax scam: Megan Toole was received a fraudulent email telling her she was owed a tax refund by the IRD. Photo: STEPHEN FORBES When Massey resident Megan Toole received an email telling her she was due a tax refund from the IRD she thought it sounded to good to be true. And it was. Mrs Toole says she became suspicious when she looked at the email in more detail and realised she was being asked for her credit card and personal details. She had already been speaking to Inland Rev- enue about some tax refunds she was due. I thought: Haven t I already dealt with that? I can t remember having any other money owing to me . The email said the refund was worth $54 and there was an IRD logo. It looked very real, Mrs Toole says. It looked so professional. It had a reference number on it and everything. But as soon as it got down to asking for my credit card number I thought something s not right. I m normally very careful about handing over any of my personal details. So I called the IRD and they said there was a scam at the moment. She wants to warn others about the scam so they don t get duped. What I m concerned about is the IRD is ad- vertising at the moment that it has millions of dollars in unpaid tax refunds for people to col- lect. Inland Revenue says it is aware of the scam and is warning people about the hoax email claiming to offer a tax refund. The email directs people to a fake webpage with an Inland Revenue logo. People are then asked to enter personal details, including their user- name and credit card details. Spokesman Charles Ronaldson says anyone who enters their per- sonal information risks having it stolen. We know this email is circulating and our advice to people is to ignore it, Mr Ronaldson says. The site is trying to use the Inland Revenue brand to try to access credit card account details of people visiting the site. Our advice is to never click on any links within a suspicious email, do not reply to the email, and delete it from your inbox. He says anyone who has replied to the email with their details should contact their bank or cre- dit card provider and change their password immediately. To report suspicious emails that target Inland Revenue customers send an email to phishing@ ird.govt.nz.
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