In addition to the usual Nigerian and lottery winner spam/scam emails beware of the following:
- Emails from Inland Revenue advising you have a tax refund – scam
- Email from Kiwibank advising you have a secure message waiting – scam
- Any email from PayPal – they all seem to be scams
All these emails are trying to do is to get you to click on a link in the email which will take you to a site that looks real. There they will either ask for personal details (so they can send you more spam) or try to collect your username and password so they can clean out your accounts.
Always be suspicious of emails purporting to be from banks – most seem to be scams. Banks don’t send emails with links to login to their websites in them.