News | Technology
27 Mar 2017 7:47
NZCity News
NZCity CalculatorReturn to NZCity

  • Start Page
  • Personalise
  • Sport
  • Weather
  • Olympic Games
  • Finance
  • Shopping
  • Jobs
  • Horoscopes
  • Lotto Results
  • Photo Gallery
  • Site Gallery
  • TVNow
  • Dating
  • SearchNZ
  • NZSearch
  • Crime.co.nz
  • RugbyLeague
  • Make Home
  • About NZCity
  • Contact NZCity
  • Your Privacy
  • Advertising
  • Login
  • Join for Free

  •   Home > News > Technology

    Police warn businesses about email scam

    Police have advised businesses to be wary of a scam where fake email addresses similar to those of well-known universities are used to order electronic goods.


    Overseas scammers are using fake email addresses similar to those of well-known universities to try to swindle New Zealand companies out of expensive electronic equipment, police have warned.

    Using a fake address, the scammer will order goods such as hard drives, camera equipment, computers and phones and ask the supplier to ship the items to a New Zealand freight company.

    The freight company is then instructed to forward the goods to an overseas address.

    The supplier is then left out of pocket when it bills the relevant university, which has no knowledge of the order.

    Detective Sergeant Michael Cartwright says police have received reports from several businesses who have been targeted by the scam.

    All of those businesses have avoided falling victim, as they have checked the legitimacy of the order.

    However, Det Sgt Cartwright says companies should be aware they may be a target.

    He says poor English in the initial email is a common identifying factor and the emails will often have false phone numbers and email addresses on them.

    People who receive an email similar to those described should immediately contact the relevant university to check the legitimacy of the request before sending any goods.


    NZN




    © 2017 NZN, NZCity


     Other Technology News
     25 Mar: London attack: Passer-by defends herself against 'those who cannot look beyond attire'
     25 Mar: NASA NZ balloon awaits good weather
     24 Mar: TeamTalk to sell Farmside stake
     23 Mar: London attack: Photo of woman wearing hijab bypassing victim may not show full story
     23 Mar: Vodafone selected for GCSB's pilot
     22 Mar: Shares fall, Fonterra drops after earnings
     22 Mar: Sky TV, Vodafone appeal blocked merger
     Top Stories

    RUGBY RUGBY
    Waratahs ready for New Zealand challenge More...


    BUSINESS BUSINESS
    Chinese dairy giant expands NZ plant More...



     Today's News

    Auckland:
    Crash blocks Auckland airport motorway 7:37

    Law and Order:
    Hager rejects NZDF claim he is wrong 7:27

    Entertainment:
    Adriana Lima's has claimed "the best" restaurant in Miami as her "home" 7:19

    Rugby League:
    Foran racing clock to take on Titans 7:17

    Politics:
    NZDF says Hager book has wrong villages 7:07

    Entertainment:
    Cindy Crawford wishes people wouldn't "point out" she's looking older on social media 6:49

    Entertainment:
    Bob Dylan has been feeling lonely after the deaths of many of his friends like Muhammad Ali and Leonard Cohen in the past year 6:19

    Soccer:
    Sydney far too good for Perth in A-League 4:37

    Rugby League:
    Dragons too hot for Foran-less Warriors 4:37

    Rugby League:
    Tigers thrive on emotion but no NRL win 22:37


     News Search






    Power Search


    © 2017 New Zealand City Ltd