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  • Inland Revenue is warning its customers to beware of aggressive telephone scammers

    Inland Revenue

    Inland Revenue is warning its customers to beware of aggressive telephone scammers who are targeting people for money and threatening actions such as deportation and prison if not paid.

    The caller ID that appears when the scammer calls is identical to Inland Revenue's Customer Services number, 0800 227 774. The scammer then aggressively demands money and directs the person to go to a New Zealand Post shop counter where they can deposit the money into a fake bank account. In some cases, people have been directed to purchase a Prezzie card and load it with the amount owed.