12:45PM, 31 Aug 2018

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Invoice scams affecting New Zealand businesses

A spike of reports in invoice scams has been reported to CERT NZ recently.

In these scams, the scammers gain access to a business’ email account and advise customers of a change in bank account details. Because it comes from the business’ email account and tend to be for expected payments, the scammers are often successful.

Once the change is discovered, the money has often been transferred overseas and is hard to recover.