The RBNZ issues warning on scam email sent to financial services sector claiming to be from RBNZ staffer

The Reserve Bank is warning of what it says appears to be a scam email sent to businesses in the financial sector claiming to be from a Reserve Bank staff member.

“The scam email, purportedly from a Reserve Bank staff member, encourages recipients to click on a link to view ‘New Transaction Guidelines’,” the Reserve Bank says.

“The email was not sent by the Reserve Bank, and clicking on the link could potentially expose the recipient’s computer to a virus. Visit www.scamwatch.govt.nz for more information about how scams work and how you can protect yourself.”