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Warning about spam emails from ACC and govt addresses

04 March 2020

The Accident and Compensation Corporation says it’s been made aware of an email phishing scam that has the potential to compromise users' email accounts.

The spam emails look like the following and may appear to come from a legitimate @govt.nz or @co.nz email address.

ACC says under no circumstances should anyone click on the link in an email such as this:

ACC scam

”If you get an email like this, do not click on any links or attachments,” says ACC.

“As soon as we became aware of the emails, we took action to stop more of them being sent. We're confident no personal information was accessed, including contents of sent and received emails.”

The ACC advises lawyers and employees to contact Cert NZ to report a cybersecurity problem.

Last updated on the 4th March 2020