Talking of scams, I got a voice mail messed call on my landline yesterday. It was a recorded message saying I owed the IRD money and legal action was about to be undertaken.
The message gave me a Wellington local number to call them back on. A quick google of the number showed it to be a VOIP number from an Australian provider.
Had to listen to it twice to the message make sure it was a fake. Pretty convincing at first pass as the wording and accent seemed good - but they provided no details (eg my name, or my company name) and were very general.
Thinking about it I suspect the voice was machine generated.
Anyway full marks for a convincing scam - with the Wellington (04) local number and quality English message I can how a few people could fall for this scam.
I forwarded a copy of the recording of the message to the IRD - hopefully they can at least get the VOIP number disconnected.