NZSA Security update – Fraudulent use of personal/company details

We have been advised by an NZSA member that they have been the subject of fraudulent activity.

The perpetrators have used the names of both the company and company owner, along with bogus gmail email addresses designed to look like the genuine ones, in an attempt to obtain credit from several different suppliers. Information provided also included other companies as referee’s.

Police are conducting investigations but advise they are aware of other companies being similarly targeted and suspect it may be wide-spread.

We recommend additional caution around verification/validation of supplier invoices and that policy should prevent the provision of unsolicited requests for company reference checks.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions or require assistance.

Stay safe and keep well.

The NZSA team.