If you’ve received a Covid-related scam email over the
past few weeks, you’re not alone. During the recent New
Zealand lockdowns, there has been a noticeable increase in
COVID-19-specific email phishing scams.
are difficult to spot which means you and your team need to
be extra vigilant.
WHAT IS A PHISHING
The aim of a phishing scam is to trick you into
providing personal information such as passwords or account
The scammer sends out an email that appears
to be from a company you know or trust. The email might ask
you to update your information such as a password or bank
account details, or to download malware disguised in an
With the vaccine
roll out and the need for updated, immediate information,
COVID-19 has given scammers a new opportunity to target and
engage with people.