Hoax police email

Hoax police email

National News

A hoax email is circulating within New Zealand which purports to be a notification from NZ Police. The email has this subject line - "Notification from Police New_Zealand"

The email is clearly a hoax but is causing some concern in the public with callers contacting police for clarification.

The email suggests that recipients are "under suspicion of financial machination." It then asks receivers to fill in details and fax or email details.

Police are investigating the email which does contain a trojan virus. The virus will be filtered out so long as computers have anti-virus software on their machines.

Members of the public who are receiving the email with the subject line - "Notification from Police New_Zealand" - should simply delete it and do not need to contact Police about the matter.