We have been alerted to a phishing email scam that is targeting New Zealanders. People have received an email stating that the user has a private message and they need to access their RealMe account.

The link in the email then takes the user to a fake RealMe website that requests the user to validate their identity and upload personal documents (passport and driver’s licence). If you receive this RealMe phishing email do not click the link.

These emails are coming from non-government email addresses and direct users to fake web sites.

Read the full alert on the CERT NZ website(external link)