It has been brought to our attention by a number of our site readers that there has been a spam email in circulation using the Christchurch earthquake as an opportunity to prey on the good will of New Zealanders.
The emails, sent from “James McCoy” and claiming to be from “Donate4Charity NZ” use our name and branding to legitimise the scam content. The emails call for people to receive donated funds into their bank account from overseas for a 10% cut. This is a scam.
Please do not reply or send any funds. The full email is copied below so you know what to look out for.
This story has been picked up in the New Zealand media so hopefully no one will have fallen foul to this scam.
This is a terrible time for those in New Zealand and our thoughts go out to all those affected.
Scam email in full.
I am James Adam McCoy from Donation4charity,London,UK branch and i am
contacting you to offer you a job to help our charity and also donate to New
Zealand’s present earthquake disaster in Christchurch.
We have so many good hearted charity supporter in New Zealand whom are
willing to support the charity but they cannot make payment internationally
due to some international bank charges that may apply,so we want to employ
you to receive the generous gift giving to the charity and you will be our
New Zealand manager of the charity as we do have a branch in Australia as
well and it’s working fine.
We have New Zealand generous donators whom are willing to donate to thid
Cancer Research UK
World Vision Sponsor a Child
ActionAid Sponsor a Child
British Red Cross
The National Trust
You will be paid 10% of each donation received for the charity by our New
Zealand donators which will serve as your payment for your support and we
will surely reward you more at the end of every month.
Please do contact me back if you are willing to take the job then i will
instruct you further on what to do.
I hope to hear from you soon,
Donation4charity Support Officer
Donation 4 Charity