Be vigilant, COVID-19 scams are on the rise

April 6, 2020
Scammers and hackers aren’t known for their community spirit and COVID-19 is proving no exception to this. With large numbers of employees working remotely for an extended period, the cybersecurity risks increase. It is even more important now that you ensure you keep good practices in mind, to keep yourself and your business safe. Nexia New Zealand have summarised below some of the more unusual scams that have shown up due to scammers taking advantage of the COVID-19 outbreak, as well as some more common scams that are being adapted to take advantage of our dramatically changing work environment.

COVID-19 - Alert Level 4 is Imminent - Business Relief Package Extended

March 24, 2020
With New Zealand’s confirmed COVID-19 cases jumping to 102, the Government announced yesterday that the country will move to Alert Level 4, or lockdown in 48 hours for a period of 4 weeks.  With all non-essential businesses now required to close or work remotely in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19, the impact on business and the economy will be significant.