MPI alerts on scams and phishing

Be cautious if you get a suspicious-looking email, text message, or phone call that claims to be from the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI). It may be a scam. The alerts on this page are scams MPI is aware are circulating.

If you have already clicked on a suspicious email or link, or opened an attachment, we recommend you change the password for any login credentials entered. Then contact your IT department or service provider for further advice.

MPI is aware of a phishing email which pretends to come from MPI. 

The external sender is "msicard@sagg-peugeot[.]fr". The email asks people to open an email attachment.

Do not open the email or any attachments. This message did not originate from MPI and should be deleted. 

19 August 2020

MPI is aware of a phishing email sent to some of our customers pretending to come from MPI. It has the subject line "2019 MPI Exporters Policy Statement".

The email sender may show as "Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI)" and/or  "funfridays[@]btinternet[.]com" although this will most likely vary for each recipient. 

Do not open the email or any attachments. This message did not originate from MPI and should be deleted.

The email asks registered exporters to click on links to register and accept MPI's updated policy documents. Once clicked, the link takes you to a website that requests you to provide your login credentials. We recommend not to click on the link or provide any credentials to the website.

How to identify a scam

Many scams look genuine and sometimes it’s hard to tell that they’re not real. Learn how to identify scams so you can protect yourself and others from harm.

About scams and phishing – Department of Internal Affairs  

Scams and how to avoid them – NZ Government

Who to contact

If you have any questions or want to report a scam to MPI, email info@mpi.govt.nz

You can also freephone 0800 00 83 33.

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