One person died after after an early-morning crash at Bombay last Wednesday morning. Emergency services rushed to the scene in Paparata Rd about 6.20am. A van had rolled after hitting a tree and one person was confirmed dead at the scene, a St John spokeswoman said. Diversions were put in place and two fire crews from Pukekohe attended. The police Serious Crash Unit is investigating.
CAR, BUS CRASH
Police and emergency services attended at a crash on Kingseat Rd near McKenzie Rd on Wednesday morning. A car and bus collided just after 6am and diversions were put in place. One person had serious injuries and a number of other people had moderate to minor injuries. The police Serious Crash Unit are on the scene.
Police are warning the public about scammers who are using forged invoices to swindle New Zealand companies out of expensive electronic equipment. Overseas scammers have been using false email addresses, using domains similar to well- known universities, to target the companies. Detective Sergeant Michael Cartwright said using the false email address, the scammers will send forged university invoices to businesses, requesting various electronic equipment such as hard drives, camera equipment, computers and phones. ‘‘The invoices request the companies ship the goods to a New Zealand freight company, who are then instructed by the scammers to forward the goods on to an overseas address.’’ When the company supplying the items then goes to bill the relevant university, they have no knowledge of the order and the supplier is left out of pocket. By the time it’s discovered they have been scammed the goods have been already shipped overseas and recovering them is impossible. Poor English in the initial email is a common identifying factor for the scam, and the emails will often have false phone numbers and email addresses on them. Police ask that anyone who has been a victim of this scam, or has received a suspicious email similar to those described, either contacts Detective Sergeant Michael Cartwright on 09 212 9391 or their local Police Station.