Report a scam

Report a scam to (external link) or 0508 638 723. They will direct you to the organisation best able to investigate or advise you on various types of scams or frauds.

Scammers target lots of people, often for small amounts of money. Most scams come from overseas. But they may pretend to be locally based, from a reputable company, bank or government agency, or even from your friends on social media if they’ve hacked into your account. It is very difficult to get your money back once it is sent overseas.

To protect yourself, be informed and be on the alert for warning signs.

Useful advice from New Zealand Police, how to avoid scammers' tricks

  • Spotting a scam

    How to spot the different types of scams. Scammers are using more and more sophisticated ways to try and get your money or personal details.
  • Finance and investment scams

    How to avoid finance, banking and investment scams and what to do if you have been scammed.
  • Romance, dating and social media scams

    How to protect yourself when you use dating websites or social media and how to avoid being scammed or blackmailed.
  • Other scams

    How to avoid employment, rental, holiday, health and charity scams, and what to do if you have been scammed.
  • Fraud Awareness

    The Fraud Awareness campaign is a week-long cross-government initiative that aims to get people talking about scams. Learn more about the campaign, and do our quiz to test your scam...