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News and media within "Scam Alerts" in 2017

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  • Scam alert - Scammers targeting radio users and licence holders

    22 November 2017

    Scammers pretending to be from Radio Spectrum Management are targeting radio users and licence holders on social media.
  • Scam alert - warning on fake invoices

    Scam alert - Warning on fake invoices from Corporate Portal

    21 August 2017

    A scam alert on invoicing scams from Corporate Portal New Zealand.
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    Scam alert - Fake jobs on offer in New Zealand

    17 July 2017

    Scammers pretending to be senior executives are targeting victims with offers of fake jobs in their New Zealand companies.
  • Ransomware

    Scammers take advantage of WannaCry ransomware attack

    17 May 2017

    Scammers have been quick to find a way to financially benefit from the recent global ‘WannaCry’ cyber attack that has been targeting older computer operating systems and locking files until a ransom is paid.What’s the scam?Cold-callers are targeting New Zealanders by telling...
  • Missed Called Scam

    ‘Missed call’ scam on the rise

    5 April 2017

    If you've received an unexpected call lately from an overseas number that you don’t recognise, you’re not alone. The ‘missed call’ or Wangiri scam – Japanese for ‘one ring and cut’ – has been on the increase over the last few weeks. New Zealand targets of the scam report the...
  • Fake email

    Fake emails from “Consumer Affairs”

    30 March 2017

    We’ve received reports from business owners who have received emails from a sender claiming to be “Consumer Affairs”.Emails come from compt.dept.sr@outlook saying they work on behalf of Consumer Affairs and the company they work for has a complaint lodged against the busines...
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    Scam alert - Gmail tech support website not all it appears

    14 March 2017

    Some websites are cleverly designed to appear legitimate, but a few easy checks can uncover a different story.Scammers can quickly set up websites that use familiar logos and colours that act as ‘phishing’ sites, designed to lure in unsuspecting targets for scamming. A site ...
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    Scam alert - Boost your business email security to stop scammers

    22 February 2017

    Consumer Protection and cloud accounting software company Xero are advising New Zealand business owners to review their email account security following a fraud
  • Scam alert - Elderly New Zealanders scammed for thousands of dollars

    16 February 2017

    The elderly are the latest victims to be targeted in a recent phone scam resulting in the loss of thousands of dollars.In the scam elderly targets are called by a telco or utility company claiming that there is a problem with their payment, and the service will be cut off im...
  • Scam alert: Police warning on email infringement notices

    1 February 2017

    NZ Police are advising the public to carefully review any infringement notices they receive via email, following a recent scam.In the scam people receive an email claiming to be from the Police advising them that they have been issued with an infringement notice, and immedia...