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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.
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    Motor vehicles among highest reported consumer problems

    17 November 2017

    Over the next few months Consumer Protection will be running a motor vehicle information programme to help consumers when it comes to buying a car.
  • Fit for purpose washing machine

    Are your products fit for purpose?

    4 September 2017

    Ever bought something and then later realised that it doesn’t do the job you asked for it to do? The Consumer Guarantees Act (CGA) protects New Zealanders.
  • 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.
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    Power up on your rights with the Consumer Guarantees Act

    30 June 2017

    Acceptable quality is when you buy a product and it does what it is meant to.
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    Power up on your Consumer Guarantees

    18 June 2017

    Over the next few months Consumer Man and Purchase Woman, our consumer heroes, will be schooling you on your general rights and responsibilities under the Consumer Guarantees Act. Take our quiz now and test your knowledge!
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    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...
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    National Consumer Survey 2016

    8 May 2017

    National Consumer Survey is a survey conducted by the Consumer Protection team, part of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. In 2016 we surveyed more than 1,200 New Zealanders to gain a better understanding of what consumers know about their rights, where the...
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    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 saying they work on behalf of Consumer Affairs and the company they work for has a complaint lodged against the busines...