Join us in raising awareness of scams during Fraud Awareness Week (13–19 November). Use these free resources to learn more and spread the word – including social media content, news articles, a video and online quiz.

The Consumer Protection team at the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment are proud to coordinate Fraud Awareness Week for 2016, a week-long cross-government initiative that aims to get people talking about scams. 

Join the effort to raise awareness of scams and their impact on our daily lives. There are a number of ways to get involved this year – use the resources on this page.

Interactive resources - Try your hand at the online quiz or watch and share the latest Financial Market Authority’s video featuring the real life experience of a fraud victim: www.scamwatch.govt.nz/fraudweek

Get your monthly dose of Scamwatch magazine - Full of excellent tips for protecting your security, examples of scams, and informative articles, the Consumer Protection Scamwatch Magazine is your guide to avoiding fraud. Save a copy now and print a few for your office lunchrooms, or download individual articles for inclusion in your monthly newsletters or team communications.

Start the conversation - You don’t have to be an anti-fraud professional to start discussions amongst your co-workers, friends, family and community about how the importance of protecting yourself against fraud.

Post on social media - Download posts and images to share in your materials online. Make sure you use the tag #fraudweek! You can also re-post the messages published on the ScamsNZ Facebook page.

Learn about the global effort - Visit the International Fraud Awareness Week (external link)  website for guidance on how you can get involved in the international campaign.


Resources for you to use

Quiz – online version and downloadable version [PDF, 33 KB]

Video – real life experience of a scam

Scamwatch magazine [PDF, 3.7 MB]

News articles [ZIP, 730 KB]

Social media content [DOCX, 1021 KB]

Fake scratchie card example [PDF, 1.8 MB]

Fraud Awareness Week logo [GIF, 59 KB]

Fraud Awareness Week hero image [PNG, 121 KB]


News articles

Other news articles and scam alerts published during Fraud Awareness Week 2016:

Email scammers are targeting Kiwis

Scam alert: Cold callers claiming to be from a government department


About Fraud Awareness Week

Fraud Awareness Week is a cross-government initiative supported by:

  • Commerce Commission
  • Commission for Financial Capability
  • Department of Internal Affairs
  • Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet
  • Financial Markets Authority
  • Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
  • Netsafe
  • New Zealand Police
  • Serious Fraud Office