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  • Scam alert - Farmers gift card scam

    13 July 2018

    We have been notified of a scam, being sent by email, to compete for a $250 Farmers Gift Card.
  • Scam alert – Stay safe from cryptocurrency scams

    7 May 2018

    Scammers are finding new ways to take advantage of growing public interest in the sale and exchange of cryptocurrency, eg bitcoin.
  • RealMe scam alert

    8 March 2018

    People have been targeted by a phishing email stating that the user has a private message and they need to access their RealMe account.
  • 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 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 ...