Scams are deceptive, uninvited contacts or promises designed to trick you into giving away your money or your personal information. Don't let them get you.
- How they get to you
- Scams succeed because they can look like the real thing.
- The laws they break
- Here are a number of useful links to information about laws that apply in New Zealand and may be relevant if the scam originates in New Zealand.
- Protect your money
- Your bank will never ask for your details in an email, so never send your personal, credit card or online account details by email.
- Protect your phone
- If you receive a call with an offer that sounds to good to be true, it probably is – so hang up.
- Protect your computer
- Make sure all your software is kept up to date, including web browser applications.
- Protect your identity
- Never give out your personal information to someone you don't know or trust and treat your personal details like you would treat money. Don't leave your details lying around for others to take.