Types of scams

Scams are becoming a lot more sophisticated and harder to detect, meaning that anyone can fall for them. The best way you can keep yourself safe is to be aware of common types of scams, and how these scams work.
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What to do if you've been scammed

If you think you might have clicked on a suspicious link or downloaded something dodgy, here’s what to do next.

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    Take a minute

    Don’t panic and don’t blame yourself – scams are designed to trick us and there’s no shame in being scammed.

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    Report it

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    Knowledge is protection

    Talk to your whānau, friends and workmates about scam messages you’ve received or heard about. The more we all know about scams, the better protected we'll all be.

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How to stay safe from scams & fraud

Watch this video to educate yourself on six key tips to help keep you protected from scams and fraud.

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