Scams: Pause, Reflect & Protect

We have noticed an increase in phishing and other scam-like activities. From phone calls and text messages saying you owe money, need to claim a parcel, or must renew an important document, to emails and letters claiming to want to give you money, there are countless approaches out there. Sadly, it’s important to be on your guard.

Some useful tips include considering requests and asking yourself how the request makes you feel. It’s also important never to enter passwords on unknown sites. Even clicking on a link in a text message can be dangerous. Scammers are good at making things seem urgent, so perhaps the most useful advice we’ve come across is to ‘pause, reflect, protect.”

Consumer NZ also has a useful article here (click here)…


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