Stay Alert to Scammers
Recently there's an increase in scammers pretending to be from well-known phone companies or banks. Their goal is to trick people into handing over personal information, or allowing access to their personal computers.
These fraudsters often monitor corporate activity and copy their methods of communication, so it can be hard to tell what's genuine and what's fake.
It is important to remember that companies such as Spark or your bank will never, ever call you out of the blue and ask for personal information like passwords, internet banking details or access to your computer.
So if you receive an unexpected call from someone asking for these details, hang up straight away.
If you think you may have given a scammer personal in formation, phone your bank immediately.
There is a lot of good information available on scam advice & reporting, common types of online scams and a NZ Government 'scam alerts' page - be informed and you will be less likely to fall victim to fraud.
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