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MailGuard intercepts sinister cybercrime emails notifying users of COVID-19 “relief payment”
Cyber criminals have sent out a series of malicious emails attempting to manipulate users suffering from financial turmoil and difficulties triggered by the COVID-19 crisis.
Vodafone warns customers as online scams increase due to COVID-19
Vodafone New Zealand is urging its customers to be more vigilant on digital channels.
Kiwis need to prioritise online security during Black Friday sales
"Although fake sites and scams have become more sophisticated over time, it’s not that hard to protect yourself."
Aged between 35-44? You're a prime target for scammers
It’s a common thought that the elderly are most likely to get scammed, but BNZ says it’s also busy parents who are finding themselves on the receiving end too.
BNZ encourages Kiwis to get scam savvy
New Zealanders are being caught out more than ever before – but at the same time there’s a serious effort going on to raise awareness about the issue.
Scam warning: Fake Google reviews and business listings targeting the vulnerable
"Essentially people are doing this because people are easy to scam when they are anxious, desperate or in trouble."
5 tips for protection against surging number of scam apps
We all love them and our lives are effectively run by them, but research has revealed apps are increasingly growing deceitful with ulterior motives.
Kiwis concerned about being scammed – survey
This unease is warranted given the growing sophistication of scammers and their activities, and numbers of attempted fraud.
New Zealand tops list of most-scammed countries - Microsoft
Around a fifth (21%) of New Zealanders who had encountered tech support scams were fooled into continuing with an interaction.
BNZ teaches Settlers Village residents about online scams
Residents at Auckland’s Settlers Village are now wiser to the dangers of online scams, thanks to a visit from BNZ staff yesterday.
AI-DAY: Using artificial intelligence to scam the scammers
“40% of New Zealand parents don’t think they can keep themselves safe online.”
$10.1m lost: Why Kiwis are losing so much to scammers & how we need to fix it
Netsafe explains why we must change our attitudes to "even if it seems like a reasonable deal, it could still be a scam".
CERT NZ & Netsafe warn of scammers playing online blackmail hand
CERT NZ and Netsafe have both reported a surge in online blackmail incidents.
Malvertising madness: New report reveals 1978% spike in phishing redirects
“Malvertising is so nefarious because it’s a direct attack on the lifeblood of the internet as we know it."
Beware! New WhatsApp scam offering “free internet without Wi-Fi”
WhatsApp keeps on increasing, with deceptive campaigns coming up with with novel ways of luring in victims. Today we will show you a new example.
New WhatsApp scam offering free internet without Wi-Fi
Unfortunately, victims will only see offers, but no trace of free internet.
Tech support scams now hide code to mask malicious intent
Symantec discovers another tech support scam that uses scare tactics to fool users into believing they're infected with a virus.
Symantec finds fraudulent jailbreaking site that's tricked 100,000 iOS users
Scammers are now going after unwitting users who want to jailbreak their iOS devices, and are spoofing popular jailbreaking site TaiG to do it.
Old Facebook scam gets ready for new boost
ESET researchers are warning about Facebook hoax scams that spread fake terror news to trick victims into disclosing their Facebook credentials.
Do you know how to spot and destroy that BEC scam?
Business email compromise scams, also known as CEO fraud, is a huge problem in 2016. How can you spot one and what should you do about it?
$1 for an iPhone? You're dreaming
According to NetSafe, New Zealanders are questioning if advertisements offering the latest iPhone for a buck are too good to be true.
Online scams still happening, Police warn
“In real life one does not simply ‘become’ the long lost relative of a Nigerian Prince or magically win a lottery that they have never entered."
More than a million lost to online scams during March
The national cybersafety organisation has recorded more than $1m lost to online scams during March and is seeing smartphones and tablets increasingly
Porn no longer scammers' favourite bait
Bitdefender looks at some of the most popular Valentine's Day scams of the season