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Scammers find new ways of duping victims


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Auckland, August 30, 2021

Bank of New Zealand has warned New Zealanders against increasing scams online as well as over the phone.

The warning came ahead of the Annual Scam Savvy Week being observed by the Bank from today (Monday, August 30, 2021) to Friday, September 3, 2021.

The Bank’s new research shows that about four out of five New Zealanders are targeted by a scam and nearly a quarter falling victim.

The research also reveals that one in five New Zealanders believe that organisations are not doing enough to keep their personal information safe.

BNZ Head of Financial Crime Ashley Kai Fong said that with the country in lockdown mode, more people are online – shopping, communicating, and keeping themselves busy.

Ashley Kai Fong Head of Financial Crime, BNZ

“But that comes with an increased risk of falling victim to the rising tide of scams and we all need to remain vigilant and get clued up on…

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