NZ Scams to Avoid

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Blog Tags:pro forma, pro forma invoicing, nbo, nzbol, nzbo, abol, directory, scam
Country:New Zealand

Outlining pro forma scams and the legal battles we've had.



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I reviewed a site today and discovered a new advertising technique – and if it’s on one site, it’ll be on plenty more. I clicked on a menu option and instantly got a popup telling me I had the “blue screen of death” and...

Stuff have an article about a scam involving iTunes vouchers. $8000 in iTunes to pay tax? iDon’t think so The scam plays out like this Phone rings, it’s the IRD, you owe us mega bucks and there’s a warrant out for your arrest Pay us...

It isn’t immediately clear why someone would get this message on their phone but it’s clearly trying to pretend it’s an instant fine payable with iTunes vouchers. Check out the message from the Te Awamutu Police. Don’t send mo...

There is a new scam in town where people befriend young men, primarily, and ask them to purchase a game using PayPal. The so-called “friend” deposits money into the PayPal account, the game is purchased, the licence codes handed over and then the...

This blog has suddenly been woken from the dead by someone called Te Ma’imi purporting to be legal counsel for a chap called Alex Savage who runs a directory called NZBOL. I wouldn’t normally create a page for Alex Savage because he̵...

Phishing by Phone

on Oct 29, 2014 in: General

The BBC website has an article on “number spoofing” being used in phone based scams to get private info. This could well be happening in NZ already! I frequently have my home line forwarded to my mobile and there have been numerous times...

Any phone call you get from your Internet Provider (ISP) should verified if they are saying anything even remotely dubious. Call them back on their publicly listed phone number, not one given by the caller. In this latest scam they’re inciting...







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