Would you know if you were dealing with a scam or scammer?

These days the opportunity to lose your personal or business details whether it be for your money, identity or data is around every corner (or email). So as a company we are here to point you in the direction on ways to spot these actions and how to deal with them accordingly.

Scams you may encounter in your day to day life can include phishing, social media scams and a whole myriad of other ways they try to get your information. Take this time to educate yourself and those around you on the most common types of scams being ran right now so you can spot it early and prevent it from happening to you.

If you think you’ve been contacted by a scammer and you gave out some personal or financial details, here’s what you should do next:

  1. Contact the provider for your online accounts like your bank and let them know what’s happened and ask what they can do to help.
  2. Change the passwords for any online accounts you think might be at risk.
  3. Get a free credit check done. This will let you see if any accounts have been opened in your name. There are three main credit check companies in NZ, and you’ll have to contact all of them. You can ask to have your credit record corrected if there’s any suspicious activity on it.

For information on what kinds of scams are out there click here.

For where to report it and more information on Scams and fraud click here.