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3 weeks ago

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Police 👮‍♀️ vs Scammers 🚫

It can be tough knowing that there is a high chance that beautiful necklace you want to buy over Facebook is not real.

We recently had a victim in the Waikato who had been scammed 3 times, by the same person, trying to buy the same product, losing $1,000 in the process.

Scamming Red Flags:

🚩The seller is being pushy.

🚩The seller asks for too many personal details.

🚩The items are too good to be true.

🚩The price is too good to be true.

If you’re surfing the web 🏄‍♂️ and in the process of purchasing something consider the following tips to stay safe:

✅Never give away personal information.

✅Complete the transaction in person with cash when possible.

✅Screenshot every conversation and the persons details.

✅Do not trust everyone over the internet.


We deal with cases of online scammers every day, but we know there are many more incidents out there that are not being reported.

An online crime, is the same as an offline crime and you can absolutely report it to us so that we can help you. 💪

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4 months ago

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I recently had a chance to try internet access via a 4G Wireless modem. I won't mention the ISP, but as only 2 offer this service, you have a 50/50 chance of guessing right 🙂

It's not perfect as 4G was really designed for cell phones, but in areas where ADSL or VDSL isn't available, then 4G Wireless is a good option. It works well, is fast enough for general use, and can even provide a VOIP phone connection. (If you don't know what VOIP is, then you probably don't need it).

For rural people, it provides some competition to Lightwire (aka No 8 wireless) or Farmside. It comes down to who has the nearest tower to you, and thus the fastest speed.

Of course, we'd all love to have fibre (aka UFB). But for Te Aroha, that's next year.
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7 months ago

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Timeline PhotosWe've been made aware of opportunistic online scams in the wake of the tragic events last week. There are official channels to donate money to the victims of these tragic events. If you wish to donate, seek out official platforms and banks rather than using links in emails or on social media. Here is a page on how to report a scam:

www.consumerprotection.govt.nz/report-a-scam
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7 months ago

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Our hearts and prayers are with the Muslim communities of Matamata-Piako, Christchurch and throughout New Zealand in the wake of this unspeakable act of violence. NZ is your home, you are part of what makes us special. Kia kaha ...

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9 months ago

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This is to let all my amazing customers in Tauranga know that my old Tauranga phone number will be disconnected at the end of this month. To reach me after that please call 07 884 9590 or 027 630 8568. ...

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11 months ago

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I just got this email from Spark. Well, it's not actually from Spark, but it does look authentic. Keep an eye out for these and delete them if you find them in your email. ...

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11 months ago

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The new Type C version will only help with some of this problem. ...

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1 years ago

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This isn't directly related to computers. But many computer scams do start out as a phone call, so the advise to hang up on them is good advise for all computer users.Cold calling about investment products is illegall in NZ. Hang up if you get a call from Capital Management – it’s on the FMA suspected scam list. ...

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1 years ago

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As the article says, please help make sure your family and friends are aware of these kinds of scams.Pretty sad scam here guys and I will tell you now that these horrible thieves pray on the vulnerable. It is our job to discuss this kind of issue with the older people in our family, friends circle or even neighbours.

Mr. John here receives a phone call from 'Spark'. Naturally the caller is very demanding and persuasive. Despite John requesting to call them back they refuse and the conversation continues.

One thing leads to another and they remotely take control of his computer. John logs onto his online banking whilst they watch and collate all his information.

$50,000 later Mr. John realises what has happened. The bank did a good job in getting $20,000 of it back but the rest is gone and I mean GONE!

He also received this poorly constructed letter pretending to be the police. Just shows the lengths these con-artists go to.

Please take some time out of your week to discuss this with someone. In this situation Mr. John was relatively clued up with technology but they still got him.

Thanks for sharing,

Jack

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