Online scams and hoaxes

It’s estimated that more than $400m flows out of New Zealand every year due to an international network of scammers targeting innocent and quick to trust Kiwis.

If you’ve ever sold your car online, tried out online dating websites or thought about giving a donation to charity – for example in the wake of the Christchurch earthquake – there’s a good chance someone will have tried to part you from your hard earned cash.

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