Scams are on the rise and it’s important for us all to be cautious. Scammers regularly try to find new ways to trick people so before you click on a link, hand over personal details, or trust that someone is who they say they are, take a sec to check.
You can help protect yourself from scams with these simple safety tips:
Stay alert – Stay on top of the warning signs of scams, and if you’re not sure take a sec to check by contacting your bank before making payments or giving any personal details.
Be proactive – Stay safer online by using unique, long passwords and changing these regularly – and never give out your passwords or PIN to anyone.
Report – If you suspect any scam related activity report it immediately using the details below.
How is my bank helping to keep me safe?
Find out how your bank is working to keep you safe from scams and warning signs to look out for:
ANZ Guide to banking safely | ANZ
ASB How to protect yourself from fraud and scams | ASB
BNZ Recognising scams | BNZ
Co-operative Bank Common scams | Cooperative Bank
Heartland Bank Heartland security
Kiwibank Online security | Kiwibank
SBS Bank SBS security
TSB Security tips | TSB
Westpac Safety and security | Westpac NZ
Where do I report a scam?
If you think you’ve been scammed contact your bank immediately.
Report online fraud and scams to Netsafe.
Report cybersecurity issues to CERT NZ.
Report investment scams to the Financial Markets Authority.
If you’ve been impacted by a scam or fraud, IDCARE provide specialist aftercare support.