This week is International Fraud Awareness Week ! Throughout the week we are focusing on scams. Scams are deceptive, uninvited agreements or promises designed to trick you into giving away your money, login credentials, bank account details or personal information. We’ll be providing tips on what you can do to be scam savvy, and reminding you to always ‘Stop and think, is this for real?’ when it comes to scams. Keep an eye out for these red flags that you might have encountered a scam!
- You’ve been contacted out of the blue, by someone you don’t know.
- The deal or scheme seems too good to be true!
- The person asks you for your personal banking information.
- The person provides you details of an unsecure website and there are no contact details.
- An e-mail you receive has poor grammar or spelling mistakes.
- The caller does not speak English as their first language.
- You are asked to keep the communication a secret.
For more information check out this fantastic Scam Savvy Quiz on our website. Take the test and see if you can become Scam Savvy certified!
If you think you’ve been caught up in a scam, or if you’ve provided personal information to someone over the telephone or via email, or if you suspect that your identity has been stolen, please call us on 0800 ASK BNZ (275 269) and ask to speak to the Financial Crime Management Centre.