Fake parcel delivery: Scammers impersonate reputable delivery services and send dodgy messages telling consumers a parcel is on the way. These texts come with prompts to click a link to track delivery, which then often downloads software onto the device allowing the scammer to steal money or information, or may take shoppers to a fake website. It is advised to never click links sent via SMS or email and always visit the business website directly to find out about their order.
Buying and selling scams: Online scammers also take advantage of the festive season through fake websites selling goods and services at prices that may seem too good to be true. Shoppers should be on alert if buying from a business they have never heard of, and always check online to see if they are legitimate.
Charity scams: Scammers do not shy away from taking advantage of Kiwi’s generosity during the holidays by setting up fake donation websites or posing as door-knocking appeals. It is recommended to always check if an organisation is legitimate before offering a payment, including looking them up on the national charity register.
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