How to spot a phishing scam – top tips from Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency


With reports of ‘phishing scam’ emails targeting vehicle owners continuing to circulate in New Zealand, Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency has published some easy-to-follow tips on our website to help people avoid falling victim to scammers.

A phishing scam is an email, call or text from someone pretending to be us. They’ll try to get your personal information (like your driver licence number or credit card details). They may also try to trick you into paying for something that seems legitimate, like your vehicle licence (rego), or a trip on a toll road.

At first glance these e-mails or texts may appear to be legitimate, so Waka Kotahi is providing tips to help you spot and report a phishing scam, as well as advice on what to do if you’ve received something suspicious or if you think you’ve provided your personal details to a scammer.

You can find our tips here, along with details on current phishing scams:

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