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Telco advise on Christchurch donation scams

Press Release – Vodafone NZ

Vodafone, Spark, Vocus and 2degrees are warning all customers to be cautious of scammers looking to take advantage of Kiwi generosity and benefit from the Christchurch terror attack through fraudulent donations.Vodafone, Spark, Vocus and 2degrees are warning all customers to be cautious of scammers looking to take advantage of Kiwi generosity and benefit from the Christchurch terror attack through fraudulent donations.

There have been multiple incidents of fake donation websites, social media requests, phishing emails, calls, txts and door-to-door solicitations. To ensure donations make it to the intended victims, please take the advice of CERT NZ, the government agency that oversees cybersecurity, and donate directly on registered charity or bank websites, rather than using links in emails or on social media.

Please report any suspicious online activity to CERT on https://www.cert.govt.nz/businesses-and-individuals/report-an-issue/

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