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'If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is': Online scams on rise, police say

17 Sep 2021 6:00 PM | Kim Wheeler (Administrator)

Wellington police are seeing a surge in fraudulent online transactions as the return to Level 2 allows online trading of goods to resume.

In a statement, police said they were receiving multiple reports of buyers using false bank transfer statements and falsified digital documents to confirm payments have been made.

Police statistics were likely to tell only a part of the story as many people didn’t report the scamming out of embarrassment but police urged people to report any suspicious activity to give them the best chance of catching offenders.

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