April 2, 2024

Crime Stoppers is after the public’s help to hold those
responsible for internet scams.

It is the 13th week of
a series of Crime Stoppers crime awareness campaigns. With
only one week to go the aim is to encourage people to safely
and anonymously report what they know about crime in
Aotearoa, New Zealand.

Crime Stoppers CEO Hadyn Smith
says the number of internet scams landing in Aotearoa New
Zealand is increasing, affecting everyone they
touch.

“Online scams are intended to manipulate or
trick people into giving away their personal details,
financial details, or money, and they can be very
convincing.”

Mr Smith says that for those who are
attacked, it can be financially troubling and the best thing
they can do is report it.

He says, “anyone with
information on an internet scam can contact Crime Stoppers
and make a safe and anonymous report”.

A range of
posters has been created to promote the campaign. They are
A3 and A4 printable, and Week 13 can be found on the Crime
stoppers website.

People
can also safely and anonymously report cases online at www.crimestoppers-nz.org
or by phone on 0800 555 111. Reports can be made 24 hours a
day, seven days a
week.

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