SCAMSScams A Scam is a confidence trick - a crime - is an attempt to defraud a person or group after first gaining their trust through deception. Scams or confidence tricks exploit victims using their credulity, naïveté, compassion, vanity, irresponsibility, or greed and exploiting that. Researchers have defined confidence tricks as "a distinctive species of fraudulent conduct ... intending to further voluntary exchanges that are not mutually beneficial", as they "benefit con operators ('con men' - criminals) at the expense of their victims (the 'marks')". A scam is a crime even if no money was lost. & CYBERCRIMECybercrime Cybercrime is a crime related to technology, computers, and the Internet. Typical cybercrime are performed by a computer against a computer, or by a hacker using software to attack computers or networks. REPORTING ENTITY
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AGENCY/ENTITY: New Zealand Police
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(Last Updated On: November 27, 2021)
Report cybercrimeCybercrime Cybercrime is a crime related to technology, computers, and the Internet. Typical cybercrime are performed by a computer against a computer, or by a hacker using software to attack computers or networks.:
Cybercrime covers a wide range of online offending where computers or devices are used to facilitate a crime or are the target of the crime.
Reporting cybercrime is just like reporting any other offence. Call 111 in an emergency. For example, if you’ve received an electronic message with an immediate and believable threat such as “I’m coming around now and I’m going to kill you”, that would be an emergency.
Report any online internet safety concerns and harmful digital communications issues to Netsafe.
Netsafe and CERT NZ may in some circumstances and with your consent, share some information with Police. This is not a Police report.
To report cybercrime to Police you will need to speak with a police representative or enter it online so that we can get all the right information.