November 17, 2021
Business

Warning on scam urging people to renew licence plate number

The email purports to be from Waka Kotahi, the New Zealand Transport Agency.

David Unwin/Stuff

The email purports to be from Waka Kotahi, the New Zealand Transport Agency.

Authorities are warning against an email scam urging drivers to renew their licence plate which is circulating people’s inboxs.

The scam, purporting to be from Waka Kotahi, the New Zealand Transport Agency, tells drivers that their licence plate number will expire within a day, and they need to pay approximately $90 to urgently renew it.

A link in the email then directs the driver to a fraudulent website, and asks them to supply personal and banking details.

It is believed to be the latest of several phishing scams involving licence plates or vehicle registrations since the start of last year.

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