Watch out for this hoax 'courier delivery' scam that is targeting NZ

trending 09/09/2019

This is an Edge official PSA: some sketchy track and trace scam has hit and we've got all the info on how best to avoid it!

People from all over NZ say they have received a text about 'paying for track and trace packages'. Some even addressed with their name!

The scam text is sent by a 4 digit number and contains no information as to which courier company had sent the message.

It tells the reciever that they have 'tried to deliver a parcel' to their address and gives them a fake track and trace number:

The scammers direct them to a website, which asks for a tracking number.

This then directs them to another page that claims that the status for the package is pending in Auckland and that a delivery fee of $3.25 has not been paid.

Those who click on pay shipping are then re-directed to another website which asks for the user's details and to pick a payment method.

New Zealand Post has advised people to delete the message immediately.