South Waikato News - - Backyard Banter -

Peo­ple are also find­ing them­selves vic­tims to scams and fraud due to phone calls and com­puter hack­ing.

Th­ese peo­ple have been scamming oth­ers to the ex­tent of sev­eral thou­sand dol­lars.

They call peo­ple say­ing they have won a var­i­ous amount of money and they need you to pass on your bank de­tails. Do not do this, as this is how they are gain­ing ac­cess and steal­ing money.

The first ques­tion you have to ask your­self is, did I en­ter into a com­pe­ti­tion? Be­cause if you didn’t en­ter into a com­pe­ti­tion then you can’t win it.

Another ac­cess point for the scam­mers is through emails with links. If you get an email from an un­known per­son with a link say­ing you have won, do not open it. This is how they gain ac­cess to all your per­sonal in­for­ma­tion, and you can not stop it.

Un­for­tu­nately the ma­jor­ity of th­ese scams are be­ing con­ducted out of the coun­try, there­fore there is noth­ing we can do.

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