Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is warning people to be aware of a new vehicle licence (rego) scam email landing in some New Zealanders’ email inboxes.
The email states “your licence plate number will expire” and provides an expiry date that is generally on the same day as the email was received.
The email is not legitimate and contains fake links which direct the user to an illegitimate website that looks identical to our website:
This is part of a sophisticated phishing campaign designed to harvest customers’ credit card and driver licence information.
The email doesn’t include specific vehicle details like the make or plate number, and the expiry date most likely won’t match the one on the rego label on your vehicle.
If you’ve recently received an email asking you to renew your rego, please check the email details carefully. If the email was genuinely sent from Waka Kotahi, it will include your specific vehicle details including your:
If the email doesn’t include your specific vehicle details or seems suspicious, don’t click on any links and don’t provide your personal, driver licence, credit card or banking details. If you think you’ve received a scam email, or you’re unsure, please call us on 0800 108 809 or report it to us online:
If you’ve unintentionally clicked on a suspicious link and entered your personal, driver licence, credit card or banking details, we recommend you:
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