Police warn of new phone scam targeting NZ
If you receive an angry call from someone seeking compensation for car damages, hang up.
Police have identified a new telephone scam targeting New Zealanders.
Calling from an international number that's then redirected through a local number, the aggressive scammer could be very convincing.
Upon answering, they demand money for damages from a vehicle collision they claim you were involved in.
The caller, described as having a strong foreign accent, could potentially upset the person they are targeting with their aggressive nature.
If you receive a call from this number, police advise not to answer it.