We want to raise awareness about how you can protect your money, computers, phones and personal information from people involved in scams.
Some of the most common scams that target you are:
Emails or telephone calls designed to trick you into disclosing personal details such as your PIN and passwords. TSB Bank will never ask for your PIN or password. These should not be disclosed to anyone.
If you believe you have received any suspicious emails please contact us with details of the correspondence.
Also known as 'work from home opportunities' or 'mules' which claim to offer you a commission for receiving money into your bank account and then transferring it out again. People who participate in these schemes may be prosecuted for money laundering.
Promises of high returns with little risk and little or no written information about the investment are all signs of an illegal investment scheme.
For more information click on the topics below.
Information on other types of scams, what to look out for and tips to protect yourself are available from the Ministry of Consumer Affairs website www.scamwatch.org.nz
If you think that you may have been involved in an illegal investment scheme you can report this to the Financial Markets Authority at www.fma.govt.nz/
If you are concerned that your identity may have been stolen you should report this to the police.