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Button batteries – safer products and packaging ahead

By   /  February 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, Consumer Affairs, Consumer Issues, New Zealand Government  /  Comments Off on Button batteries – safer products and packaging ahead

MIL OSI – Source: Consumer Affairs – New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Button batteries – safer products and packaging ahead In New Zealand, around 20 children a year are admitted to Starship Hospital from swallowing button batteries, sometimes needing serious emergency surgery and extensive continuing care. The Statement provides advice and encourages the industry, […]

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Beware of financial loss in love

By   /  February 13, 2018  /  24/7 News, Consumer Affairs, Consumer Issues, New Zealand Government  /  Comments Off on Beware of financial loss in love

MIL OSI – Source: Consumer Affairs – New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Beware of financial loss in love Scammers use tactics like creating realistic online profiles, using fake photos and share information that appears genuine. They will aim to gain trust, and then seek opportunities to ask for financial support. Scams are increasingly sophisticated, […]

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12 Consumer Tips Christmas 2017

By   /  December 12, 2017  /  24/7 News, Consumer Affairs, Consumer Issues, New Zealand Government  /  Comments Off on 12 Consumer Tips Christmas 2017

MIL OSI – Source: Consumer Affairs – New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: 12 Consumer Tips Christmas 2017 On the first day of Christmas, Consumer Protection gave to me… 12 tips to enjoy the festive season, worry-free! We have done a bit of investigating to find out what are the more common issues experienced by New […]

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Scam alert – Scammers targeting radio users and licence holders

By   /  November 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Consumer Affairs, Consumer Issues, New Zealand Government  /  Comments Off on Scam alert – Scammers targeting radio users and licence holders

MIL OSI – Source: Consumer Affairs – New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Scam alert – Scammers targeting radio users and licence holders Scammers pretending to be from Radio Spectrum Management are targeting radio users and licence holders on social media. Radio Spectrum Management and Consumer Protection has been made aware of a scammer using […]

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Scammers targeting radio users and licence holders

By   /  November 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, Consumer Affairs, Consumer Issues, New Zealand Government  /  Comments Off on Scammers targeting radio users and licence holders

MIL OSI – Source: Consumer Affairs – New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Scammers targeting radio users and licence holders Scammers pretending to be from Radio Spectrum Management are targeting radio users and licence holders on social media. Radio Spectrum Management and Consumer Protection has been made aware of a scammer using a Facebook account […]

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Radio Spectrum scam alert | Consumer Protection

By   /  November 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, Consumer Affairs, Consumer Issues, New Zealand Government  /  Comments Off on Radio Spectrum scam alert | Consumer Protection

MIL OSI – Source: Consumer Affairs – New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Radio Spectrum scam alert | Consumer Protection Scammers pretending to be from Radio Spectrum Management are targeting radio users and licence holders on social media. Radio Spectrum Management and Consumer Protection has been made aware of a scammer using a Facebook account […]

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Fraud Awareness Week 12-18 November 2017

By   /  November 13, 2017  /  24/7 News, Consumer Affairs, Consumer Issues, New Zealand Government  /  Comments Off on Fraud Awareness Week 12-18 November 2017

MIL OSI – Source: Consumer Affairs – New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Fraud Awareness Week 12-18 November 2017 Fraud Awareness Week is a weeklong cross-government initiative aimed to get people talking about scams. New Zealanders fall victim to scams every day, as scammers come up with new and sophisticated methods to trick consumers into […]

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School resources | Consumer Protection

By   /  October 11, 2017  /  24/7 News, Consumer Affairs, Consumer Issues, New Zealand Government  /  Comments Off on School resources | Consumer Protection

MIL OSI – Source: Consumer Affairs – New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: School resources | Consumer Protection The purpose of this resource is to equip students with the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and values to enable them to be informed and confident consumers. This supports The New Zealand Curriculum’s vision for young people to be […]

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Are your products fit for purpose?

By   /  September 5, 2017  /  24/7 News, Consumer Affairs, Consumer Issues, New Zealand Government  /  Comments Off on Are your products fit for purpose?

MIL OSI – Source: Consumer Affairs – New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Are your products fit for purpose? Ever bought something and then later realised that it doesn’t do the job you asked for it to do? The Consumer Guarantees Act (CGA) protects New Zealanders by ensuring that products and services purchased do the […]

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Scam alert – Warning on fake invoices from Corporate Portal

By   /  August 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, Consumer Affairs, Consumer Issues, New Zealand Government  /  Comments Off on Scam alert – Warning on fake invoices from Corporate Portal

MIL OSI – Source: Consumer Affairs – New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Scam alert – Warning on fake invoices from Corporate Portal Report invoice scams If you think you might have been targeted by invoice scams, report it to Netsafe(external link). Scammers pretending to be from the Companies Office are targeting small businesses with […]

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25 years of the Banking Ombudsman marks a time to reflect

By   /  August 2, 2017  /  24/7 News, Consumer Affairs, Consumer Issues, New Zealand Government  /  Comments Off on 25 years of the Banking Ombudsman marks a time to reflect

MIL OSI – Source: Consumer Affairs – New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: 25 years of the Banking Ombudsman marks a time to reflect Happy birthday to the New Zealand Banking Ombudsman Scheme that today celebrates 25 years of handling consumer banking disputes. The Scheme’s quarter-century celebration also marks a good time for consumers to […]

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Services up to scratch? | Consumer Protection

By   /  July 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Consumer Affairs, Consumer Issues, New Zealand Government  /  Comments Off on Services up to scratch? | Consumer Protection

MIL OSI – Source: Consumer Affairs – New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Services up to scratch? | Consumer Protection Did you know that the Consumer Guarantees Act protects you from problems associated with services as well as products? Services are incredibly varied and sometimes quite complex. They may be provided by tradespeople, professionals, online […]

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Scam alert – Fake jobs on offer in New Zealand

By   /  July 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, Consumer Affairs, Consumer Issues, New Zealand Government  /  Comments Off on Scam alert – Fake jobs on offer in New Zealand

MIL OSI – Source: Consumer Affairs – New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Scam alert – Fake jobs on offer in New Zealand Scammers pretending to be senior executives are targeting victims with offers of fake jobs in their New Zealand companies. The scammer will make contact using email, phone or place a job ad […]

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Power up on your rights with the Consumer Guarantees Act

By   /  June 30, 2017  /  24/7 News, Consumer Affairs, Consumer Issues, New Zealand Government  /  Comments Off on Power up on your rights with the Consumer Guarantees Act

MIL OSI – Source: Consumer Affairs – New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Power up on your rights with the Consumer Guarantees Act Acceptable quality is when you buy a product and it does what it is meant to. It can be frustrating when things don’t work properly or do what they are meant to […]

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Scammers take advantage of WannaCry ransomware attack

By   /  May 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, Consumer Affairs, Consumer Issues, New Zealand Government  /  Comments Off on Scammers take advantage of WannaCry ransomware attack

MIL OSI – Source: Consumer Affairs – New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Scammers take advantage of WannaCry ransomware attack Scammers have been quick to find a way to financially benefit from the recent global ‘WannaCry’ cyber attack that has been targeting older computer operating systems and locking files until a ransom is paid. Cold-callers […]

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Consumer Rights Day Christchurch | Consumer Protection

By   /  May 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, Consumer Affairs, Consumer Issues, New Zealand Government  /  Comments Off on Consumer Rights Day Christchurch | Consumer Protection

MIL OSI – Source: Consumer Affairs – New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Consumer Rights Day Christchurch | Consumer Protection Watch a video from the event (external link) [embedded content] Attendees can build on their existing understanding of consumer rights law, find out where to direct clients for help with complex problems and speak directly […]

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Consumer Rights Day | Consumer Protection

By   /  May 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, Consumer Affairs, Consumer Issues, New Zealand Government  /  Comments Off on Consumer Rights Day | Consumer Protection

MIL OSI – Source: Consumer Affairs – New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Consumer Rights Day | Consumer Protection Consumer Rights Day is a regular nationwide roadshow run by the Consumer Protection team and brings together speakers from a broad range of organisations to present to community advisers who regularly deal with clients that have […]

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National Consumer Survey 2016 | Consumer Protection

By   /  May 8, 2017  /  24/7 News, Consumer Affairs, Consumer Issues, New Zealand Government  /  Comments Off on National Consumer Survey 2016 | Consumer Protection

MIL OSI – Source: Consumer Affairs – New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: National Consumer Survey 2016 | Consumer Protection National Consumer Survey is a survey conducted by the Consumer Protection team, part of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. In 2016 we surveyed more than 1,200 New Zealanders to gain a better understanding […]

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‘Missed call’ scam on the rise

By   /  April 5, 2017  /  24/7 News, Consumer Affairs, Consumer Issues, New Zealand Government  /  Comments Off on ‘Missed call’ scam on the rise

MIL OSI – Source: Consumer Affairs – New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: ‘Missed call’ scam on the rise If you’ve received an unexpected call lately from an overseas number that you don’t recognise, you’re not alone. The ‘missed call’ or Wangiri scam – Japanese for ‘one ring and cut’ – has been on the […]

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Fake emails from “Consumer Affairs”

By   /  March 30, 2017  /  24/7 News, Consumer Affairs, Consumer Issues, New Zealand Government  /  Comments Off on Fake emails from “Consumer Affairs”

MIL OSI – Source: Consumer Affairs – New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Fake emails from “Consumer Affairs” We’ve received reports from business owners who have received emails from a sender claiming to be “Consumer Affairs”. Emails come from compt.dept.sr@outlook saying they work on behalf of Consumer Affairs and the company they work for has […]

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