The emails include the Waka Kotahi logo, link to an identical NZTA website but do not include any specific vehicle details. Photo / NZTA

A new phishing scam disguised as a Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency vehicle licensing form is circulating inboxes.

The email says “your licence plate number will expire” prompting the recipient to pay around $90 with an expiry date that is the same day the email is received.

The emails include the Waka Kotahi logo and link to an identical NZTA website but do not include any specific vehicle details.

NZTA first reported similar scams in late 2019 and since then there have been multiple versions of vehicle registration scams.

Agency spokesman Andy Knackstedt said that since the registration scams started there have been numerous reattempts.

“These scammers are very persistent, and no sooner do we address and respond to one phishing scam than another one pops up.”

An official email sent from Waka Kotahi will include details like your plate number, vehicle make and the licence expiry date on the rego label on your vehicle.

Chief executive of Netsafe Martin Cocker said people are more savvy so…

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