If you’ve received a text message about a parcel delivery in the past few days, do not click on the link in the message.

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CERT NZ senior incident manager Nadia Yousef said the scam can lead to access to people’s banking information.
Source: Breakfast


That’s the warning from CERT NZ, the Government’s cyber security agency, which has found the message is a scam that could lead to significant financial loss for Android phone users.

CERT NZ senior incident manager Nadia Yousef told Breakfast on Thursday morning both her agency and others have had a significant number of reports about the scam recently.

“What we understand is that people are receiving a text message about a parcel delivery and they’re asking you to click a link.

“Once you click on that link, it asks you to download software and that software sends out the same message to all of your contacts and it also attempts to get really sensitive information out of your phone such as banking information and credit card information.”

Yousef estimated the police’s claim that the 4000 Kiwis who had reported the scam to them in the past 24 hours was just the “tip of the iceberg”.

“The way that the software is working is that it’s taking all of your contact information and sending it to them as well so…

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