The email purports to be from Waka Kotahi, the New Zealand Transport Agency.

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The email purports to be from Waka Kotahi, the New Zealand Transport Agency.

Authorities are warning against an email scam urging drivers to renew their licence plate which is circulating people’s inboxs.

The scam, purporting to be from Waka Kotahi, the New Zealand Transport Agency, tells drivers that their licence plate number will expire within a day, and they need to pay approximately $90 to urgently renew it.

A link in the email then directs the driver to a fraudulent website, and asks them to supply personal and banking details.

It is believed to be the latest of several phishing scams involving licence plates or vehicle registrations since the start of last year.

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Cert NZ, the Government’s cybersecurity agency, said that it did not give out details about individual scams, due to the ongoing nature of the campaign, and because it was one of a number of similar scams.

But it regularly saw emails mimicking organisations like Waka Kotahi or Inland Revenue, a spokeswoman Charlotte Hird​ said.

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