Do your friends a favour - stop sending hoax emails
We urge email users to stop and think before forwarding hoax emails. Take a common sense approach when you receive strangely worded or sensationalist emails in your inbox - if you think the email is a hoax it probably is, so do your friends a favour and don't pass it on.
Frequently Asked Questions about hoax emails and scams
The Orb has been developed by NetSafe to offer a simple and secure way to report online incidents which may break New Zealand law or breach legislation. You can use The Orb to report; spam, online traders, objectionable material, privacy breaches, scams.
The Ministry of Consumer Affairs operates a website called Scamwatch, where you can find the information on the latest hoaxes and scams doing the rounds.
Police-related email hoaxes
Eggs on windshield/ Fake baby in car seat - September 2010
The $5 bill hoax - July 2010
Car Hijacking - March 2009
Mobile Phone Scam - March 2009
Gang initiation email hoax - February 2008
"Notification from New Zealand Police" email hoax - May 2006