Useful links

New Zealand Government Links

  • CERT NZ - Report a cyber security problem
  • Consumer Protection - How to recognise, avoid, and take action against scams, protect personal information, and prevent identity theft both online and offline. 
  • Connect Smart - general information about how to protect yourself online
  • Commerce Commission  – is New Zealand’s competition and consumer watchdog enforcing the law to ensure businesses trade fairly and lend responsibly.
  • Financial Markets Authority - – promotes fair, efficient and transparent financial markets by raising the standards of conduct in financial markets and helping investors make informed decisions.
  • How to protect your identity (Department of Internal Affairs) - identity theft is using the information of another person to pretend to be them.
  • National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) - is to help New Zealand’s most significant public and private sector organisations to protection their information systems from advanced cyber-borne threats, with a focus on detecting and disrupting cyber threats that are typically beyond the capability of commercially available products and services.
  • Netsafe: scams  -  New Zealand’s independent, non-profit online safety organisation.
  • New Zealand Police  – Electronic crime, also known as e-crime or cybercrime, refers to criminal activity that involves the Internet, computer or other electronic devices and includes such things as fraud, and harassmen
  • Serious Fraud Office - – investigates and prosecutes serious or complex financial crime so that New Zealand is a safe place to invest and do business.

Local and overseas organisations

  • Citizens Advice Bureau - At the CAB we try to help people to know and understand their rights and obligations and how to use this information to get the best outcomes, provide people with the confidence and support they need to take action.
  • Victim Support - Support victims of crime and trauma by providing 24/7 access to an integrated, personalised, professional support service to all victims of crime and trauma and advocating for the rights of these victims.
  • Safe to Talk – This is a 24/7 national multi-channel sexual harm helpline that offers free confidential contact with trained specialists and can also connect you to support services in your community. It is able to support those that have experienced sexual harm and those that are worried about their own sexually harmful thoughts or behaviour.
  • Unsolicited Communications Enforcement Network (UCENet) – the purpose of this network is to promote international spam enforcement cooperation and address spam related problems, such as online fraud and deception, phishing, and dissemination of viruseS.
  • ID Care - This is Australia and New Zealand’s national identity and cyber support service. We are a not-for-profit Australian charity that was formed to address a critical support gap for individuals confronting identity and cyber security concern.
  • International Consumer Protection and Enforcement Network (ICPEN) - is a membership organisation consisting of consumer protection law enforcement authorities from across the globe. ICPEN provides a forum for developing and maintaining regular contact between consumer protection agencies and focusing on consumer protection concerns.
  • Stop. Think. Connect. - This is a global online safety awereness campaign to help all digital citizens stay safer and more secure online. 

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