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    Default It's A Scam!

    I have received a couple of emails purportedly from The NZ Transport Agency saying that it is time to renew the rego on our car. It certainly looks genuine but when I had a look at the originating email address it was noreply@qtnet.ne.jp which, of course, is not a NZ address. Not only that, our car's rego does not run out for some months yet. They don't even spell licence correctly.

    So I just thought that it would be an idea to pass that one along so everyone knows what to look for and not to click on anything as it will most probably do some damage.

    I remember an adage from my youth: "Forewarned is forearmed."
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    Thanks Roscoe.

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    Default Re: It's A Scam!

    Appreciate the warning. Cheers.

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    Default Re: It's A Scam!

    Quote Originally Posted by Roscoe View Post
    I have received a couple of emails purportedly from The NZ Transport Agency saying that it is time to renew the rego on our car.

    It's been around for a while now.
    As with them all...you check the headers...and of course realise, Transport don't send reminders by email anyway....
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    Quote Originally Posted by piroska View Post
    It's been around for a while now.
    As with them all...you check the headers...and of course realise, Transport don't send reminders by email anyway....
    Yes they do and have done for some years now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CliveM View Post
    Yes they do and have done for some years now.
    Never had one, then again, I keep track and usually do it before it's quite due anyway.
    But there's a clue also....is your rego due? Usually the scam email is totally random, and you'll get one when it isn't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by piroska View Post
    But there's a clue also....is your rego due? Usually the scam email is totally random, and you'll get one when it isn't.
    That's what alerted us to it - our rego was not due.
    It is better to wear out than to rust out.
    - Richard Chamberlain, Tour of the Hebrides

    Us husbands are a sorry lot.

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