Monday, April 4, 2011

Andrei It's scam awareness week

Hey ho - it is another Awareness week. Is there any week that isn't a something Awareness week?

Anyway this one is called Scam Awareness Week and it is a Government initiative.

People are being urged to be on the lookout for consumer ruses during Scam Awareness Week, which began today.

"According to research commissioned by the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, New Zealanders greatly underestimate the cost of scams," Consumer Affairs Minister John Boscawen said.

"Of 1000 people surveyed, 90 percent believed New Zealanders lose under $300 million a year -- but the cost is closer to $450 million per year."

But there is one scam virtually all of us have been subject to and probably isn't included in the list of scams the Government is keen to see shut down. Click here to see what it is

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