Highlights of this report


Worst five scams


Most scams will fall into one of these main categories. Read more

Mobile malware


Malware is on the rise as more people take up mobile devices. Read more

Protect yourself


What can you do if you think you've been scammed? Read more


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According to the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment’s Consumer Affairs team, close to $4m was lost to scammers in 2012 - up $1.7m on 2011.

We look at the latest scams - and at what you need to know so you can protect yourself.