We’re aware that customers are receiving text messages claiming to be NZTA with a link to pay overdue tolls or to renew a drivers licence registration. The text comes from a +61 Australian number.
The link leads to a fake site where customers are asked to enter credit card details, drivers licence details, personal information and two-factor authentication codes.
If you receive a text of this kind do not click on any links and delete the message immediately.
There are other scam text messages being sent from Australian phone numbers with a link to verify your identity, to block unauthorised transactions or to view, confirm or cancel a payment. These messages are impersonating ANZ and other well-known companies. Some scam text messages ask you to call a phone number to confirm a payment. When you call the number, you will hear a recording to make you believe you have phoned ANZ. This is fake.
The messages may look like this: