Meanwhile, Pak’n Save customers have been told there are multiple scams claiming they can win a $500 gift card by completing a survey. 

“This is not true and are not associated with Pak’n Save,” the company said on its website.

Kiwis have lost millions of dollars through scams so far this year with CERT NZ, the Government’s cybersecurity agency, reporting losses of around $3 million in the first quarter of the year alone.

Netsafe, an independent, non-profit online safety organisation puts the figure closer to $5 million, with the average loss around $6500.

Nadia Yousef, Incident Response Manager at CERT NZ, told Newshub that scams use a variety of different premises and often change to match current events, but how they work remains the same.

“If a deal, opportunity or investment seems too good to be true, it probably is,” she said.

“Online shopping scams are commonly reported to CERT NZ. This includes scams with knock off…

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