Police are warning about a current email scam asking recipients to pay up or have personal details exposed to friends and family.
Police have received reports of the scam from several victims.
The email states that malware has been installed on the recipient’s device and has captured information about them including a password, along with potentially embarrassing footage.
Anyone who receives an email of this nature is advised to report it to their local Police as soon as possible.
If you have any doubt about a call, email or approach, it is more than likely it is a scam.
Information on current scams that are operating can be found on the Ministry of Consumer Affairs website: http://www.consumeraffairs.
Anyone who believes they are a victim of a crime, in person or online, should report the matter to their local Police.
Netsafe and Consumer Protection NZ provide helpful advice and information about keeping safe online on their websites.