NetSafe (netsafe.org.nz) created this one minute video in support of 2012 Fraud Awareness Week, being run by the Ministry of Consumer Affairs (consumeraffairs.govt.nz/scam-news/get-scam-savvy).
Kiwi consumers and small businesses report cybercrime and common online scams and frauds through our Online Reporting Button website, theorb.org.nz.
We hope this video explains (with a touch of humour) the ever popular online car buying/shipping scam and how one overseas scammer is the auction bidder, the shipping company representative and the person sending fake online payment confirmation emails.
Wire transfer payments should only ever be sent to people you personally know - steer clear of car buyers who want you to send additional payments by money transfer to a shipping agent overseas.
To learn more about online scams visit scammachine.org.nz and create your own videos that teach family and friends what to watch our for online.
View the 'making of' album at facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150608321346945.372137.78604696944&type=1