Manukau Courier : Manukau Courier November 2
8 MANUKAU COURIER, NOVEMBER 2, 2010 NEWS Westpac New Zealand Limited WCH0088_diwali_MC In the midst of today's busy lifestyle, Diwali gives an opportunity to pause and be grateful for what we have, to make special memories with family and friends. Westpac wishes everyone a happy Diwali and a prosperous new year. Westpac wishes you a festive and happy Diwali. Scammers take drivers for ride People caught up in an email scam that asks recipients to provide their driver s licence details are being advised to cancel their licence immediately. The New Zealand Transport Agency is advising people to delete the widely distributed phishing scam emails that ask recipients to provide their licence details on a counterfeit website. It s also offering to waive the fee for a replacement licence for anyone caught out by the scam. Since the agency first issued warnings about the scam last month new versions of the original phishing e-mail have appeared. The messages purport to be from the NZTA Services Team and ask people to provide their driver s licence details on a counterfeit website. These emails are not from the NZTA. They are part of a phishing scam which leads people to a counterfeit website. If you receive one of these messages you should delete it immediately, agency spokesman Andy Knackstedt says. The agency has told the Consumer Affairs Ministry and the Depart- ment of Internal Affairs about the unauthorised e-mails and both organ- isations have added them to their lists of scam alerts. Now it s urging anyone who has inadvertently provided their driver s licence details on the counterfeit website to phone its contact centre on 0800-822-422 and have their licence can- celled. That will ensure that the details will not be validated if someone attempts to use them for illegitimate purposes, Mr Knackstedt says. The agency will waive the normal fee of $38.20 and provide a replace- ment licence at no cost to anyone who has been caught up in the scam. The phishing emails have also asked people to provide credit card details on the false site so the agency is advising anyone who has done so to contact their bank immediately to cancel the card. Vote for your favourite native Wait, there s more. After voting in the local body elections Kiwis can now vote again. This time they get to choose their favour- ite native plants in the New Zealand Plant Conservation Net- work s seventh annual poll. Previous winners include plants such as Cook s scurvy grass and two-time winner pohutukawa. In 2007 the white-flowered willowherb won top honours while last year pingao, the golden sand sedge, took the mayoral seat. With more than 2400 native plants in the running there s plenty of choice be- yond the more trad- itional options like the silver fern. Voting via the web- site www.nzpcn.org.nz closes on December 5.
November 4th 2010