4 Nov 2019

Malaysian postal scam reappears in New Zealand

From Morning Report, 8:41 am on 4 November 2019

A long-running Malaysian postal scam that's milked millions of dollars out of New Zealanders has reappeared in the country.

The scam involves fake companies sending fake scratch-card lotteries which say the recipient has won prize money - but first must pay the scam companies money to for local taxes and insurance to have their prize released.

A significant number of the letters have been delivered to rest homes and retirement villages.

John Maynard, National President of the Postal Workers Union, speaks to Corin Dann.