28 May 2014

Air NZ warns public about scam

7:06 pm on 28 May 2014

Air New Zealand is warning people about a scam involving automated telephone calls claiming to be from the airline.

A spokesperson for the national carrier said callers were in some cases offered prizes or credits for future travel - but only after they divulged personal information, including credit card numbers.

"These calls are not from Air New Zealand and we strongly advise any member of the public who receives one not to hand over any information and to hang up immediately."

Air New Zealand was just one of a number of well-known New Zealand and international brands which had been targeted by this type of scam, the spokesperson said.