Proper Crisps has warned customers of a imitation Facebook page asking people for their credit card details.
The page named “Proper-Crips” was taken down by Facebook after the original Nelson company, Proper Crisps alerted its customers on Monday evening, asking them to report the fake page.
Proper Crisps told customers the imposter page sent friend requests and asked customers for their credit card details to register for a prize via a link.
The company was alerted by customers.
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“It looks like a not-so-Proper person has tried to impersonate our Facebook page this evening! While very flattering, they are asking for not so Proper things such as credit card details,” the company said in a Facebook post.
Last week cyber-security agency Cert NZ said 3102 “cyber security incidents” were reported to it during the six months to the end of June, which was an increase of 42 per cent on the same period last year.
In April alone, 820 incident reports were received, which was the highest monthly number since the agency was established in 2017.
But Cert NZ said reported financial losses from those incidents fell from $6 million during the first three months of the year to $1.8m during the period from April to June.
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