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Is the vodafonenz.co.nz website a scam?

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Is the vodafonenz.co.nz website a scam?

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by GraemeBixley Starter Poster
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I was sent a message that said it came from  Vodafone <noreply@vodafone.co.nz>

On clicking the link in the email I was taken to the domain vodafonenz.co.nz.

This had my alarm bells ringing as it was not the standard Vodafone NZ website address.

I did a check of the domain and it is registered to a company called FCB New Zealand who appears to be an advertising company and not Vodafone.

The message says the following:

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Hi there
Are you a prezzie-shaker? A gift-guesser? A sneak-a-peeker?
As a special thanks from Vodafone Rewards this Christmas, you can shake a whole pile of presents. Then choose which three you’d like best, and go in the draw to win them!
There are 110 incredible prizes up for grabs. Like a family trip to the Gold Coast, five brand new Panasonic TVs, $1,000 Vodafone Broadband credit, and a $500 petrol voucher.
From your team at Vodafone, have a very Merry Christmas and a great summer.

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 Is this company authorized by vodafone to offer these prizes under your name and the email genuine or is it a fishing scam?

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Re: Is the vodafonenz.co.nz website a scam?

by Community Manager Community Manager
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@GraemeBixley

 

Thanks for your post - yes all genuine.

 

Cheers

 

m

Product Owner AI & Automated Support
Vodafone New Zealand
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Re: Is the vodafonenz.co.nz website a scam?

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by GraemeBixley Starter Poster
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Wish I had known that sooner.

I ignored it as it was grabbed by my spam filter and was mixed in among real obvious scams that linked to websites outside of New Zealand that offered me gifts as well.  

Anything like that should be mentioned on the main Vodafone website and then redirect there so us more cautious people do not miss out. 

At least in the future I will know that the websites genuine. 

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Re: Is the vodafonenz.co.nz website a scam?

by Community Manager Community Manager
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@GraemeBixley

 

Apologies, we are changing the process to remove doubt.

 

Cheers

 

m

Product Owner AI & Automated Support
Vodafone New Zealand
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