Netsafe advisory 27 November 2017
Netsafe is aware of parents being approached on Facebook with offers of free tickets to TV shows and theme parks for their kids. Parents are being contacted on Facebook and are being asked for details about their children such as names, ages, addresses, photos and videos. The latest report we’ve received is about an individual claiming to be from Sticky TV.
If you receive a message like this, please report the profile to Facebook and to the NZ Police. If you have provided any details to the person, contact us for advice. Parents should always be careful with children’s personal information, and be extra vigilant in checking that any unexpected contact is legitimate. We encourage parents to think carefully before sharing information about kids online, and to review privacy settings on social accounts.
If you need help or advice our helpline is open from 8am – 8pm Monday to Friday and 9am – 5pm on weekends.
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Call us toll free on 0508 NETSAFE (0508 638 723)
- Online report form at netsafe.org.nz/report
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