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Communicating Safely with AWF


We’ve been made aware of a small number of scam messages sent via WhatsApp and Facebook, as well as job postings on New Zealand job boards from individuals impersonating AWF employees. We encourage you to be vigilant with any communication of this nature across all social media and online platforms. 

Keeping your information secure online is important, as is being ‘scam savvy’. Online scams are one way that individuals manipulate or trick people into giving away their personal details, financial details, or money.

How AWF Communicates with Job Seekers

  1. AWF does not use WhatsApp to contact job seekers.

  2. The majority of the time we will respond to job applications or message you via email. All our email address end with our @awf.co.nz domain.

  3. We may call from one of our branch numbers listed on our Contact page, or from a New Zealand mobile number.

  4. We will never ask a job seeker for money, for any reason.

What to Do if You Suspect a Message is Spam

If you are unsure, you can call one of our branches on the numbers listed on our Contact page.
You can also report an incident or suspected scam to CERT NZ. To report a cyber security issue, use their online tool which you can find here. This needs to come from you –we cannot report this on your behalf.

Staying Safe Online

CERT NZ offer a range of practical guidance for individuals on how to keep your information safe and secure online. Common threats include scams and fraud, phishing, spam and online identity theft. Click below to read more about:

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