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Hi guys,

Please find below the latest updates on scams.

Do not trust any websites that claim to be PB Tech unless it's directly from us at pbtech.co.nz

This is our only Facebook page for PB Tech - you'll know by the blue tick next to our name.

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Do not click on any links provided by fake pages and feel free to report them to us immediately so we can let others know :)

Thank you!

UPDATE: 3/11/23 - Scam Bank Text Messages

We've received reports of people receiving scam text messages from their bank, informing them that their bank accounts/bank cards have been debited by PB Tech, and asking them to call a number. If you receive one of these messages and are unsure about it, we recommend you call your bank's main 0800 phone number rather than the number in the text message.

UPDATE: 29/03/23 -Social media accounts advertising unrealistically priced items at PB Tech

There have been multiple accounts across Facebook and Instagram advertising high-priced products on sale almost for free at PB Tech. This is not the case, all current promotions at PB Tech can be found by clicking the promotions tab at the top of the website. Please report and block these accounts and always look for the blue verified tick next to our name. DO NOT click any links they send you and DO NOT give them your email or password.

UPDATE: 2/1/23 - Scammer impersonating PB Tech CEO Gary Bigwood with fake Facebook profile

There is an active scammer who has setup a fake Facebook profile impersonating PB Tech CEO Gary Bigwood. The real Gary Bigwood does not have a Facebook profile at all so if you are approached by this scammer do not engage with them and report the profile to Facebook using the 'report' function. Here is a link to the fake profile: https://www.facebook.com/Gary.Bigwood.NZ

UPDATE: 21/12/22 - Fake IG & FB Accounts telling users they have won our X-Mas Giveaway

There have been multiple Instagram and Facebook pages pretending to be us and messaging customers that they have won our Christmas giveaway. Please report and block these accounts and always look for the blue verified tick next to our name. DO NOT click any links they send you and DO NOT give them your email or password. 

UPDATE: 15/12/22 - Phishing emails of PB Tech Gift Card Vouchers

There has been a new scam going around of emails being sent to customers coming from accounts that are impersonating us and offering gift vouchers. Please be careful and do not click any of the links on these scam emails. Any email from us will come from pbtech.co.nz domain.

UPDATE: 7/06/22 - Scam comments on Facebook Giveaway

There have been numerous different accounts replying to customers' comments on our recent Facebook giveaways and saying they have won. Please do not click any link they post and do not message them. Always look for our account name with the verified blue tick when we announce the winners.

UPDATE: 27/05/22 - Phishing Emails

There have been phishing emails going around. Please do not click any links on these emails.

UPDATE: 19/05/22 - Fake FB & IG Accounts telling users they have won our Birthday Giveaway

There have been multiple fake Facebook & Instagram pages pretending to be us and messaging customers that they have won our 29th Birthday giveaway. Please report and block these accounts and always look for the blue verified tick next to our name. DO NOT click any links they send you. 

UPDATE: 13/12/21 - Fake Mi Store Facebook Account doing Scam Giveaways

There is a fake Mi Store Facebook account with over 3k likes. They are running a $2 scooter promotion which is a scam. Please report and block this account if you encounter it. Our official Mi Store Facebook page is called 'Mi Store NZ'.

Fake Mi Store page - https://www.facebook.com/Xiaomi-store-NZ-111165251405048/ 

UPDATE: 20/09/21 - Fake PB Tech Facebook & Instagram Accounts doing Scam Giveaways

There are multiple fake PB Tech Facebook & Instagram accounts adding people and messaging them that they have won prizes from our recent Arlo & Jam Giveaways. They are then sent a link to complete a form to register to win, please DO NOT click the click if you receive this message. Please report and block these accounts and always look for the blue verified tick next to our name.

UPDATE: 06/09/21 - Fake PB Tech Facebook Accounts Messaging Users and Scam Giveaways

There are multiple fake PB Tech Facebook pages adding people and messaging them that they have won prizes. They are then sent a link to complete a form to register to win, please DO NOT click the click if you receive this message. Please report and block these accounts and always look for the blue verified tick next to our name.

UPDATE: 06/09/21 - Fake PB Tech Instagram Accounts Messaging Users and Scam Giveaways

There are multiple fake PB Tech Instagram pages adding people and messaging them that they have won prizes. They are then sent a link to complete a form to register to win, please DO NOT click the click if you receive this message. Please report and block these accounts and always look for the blue verified tick next to our name.

Scam Accounts:

https://www.instagram.com/pbtechnz.crew/

https://www.instagram.com/pbtechnz_/

https://www.instagram.com/pb_tech_nz/

https://www.instagram.com/pbtech.nz/

https://www.instagram.com/pbtechnz._/ 

https://www.instagram.com/pb.technz/ 

https://www.instagram.com/pbtechnz_com/ 

https://www.instagram.com/pb_tech_official/ 

UPDATE: 22/03/21 - Fake PB Tech Instagram Page Messaging Users

There is a fake PB Tech Instagram page adding people and messaging them that they have won, they are then sent a link to complete a form to register to win, please DO NOT click the click if you receive this message.

UPDATE: 16/03/21 - Fake PB Tech Facebook Page Messaging Users

There is a fake PB Tech Facebook page adding people and messaging them that they have won, they are then sent a link to complete a form to register to win, please DO NOT click the click if you receive this message.

Fake PB Tech FB Page 1 - https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100012585960539 

Fake PB Tech FB Page 2 - https://www.facebook.com/windy.maulasya 

UPDATE: 03/02/21 - Fake PB Tech Instagram Page Messaging Users

There is a fake Instagram PB Tech account. Please do not click on any links if they message you.

Fake Account - https://www.instagram.com/pbtechnz_/

UPDATE: 03/02/21 - Fake PB Tech Facebook Page Adding & Messaging Users

There is another fake PB Tech Facebook page that is scamming users by adding them and telling them they have won a lottery prize.

UPDATE: 28/01/21 - Fake PB Tech Facebook Page

There is another fake PB Tech Facebook page that is scamming users by reposting our posts and doing giveaways.

Scam FB Page - https://www.facebook.com/sicowo.beta 

UPDATE: 21/01/21 - Fake PB Tech Facebook Page

There is a fake PB Tech Facebook page that is scamming users by reposting our posts.

Scam FB Page - https://www.facebook.com/PBTech-New-Zealand-106064268142693/ 

UPDATE: 24/12/20 - Fake PB Tech Facebook Page Doing Christmas Giveaway

There is a fake PB Tech Facebook page that is scamming users by using our Christmas Giveaway. Please be careful and always look for the blue tick! 

Scam FB Page - https://www.facebook.com/kusaini.cuz 

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