Scam Alert - keep safe online!

We have received reports that PAK’nSAVE customers are being targeted by several online scams in the form of display ads, pop-up ads and emails.

Scam Watch: 08 May 2017

We've been alerted to a Facebook page claiming to be PAK'nSAVE.

Please note that this is in no way associated with PAK'nSAVE.

You can easily determine if you're viewing a Facebook scam by checking the following things:


  • The brand name is not spelt PAK'nSAVE (Pakn Save, PAK and SAVE, PAKnSAVE are some of the common)
  • The page is not verified with a blue tick
  • The page has been recently created (within the month)
  • The page offers a large sum of money as a gift card prize. We will never give-away a sum larger than $500
  • The page's competition provides a link to a site other than www.paknsave.co.nz and asks viewers to complete a survey or supply personal details such as phone number, address or bank details.
  • Comments on the Facebook page are questioning it's authenticity
  • The page has a low number of followers.

Below is an example of the recent scam circulated by a fake Facebook page:

Scam Watch: 27 April 2017

We are aware of a recent scam being sent to customers regarding a $2000 gift voucher.

Please note that this is in no way associated with PAK'nSAVE. Below is an example of this scam.

Scam Watch: 03 March 2017

We are aware of a recent scam being sent to customers about PAK'nSAVE's 32nd Anniversary.

These are not from PAK’nSAVE and we strongly advise that you do not click or engage with these.

If we are running a competition it will always be on our Facebook page or here on our website, so make sure you check these pages first.

Below is an example of this scam.


Scam Watch: 23 January 2017

We are aware of a recent scam being sent to customers about PAK'nSAVE's 32nd Anniversary.


The ads and emails that you see may involve a ‘prize’ that requires your credit card information to be able to claim the ‘prize’. 

These are not from PAK’nSAVE and we strongly advise that you do not click or engage with these.

PAK’nSAVE does not use pop-up banners and we would not ask you for your personal banking details.

This is a common sign indicating that what you are viewing is a scam. 

If we are running a competition it will always be on our Facebook page or here on our website, so make sure you check these pages first.

PAK’nSAVE takes your privacy very seriously and we would like to assure our customers that their data has been and remains secure. If you think that you are being targeted by a scammer contact us.

Below are a couple of commonly used examples to help you identify what to look out for.

1. We are aware of a scam which is circulating claiming to be from PAK'nSAVE. This is not in any way associated with PAK'nSAVE and we ask that you do not participate. If you are unsure about an online promotion please get in touch with us directly.  

2. An ad that mentions our name, PAK’nSAVE but is spelt wrong. There is a space between the n and S. It also states that you have won something that links back to a gambling website. Below are examples:

3. Pop-up banners that mention the PAK’nSAVE name on it. These will pop-up once you enter a site. Again, the spelling of PAK'nSAVE is incorrect. If you ever see one of these on our site it is a scam as we never do pop-up banners on our site.

4. Emails stating that you have won a prize, giftcard or could win an amount of money from PAK'nSAVE to celebrate our birthday or anniversary. To redeem the reward or enter you must provide personal details, including banking details. We will only ever email you a birthday or anniversary promotion if you have signed up to our weekly emails on our website here. You can also double check our website as the promotion will always be advertised there as well.

5. Emails stating that you have won a prize, giftcard or could win an amount of money from PAK’nSAVE. To redeem the reward or enter you must provide personal details, including banking details. This is something PAK'nSAVE does not do and again, PAK'nSAVE is often spelt incorrectly.

Never engage in any of the above activities. These are scams which PAK’nSAVE has nothing to do with.