Fake Website Filters

Mason made this Official Information request to Department of Internal Affairs

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From: Mason

Dear Department of Internal Affairs,

I recently requested some information from the DIA about the DCEFS, and Mr Craig Press answered my questions. He also mentioned that the DIA is aware of a number of internet scams in the form of fake filtering and blocking pages, similar to what the DCEFS does. Mr Press said that these prevent a user viewing a webpage, and have no origin or jurisdiction from 'official' filtering systems or organisations in New Zealand. If you could give some more information about these scams, such as how they occur, if they pose any threat and if they can harm the viewer of them it would be very much appreciated.

Yours faithfully,


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From: Telephon Telephon
Department of Internal Affairs

Thank you for your correspondence.

We will endeavour to respond to you as soon as possible.

You can make formal complaints about unsolicited commercial electronic
messages you have received by email, TXT (mobile/smart phone) message, or
fax (facsimile).

Email spam:
To complain about email spam, please complete our online [1]Spam Complaint


TXT (mobile/smart phone) spam:
To complain about TXT spam, please forward the message to our free SPAM
(7726) short code.


Fax spam:

To complain about fax spam, please visit our [2]Complain About Fax Spam
web page.



To submit scams for publication on our website, please send the scam
message to [3][email address] along with any other information that
may be useful. A selection of present and past scam messages can be viewed
on our [4]Reported Scams web page.

Please note: We may not take action on every individual complaint. Where
numerous complaints are received about a particular spam message, we will
investigate the campaign as a whole.


Kind regards,

Electronic Messaging Compliance Unit

Department of Internal Affairs



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From: Craig Press
Department of Internal Affairs

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Dear Mason


I have attached my decision in respect to your requests for further
information about the Digital Child Exploitation Filtering System dated 7
and 11 December 2013


Yours sincerely


Craig Press


Craig Press | Team Leader Official Correspondence
Department of Internal Affairs Te Tari Taiwhenua 
Direct Dial: +64 4 494 0597 | Mobile: +64 21 544 303 | 



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