International students in south Auckland have been targets of sex scams to blackmail or rob them, police say.
Inspector Nga-Wati Chaplow of Counties Manukau police said “honey trap” websites were being used to target mainly Indian students.
The students were then either blackmailed or robbed.
“There are websites where liaisons are arranged in the community. The liaison is a front so the males become victims of robbery,” Chaplow told RNZ.
The students were lured to isolated locations in the belief they would be meeting up with a woman, but were instead robbed, the news agency reported.