A man police describe as a cyber-Casanova has been wooing women into allowing him to use their addresses to receive goods bought with stolen credit cards.

The "amorous Ghanaian man" befriends New Zealand women online and persuades them to forward parcels on to him at a PO box address in his nation's capital, Accra, said Detective Simon Everson, of Waihi CIB.

"Using the name Paul Blart, the man uses stolen overseas credit card numbers to purchase various items from New Zealand companies' websites and gets them delivered to the women's addresses by courier."

Police became aware of the man after he befriended a Waihi woman on the internet.

Police were aware of a second woman in Wanganui.