Investment scams

Watch our video to understand how investment scams work and to learn how you can avoid them.

Before investing money:

  • do your own research on different investors first
  • contact the investment firms using the contact details on their official New Zealand-based website, not through emails, links, or phone numbers found online or sent to you directly
  • make sure the investment firm is licenced by the Financial Markets Authority (FMA)
  • check the FMA warnings and alerts page to make sure the firm isn’t listed as a suspected scammer.

Watch more videos to understand how other types of common scams work and what steps you can take to avoid them.