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Warnings and alerts

This list contains the names of businesses or individuals you should be wary of if you are planning to invest. The list is not exhaustive and there is no guarantee that the business or individual listed has not changed their name.

Before you invest, we recommend that you take steps to protect yourself from being scammed and check the provider is listed on the Financial Service Providers register (FSPR). The FSPR can help you:

You may also wish to refer to the IOSCO investor alert list for international scam alerts.

How to report a scam

Contact the FMA if the scam relates to an illegal investment offer or scheme. Please ensure you include your contact details so that we can be in touch.

Consumer Protection’s Scamwatch publishes a list of scam alerts. You can report a scam on their website too.

Department of Internal Affairs lists a range of scams by format, eg, email, text message, phone, fax and postal scams. You can report scams to them, including forwarding text message scams to the free shortcode 7726 (SPAM).

IOSCO investor alerts list

IOSCO Investor alerts list

IOSCO receives alerts and warnings from its members about firms which are not authorized to provide investment services in the jurisdiction which issued the alert or warning.

How to request that a warning be removed

If you believe that a warning has been published in error, or there are other good reasons for us to take down a warning that has been published, please contact us, providing the following information:

  • your contact details
  • the warning you would like removed
  • your reasons why the FMA should take down the notice
  • evidence to support your reasons.

We will assess your request and, if appropriate, remove the notice as soon as possible. The more information you provide, the easier it will be for us to act quickly.

We may contact and consult with other people who have an interest in the outcome of a request to remove a warning.

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    • Unregistered business
    • Suspected scam

    2 August 2022

    Warning: crypto trader, Global Ventures withholding funds

    WARNING: FMA is concerned that Global Venture may be involved in a scam. We have received a complaint from a New Zealand resident who was contacted by Global Venture, through WhatsApp, to trade in cryptocurrencies through their trading platform. Global Venture is unreasonably withholding the complainant’s funds and is requesting further funds to enable a withdrawal.

    http://fma.cwp.govt.nz/news-and-resources/warnings-and-alerts/warning-crypto-trader-global-ventures-withholding-funds/

    • Unregistered business
    • Suspected scam

    2 August 2022

    Investors take note: information on Apex Capital Holdings website is misleading

    WARNING: The FMA is concerned that Apex Capital Holdings may be operating a scam. Their website contains information that is misleading and may give investors a false impression of their activities. Apex Capital Holdings is not a registered New Zealand company and is not registered to provide financial products or services to New Zealand residents.

    http://fma.cwp.govt.nz/news-and-resources/warnings-and-alerts/investors-take-note-information-on-apex-capital-holdings-website-is-misleading/

    • Unregistered business
    • Suspected scam

    27 July 2022

    Warning: New Zealanders receiving unsolicited contact from Quantree Investment representatives

    FMA received a report of New Zealand residents receiving unsolicited contact from Quantree Investment representatives with an offer to purchase shares in Mobileye via an Initial Public Offering (IPO). We are concerned that Quantree Investment may be involved in a scam.

    http://fma.cwp.govt.nz/news-and-resources/warnings-and-alerts/warning-new-zealanders-receiving-unsolicited-contact-from-quantree-investment-representatives/

    • Unregistered business
    • Suspected scam

    13 July 2022

    Warning regarding unregistered business offering fake pre-IPO shares

    WARNING: The FMA is concerned that Enbridge International Consulting Limited (Enbridge) may be operating a scam via enbridgeconsulting.com (the website). We have received a report from a New Zealand resident about being cold called by Enbridge offering pre-IPO (Initial Public Offering) shares and unable to recover money paid to them.

    http://fma.cwp.govt.nz/news-and-resources/warnings-and-alerts/enbridge/