Fraud takes many forms. You may get a scratch-and-win card offering you the chance to win an exciting prize, an email requesting money or personal information, or a cold call from an investment company promising phenomenal returns.
The incidence of cold call boiler room scams is increasing, so we want you to know that in New Zealand it’s illegal to sell financial products by cold call. If you receive a call from a stranger about an investment opportunity, hang up.
If you’re targeted you will usually be:
Read our steps to protect yourself before you invest.