Around one in five Kiwis has been targeted by an investment scam, according to FMA research, Unfortunately, some have actually lost money.
Scammers thrive on the shame that often comes with such a loss. They don’t want victims to tell others about it because that could disrupt their dishonest activities.
Below are real stories of everyday Kiwis who lost money to investment scams – but took positive action by reporting it to the FMA and then sharing their stories so others can see what scams look like.
You can be a hero too. If you see or hear of any suspicious investment offers, contact the FMA.
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