Page last updated: 02 November 2023

Warnings and alerts

This list of warnings and alerts on this page 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:

  • obtain a business address
  • see the types of financial services the registered company, or individual, provides to customers. Some examples include; money transfers, investment management or financial advice 
  • see any licences or an authorisation status that the company or individual may have
  • see what dispute resolution scheme they belong to.

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

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  1. Imposter website
    Suspected scam

    4 April 2024

    NZX Wealth Investments – Imposter website

    The FMA recommends caution when dealing with NZX Wealth Investments and its website It is not authorised by, nor associated with the New Zealand company,
  2. Imposter website

    2 April 2024

    Maxipay Limited – Imposter website is falsely using the details of the registered New Zealand company Maxipay Limited (NZBN: 9429031572064), including its name, company number, and address. The director of Maxipay Limited has confirmed no association with the website.
  3. Imposter website

    27 March 2024

    BTCSWE – Imposter, recovery scam

    We are aware of a New Zealand resident who has been contacted by someone claiming to represent BTCSWE. The Individual claimed he could help recover money lost to a previous investment.
  4. Suspected scam

    14 March 2024

    Profit Flutter Investments – Suspected scam

    We recommend caution when dealing with Profit Flutter Investments and its website. Profit Flutter has posted fake certificates to falsely indicate it is a registered company in New Zealand.