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. International regulator alerts

    17 October 2016

    CMS Trader

    CMS Trader, Pandorx Ventures Limited, CMS Ventures Limited, and Steven David Hutton are not registered in New Zealand to offer financial services in or from New Zealand.
  2. International regulator alerts

    7 October 2016

    Corporate Enterprises PTY Limited

    The director of Option One (Aust) Pty Limited is the director of Corporate Enterprises PTY Limited, trading as Option Giants, about whom we have received reports of client funds being withheld.
  3. International regulator alerts

    7 September 2016

    Titan Trade

    The Australian Securities and Investment Commission has warned against conducting business with Titan Trade.
  4. International regulator alerts

    2 August 2016

    IntegraOption

    Warnings issued by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) in relation to IntegraOption.
  5. Suspected scam
    International regulator alerts

    29 July 2016

    PFM Trading Inc.

    Warnings issued by the Australian Securities and Investment Commission in relation to PFM Trading Inc.
  6. Suspected scam

    15 July 2016

    13th Pty Limited trading as IGOT

    Complaints received from New Zealand based clients of IGOT about IGOT’s failure to repay clients in accordance with their instructions.
  7. Imposter website

    15 July 2016

    ACI

    There is no connection between the website www.acifxgold.com and Apex Capital Investments Limited, the former name of a New Zealand incorporated company, nor are the activities of the website subject to regulation in New Zealand.
  8. 3 June 2016

    Investigation into Morgan Cooper Limited

    We are investigating a complaint received in relation to Morgan Cooper Limited (MCL) and a Mr Rodney McCall (aka Rodney Crichton) for potential contraventions of financial markets legislation.
  9. 3 June 2016

    Morgan Cooper Limited

    Morgan Cooper Limited (MCL) and Mr Rodney McCall (aka Rodney Crichton) have potential contraventions of financial markets legislation.
  10. Suspected scam
    International regulator alerts

    1 June 2016

    FM Trader

    FM Trader has been cold calling New Zealand residents without being a registered New Zealand company or registered on the Financial Services Providers Register.
  11. Suspected scam

    4 May 2016

    United Global Holdings Limited, trading as FX United

    We have received reports that United Global Holdings Limited, trading as FX United, has been falsely claiming that the FMA has endorsed the company as being legitimate and highly regulated.
  12. Suspected scam

    4 May 2016

    FX Unitied

    United Global Holdings Limited, trading as FX United, has been falsely claiming that the FMA has endorsed the company as being legitimate and highly regulated.
  13. 11 March 2016

    Warning: Beware of unsolicited offers of employment

    We have become aware that an organisation falsely claiming to be associated with a New Zealand Authorised Financial Adviser has been contacting members of the public via the Australian website www.seek.com.au offering employment as Payment Security Managers.