Page last updated: 20 June 2023

Real life scam stories

Around one in five Kiwis has been targeted by an investment scam, according to FMA research. 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.

Real life scam stories

Be a hero. Report a scam.

If you see or hear of any suspicious investment offers, report the activity to the FMA so that we can notify other authorities and publish a warning.

Report a scam