25 October 2022

Individual claiming to work for FMA and cold calling members of the public

FMA is aware that cold calls are being carried out by an individual who is claiming to work for FMA. The individual may have personal details about the people they are targeting. The correspondence is fictitious and characteristic of advance fee fraud. Please note that while the FMA may directly contact licensed or regulated entities from time to time, we will never ask for payment or financial information over the phone.

If you get an unsolicited call, we recommend you hang up and contact us directly via the contact information provided on our website.

Be aware that sharing personal information with a stranger can leave you vulnerable to fraud or scams. Cold calls of any kind should be treated with suspicion. For more information, please read the FMA resources on protecting yourself from scams and how to spot one and what to do about it.