Page last updated: 19 September 2022

List of scams

This list 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.

Person who was scammed

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  1. Suspected scam
    Unregistered business

    2 August 2022

    Investors take note: information on Apex Capital Holdings website is misleading

    WARNING: The FMA is concerned that Apex Capital Holdings may be operating a scam. Their website contains information that is misleading and may give investors a false impression of their activities.
    Apex Capital Holdings is not a registered New Zealand company and is not registered to provide financial products or services to New Zealand residents.
  2. Suspected scam
    Unregistered business

    27 July 2022

    Warning: New Zealanders receiving unsolicited contact from Quantree Investment representatives

    FMA received a report of New Zealand residents receiving unsolicited contact from Quantree Investment representatives with an offer to purchase shares in Mobileye via an Initial Public Offering (IPO). We are concerned that Quantree Investment may be involved in a scam.
  3. Suspected scam
    Unregistered business

    13 July 2022

    Warning regarding unregistered business offering fake pre-IPO shares

    WARNING: The FMA is concerned that Enbridge International Consulting Limited (Enbridge) may be operating a scam via (the website). We have received a report from a New Zealand resident about being cold called by Enbridge offering pre-IPO (Initial Public Offering) shares and unable to recover money paid to them.