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. Imposter website
    Suspected scam

    28 April 2022

    FMA and Irish regulator issue warning about jms-icav.com

    FMA and regulatory bodies in Ireland have issued a warning about JMS-ICAV.
    JMS-ICAV is not a registered financial service provider in New Zealand or licensed by the FMA and is therefore not permitted to provide financial products or services to New Zealand residents. New Zealanders have been unsuccessful removing funds from the entity.
  2. Imposter website
    Suspected scam
    Unregistered business

    13 April 2022

    FMA warns investors: allianceequities.ltd and alphabase.ltd are not associated with existing New Zealand companies

    WARNING: www.allianceequities.ltd and www.alphabase.ltd are misusing the details of incorporated New Zealand companies, Alliance Equities Limited and Alpha Base Limited respectively. These websites are not associated with, nor authorised by these companies.
  3. Imposter website
    Suspected scam

    8 April 2022

    Scam operation targeting New Zealand investors

    WARNING: FMA are concerned that a scam operation is targeting New Zealand residents and offering investment in a fixed return managed fund. It is claimed that the investment is offered by Blackrock Investment Management Australia Limited (part of Blackrock Inc.), which is not true. Blackrock Investment Management Australia Limited has confirmed that they are not connected with the offer and/or the entity.