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Warnings and alerts

If you need to report a scam you can contact us or you can report consumer scams to the Consumer Protection website.

Further information about warnings, alerts and scams, and how to protect yourself from fraud, can be found in our avoid scams pages.

FMA warning notices and alerts

Warning notices and alerts issued by the FMA against businesses and individuals registered on the Financial Service Providers Register (FSPR).

Businesses to be wary of

Businesses/individuals that have either not responded, or not provided a satisfactory response to a request by the FMA for information. 

Unregistered businesses

Overseas businesses marketing financial services to New Zealanders without being registered.

We strongly recommend that you do not invest money through any of these businesses/individuals.

A-Z list of all FMA warnings

All the businesses/individuals the FMA recommends investors be wary of.

Businesses and individuals are named on this list if they:

  • are not registered to provide financial services in New Zealand
  • have had the FMA enforce action against them for misconduct
  • have either not responded, or not provided a satisfactory response to a request by us for information
  • have received a warning notice from the FMA. 

International regulator alerts

Recent alerts from the International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO).

How to request that a warning be removed

If you believe that a warning has been published in error, or there are other good reasons for us to take down a warning that has been published, please contact us, providing the following information:

  • your contact details
  • the warning you would like removed
  • your reasons why the FMA should take down the notice
  • evidence to support your reasons 

We will assess your request and, if appropriate, remove the notice as soon as possible. The more information you provide, the easier it will be for us to act quickly.

We may contact and consult with other people who have an interest in the outcome of a request to remove a warning.