Investment Scams

Common investment scams may include lucrative investment opportunities such as shares, bonds, cryptocurrencies, rare metals, overseas land investments or alternative energy.

What are the signs?

  • You receive an unsolicited call, repeatedly.
  • You are promised quick returns and assured that the investment is safe.
  • The offer is only available for limited time.
  • The offer is only available to you and you are asked not to share it.

What you can do?

  • Always get impartial financial advice before you hand over any money or make an investment.
  • Reject cold calls related to investment opportunities.
  • Be suspicious of offers promising a safe investment, guaranteed returns and large profits.
  • Beware of future scams. If you have already invested in a scam, fraudsters are likely to target you again or sell your details to other criminals.
  • Report actual or attempted fraud to Police if you suspect a fraud case