If someone contacts you to offer an investment opportunity, or you find a suspicious website, be wary. It could be a scam. This investor alert list can help you know which companies, businesses and websites (or ‘entities’) are not to be trusted.
The companies, businesses and websites on this list:
- may be targeting Australian consumers;
- do not hold a current Australian financial services (AFS) licence or Australian credit licence from ASIC;
- are not allowed to offer investments in Australia.
If someone is on this list, be wary of dealing with them.
This list is provided as a warning to potential investors and is regularly updated. The name or contact details may have changed since an entry was added.
Even if you can’t find a name on the list, it doesn’t mean you can trust it. Always do your own research and check before you invest.
Search the investor alert list
Check IOSCO lists and alerts
If a company is overseas, check with the regulatory body in that country to see if they're licensed. The International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) lists the regulatory bodies for most countries.
You can also use IOSCO's alert portal for warnings about international companies.
Download the full list
Download the full Investor Alert list.
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