Find out how to protect yourself from investment scams, and how to check you’re dealing with an authorised firm.
Scams are increasingly sophisticated. Fraudsters can be articulate and financially knowledgeable, with credible websites, testimonials and materials that are hard to distinguish from the real thing.
But if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
Reject unexpected offers
If you’re contacted out of the blue about an investment opportunity, chances are it’s a high-risk investment or a scam.
Check if a firm is AFSA-authorized.