How to spot financial fraudsters
You receive an attractive offer for investing money. Caution, it could be fraudulent!
Interest rates are currently low – nevertheless keep you assets in the regulated market! If you are unsure about whether a company is allow to conduct financial transactions with you, for example whether it is allowed to sell securities to you, ask us! Don’t fall for financial fraudsters promising high rates of return. Otherwise you could lose your entire investment.
Check whether the company that has contacted you is even authorised at all. - Only do business with providers that are both authorised and supervised. (Show content for: Check whether the company that has contacted you is even authorised at all. - Only do business with providers that are both authorised and supervised.)
Only authorised companies or persons fulfil the conditions necessary to perform financial services. These services include financial advice, asset management, and the brokering of shares, bonds, certificates and other investments.
Do you have doubts about an offer? Contact the FMA Consumer Information team
- in writing using the contact form, or
- by telephone on (+43-1) 249 59- 3444. The FMA Consumer Information team is available on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9:00 to 12:00, and on Thursdays from 9:00 to 12:00 and from 13:00 to 16:00.