Help yourself avoid bad investments by doing some basic safety
checks before you hand over your money.
- Company director fraud - How to
tell if a company director is illegally using your investment for
- Illegal managed
investment schemes - It's generally illegal to offer
units in a managed investment unless it is registered with
- Initial Coin Offerings
(ICOs) - Find out the risks of investing in blockchain technology
- Investment seminars - Don't
believe claims that attending an investment seminar will turn you
into a millionaire in a few years.
- Investment trading
software - Be wary of claims you can make lots of money
using investment trading software programs.
banking - This type of property investment has a number of
risks. Find out what to check before investing.
- Sports betting systems - At best, sports betting software
schemes are gambling. At worst, they are scams.
- Unexpected offers to buy your
shares - These offers often try to buy your shares for
much less than the current market price. You should be aware of
some pitfalls if you get such an offer.
- Cryptocurrencies - We explain
how digital currencies work and the risks you take buying,
trading or investing in them.
Last updated: 12 Dec 2018