Report a fraud

The SFO is interested in receiving any information that may assist in the detection of serious and complex fraud, bribery or corruption.

Before making a complaint, please read the following information to assist you in understanding the complaint process and what we do:

Make a complaint

We encourage contact at an early stage of potential offending, in order to mitigate any losses which may arise.

To make a complaint to the SFO, please submit your complaint using our online complaint form.

Alternatively, you may wish to:

  • Phone the SFO Contact Centre on 0800 109 800 (or +64 9 303 0212 for overseas callers):
    Our lines are open Monday to Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm (excluding Public Holidays).
  • Post your complaint to:
    SFO Complaints
    PO Box 7124
    Wellesley Street
    Auckland 1141

If you believe your employer is acting unlawfully with regard to the Wage Subsidy or Leave Support Schemes, please click here to make a complaint to Employment NZ.

What happens next

We will evaluate whether your complaint fits our criteria for commencing an investigation. By law we must meet specific evidence-based thresholds before the Director can approve an investigation.

We will advise you of the outcome of your complaint, where possible, within 30 working days.

If your complaint does not meet our threshold, we will advise the appropriate agency to contact and/or refer it on to one of our partner agencies for consideration.

The other lead agencies that investigate and prosecute financial crime include:

  • NZ Police - fraud, money laundering and crime proceeds recovery
  • IRD - tax evasion and other revenue offences
  • Financial Markets Authority - insider trading, misleading financial advice and misleading prospectus disclosure.

For further information on the investigation process, see How the SFO operates and the Justice system.