Serious Fraud Office, New Zealand
Our purpose is to protect New Zealanders' financial and economic wellbeing
The SFO is the lead law enforcement agency for investigating and prosecuting serious financial crime
The SFO plays a role in preventing financial crime and corruption
Our offices are temporarily closed during the latest COVID-19 lockdown. Complaints can be logged via our website. You can still reach us through our contact centre (M-F 8.30 a.m. to 5 p.m.) although due to call volumes, you may experience a delay.
What We Do
We are the lead law enforcement agency for investigating and prosecuting serious or complex financial crime, including bribery and corruption. We also play a role in preventing financial crime, including bribery and corruption.
What We Don't Do
We focus on a relatively small number of cases that have a disproportionally high impact on the economy and the financial wellbeing of New Zealanders. Other lead agencies that investigate and prosecute financial crime include NZ Police, Inland Revenue and the Financial Markets Authority.