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 click on the tabs below to understand what the SFO does. There is also a tab that links to information for people involved in an SFO case.
We are aware of a current cold call scam where the perpetrators are claiming to be from the New Zealand Serious Fraud Office. For more information click here.
The other lead agencies that investigate and prosecute financial crime include:
We encourage contact at an early stage of potential offending, in order to mitigate any losses which may arise.
Alternatively, you may wish to make a complaint by:
- 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:
PO Box 7124
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.