Been contacted about buying Wise shares? Check it isn't a scam.


Recently, more and more customers have been alerting us to fake websites, emails, and texts about buying shares in Wise. These are scams, and should be ignored or reported.

Scams could link out to fake websites like this:

Fraudsters have been trying to phish Wise customer details via fake investment portals, allowing them to access accounts. Not good news.

Wise is becoming a public company—that's true. But always check for details. Ignore all other websites

You might have heard from us about our OwnWise program. This is our customer shareholder program, and it's genuine. But again, if you want to read about it please visit and ignore all other websites. Fraudsters might claim they are representing the OwnWise scheme in some way, and try to trick you into visiting a different website.

So if you get a fishy looking email or text, or even a call about signing up for Wise shares, ignore it, report it or email us to double check.

What to watch out for:

  • Calls or texts from unknown numbers
  • Email from strange email addresses
  • Third parties claiming to encouraging you to buy shares

If you’re not sure if it’s from Wise, it’s probably not from Wise. In any case, you can always email us to confirm — look out for an email address. We’ve also seen scammers posing as investment platforms.

What to do if you suspect a scam:

  • Never share any of your personal information
  • Don’t clicks any links if it’s a text or email
  • Don't reply to any text messages
  • Hang up if you get a phone call
  • Forward it if you can to

*Please see terms of use and product availability for your region or visit Wise fees and pricing for the most up to date pricing and fee information.

This publication is provided for general information purposes and does not constitute legal, tax or other professional advice from Wise Payments Limited or its subsidiaries and its affiliates, and it is not intended as a substitute for obtaining advice from a financial advisor or any other professional.

We make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether expressed or implied, that the content in the publication is accurate, complete or up to date.

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