Articles and documents

We prepared more than 300 articles and documents that can help you to avoid fraud in international trade and save your money and goods. All articles are based on real cases from our practice and the information received from our clients and other organisations.

The topics include:

  • Methods to steal your money and goods.
  • Risks for exporters and importers
  • How to avoid losses when working with prepayments
  • How to ensure the payment when supplying on credit terms
  • The pitfalls of using letters of credit in international trade
  • Types of bank guarantees
  • The real meaning of CIF ASWP and other abbreviations
  • Safety of payments in international trade
  • How to uncover a fraudster by analysing the company’s website
  • Methods to uncover a fraudster by analysing the correspondence
  • How to check your supplier or buyer
  • How to ensure quality of the ordered goods
  • Methods to build trust
  • Methods to mark down the purchasing price
  • Signs of a good and a bad middleman
  • Unserious buyers and suppliers: behaviour analysis
  • How and why the goods are unpaid
  • More articles can be found at: Fraud methods 

We provide samples of Letters of Credit with built-in discrepancies, different types of bank guarantees, samples of fraudulent letters and contracts.

You will also receive a number of our publications in professional magazines, where we explain how to avoid fraud in the international trade.

This sort of information about fraud in international business can hardly be found in any other source. This information will save you thousands of dollars and help not to become a fraud victim. The publications cost just 139.00 Euros and can be purchased from this page: Order our services

Once the payment is confirmed you will receive the articles to your email in one file.

Full members of "Protected by BL" programme will receice the articles and publications free of charge.

About fraud

WORKING WITH BANK GUARANTEES: SOME RULES TO REMEMBER
Some rules to remember when working with L/C. A sample of an L/C, which has all the chances not to be opened, can be found below. More info

SAFE PAYMENTS IN INTERNATIONAL TRADE. PART 1
Before shipping any goods be sure that you receive an acceptable payment guarantee from the buyer. More info

WHY COMPANIES ARE CHEATED. PART 1
Many companies are so easily tricked by fraudsters and lost money and goods that sometimes we cannot believe that it really happened. We will try to analyse how it was possible. More info

CORPORATE BRIBERY
TI reports: emerging economic giants show high levels of corporate bribery overseas. More info

POSSIBLE PROBLEMS WITH MIDDLEMEN
Often it is not easy for a middleman to have both ends meet and finalise a deal. More info

A TRICKY WAY TO VOID A LETTER OF CREDIT. PART 2
Send the goods after the last shipping date and the L/C will be discrepant More info

DELAY WITH PAYMENT
When a buyer does not stick to the payment schedule, he can delay receipt of the original documents. More info

RUDE BEHAVIOUR AS A NEGOTIATION TECHNIQUE
Sometimes rude behaviour can help dishonest businessmen. More info

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