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

FRAUDS WITH BANK GUARANTEES
There are several types of fraud you should be aware of when working with bank guarantees. More info

CHOOSE A PARTNER WHO IS YOUR EQUAL. PART 2
Large orders first. Small importers are of no importance. More info

UNFAIR CLAIMS
Dishonest buyers often make unfair claims to receive price reduction from the seller or pay nothing for the goods at all. More info

SAND OR SALT INSTEAD OF SUGAR
It looks like selling salt or sand instead of sugar is becoming a popular scam. More info

DISHONEST MIDDLEMAN FRAUD
A dishonest middleman can use these tactics to disclaim any responsibility for the goods or payments. More info

A DEAL WITH MANY MISTAKES. PART 3
Purchasing from a new supplier? Read this. More info

CNF OR CIF? THINGS TO REMEMBER
Things to remember when using CNF and CIF terms. More info

FRAUDULENT TIMBER SHIPMENTS
IMB warns vigilance over timber shipments originating in Southeast Asia More info

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