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

PRE-PAYMENT RECEIVED BUT DELIVERY DELAYED
After receipt of the pre-payment the dishonest supplier can breach the contract and deliver the goods with serious delay. More info

PAYMENTS TO A THIRD PARTY
Be careful when you are asked to transfer the payment to a third party. More info

TRICKY WAY TO SELL DOMAINS. IN BULK.
Fraudsters use this technique to sell you a batch of domain names similar to yours. This method of domain selling usually originates from China. More info

THE BUYER IS BANKRUPT, THE GOODS ARE NOT PAID FOR
The supplier sells on open credit. Once the cargo is received the buyer shuts down the existing company, leaving the seller with unpaid goods. More info

FAKE SHIPPING WEBSITES
Internet scams on cargo shipments uncovered. More info

BROKEN PROMISES TO SELL
This type of behaviour always creates a great deal of trouble for importers and can cause the loss of reputation and good name. More info

EXCUSES FOR PAYMENT DELAY
We tried to list the standard excuses used by buyers not to pay for the goods or to delay the payment. More info

WHAT IS AN EXPRESS BILL OF LADING?
By understanding how an express B/L works importers and exporters can save time and avoid unnecessary costs. More info

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