Lectures, seminars and workshops

Lectures and seminars

Understanding the risks connected to international trade is one of the most important aspects for all companies involved in export-import operations. By knowing the methods used by international fraudsters or dishonest businessmen you will considerably reduce the risks of financial losses for your company and will save time, efforts and money trying to recover the lost assets.

Our experience shows that it is much easier to prevent the loss rather than trying to recover the lost money or goods. We have developed a comprehensive lecture programme for organisations of any size which covers vital aspects of fraud recognition and prevention.

Topics include:

  • Risks for exporters
  • Risks for importers
  • Tactics used by fraudsters to steal your money or goods
  • “Red flags” in negotiations with a prospective supplier or buyer
  • How to recognize the website of a fraudulent company
  • Security of payments in international trade
  • Working with prepayment: points to consider
  • The pitfalls of using Letters of Credit: how to avoid fraud
  • How to verify your prospective business partner
  • How to ensure the quality and the quantity of the ordered goods
  • Fraud prevention techniques
  • If a fraud occurred: steps to recover the money

By participating in our lectures you will considerably widen your knowledge about fraud methods and will receive the necessary skills for recognising the scammers and dishonest businesses at any stage of the communications. The skills obtained in our lectures will give you a powerful tool to recognise fraud even without entering into negotiations with a prospective supplier or buyer as certain signs of a fraudulent company can be found on its website, initial communication or in the offer.

Workshops in companies

We can run a workshop at your premises which will include concrete examples to demonstrate the various techniques used by dishonest businessmen. Your procurement and export managers will have a unique opportunity to become acquainted with various scam methods (we have collected more than 300 of them) and will learn how to immediately identify “red flags” which expose the scammers at the very first stage of contacts with a prospective overseas business partner.

Topics which will be thoroughly discussed at our lectures and workshops include:

  • How to keep control over your money or goods during the whole sales-purchase process
  • How to avoid unlawful claims and non-payments
  • How to secure your prepayment
  • Points to be especially careful with when accepting or issuing a Letter of Credit

The workshops can be held for any number of participants.

Do not wait until your hard earned money is swindled from you by a tricky fraudster or your cargo is never paid for by a dishonest buyer. Book your seminar or workshop today and be prepared for tomorrow!

Please contact us for more details and an offer.


About fraud

NOW YOU MUST BUY OUR PRODUCT
Tricky sellers use this method to press the buyer into placing the order. Sometimes it may work. More info

SEND US YOUR CARGO, WE WILL EVEN PAY YOU A LITTLE! PART 2
How to steal a cargo by using prepayment. More info

FAKE SEALS AND IDENTITY CARDS
Fake ID cards and seals of governmental bodies were produced in thousands in a Russian town. More info

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

ILLEGAL CREDITS – MILLIONS STOLEN
Over two hundred million dollars were stolen from a mayor Russian bank. More info

MANAGEMENT SCAM
A dishonest company can decline the responsibility for the contract by stating that the employee did not have the rights to sign the documents. More info

“PUNISH ME IF YOU CAN” SCAM
This scam is often used against business partners from distant countries who need visas to travel abroad. More info

LETTER OF CREDIT FRAUD
Using a fraudulent forwarder as a partner a dishonest buyer can obtain the goods much cheaper than agreed. More info

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