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

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

IMPUNITY = MAIN MOTIVATION FOR FRAUD
Why do companies and private persons commit fraud? Let´s have a look at some of the most common reasons. More info

SMALL CLAIMS CAN BE BIG BUSINESS
Small amounts constantly claimed from several suppliers can provide extra income for a dishonest buyer. More info

FRAUDS IN INTERNATIONAL TRADE ARE ON THE RISE
Frauds involving fake shipping documents are on the rise in all parts of the world. More info

SOME ALARMING SIGNS
If you see some of these signs in your communications with prospective partner, be cautious More info

SEND US YOUR CARGO, WE WILL EVEN PAY YOU A LITTLE! PART 1
A sophisticated method of stealing your cargo is by transferring partial prepayment. More info

MARKET OF STOLEN GOODS
The value of stolen goods advertised on the internet could be 276 million USD. More info

ABNORMAL CONTRACT VOLUME = BAD SIGN
When an unknown company wants to sell to you or purchase from you an abnormal quantity of product, be careful. It might be a trap. More info

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