About fraud

FAKE GENERAL ARRESTED

Russian police arrested a person that pretended to be a general of the local branch of Interpol. Officers of The Economic Security Department of Ministry of The Interior of Russian Federation arrested a person suspected of fraud and of cheating local businessmen. It was discovered that the person pretended to be a... More info >>>

FORGED CHEQUE SCAM

Scammers use this technique to receive legitimate cheques and then produce fake ones. Usually any bank can easily check the authenticity of the check issued by another bank in the same country. The procedure is simple and can be done immediately. Another story is with cheques issued by foreign banks. Sometimes... More info >>>

CREDIT REPORT: IMPORTANT DETAILS

You should pay attention to the following information in the credit report. Before starting business with a new supplier or buyer it is always wise to check the company. You can order a credit report on the company and obtain valuable information about your prospective partner. You should pay special... More info >>>

METHODS TO BUILD TRUST

The important thing in any business is to build trust between partners. Scammers know this very well and use different methods to gain your confidence. To gain your confidence is one of the most important tasks for any scammer. If this goal is reached and you trust your potential “partner”, you... More info >>>

METHODS TO BUILD TRUST, PART 2

Scammers use these methods to gain your confidence when you meet them in person. In our previous publication we described some methods used by scammers to gain your confidence during preliminary negotiations and phone conversations. You have never met your prospective business partner and form your opinion about him and... More info >>>

INCOMPETENT EMPLOYEE CAN BE WORSE THAN A SCAMMER

An incompetent employee can cause your company bigger damage than a professional scammer. Incompetent and unmotivated employees can be found in any company. How did they come to the company and why they are still working? There can be many reasons for that, but we will not analyse them... More info >>>

WE WILL FIX IT NEXT TIME WE DO BUSINESS!

This is a simple way to postpone or avoid compensation for missing or damaged goods. Problems with underweight and quality of the product can not be avoided in any business. When such problems occur it is not necessary that the exporter created them on purpose. Anybody can make a... More info >>>

SMALL PRE-PAYMENT= BIG RISK

By accepting an unreasonably small pre-payment the exporter takes a huge risk if the market falls. In some countries and industries working on pre-payment is a normal way of doing business. Sometimes importers are facing serious difficulties with L/C opening and have to secure payment by transferring partial or full... More info >>>

FAKE SHIPPING WEBSITES

Internet scams on cargo shipments uncovered. An ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB) investigation has discovered a series of Internet-based scams aimed at the container shipping industry. Using fake websites, crooked cargo traders deceive buyers into believing that their phony cargo shipments are in fact real and being shipped. “The... More info >>>

DIVERSIFIED SCAMMERS

The same scammers can operate ”companies” in different industries with only one purpose: getting your money. This type of fraud is often used in international trade because the buyer and the seller are located far away from each other, often overseas, and the criminals, “sellers” in this case, assume... More info >>>

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