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PAY PART, THE REST WILL WAIT

This scam is used by dishonest buyers to delay or avoid payment for the supplied goods. The method is known in almost every industry and can hurt the seller very badly. For example, you are a supplier looking for new customers. You find a company interested in your product... More info >>>

NO MORE DOMAINS FOR INDIVIDUALS IN CHINA

From today private individuals in China are prohibited from registering domain names in the .cn zone. This was reported by China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC). Starting from December 14th, all domain names in the .cn zone can be registered only by legal entities. Any company that wants to... More info >>>

WRITTEN ACCEPTANCE OF THE CLAIM

When you send a quality or quantity claim to the supplier make sure you obtain its acceptance in writing. Obtaining a written acceptance of the claim is the first and the most important step to receiving compensation. When you send a claim to the supplier make sure that it... More info >>>

HOW TO STEAL A COMPANY

This type of fraud has been growing in Russia during the last years. Companies are being stolen from the legal owners and the criminals are difficult to punish. The main target for the fraudsters is privately owned limited liability companies. The scammers are exploiting a gap in the legislation... More info >>>

SUSPECT PALM OIL SHIPMENTS

Confidential data was used for stealing of 39 containers with palm oil. Would-be fraudsters are increasingly utilising insider knowledge to pull off scams. The ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB) has identified a number of suspect shipments of Hydrogenated Palm Oil emanating from Indonesia. The containerised shipments all originate in... More info >>>

WANT SOME KHODORKOVSKY´S MONEY?

A couple of days ago we received a letter with an offer to earn 16.5 million dollars. Below you will find one of the so-called “Nigerian Letters”. We were offered the opportunity to participate in a lucrative business with Yukos money. Dear Friend, I have a re-profiling amount in... More info >>>

FAKE DEALER SCAM

This type of scam is used to give the impression of a stable and reliable company which is connected to foreign companies. The fraud can be dangerous and difficult to discover. The scheme consists of several stages that are easy and inexpensive to implement. First of all, the scammers... More info >>>

FRAUD WITH TRANSFERABLE LETTER OF CREDIT

After opening a transferable L/C the importer can lose his money and receive no goods. By opening a transferable L/C the importer can become a victim of well-organised fraudsters and the crime will be difficult to discover. To prosecute the criminals and return the money will be even harder.... More info >>>

WHY DO IMPORTERS IGNORE PRE-SHIPMENT INSPECTION?

There are several reasons why importers ignore pre-shipment inspection. Let’s analyse them and explain why they should not do so. Pre-shipment inspection is a powerful tool to avoid disappointments and severe financial losses when receiving the cargo. Still many importers do not use this tool and become victims of... More info >>>

BE CAREFUL: FRAUDULENT LOANS

A number of companies have been offered a fake loan. Hundreds of thousand euros lost. FIB monitoring self-liquidating loan scam.  ICC’s Financial Investigation Bureau (FIB) is closely monitoring a sophisticated global advance fee fraud scam that targets companies facing financial difficulties. To date, at least five companies are known to... More info >>>

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