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MARKET OF STOLEN GOODS

The value of stolen goods advertised on the internet could be 276 million USD. According to the report, completed by Symantec Corporation last year, the potential value of total advertised stolen goods was more than 276 million USD. The data was gathered in the period from July 1st 2007 until June... More info >>>

SOME ALARMING SIGNS

If you see some of these signs in your communications with prospective partner, be cautious. Emails from a company come from a free e-mail provider, like yahoo, hotmail, gmail etc. Such emails are good for private use, but solid companies today all have their own domain and hosting registration.... More info >>>

FAKE INVOICE SCAM

Many companies around the world have become targets of fake invoices. Scammers can send you a fax, e-mail or a letter demanding payment for the domain name prolongation, subscription, payment for electricity, phone use etc. Very often such letters look like the real bill and can be easily paid by... More info >>>

BLACKLISTS OF CHINESE COMPANIES

In 2007 Chinese government blacklisted 429 export companies. In 2007 the Chinese Ministry of Commerce established a blacklist of Chinese companies which had exported low quality or dangerous products. Some of the companies had their export licences revoked and a former drug and food safety watchdog chief was executed for... More info >>>

500 MILLION USD CREDIT FRAUD

A group of Russian ”businessmen” defrauded over 20 banks and leasing companies of 500 million USD. In 2008 Russian authorities solved one of the biggest banking frauds during the last years. Using fake documents the scammers were taking big loans in Russian banks and leasing companies. The loans were never paid... More info >>>

ONLINE AUCTION SCAM

When participating in an online auction you can easily become the victim of a scammer. You find an interesting item listed on online auction pages, bid for it and win. The seller offers you a possibility to evaluate your merchandise free of charge for a week or so. If you... More info >>>

FAX US BACK FRAUD

Scammers provide chargeable fax numbers in their letterheads and contact details. You can be contacted by a company pretending to be a solid buyer, who needs more information about your product and your price list. For some reason the emails you send them are coming back and it looks like... More info >>>

LOAN SCAM

This is an old trick used by the scammers: they offer you a cheap loan on very favourable conditions. You may receive an email, fax or letter from an unknown institution which is offering you a non-secured loan on very favourable terms. The name of the institution (it may be a foreign bank... More info >>>

FAKE SEALS AND IDENTITY CARDS

Fake ID cards and seals of governmental bodies were produced in thousands in a Russian town. At the beginning of 2008 Russian police arrested a group of criminals who were producing thousands of official seals, fake IDs, bank cheques and different bills in the town of Tula. The scammers produced more than... 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. Both exporters and importers can become victims of this type of fraud. Try to remember how often you have asked your foreign partner to verify his credentials... More info >>>

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