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All you need to know about cryptocurrency scams

Digital and virtual currencies secured by cryptography – cryptocurrencies – are a scary unknown for many. But for almost a decade now, people from all walks of life have been legitimately using and trading this new type of currency for great...

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Why the Police can't recover your money

Police are an important ally in any criminal investigation. But they face limitations in relation to fraud cases, and can only rarely recover money. There are four main reasons why you need more than the police on your side if you have been...

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Everything you need to know about Boiler Room Scams

Boiler room scams get their name from the high-pressure sales tactics these organisations use to get people to invest their money, often in shady or non-existent investments. Most commonly, business owners will receive a cold call with details...

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Cyber Scams: A Million Dollar Business

Understanding how to spot a scam and knowing tactics that criminals use are paramount when staying safe against cybercrime. 

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First Steps after a suspected scam

Timing is crucial when you're making financial investments. There's a feeling among some businesspeople that putting your money in too soon or too late can affect your returns.When you are made to feel under pressure, it can be easy to make...

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Swindle Kings of Manila

Al Jazeera has released a documentary made around the recent dismantling of a transnational criminal syndicate based in Manila facilitated by IFW Global's Ken Gamble.

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When to Bring in a Private Investigator

A lawyer's life is always busy. Each case requires hours of research and often involves specialist work. Two heads are better than one, and a lawyer and a private investigator working together can be more effective than going it alone.  Private...

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IFW Global brings down Philippines Boiler Room Gang

IFW investigators, in conjunction with the Philippine National Police (PNP) Regional Intelligence Unit, have dismantled a transnational criminal syndicate based in Manila.

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Case Study: Tracking the Defendant in an IPR Theft Case

Intellectual property theft occurs when a company unlawfully uses or steals the trademarks, patents or inventions of another company. The FBI states that this practice costs billions of dollars a year to US businesses alone. IP theft often...

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Case Study: Corporate Investigation for Mining Interests

Corporate due diligence – an investigation of a company or companies typically done before entering into a business agreement – is a sensible undertaking before any contracts are signed. Due diligence is the best way to get a full overview of an...

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