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IFW Global News and Insights

IFW Global Case Studies: The Cold Call And The Callous Crime

IFW Global is actively involved in a long list of cases where victims have fallen for a wide variety of financial scams where international criminals have netted hundreds of millions of dollars.

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5 Steps to Prevent Falling For An Online Scam During COVID-19

While tens of millions of people around the world are in lockdown as the biggest disaster since WWII strikes with shocking and deadly ramifications, there is one dark area that needs just as much attention as social distancing.

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Scam Alert: Ormeus Coin Scam

Cryptocurrency investors have been advised by several news sources to be careful with any involvement in the Ormeus Coin platform after Founder John Barksdale was arrested in Thailand on August 7, 2019.

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FRAUD SUMMIT HELPS TO BUILD TRUST AMONG AGENCIES

The Akolade APAC Fraud Summit in Sydney continues to grow as one of the most important events on the calendar when it comes to fighting cybercrime. IFW Global Chairman Ken Gamble chaired the event again this year and here he outlines why the...

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PHILIPPINES POLICE RAID CATCHES SCAMMERS TARGETING AUSTRALIANS

In the first three weeks of 2019, Australians have lost more than $15 million dollars to cold-calling scammers.These professional conmen are well spoken, smart, and specifically target older Australian men.They gain their victim’s confidence by...

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FIVE STEPS TO PROTECT YOUR BUSINESS AGAINST CYBERCRIME

Cybercrime is now one of the greatest threats facing businesses of all sizes. And it's getting more serious every year. The 2018 PwC report,  Pulling fraud out of the shadows reveals that 45 per cent of Australian companies were affected by...

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HOW CAN SURVEILLANCE HELP IN FRAUD INVESTIGATIONS AND ASSET RECOVERY?

How can surveillance help me in a fraud case? Investment fraud cost Australians around $40 million in 2018, according to figures from ACCC Scamwatch. With securities fraud, boiler room scams and other types of complex financial fraud on the rise,...

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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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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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