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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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Case Study: Investigation of a Multimillion Dollar Embezzlement Case

According to the latest report by ACFE, more than half of organisations (53 per cent) that fall victim to occupational fraud never recover any of their stolen assets, which can run to millions of dollars. Knowing how to protect against...

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How to Choose a Professional Private Investigator

Cybercrime is now the greatest threat facing businesses in Australia. The average cost of a data breach was $2.51 million last year, according to the Ponemon Institute, and this can be especially damaging for legal firms if their clients'...

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Melbourne Investors Stung in Global Foreign Exchange Ecam

HUNDREDS of people have been arrested over a huge international foreign exchange scam which has cost Australian investors millions.

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