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Finding Foster: Investigator Ken Gamble outwits a serial conman

For the best part of 30 years serial and notorious conman Peter Foster had outsmarted authorities in several countries. His criminal career has seen him rip-off people all over the world to the tune of around $100 million.

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How IFW Global led 60 Minutes to one of the biggest boiler room busts ever seen

Boiler room investment scams use a combination of high pressure cold calling and dishonest sales techniques that cost Australians millions of dollars every year. 

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60 Minutes presenter recounts his experience working alongside IFW Global

IFW Global was recently involved in the take down of a boiler room operation that was captured by 60 Minutes Australia. The raid resulted in the arrests of 32 people. 

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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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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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Common types of investment fraud in Australia

International investment fraud is a growing problem. The number of investment scams reported to the Australian Consumer and Competition Commission increased by 33 per cent in 2017 and is set to rise further this year.Most of these scams originate...

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