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Fraud & Deception

The investment fraudster’s roadmap: 5 tricks a boiler room uses to defraud customers

How do you know if you have fallen into the nets of an investment fraudster, an online scam or an untrustworthy CFD broker? All these scams work according to the same playbook; step by step, the investor, who is actually a prey, is lured into the trap. Phase 1: the positive phase In the first stage, the investment fraudster does not show his true face, but presents himself as friendly and helpful as possible. He [...]

Increase in fraud via Anydesk and cryptocurrency wallets

Our firm is seeing a sharp increase in fraud using "screen sharing software" from Anydesk, Teamviewer and Screenleap and cryptowallets used to siphon off money. investment fraud This is a new form of investment fraud, which begins with arousing interest in complex investments (Forex, CFDs or cryptocurrencies). The criminal organization uses an investment website where the duped person creates an account. In reality, this is a boiler room; in fact, there are no real investments [...]

How to recover money from a Dutch bank in case of fraud?

It regularly happens that international fraud is committed with the help of a Dutch bank account, which is used to receive and pass on money. What does this form of fraud look like and what can be done about it? International invoicing fraud Several parties are involved in this form of fraud. In the first place, a party that trades with another party. For example: an Italian company does business with a company in Great [...]

2022-08-17T17:51:38+01:0028 December 2020|Fraud & Deception, Invoice & CEO Fraud|

Fraud with bonds: what are “empty shells”?

The term empty shell stems from the financial world. It can relate to securities (such as, for instance, trackers or bonds) that do not have a countervalue approaching the nominal value or official exchange rate because the deposit on issue has not flowed into the capital of the issuing entity. Special purpose vehicle An example from legal practice of an empty shell is a bond loan that is not fully paid up by the enterprise [...]

2022-08-19T11:31:26+01:0014 January 2019|Fraud & Deception|

Can you file for the bankruptcy of a “Limited” in the Netherlands?

Dutch entrepreneurs can set up a foreign legal entity such as the English "Limited" (Ltd.) with which they are only active in the Netherlands. Sometimes it concerns entrepreneurs with a history of fraud or bankruptcy, who - not for the first time - do not fulfill their obligations. What if you have money from such a limited and the company does not pay? Can you go to the Dutch court to file for bankruptcy or do you have to conduct expensive proceedings abroad?

Tackling a scammer (part 2): compensation

We have received many positive responses to our article on tackling scammers dated April 2, 2016. Most of the responses came from people who have been victims of a scammer. We also received many questions about the legal means that a lawyer can use to recover the damage from a scammer. The article was about tackling scammers through civil courts. Words like “fraud” and “fraud” are not in the Civil Code. So what are the tools we use to recover money from a scammer in a lawsuit? In this article we give a look into our kitchen. This is how we work if we summon a scammer and arrange compensation for you.

Scammed. How do you deal with a scammer?

It is always advisable to report the scammer. Scams just don't have the highest priority. Violent cases, murder and burglary often receive more attention. Moreover, investigative work in fraud and fraud cases takes a lot of manpower and time; scammers often work smart. So you should not have too high expectations of detecting and prosecuting scammers. Moreover, and that is what this article is about, recovering the embezzled money or claiming damages is not the job of the police. You need to see a lawyer for that.

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