Anti-fraud protection: "Protected by BL"

“Protected by BL” is a service for companies that are seriously concerned about protection against scams in business. By joining our programme - “Protected by BL” - you will show your potential business partners that secure business is one of the main priorities in your organisation.

Our experience shows that most companies start to think about anti-fraud protection only after they have become victims of the criminals.

Absence of information about fraud techniques used in international trade, lack of experience within conflict settlement with foreign companies and poor knowledge about fraud preventive methods are the main reasons for serious financial losses.

With the growth of the Internet and easy accessibility of company information, absolutely any firm from any country in the world can become a target for the fraudsters. Every year the scammers are using more sophisticated techniques that are becoming more difficult to identify.

The “Protected by BL” logo on your website will be a warning sign to any dishonest company and it will show that you are well informed about the methods used by international scammers. This is a clear sign that you are able to resist those methods. The fraudsters will know that in case of any unsuccessful deal you will be able to take immediate action to protect your interests.

We offer two types of membership: Full (paid) and Basic (free).

BASIC (FREE) MEMBERSHIP

As a basic member of the programme you will receive:

  1. On-demand consulting concerning anti-fraud protection in international business. Write to us or call us; most of your questions will be answered on-line. Charges are on a Pay-As-You-Go principle. You will be charged only after the acceptance of our offer. This is an inexpensive but powerful solution which is affordable for companies of any size.
  2. The right to use the “Protected by BL” logo on your website. 
  3. Listing of your company, with its name in English and Russian, address, phone and fax numbers, email, and basic description of its activities The listing will be an extra promotion tool for your products and services.
  4. Direct link to your company´s website.
  5. Newsletter where we publish information about uncovered fraud methods in international trade, news from law enforcement organisations and other information that helps all companies avoid fraud in business.  

To participate in the programme please fill out the registration form and will contact you to verify your contact details.

FULL MEMBERSHIP

As a full member of the programme you will receive the following benefits:

  1. Free basic consulting concerning anti-fraud protection in international business. Write to us or call us; most of your questions will be answered on-line.
  2. Free claim evaluation and professional advice regarding the perspectives of conflict settlement. After receiving your claim our specialists will evaluate it and provide their opinion regarding the chances for its successful resolution. We will advise you how to proceed with your case and tailor the future actions in accordance with your requirements and budget
  3. Priority handling of the claims. If required, we will send your claim to our network of debt collection companies and law firms in the appropriate country. We will personally contact these companies, introduce your case and find the firms interested in handling it.
  4. Free analysis of your prospective partner’s website. We will investigate the website of the company you are planning to work with and present our opinion regarding its authenticity.
  5. “Company registration check”: free check of one company per year. 25% discount for all following checks.
  6. “Company check” service: 25% discount.
  7. The right to use the “Protected by BL” logo on your website.
  8. Listing of your company, with full contact information and product description, on the list of our members. By this you will receive an effective promotion of your products and services.
  9. Direct link to your company´s website.
  10. Membership price is only 650 Euros per year. To participate in the programme please fill out the registration form. We will contact you to verify your contact details and issue the invoice that can be paid by bank transfer, credit card or via PayPal.
Registration form

About fraud

EXCUSES FOR PAYMENT DELAY
We tried to list the standard excuses used by buyers not to pay for the goods or to delay the payment. More info

ATTEMPTS TO VOID A CONTRACT
During the current economic slump the number of attempts to void long lasting purchase contracts is dramatically increasing. More info

HOW TO BREACH A CONTRACT WITH A MIDDLEMAN
This method is used by exporters and importers to make direct business with each other, thus bypassing the agreement with the middleman. More info

HAVE A CLAIM? COMMUNICATE IN WRITING
When you claim damages from your counterparty remember that all communications should be done only in writing. More info

PROTRACTED COMPENSATION SCAM
”Place more orders with us and we will deduct small amount from each shipment.” More info

"SICK" EMPLOYEE PROBLEM
This method is often used to postpone the payment, to delay the delivery or put on hold claim settlement. More info

CHINESE PRODUCT ”MADE IN RUSSIA”
An interesting scam was discovered by the Russian Customs Services. More info

EXPORT DOCUMENTS: SOME TIPS FOR IMPORTERS
Before placing the order, be sure that the seller knows exactly how to issue the documents for export to your country. More info

BL International Limited
Tel: +350-54015717  info@blintl.com
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