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

INVOICE FROM A DIFFERENT COMPANY: WHAT TO BE AWARE OF
Sometimes importers are facing the following situation: the deal is discussed with one company but the invoice and other documents are coming from another firm. More info

CORRUPTION IN INDIA
Rampant corruption - is it hurting India’s brand image? More info

OLD LOGOS AND NAMES USED IN SCAM
Sometimes newly registered companies use the names and logos of their predecessor. This may cause trouble for their counterparties. More info

ONE SHIPMENT = SEVERAL ORIGINAL BILLS OF LADING
If more than one original B/L is issued it could be used to steal your cargo. More info

INVITATION SCAM
This is a typical scam, used for illegal immigration to the developed countries. More info

CUSTOMS CLEARANCE FRAUD
This fraud is used by dishonest transportation and clearance companies to obtain extra payments from their customers. More info

PIPE UNDER THE BORDER
To transport illegal alcohol or petrol over the border smugglers have to invent sophisticated and technically complicated methods. More info

HOW TO IDENTIFY VAT FRAUD
Using the following signs the tax authorities can identify VAT fraud. More info

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