How to save yourself from the predators of romance fraud.
With the rise of online dating apps or online dating websites, individuals can now find and contact each other over the Internet to arrange a date, usually with the objective of developing a personal, romantic, or sexual relationship. These users of an online dating service would usually provide personal information with members coming from a different of backgrounds. We can never tell which one has an authentic profile or not.
If you're deeply in love or in a serious relationship with a Filipina which you've met and encountered through online dating, be extra careful with someone who you would trust for because you can never tell whether these girls are sincere or not. In fact, westerner men are the preys of these scammers. These girls are in an internet career of scamming western guys out of their money. Said to say that, some of these scammers are Filipinas. Well actually, not all Filipinas are in that case, a typical Filipina is conservative, preserve, wholesome, decent and respectful.
When a woman asks you for money or asks favours from you such as showing their body in exchange for money, that is already a sign that you hook up to a scammer. A true and trustworthy relationship doesn't need to have involved money in exchange for love. If you feel like that you have fallen to the predators of romance scammers take extra steps to save yourself especially your wallet.
When in doubt, hire a private investigator. The only way to be certain you are hearing the truth from your Filipina lover is to work with private surveillance investigators within our expert team from Wilson Detectives. Save yourself from becoming a victim, the most effective way to avoid is to hire a reliable Private Investigator from Manila. At Wilson Detectives, they specialise in relationship and business fraud investigations. If you suspect someone is scamming you, then contact a Manila Private Investigator at this numbers; Telephone + 63 9777 27 56 79. + 63 9999 29 95 97 or message them directly: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Skype: eaigbusiness, to help get the truth and confirm before you invest any of your time, money, emotions and heartaches. Visit the website for details www.wilsonsconsultancy.com
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Private Investigators in New York report investigation into National Guard
New York based Detective Agency Wilsons Detectives was established in 1951
Seven soldiers were arrested Wednesday as part of the latest group of service members to face federal charges related to the National Guard’s troubled and now-defunct Recruiting Assistance Program. The soldiers, all members of the New York Army National Guard, are accused of scheming to obtain “fraudulent recruiting bonuses,” Preet Bharara, the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, said in a statement. The soldiers arrested are:
Staff Sgt. Evette Merced, 45.
The Army cannot discuss specific details of this or any other case associated with potential RAP fraud, Lt. Col. Joe Buccino, an Army spokesman, said in a statement.
“This is a criminal matter under investigation,” he said. “The Army is participating in a multi-agency task force to investigate and resolve fraudulent actions associated with the Recruiting Assistance Program and has had a sizable task force investigating other instances of RAP fraud for more than three years.”
Wednesday’s arrests come less than three months after 25 current and former soldiers from the Puerto Rico National Guard were charged with similar offenses. Charges in that case included wire fraud, aggravated identify theft and participating in a conspiracy to defraud the United States and the National Guard Bureau of money and property.
25 more charged in Guard recruiting conspiracy, fraud
The Guard Recruiting Assistance Program, also known as G-RAP, was launched in late 2005 as a way to boost sagging recruiting numbers during the height of the war in Iraq. Program participants, or recruiter assistants (RAs), could earn up to $2,000 for every new soldier they recruited into the Guard. The RA would receive the first $1,000 when the recruit enlisted and the rest of the money once the new soldier shipped to basic training. The program was highly successful, bringing in thousands of new soldiers into the Guard. It later came under scrutiny for widespread fraud and abuse, even drawing a hearing on Capitol Hill. The G-RAP was suspended in January 2012. Then-Army Secretary John McHugh terminated all recruiting assistance programs a month later. The charges against the defendants go back to 2007.
Under the G-RAP, only RAs were eligible to receive referral bonuses for bringing in new recruits. The program required RAs to establish an online account in their name to record their referral and recruitment efforts. The RA would then input personal identifying information for each recruit into that account. Beginning in 2007, Merced and Harrison, who then served as full-time, salaried recruiters for the Army National Guard, “abused their positions … by providing the personal identifying information of potential soldiers” to Celeste, Arizaga, Adames and Edwards “in exchange for thousands of dollars in kickbacks,” according to the U.S. attorney’s office.
Celeste, Arizaga, Adames and Edwards then used their respective online RA accounts to falsely claim that they were responsible for referring those soldiers to the New York Guard. The four received bonus payments worth more than $62,000 from the G-RAP and “kicked back a significant portion of those payments to Merced and Harrison,” according to the U.S. attorney’s office. In a similar but separate scheme, Simbanamuzo, a police officer in the New York Police Department, used his online RA account to falsely claim he was responsible for referring soldiers to the New York Guard. Charges against Merced and Harrison, the two full-time recruiters in the group, include conspiracy to commit bribery, solicitation and receipt of bribes, theft of government funds, and aggravated identity theft. Each charge carries anywhere from two to 10 years in prison. Celeste, Arizaga, Adames and Edwards were each charged with conspiracy to commit bribery, which carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison, and theft of government funds, which carries a maximum of 10 years in prison. Simbanamuzo is charged with theft of government funds, which can bring up to 10 years in prison.
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A huge leak of confidential documents has revealed how the rich and powerful use tax havens to hide their wealth.
In a 1,800-word statement, "John Doe" reveals he has never worked for a spy agency or a government.
He starts the statement by citing "income equality" as a motive.
The Panama Papers have shown how some wealthy people use offshore firms to evade tax and avoid sanctions.
The papers belonged to the Mossack Fonseca law firm. It denies any wrongdoing and says it is the victim of a hack.
The papers were investigated by hundreds of investigative journalists, including from the BBC, who worked in secret with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) for months.
They list more than 200,000 shell companies, foundations and trusts set up in tax havens around the world.
The John Doe statement came shortly before US President Barack Obama delivered an address on the economy, in which he cited the Panama Papers as highlighting the problem of corruption and tax evasion.
He said the US would require banks to identify those behind shell corporations. Mr Obama said his administration's actions would allow it to do a better job of making sure people paid taxes.
'Immunity'Although the name John Doe is used, the gender of the source has not been revealed.
In the statement, The Revolution will be Digitized, John Doe starts by saying: "Income equality is one of the defining issues of our time."
He adds: "Banks, financial regulators and tax authorities have failed. Decisions have been made that have spared the wealthy while focusing instead on reining in middle- and low-income citizens."
Online dating scams are the most popular types of internet scams in Asia, a new study has found. The study, carried out by Private Investigations Group, has identified the top five internet scams in the region, accompanying the findings with a guide to protecting personal information online. The findings are based on interviews conducted by Private Investigators working for Wilsons Detectives with internet users between the ages of 18 and 65 across Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore and India. It found that a staggering 9 in 10 of the scam victims surveyed confirmed they had in fact lost money during the fraud, demonstrating the concerning success rates of internet scamming. Topping the list of scams was “work from home” fraud (36%), in which individuals are either tricked into paying someone online to help them start a business, or are fooled into carrying out work for which they do not receive payment. Online dating fraud appeared among the top methods of scamming in Asia, accounting for 14% of the survey results. In terms of gender, Wilsons Detectives Group found that Asian women (78%) are more aware of online dating scams, however men (74%) are more aware of banking and spyware fraud. Internet auction scams (16%), fake bank emails (15%) and identity theft (13%) are also popular methods of online scamming across the continent.
Despite such high levels of scamming in the region, Wilsons Detectives Group found that 90% of those surveyed said they had taken “active steps” to keep themselves safe online.
As a result of this, Wilsons Detectives also surveyed participants about the action they take to ensure that they avoid being victims of internet scams. According to the company, more than 80% of the survey’s respondents feel it is the responsibility of individuals to maintain their online safety. During the study, those surveyed said that deleting all suspicious emails, ignoring “too good to be true” offers and updating anti-malware software are the three best ways to ensure protection against online fraud. They also said that undertaking online research about scams to educate yourself and sharing knowledge through social media and with Wilsons Detective who are specialist in these matters can also help people learn more about scams and how to identify them. If you have lost money or hope of getting it back please visit www.wilsonsdetectives.com who can help you get your money back. These scammers can be identified and arrested. their property taken and they will be jailed whilst the matter is investigated which can take months or even years. Speaking about the study, Wilsons Detectives said: “The multi-market survey assessed the impact of scams on 400 internet users aged 18 – 65+ in Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia and India and was conducted to provide a better understanding of the common online scam methods. “The results additionally glean the best internet scam prevention methods from experienced users, in order for citizens in Asia to gain more insight on the subject.” Find out more about the survey here. www.detectiveswilsons.com
It's not uncommon for people to hire detectives to spy on a partner they suspect of cheating.
But a growing number of Hongkongers are hiring them to check on the man or woman of their dreams to see if they measure up.
Hong Kong private eye agency Wilsons Global Investigation and Security Consultancy held the city's first detective seminar yesterday.
About 50 aspiring 'gumshoes' turned up in the hope of grabbing one of 30 new posts with the growing company.
In a video shown at the seminar, the firm showed how its services could be used to help people get to know more about the background and personality of the person they secretly admire before deciding whether to start a relationship.
'In this way, they can pursue the one they love more easily,' said Catrina Kwok Hoi-ching, administrative executive of the agency.
Global says its investigators help people learn the facts before taking the next step forward.
And the agency believes women make the best snoopers because they are more careful and observant and don't raise as much suspicion as their male counterparts.
For this reason, 95 per cent of their operatives are female. But yesterday the Wilsons Detective agency was out to find more male recruits.
Philic Man Hin-nam, the agency's investigation director, said: 'If the target goes to places like saunas or nightclubs ... male staff can ensure the safety of female staff.
'And in places dominated by men like mahjong parlours, we need to find male staff to fill the positions.'
Safety is a big concern and Kwok said: 'A team will be dispatched to do the job. The one who is doing undercover must be experienced.
'Assessments will be made on their emotional and psychological condition to be certain that the person can handle the job.'
She added: 'There is also training to teach staff how to deal with crisis situations, and some staff are sent to learn self-defence techniques. But so far, none of our investigators has been required to employ them.'
Another area that's proving big business for the agency is misbehaving children, for instance cases where parents suspect their children are using drugs.
Man said: 'I would describe us as actors, but unlike those on TV who can do a second take ... we need to be well equipped [through training] to deal with emergency situations.'
A new investigator works five to six days a week and the number of working hours is six to eight per day. The starting salary is between HK$10,000 and HK$12,000 a month. Kwok said the qualities they most need are logic and patience.
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European and United States citizens should be alert to attempts at fraud by persons claiming to live in Ghana who profess friendship or romantic interest over the Internet. Correspondents who quickly move to discussion of intimate matters could well be the inventions of scammers. If they are after your money, eventually they will ask for it.
Before you send any money to Ghana, please take the time to be very well informed. Start by considering the fact that scams are common enough to warrant this warning. Next, look over this partial list of indicators. If any of them sound familiar, you are likely the victim of an internet scam.
This type of crime is not a priority for local police, even if they had the resources to tackle it. The Embassy can offer a sympathetic ear but, often, little else. Victims can report the scam on www.ic3.gov and might also consider alerting the dating website on which the scammer was encountered.
Some facts and resources:
U.S. citizens may refer to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services or the Bureau of Consular Affairs for authoritative information about the immigration process and the true costs involved.
In the aftermath of a scam, some people have found support and camaraderie at a Yahoo Group started by and for scam victims. Participants have reported that the group helps underscore the breadth of the problem and allows people to see they are not alone - please note this group is in no way affiliated with or endorsed by the U.S. government. www.wilsonsdetectives.com in business since 1951
Anthony Bryan joined MI5 in the early 70s and operated in the UK, Ireland, and the Middle East, before being seconded to MI6 to work with the CIA in the USA during the War on Drugs. He now lives between homes in London, Paris and Manila and runs a successful Private Detective & Corporate Intelligence Agency, Anthony Bryan Corporate Intelligence and Investigations..