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The IMB aware of the escalating level of this criminal activity, wanted to provide a free service to the seafarer and established the 24 hour IMB Piracy Reporting Centre (PRC) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
A newsletter about fraud and global asset recovery from the office of International Chamber of Commerce's FraudNet. To read about key asset recovery cases and global compliance with anti-fraud and money-laundering laws, please click in the link above for the Newsletter PDF.
CCS offers a flexible membership arrangement based on the selection of predetermined membership packages. A prospective member can elect to join one or more Bureaux according to their requirements.
Losses due to official misconduct account for a great many maritime trade incidents. Each incident can be complex and wide-ranging in nature. It is therefore unlikely that any one company will have the knowledge and resources to be able to investigate it thoroughly.
A number of fraudulent steel shipments from North Africa have raised the suspicion of the ICC crime watchdog, the International Maritime Bureau (IMB). IMB has recently uncovered a number of false bills of lading associated with these trades and is advising banks and traders to exercise caution when conducting business with respect to steel and metal cargoes from ports in and around North Africa.
A recent study conducted by the ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB), notes that reported piracy attacks world-wide are on the decline. Statistics documented in the latest edition of the Kuala Lumpur-based organisation’s report "Piracy and Armed Robbery Against Ships" found that the number of attacks through to the end of the 3rd quarter 2006 decreased to 174.
This month ICC Commercial Crime Services (CCS) celebrates 25 years of combating commercial crime.
Starting out as an ambitious experiment hoping to curb one particular type of commercial crime, CCS has grown dramatically since first opening its doors on 1 January 1981.
BBC investigators have discovered that the hard drives from many recycled British computers are turning up in Nigeria, a country notorious for financial fraud and identity theft.