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Advance Fee Fraud

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ISBN13: 9780421546004
ISBN: 042154600X
Published: February 1997
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

This book provides a useful and practical guide to the growing problem of advance fee and prime loan instrument fraud. It analyses the role and nature of fraud, looking at the types of transactions which are vulnerable and the rights and remedies of the victim. You will find it a refeshingly clear account of an increasingly sophisticated and hard to identify aspect of fraud. * Shows how frauds can be identified and prevented * No other book currently available covers this important area.

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Introduction. What are Advance Fee Fraud and Prime Bank Instrument Fraud? Dramatis Personae. Parties to transactions. Jargon. Common characteristics. Case studies and analysis. Civil rights and remedies of victims under English law. Recovery of funds. Practical steps to take. Civil law remedies. Criminal offences under English law. Money laundering. Criminal Justice Act 1993. Money laundering regulations. Fraud and conspiracy to defraud. Problems prosecuting fraudsters. Jurisdictional problems. Civil proceedings. Criminal proceedings. Fraud checklists. Appendix.