Month: April 2020

Recovery expert: ‘Some businesses will never reopen’

When economies eventually re-open, many businesses will stay shut as they struggle with the new environment. That is the fear from a global disaster recovery group that helps businesses recover from crises like coronavirus. Small business owners are more vulnerable and may have to become entrepreneurs again to survive. “Restarting a business is much harder …

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Why Sustainability Professionals Need Due Diligence Skills, By Donald Amaeshi

The beauty of due diligence is that it can be employed from a distance and without the slightest contact with the target organisation. So, it is relevant to bring it to the attention of management practitioners that they can inadvertently miss the opportunity of having that business/investment/partnership discussion, even without the opportunity of saying a …

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TIPS FROM GF FORENSICS ON FRAUD AND SECURITY ISSUES RELATING TO COVID-19

As the world is engulfed and shaken by the Corona virus and its attendant effects. One would wonder how most countries of the world on lock down would manage the trauma post covid 19 as the sick are increasing, people are bogged down with fear of catching or not catching the infection and trying to …

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Covid-19 Fraud Alert!!!

A  few minutes ago, somebody called me  supposedly from Zenith Marina Lagos,  requesting my Zenith bank card number. He told me that they wish to credit my account with N25,500,  being my own share of the Covid-19 relief package from the Federal Government. He dictated my BVN and my date of birth and asked me …

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Nigeria visa firm owned by man on fraud charges

The owner of the Nigerian government-appointed company which produces visas for people wishing to travel to Nigeria from around the world is facing charges of fraud and money laundering in Nigeria in relation to a different company, the BBC has learnt in a joint investigation with the Premium Times. There is no suggestion of wrongdoing …

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Benin Ex-Finance Minister Gets 20 Years in Prison for Fraud

Komi Koutche, a former finance minister in the West African nation of Benin, was sentenced to 20 years in prison for money laundering and embezzlement of state funds. Koutche, who served in the government of opposition leader Thomas Boni Yayi, must also pay a fine of 100 million CFA francs ($165,000) for the disappearance of …

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Fraudsters exploiting Covid-19 fears have scammed £1.6m

More than 500 coronavirus-related scams and over 2,000 phishing attempts by criminals seeking to exploit fears over the pandemic have been reported to UK investigators, figures reveal. One of the latest scams being assessed by officials at the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) involves criminals asking for donations to help the NHS fight Covid-19. Since …

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