April 29, 2019
IFW Global Targets Criminals in America’s Fraud Capital With New Office in Miami, Florida
Miami, Florida – IFW Global, the international private intelligence firm that specialises in cybercrime, is significantly increasing its operations by opening an office in the USA that will see it strengthen its position as a trusted and respected leader in the fight against sophisticated cyber criminals targeting US citizens.
Based in Miami, Florida, the new IFW Global USA office will be led by former Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Special Agent and now IFW Global US Director of Operations Michael Nasca, who brings more than 25 years of experience investigating: financial crimes, customs fraud, international money laundering and other cybercrimes.
This move by IFW Global, which recently made headlines around the world for its successful investigations into SE Asian-based boiler room scams that saw multiple arrests and illegal funds seized, comes as the company responds to growing demands for its services in the US.
IFW Global Executive Chairman Ken Gamble described the move to open a US base in Miami as fundamental to the company’s growing international role in the fight against cyber fraud.
Mr Gamble said: “This is a strategic move to offer American victims of serious fraud a new global capability to track down offenders and recover lost funds. We have identified Miami as the ideal base for our US operations because it is recognised as an international hotbed for securities fraud and scam activity. There are a significant number of clients who have reached out to IFW from Florida so it makes sense to place our US hub here.”
According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Florida ranks as having the highest rate of fraud in America with 1,002 incidents of fraud for every 100,000 people. Georgia, the second-most fraud-ridden state, had a far lower rate of 894 reports per 100,000 residents. As a result, Floridians lost more than $84 million in 2018.
“We are thrilled that Mike Nasca will be leading our US operations. He is a formidable investigator with significant experience both in the government and private sector. IFW Global is moving from strength to strength and the continued results for our clients comes from of having people like Mike on board,” Mr Gamble said.
Mr Nasca added: “Cybercrime is one of the greatest problems facing law enforcement agencies around the world and the private cybercrime investigations sector can play a crucial role in helping to fight back.
“IFW Global has a huge reputation as a respected organisation that gets results for its clients, that’s why the company makes headlines around the world. It’s a perfect fit for me and I have been able to bring my past law enforcement experience on board to help our American clients.”