IFW Global provides international investigative services for the successful operation of complex cross-border investigations. We achieve success through a combination of technical and physical resources, including the use of covert surveillance, and strategic cyber intelligence. IFW’s success is also due to its extensive network of cyber intelligence professionals and local law enforcement agencies giving us unparalleled access without the red tape of traditional operations.
How To Combat Cybercrime
The use of the Internet by organized crime groups has become increasingly common and some of the more sophisticated online offenders have taken advantage of legal loopholes, weaknesses in international law enforcement capabilities and jurisdictional limitations.
IFW investigators have a proven track record investigating internet crimes and can establish the correct legal jurisdiction of an offence through our global investigation service, resulting in successful arrests, prosecutions and fraud recovery.
The use of technology allows cyber criminals to operate cyber-enabled frauds across multiple jurisdictions with a high degree of anonymity. This reduces the chances of getting caught and therefore raises the profile of certain crimes as being low risk. Low risk-high profit crimes are the preferred crime for fraudsters, hackers, counterfeiters and pirates.
IFW Global has a sophisticated operations center in the heart of Asia staffed with industry leading surveillance investigators, cyber intelligence analysts and fraud recovery specialists. This fully equipped team has proven time and time again, that IFW has the ability to uncover and dismantle cross border crime syndicates. IFW Global is well known for bringing vital hidden information to light using advanced cybercrime investigation techniques.
What Will The Projected Cost Of Cybercrime Be In 2021?
According to the 2019 Official Annual Cybercrime Report, the projected global cost of cybercrime will reach $6 trillion by 2021.
Brick and mortar bank robberies are steadily declining however criminals are only shifting their efforts elsewhere. The cost of cybercrime is rising rapidly as online cyber-attacks are dramatically increasing. A cyber attack campaign in 2015 called ‘Carbanak’ successfully stole over $1 billion directly from hundreds of banks.
Financial crimes now happen much more discreetly and in much larger volumes. Organized crime groups use the internet to conduct investment fraud, cryptocurrency, binary options and forex scams as well as falsifying documents, stealing credit card data and numerous other activities all designed to take financial assets from unsuspecting victims.
Who Investigates Cybercrimes?
IFW Global has provided actionable intelligence to law enforcement agencies, multinationals and individuals across the globe. This intelligence has led to numerous raids, seizures and arrests. The ability to assemble powerful evidence in a complex cybercrime investigation requires the diligence of constantly overseeing various areas of criminal activity.
This is possible because of two unique factors. IFW has a highly skilled team of professional agents that use advanced cybercrime investigation methods and resources to achieve our clients' objectives. We also make use of invaluable relationships around the world with numerous legal entities, fraud recovery specialists, international investigative services, and professional surveillance investigators.
IFW investigators are able to establish the correct legal jurisdiction of an Internet crime through proven cybercrime investigation techniques resulting in successful arrests and prosecutions. Due to the nature of law enforcement being jurisdictional and the restriction of information between agencies, traditional methods of recovery through these law enforcement groups are very unlikely to succeed.
In recent years we have helped to recover over $10 million dollars in global asset recovery for our clients.