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DETECTION.
INVESTIGATION.
RECOVERY.

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DETECTION.
INVESTIGATION.
RECOVERY.

Ensure your investment is protected.

HOW WE
WORK & CHARGE
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Each engagement starts with understanding the problem, identifying objectives and structuring the fees.
  • Fixed Fee
Based on clear objectives, we provide a set price to achieve those objectives. No hidden fees. No added charges. 
  • Staged Fees
For complex objectives, we set a price for each stage of the engagement. Providing security that progress is made. Ensuring flexibility if objectives need to change. 

Trace your investment and build a plan for recovery.

Discovering that you have been the victim of a sophisticated investment fraud is harrowing. Most investment frauds are variations of a familiar theme. Their promoters often follow the same patterns and techniques of long-established schemes used to solicit and manipulate victims.

Fraudsters strive to create the false impression that they possess powerful insights in opaque markets. They may claim inside knowledge of an emerging industry, or promote innovative-sounding opportunities such as commodity pools, binary options, or pre-IPO stock purchases. The variations are endless. Yet even if their sales pitches seem unique, most fraud schemes involve similar strategies and tactics. The ability to recognise those red flags is a critical skill for fraud detection.

Our complex and comprehensive investment fraud investigations are conducted for investors with over 300,000 HKD (or 45,000 USD) committed to a scheme, who suspect their funds may be at risk in an illegitimate or illegal offering, or are victims seeking financial recovery from collapsed or corrupt schemes.

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INCREASE IN INVESTMENT FRAUD
In 2021 number of convicted cases increased from 198 to 725
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BUSINESSES NOT PREPARED FOR SUPPLY CHAIN FRAUD
2020 Deloitte survey shows 30% of businesses surveyed have encountered at least one instance of supply chain fraud.
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HK POPULATION HAS BEEN TARGETED
30% of those that have fallen victim have an average loss of HK$3.95 million.

The general objective of pre-deal investigations or due diligence is to determine the legitimacy and viability of investment opportunities. We provide confirmation on whether the terms, promoters, and financial prospects have been accurately represented. Detailed reports on the parties involved allow investors to make informed decisions based on confirmed facts and figures, not hunches.

COMPREHENSIVE DUE DILIGENCE

We provide due diligence on any potential investment, whether local or international. Background checks on potential partners, directors and UBOs, assessment of terms and conditions, in-depth market reviews and technological analysis help us paint an accurate picture.

Prior to initiating an investigation, we always consult with our clients to discuss their case and clarify the type of information they are seeking. We then set an appropriate scope of work and budget for the investigation. A Letter of Engagement is prepared, outlining the fixed cost, anticipated disbursements and timeline. Upon client’s approval and payment, the investigation begins.

The general objective of pre-deal investigations or due diligence is to determine the legitimacy and viability of investment opportunities. We provide confirmation on whether the terms, promoters, and financial prospects have been accurately represented. Detailed reports on the parties involved allow investors to make informed decisions based on confirmed facts and figures, not hunches.

COMPREHENSIVE DUE DILIGENCE

We provide due diligence on any potential investment, whether local or international. Background checks on potential partners, directors and UBOs, assessment of terms and conditions, in-depth market reviews and technological analysis help us paint an accurate picture.

Prior to initiating an investigation, we always consult with our clients to discuss their case and clarify the type of information they are seeking. We then set an appropriate scope of work and budget for the investigation. A Letter of Engagement is prepared, outlining the fixed cost, anticipated disbursements and timeline. Upon client’s approval and payment, the investigation begins.

TYPES OF INVESTMENT FRAUD

Most investment frauds are variations of a familiar theme. Their promoters often follow techniques of long-established schemes to solicit money and manipulate victims. Recognizing common types of investment fraud is essential for fraud detection, investigation and prevention.
  • High Yield Investments
  • Alternative Asset Investments
  • Microcap and Penny Stock Fraud
  • Affinity Fraud
  • Broker Scams
  • Property Investment Fraud
  • Pump and Dump
  • Ponzi Schemes
  • Foreign Currency Exchange Trading Fraud
  • Supply Chain Fraud
  • Advance Fee Fraud
Hong Kong experiencing boom in investment scams, with cases more than tripling, losses increasing 20-fold!

South China Morning Post Headline

Published 29 Sept 2021

Hong Kong experiencing boom in investment scams, with cases more than tripling, losses increasing 20-fold!

South China Morning Post Headline

Published 29 Sept 2021

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

We’re happy to answer any further questions you have

We are experts in investigating property investment scams, cryptocurrency frauds, broker scams, advance fee investment scams and other alternative assets investment schemes.

 

The level of sophistication with some types of frauds is high. The persons involve use advance techniques to shield their real identities and locations. Having said that, we are happy to make an assessment during a 30 minute free consultation to see if we can assist you. In 50-60% of enquiry cases, we were able to offer a number several solutions, and proceeded to conduct investigations for our clients.

We first establish the likelihood of identifying the persons involved, and where they operate. It’s common for victims to have solely interacted with the fraudster online, with no history of in-person interaction.

 

From there we can provide a scope of work and fee quote.

The first stage would be to assess the chances of identifying the persons involved, before determining if we are able to conduct a recovery process. We will only take on cases if we have assessed a 50% or higher chance of recovery. We do not accept cases with a lower chance, as we do not want our clients “throwing good money after bad”.

 

Our fee structure is a fixed fee for the investigational work, and a percentage fee of the assets recovered.

It depends. We see two primary types of investment fraud:

Organised fraud – Where they set out from the outset to defraud you and are unwilling to part with the money that they took. However if we can identify their exact location, methods and who is involved we have a high chance of recovery.

The second type is the investment has gone wrong – This investment fraud is normally a secondary step from the initial investment and they perhaps did not set out to defraud you initially. They may have run out of funds or mismanaged the project or investment.

 

If the money and funds are still present, we have a high chance of a successful recovery as long as we act quickly.

 

Most asset recoveries will take between 3-12 months, due to the possibility of civil and criminal processes, and lengthy negotiations.

“We strive to get results swiftly and professionally, operating tirelessly even in the most challenging of cases. Taking the journey with you from start to finish, helping to uncover angles you may not have thought of or explore avenues which in our experience provide results.”
– James Ellender
(Managing Director – Asia Pacific)

About

FUTURUM ASIA

Futurum was established in 2014 by a group of Ex-UK police and special operations officers. Since then we have served a multitude of government, commercial and private contracts in over 50 countries globally. In recent years due to demand, we have expanded our APAC regional presence by establishing a head office in Hong Kong. This has enabled us to better service the specialist needs of our corporate and private clients with interests in Asia.

With our team having decades of experience in the law enforcement, intelligence, investigation, and the risk sectors – we are in the unique position to help our regional and international clients, no matter the challenges they face.

Reliability, transparency and honesty are our key values. We take pride in getting results for our clients efficiently and professionally.

About

FUTURUM ASIA

Futurum was established in 2014 by a group of Ex-UK police and special operations officers. Since then we have served a multitude of government, commercial and private contracts in over 50 countries globally. In recent years due to demand, we have expanded our APAC regional presence by establishing a head office in Hong Kong. This has enabled us to better service the specialist needs of our corporate and private clients with interests in Asia.

We strive to get results swiftly and professionally, operating tirelessly even in the most challenging of cases. Taking the journey with you from start to finish, helping to uncover angles you may not have thought of or explore avenues which in our experience provide results.

– James Ellender
(Managing Director – Asia Pacific)

With our team having decades of experience in the law enforcement, intelligence, investigation, and the risk sectors – we are in the unique position to help our regional clients, no matter the challenges they face.

Reliability, transparency and honesty are our key values. We take pride in getting results for our clients efficiently and professionally.

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Let us help you learn the truth and gain control of your situation

One of our specialists will get in touch within 24 hours to review your particular case and objectives.

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+852 6537 0397

info@futurum.asia

 

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