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NCJ Number: 66241 Find in a Library
Title: INTERNATIONAL FRAUDS - SYMPOSIUM
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: International Criminal Police Organization
France
Date Published: 1968
Page Count: 11
Sponsoring Agency: International Criminal Police Organization
92210 Saint Cloud, France
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: France
Annotation: TYPES OF FRAUD EXPERIENCED BY A NUMBER OF COUNTRIES AND INTERNATIONAL ENTERPRISES ARE IDENTIFIED AND DISCUSSED AT AN INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM OF THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL POLICE ORGANIZATION (INTERPOL).
Abstract: SOME MAJOR TYPES OF FRAUD ASSOCIATED WITH AIR TRAVEL DOCUMENTS WERE IDENTIFIED AS FOLLOWS: STEALING BLANK TICKETS AND SELLING THEM AT LESS THAN FACE VALUE, PRESENTING STOLEN TICKETS FOR REIMBURSEMENT, AND USING TICKETS TO EVADE EXCHANGE CONTROL REGULATIONS. FURTHER TYPES OF FRAUD INVOLVED FORGING PAPERS (STUDENT CARDS) TO OBTAIN IMPROPER FARE REDUCTIONS AND STEALING BAGGAGE AND CARGO. BETTER COOPERATION BETWEEN POLICE AND AIRLINE COMPANIES MUST BE ESTABLISHED TO PREVENT THESE CRIMES. CREDIT CARD COMPANIES CAN ALSO HELP BY TAKING PRECAUTIONS AGAINST FORGERY OR ILLEGAL ALTERATION. THIS WOULD INCLUDE CHANGING CARDS EVERY YEAR AS A PRIMARY PREVENTION. FRAUDS COMMITTED WITH TRAVELERS CHECKS HAVE INCLUDED THEFT FROM OWNERS, BANKS, AND THE MAIL, ALONG WITH COUNTERFEITING. COOPERATION WITH THE POLICE IN THE EVENT OF THEFT, PARTICULARLY OF LARGE AMOUNTS OF CHECKS, AND THE ADOPTION OF PRINTING SECURITY THAT WILL DISCOURAGE COUNTERFEITERS WAS RECOMMENDED. TRADITIONAL SMUGGLING CONTINUES THROUGHOUT THE WORLD, WITH A TREND TOWARD USING CARS WITH CONCEALED HIDING PLACES. YET MANY, AND OFTEN THE BIGGEST, CUSTOMS FRAUDS HAVE INVOLVED COMMON CRIMES, SUCH AS COUNTERFEITING OR ALTERING CUSTOMS DOCUMENTS. A CLOSE ALLIANCE BETWEEN POLICE AND CUSTOMS IN EACH COUNTRY IS SUGGESTED AS A REMEDY. GOLD TRAFFICKING EXISTS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD, ALTHOUGH THE UNITED STATES HAS STRICTLY CONTROLLED SUCH TRAFFICKING WITH ITS JURISDICTION. CANADA HAS EXPERIENCED SIZABLE GOLD THEFTS FROM MINES. OTHER FRAUDS DISCUSSES INCLUDE FRUADS INVOLVING BANKING PROCEDURES, ART FRAUDS, FRAUD THROUGH MONOPOLISTIC PRACTICES, THE FRAUDULENT SELLING OF MERCHANDISE OR SUBSCRIPTIONS TO INTERNATIONALLY-CIRCULATED PUBLICATIONS, AND TRAFFICKING IN STOLEN CARS. REAL ESTATE FRAUDS, INTERNATIONAL INSURANCE FRAUDS, AND INTERNATIONAL STOCK FRAUD WERE ALSO CITED. (RCB)
Index Term(s): Check fraud; Commodities fraud; Confidence game; Credit card fraud; Customs violations; International police activities; Smuggling/Trafficking
Note: SAINT CLOUD, FRANCE, APRIL 24TH-26TH, 1968
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