The Cortellazzi Consortium

February 26, 2008

Tips For Business Travellers To Côte d’Ivoire

Filed under: Uncategorized — 18montecristo67 @ 12:01 am

He-5 Resources claims to be dealing with Government officials of Côte d’Ivoire.

So how reliable are “government” documents from this country ?

According to the Canadian Government fake documents are easy to come by:


Recognizing a Business Scam

The Canadian Embassy (located at Immeuble Trade Centre, 23 avenue Nogues, Le Plateau, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire), along with many other embassies, frequently handles “scam” cases. Business people, many of them experienced in overseas transactions, have lost thousands of dollars to these scams. Occasionally, persons who have gone to Côte d’Ivoire to “finalize” such deals have been threatened or assaulted. Local police and other officials have not provided assistance to those caught up in scams.

Caution should be exercised when contemplating any business transaction involving Côte d’Ivoire. The scams range from attempts to engage business people in fictitious money-transfer schemes to fraudulent solicitations to supply goods in fulfilment of non-existent Côte d’Ivoire government contracts. The scams are very sophisticated and may take victims to staged meetings, often held in borrowed offices at Côte d’Ivoire government ministries or at overseas locations. The persons involved do their research and can often provide plausible, but non-existent, orders written on seemingly genuine government stationery, complete with official stamps and seals.

That ends today’s Tips For Business Travellers To Côte d’Ivoire.

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