RisikoTek links up with the Anti-Counterfeiting Group (ACG) and the British and European community in an effort to increase enforcement and speed up results for investigations into counterfeiting. What better way to do so than by joining one of its most active anti-counterfeiting organizations!
The ACG was founded 1980 in the United Kingdom. It is an international association that is respected as a world leader in fighting against the global trade in counterfeit goods. As a not-for-profit trade association, it has been able to grow its membership to cover over 3,000 of the world’s most prestigious brands.
The ACG deliverables for its members are:
RisikoTek’s experience with working on Chinese anti-counterfeit operations in our region provides the UK and Europe with an experienced and solid partner in Asia to tackle counterfeiting in a much more robust manner. We aid brands and law enforcement to stamp out the manufacturing of counterfeit products along with the enabling network.
By accepting RisikoTek as a member, British and European brands can now have even greater access to an Asian expert. Our technological edge for investigation is augmented by our multi-lingual investigation talent. This can allow for better penetration into Asian sources of information not intelligible to many traditional investigation firms in the West. It also helps to be working on Asia time!
We have great aspirations for this exciting collaboration. Let’s all work together to stamp out these illicit markets together.
Germany’s Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Klimaschutz Gets the word out about Project ATTENTION!
It has been just over three months since our kickoff event with our partners and it’s been a great journey so far! Barbara Lira, Product Manager of RisikoTek, says, “this project is a challenging one, but everyone is eager to make it work”.
Eye on the Prize
Using technology to detect illegal trade without the thousands of hours used today for investigation will speed up interdiction operations and speed up the destruction of illegal networks. AI basically holds a possibility to increase the insights that investigators already have. AI can go beyond the criminal techniques that we know from history and possibly start to detect new suspicious activity before it becomes historical.
No doubt to start with know-how and experience of investigation is a must to make any technology work in the real world. Just as necessary is to combine experience with technological development. This is where RisikoTek comes in as a valued partner. RisikoTek has been combining investigation needs with technology into award winning software platforms like AMALIA. They have further increased technological tools for use by investigators over years since its founding.
This is early days for a 3 year project, but there is a keen spirit shown in the teams so far. The door is always open for more industry involvement as well. If you are a German business that has experienced counterfeiting and you do have information on how it was done, then please reach out to RisikoTek to see if you can join as an industry partner to ATTENTION!
Germany is supporting many worthy projects with the purpose of securing a fair market place and a vigilant investigation environment for businesses. See other tech programs the Ministry is supporting by going here.
Elke Biechele Presents the Marriage of Tech and Investigation for The Law Society of Singapore.
Educating the legal and law enforcement community on the latest investigation tools is a mission that RisikoTek has much experience with. Over the years RisikoTek has spoken at universities, business seminars and even provided workshops for Interpol.
September 29th afforded the latest opportunity in RisikoTek’s quest to make a difference. The Law Society of Singapore hosted a 3 hour long webinar event centered on the topic of anti-money laundering (AML) legislation and investigation. This topic is critical for the legal establishment.
Recently there have been several prosecutions which not just target the organized crime behind the money laundering schemes, but also law firms, banks and other financial institutions that are not performing enhanced due diligence when signs were there to do so (RisikoTek has posted several examples on social media). There are fines being levied, and in some instances lawyers go to jail or worse!
ATTENTION -Kick Off
Big move against IWT