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THE MOST IMPORTANT STEP:

RECOGNIZE AND LIST YOUR ITEMS OF PROOF

 

 

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Introduction

 
 

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Step 1: Items of Proof

 
 

Step 2: Names and Contacts

 
 

Step 3: Chain of Events

 
 

Step 4: If You Are the Middleman in a Fraud

 
 

Step 5: Writing and Assembling Your Narrative

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Step 6: Making Copies

 
 

Step 7: Contact the Authorities

 
 

Step 8: Getting Receipts

 
 

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Step 1: DOCUMENTS / ITEMS OF PROOF 

1. Gather together every document you have that is involved in the swindle.

DON'T YOU EVER, EVER WRITE ANYTHING DIRECTLY ON THE ITEMS OF PROOF OR EVER, EVER STAPLE ITEMS OF PROOF. DO NOT FOLD ITEMS OF PROOF ONCE YOU BEGIN THIS PROCESS!

2. Items of Proof are: 

  • Documents you received from the swindler.

  • Documents you sent to the swindler or other investors.

  • Letters you have written to the swindler or other investors.

  • Telephone bills with pertinent telephone numbers and number addresses highlighted.

  • Bank statements, domestic and/or abroad.

  • Copies, faxes, or Photostats sent or received.

  • Any memos, scribbling on envelopes, calendar pages, etc.   Date and/or schedule books, hard back or computer-generated.

  • Powers of Attorney, Letters of Intent, Letters of Interest, Proof of Funds, instructions, Non-Circumvention Non-Disclosures, disbursement schedules, profit schedules, Cease and Desist Orders, copies of telexes, copies of Letters of Credit, Standby Letters of Credit, Guarantees, insurance bonds, etc.

  • CD's, diskettes, audio tapes, brochures, or video tapes that were used as part of the scam.

  • Any instructions to or from the swindler or others, instructions to banks, attorneys, trustees, etc.

  • Emails with the full headers

  • Email attachments

3. Put the documents in chronological order, i.e. in the order in which each document was received by you or sent by you, or by date of origin.

4. Using Post-It Notes (law enforcement will add their own tags), tag each document (by date received or originated) with the item of Proof number beginning with Exhibit 1. Be careful not to cover any text, writing, or images with the Post-It Notes. If covering text or images is inevitable, cover as little as possible.

F     Look for fax dates (along the top or bottom edge of the paper).

F     Look for memo dates

F     If no dates are present, fit the document in as near the approximate date as you can.

F     Keep in mind that other countries put the day before the month. Americans write Monday, November 5th, 2001 as 11/5/01. In other countries this would be 5.11.01 or 05/11/01 because they say Monday, 5 November 2001. Be careful not to get confused.

F     If some documents are closely related and were received or originated on the same date, mark the first with its chronological number, and the second with the same number followed by the letter "A", the third with the number followed by the letter "B", etc.

5. Items of Proof List:

  • Put your name, address, and telephone number(s) at the top left of the page.

  • Skip at least 2 lines and enter the date.

  • List each Item of Proof in the exact same sequence as the Post-It Notes show, beginning with the number 1.

  • Give each Item of Proof a title.

  • Leave room between Items of Proof for any notes you may add later on.

6. Place your Items of Proof and the list in the ITEMS OF PROOF envelope.

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