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Verification services are independent procedures performed by a disinterested third party and entail the evaluation of whether or not a product, service, documents or system complies with a regulation, requirement or specification.

Fraudsters in Cameroon

In is now incumbent as a leading law firm to help alert the public against fraudsters in Cameroon. Scams are often initiated by the use of Internet cafes in Cameroon and from unsolicited faxes, letters and e-mails.Likewise, we strongly cautions wiring funds to individuals not known to you personally for goods or services not yet performed or delivered or contact the verification department of the law firm before agreeing to send money to Cameroon for any reason.Fraudsters in Cameroon are mostly involved in illegal child adoption, sale of animals over the internet and claim to be a government official who can guarantee that a contract will be given to the intended victim’s company.

The perpetrators of child adoption fraud often claim to be indigent parents unable to care for a child or members of the clergy working at a Cameroonian orphanage seeking a good home for a child. Other versions of this fraud involve wildlife, including birds, dogs (Yorkshire terriers and bulldog puppies are frequently offered) and monkeys.We advise our clients to be very cautious about sending money or traveling to Cameroon to adopt a child from an orphanage they have only heard about through e-mails. The competent authorities for inter-country adoption are the Ministry of Social Affairs and the High Court that has jurisdiction over the place of residence of the child to be adopted.

Cameroon does not have adoption agencies. In general, any orphanage may release an orphan for adoption. However, in order to help protect themselves and the children from the possibility of fraud or other serious problems, prospective adoptive parents are advised to consider first the list of accredited orphanages available at the Ministry of Social Affairs or hire the services of a legal practitioner to verify and ensure our clients don’t become victims of fraudsters in Cameroon.

Document Verification Services

The Document verification services department only verify the details contained in identity documents associated with an individual  to guide an individual or organization decision-making process about whether a customer is the person they claim to be on the basis of the documents they produce. 

  • Passport
  • Visas
  • Marriage certificate
  • Birth Certificates
  • Change of name certificate
  • National identity card
  • Driver’s license
  • Tax Identification
  • Any other valid government issued identity document

Genuine Passport

A fake passport is a counterfeit of a genuine passport issued by authorized agency. Such counterfeits are copies of genuine passports or illicitly modified genuine passport made by unauthorized persons, sometimes called cobblers. Its purpose is to be used deceptively as if it were a legitimate travel or identity document.Every genuine passport can be verified by the relevant government agency who keeps data of its citizens provided the necessary applications are made. Negligence on the part some individuals or corporate bodies especially when a business opportunity looks so good have resulted to huge fraud.The verification services department of the law firm upon a request from our clients under a registered power of attorney can proceed and authenticate whether a passport is genuine.

To conclude, verification or due diligence minimizes the risk in the corporate industry and sustain good relationship between individuals, economies and nations worldwide. Foreigne investors are encouraged to engage in proper verification of all transactions before making payment in Cameroon.

Article By: Barr Mafany Victor Ngando

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