A HNW client approached us for assistance after he became suspicious that he was being targeted by a Chinese woman intent on coercing him to engage in business transactions under threat of blackmail.

Our investigations quickly ascertained that her self-publicised credentials were fictitious and that she had a historical pattern of similar behaviour; positively identifying 2 of her previous victims in the process. We also managed to trace a publicity company in Beijing which the woman had engaged to improve her internet image; by removing historical negative articles and embellishing her profile by posting fake news. The client was presented with a comprehensive and informative report which irrefutably proved her to be a fraudster, thus enabling his legal team to cancel signed contractual obligations.