Synterra will assist you in ensuring any investment your company make in Nigeria is neither fraudulent or a scam.At Synterra our tenacious, commercially-minded solicitors provide expert advice and assistance in all manner of investment fraud matters. We have a proven track record helping creditors and investors recover funds in Nigeria, with particular expertise in cases involving crude oil trading and advance fee fraud. Not only can we assist you in completing satisfactory legal due dilligence but also advice in retrieving any investment.

Investment Fraud & Scams Advance Fee Fraud


Investment rarely comes without a level of risk, but that risk increases exponentially for those unaware of the tactics of predatory fraudsters. The first protection against becoming a victim of a scam is to spot the signs:

  • Any investment that sounds too good to be true probably is
    • Be cautious of unsolicited phone calls, emails or letters offering one-off investment opportunities

    • Don’t be pressured into an investment. Give yourself time to do due diligence so you can make an informed decision
    • Speak or contact Synterra to conduct a Legal Due Dilligence Test
    • Do not pay advance Fees such as registrations or permits without confirmation for Synterra

    • Don’t be bitten twice. Avoid follow-on frauds, where scam organisers pass on the details of investors they’ve swindled to other fraudsters

    • The second protection is to get your money back by enforcing your rights as a creditor. We’ve recovered funds for our clients in a wide range of investment fraud and scam cases, including for those who have fallen victim to:


  • Unauthorised firms and individuals running investment scams such as share fraud
    Cloned firms

Ponzi or pyramid schemes
Identity theft

clients recover funds in investment fraud cases (such as those listed above), we have considerable knowledge of the sophisticated ways investment scams target investors and are operated, as well as how professional misfeasance can cause people to lose money. This expertise means we’re ideally placed to help creditors and investors get compensation by holding fraudsters and negligent professionals to account.

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