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Commodities Fraud: How reliable is the victim’s recourse under their security and insurance arrangements


When fraud strikes, there is often little point in the victims pursing the
fraudster to recoup their losses. Instead, the victim looks first to their
insurance or security arrangements – after all, that is what that insurance
or security was for, was it not?

But are things as simple as that? If the same goods were sold many times over
by the fraudster, can one of the unfortunate buyers say they have an ‘insurable
interest’ in those goods? Have they ‘lost’ goods that were in fact illusory?

And what of the bank financing the purchase of goods at sea by a fraudster?

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