Detection and Prevention
of Fraud

Since Dryden Partners is a global financial advisor, fraudsters posing as the firm's staff are likely to contact clients via email and social media. To handle any actions that can jeopardize our credibility and to ensure the safety of our clients, we have implemented stringent procedures and internal safeguards. Dryden Partners invests in cyber security and fraud prevention technologies and engages world-class personnel to manage these initiatives in order to better safeguard you and your family. In order to combat fraud and identify suspicious behavior, we adapt our security measures to the current cyber risk situation.

This cybercrime method involves using a victim's stolen login credentials to access their other online accounts, and it is especially effective against those who reuse the same password across many platforms. It's not uncommon for a credential stuffing assault to go undetected until after money has been moved.

An unsolicited email that appears to be from your bank or favorite retailer could actually be a ploy to steal your identity or financial information. Cybercriminals frequently resort to "phishing" to steal sensitive information, such as banking details or passwords, or to infect computers with malicious software. Criminals use victims' personal data for purposes such as credit card fraud and identity theft. Phishing attacks are increasing in frequency, especially on social media and professional networking sites.

Criminals are increasingly using social media to target and gain trust from their victims in order to steal sensitive information. Typically, these actors will create accounts that look like (and even pretend to be) the official accounts of a person or group. In the realm of social media, impersonation can extend to the creation of legitimate profiles. Such accounts can be used for malicious purposes, such as phishing or to smear the name of a competitor.

Investment scams are con games in which you or your business send money to a company without first doing thorough research on them. Here are some things to think about if you're wondering if you were duped into making a certain investment.

  • Is there a deposit or upfront payment required? It's called an advance fee plan because you have to pay ahead of time in order to take advantage of the much better deal.
  • Dryden Partners will reply to emails sent to us via the domain name (not a free e-mail account like Proton mail, Yahoo, Gmail)
  • Has the company requested your credit card information?
  • Are the emails littered with spelling and grammatical mistakes?
  • Have I been compelled to make a direct deposit to the company's account in order to avoid missing out on a potential revenue stream?

Emails or other communications you did not request from Dryden Partners that you suspect are fraudulent should be sent to Emails are reviewed and answered by Dryden Partners. If you are a client of the firm, please let the senior wealth manager know.

Some other sources of information about safety measures are as follows.


Anti-fraud Hotline (The National Police Agency, NPA)


The European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF)

South Africa:

Southern African Fraud Prevention Service

United Kingdom:

Take Five to Stop Fraud