About Us

IFW Global is a dedicated, international investigation team combatting and safeguarding clients from cybercrime.

Around the clock, around the world

We deliver unique services that are not available anywhere else on the market. Law enforcement agencies are often to restricted in their efforts to pinpoint the location of suspect and their illegal operations. IFW Global has built an alert and focused company culture that ensures every case is handled with a high degree of urgency and sensitivity.

Investigations, Intelligence and Asset Recovery.

Our head office is located in Australia with a fully staffed operation and monitoring centre in the heart of Asia.

Understanding the internal structures of such groups requires in-depth investigative work. Regardless of what the end result might be or how simple it may sound, shutting down an illegal peer network, removing counterfeits from the market or successfully recovering assets lost from fraud always requires a substantial buildup of evidence necessary to turn the results of investigations into actionable intelligence. Each case requires an individual approach, while “fit-all solutions” are simply unable to deliver the desired outcome.

This is why IFW Global offers its clients a methodical process – a set of established actions that follow a systematic and meticulous procedure – rather than a predetermined product. This approach has proven successful throughout IFW Global’s history and allows easy adaptability – each element of the process is constantly adjusted to the situation.

Management Team

Ken Gamble

Executive Chairman

Ken Gamble is the co-founder and current Executive Chairman of IFW Global. Ken is a front-line cybercrime investigator with extensive qualifications and experience in investigation, intelligence, surveillance and asset recovery, developed over a 32-year career. Ken has consulted to various foreign governments and law enforcement agencies and presented on cybercrime topics at Interpol events. Ken has received three law enforcement awards from the Philippine National Police, Anti-Cybercrime Group, for his work on uncovering and exposing cybercrime groups in the Philippines.

Allan Watson

Director of Global Investigations

Allan Watson is the Director of Global Investigations and has 35 years’ experience in varying fields of investigations. These include serious investment fraud, asset tracing and recovery, business intelligence and security and crisis management in both the corporate and government sectors. Allan is presently in charge of coordinating complex investigations in many continents across the world including Asia, Europe, Africa, Middle East and the Americas.

Alana Maurushat

Special Advisor

Dr Alana Maurushat is a Special Advisor to IFW Global and a Professor of Cybersecurity and Behaviour at Western Sydney University. She has a B.A. in Communications (University of Calgary), B.C.L. (McGill), LL.B. (McGill), LL.M. with Concentration in Law and Technology (University of Ottawa), PhD (University of New South Wales). She is an expert in cybercrime, privacy, telecommunications, and cybersecurity. She has worked on projects for both the Canadian and Australian governments, advises to industry, and is often in the media.

Michael Nasca

Director of US Operations

Michael Nasca is the Director of US Operations, who has over 25 years of federal law enforcement experience as a special agent in both criminal and civil proceedings. Michael retired as a special agent with Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), he was responsible for investigating financial crimes, customs fraud, intellectual property rights violations, money laundering and cybercrimes. Michael has been nationally and internationally recognized for collaborating with other governments and non-government entities in order to address transnational criminal organizations operating in the United States and abroad. Michael also retired as a US Navy Reserve Intelligence Officer where he served a tour in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.


In 2016, world renown investigation firm Gamble Investigations International and cyber intelligence firm Internet Fraud Watchdog joined forces to form IFW Global led by Senior Investigator and Executive Chairman; Ken Gamble.

  • Ken Gamble is a private investigator licenced by the New South Wales Police Force (Australia). Licence number: 406928335
  • Allan Watson is a private investigator licenced by the New South Wales Police Force (Australia). Licence number: 409398018
  • IFW Global is licenced by the New South Wales Police Force (Australia). Master Licence Number: 410843633
  • IFW Global is licenced by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Licence number: A 1900003

IFW Global has an extensive array of integrated services with one objective

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