Fraud Investigation Services
Global Investigations is an industry leader in the field of fraud investigation. For years, our team of specialist private investigators have been developing and deploying expert analysis in order to uncover fraud, identify the required perpetrators and bring effective closure through sustained and intelligent fraud investigation techniques.
What is Fraud Investigation?
Fraud investigation is a process used to determine whether a victim (or victims) has been scammed through the gathering of evidence, with the eventual aim to bring the perpetrators to justice.
If you feel you have been a victim of fraud – whether corporate or personally – regardless of jurisdiction, we are asked to investigate the circumstances surrounding the activity, and hopefully bring clarity and awareness to the circumstance and lead us onto the responsible characters.
Fraud Investigation Methods
We assess each case with you on an initial non-chargeable basis. From here we will advise you accordingly on your case and the best course of action for you to take.
We use fact-finding strategies during the initial stages of the investigation that may include identification of non-employee witnesses, interviews of employees, the location, retrieval and analysis of all documents and data, and ongoing risk assessments.
The work we do is not restricted by language or borders. Our investigators can operate across the globe thanks to our international networks, including other country’s own agencies. We promise to provide you with a far-ranging professional service.
All of our operatives are trained in independent fraud work and all have the investigatory skills to help facilitate the needs and to ultimately put your mind at ease.
How We Can Help with Bribery Investigations
Bribery is when an individual or company accepts money, goods or services in order to change a particular course of action or inaction. This type of corruption can be extremely difficult to detect under normal circumstances and in the absence of a thorough fraud investigation, may continue to repeat itself unnoticed for an extended period of time.
On the 1st of July 2011, the Bribery Act came into full force with the intention to tackle bribery within businesses and enterprises. The Act sets out a range of terms and high standards of conduct that UK businesses should be following, whether trading abroad or just in the UK.
The Act also details the significant penalties that individuals and companies might face if they choose to ignore these standards, such as hefty fines, imprisonment, disqualification from Directorships and debarment from public contacts.
Four main offences have been introduced by the Act. These are:
- Making bribes
- Receiving bribes
- Bribery of foreign public officials
- The corporate offence of failing to prevent bribery – (subject to an ‘adequate procedures’ defence).
At Global, our private eyes have a team of highly trained investigators with many years’ experience investigating fraud in its many different forms.
Making and taking bribes is a serious offence. We, therefore, place a high amount of importance on ensuring the people or companies we investigate who are prepared to carry out such activities, are brought to justice for their actions.
Upon taking on an investigation into a bribery allegation, we always commit to thoroughly investigating the many different channels taken by the fraudsters involved in the act of bribery. This means you can be assured we will leave no stone unturned and if there is any evidence of foul play, we will find it and bring it to light.
Different Types of Fraud Investigation Services
Listed below are some of the investigations we perform for suspected fraud cases:
- Online Fraud Investigations
- Cheque Fraud
- Insurance Enquiries
- Copyright Infringement
- Means Enquiries
- Dating Fraud
- Corporate Services
- Seller’s Fraud
- Identity Fraud
- Fake Companies
- False Time Claims
- Company Fraud
- Economic Extortion
- Long-Term Fraud
Please note that these services are intended as guides and should you require anything else within a fraud investigation, we are happy to discuss this further with you.