Most fraud investigations begin with a meeting between the investigator and the client. The person launching the investigation explains to their investigators why they suspect fraud has taken place and hand over any evidence they have to the investigator. A good fraud investigator will use this initial information to find more evidence and more facts. A fraud investigator may use surveillance, asset searches, background checks, employee investigations, business investigations, and other types of methods to get to the bottom of a case.
Just as there are different types of fraud and fraud-related crimes, there are different types of fraud investigations. Insurance fraud investigations, for example, try to uncover those who make false claims to get insurance money. In some cases, these types of investigations also uncover insurance companies who refuse to honor legitimate claims. Workers compensation investigations, on the other hand, uncover employees who try to unrightfully claim compensation for injuries they do not have. They also uncover companies who do not pay legitimately injured or ill employees. Corporate investigations often try to uncover fraud in companies while financial investigations and accounting investigations often try to determine whether any financial fraud has been committed. Identity theft investigations try to determine whether someone’s identity has been stolen and used to perpetrate fraud. General fraud investigations cover all other areas of fraud.
Fraud investigations can be complicated and difficult for a few reasons. First, criminals take great care to cover their tracks and escape prosecution. Secondly, in order for an investigation to be useful in a legal case, an investigator must be able to prove that fraud was intended. Only a qualified investigator can successfully complete these facets of a fraud investigation.
Liar Catchers can perform a fraud investigation properly with admissible evidence to secure your “case”.
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