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Healthcare Fraud Explained

Healthcare fraud is a critical issue that significantly impacts the healthcare industry, leading to enormous financial losses and undermining the quality of care provided to patients. This blog aims to delve into the intricacies of healthcare fraud, examining its nature, types, responsible parties, detection methods, and ways to address and prevent such fraudulent practices. If […]

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Investment scams explained

Investment scams, a pervasive problem in the financial world, deceive investors and rob them of their hard-earned money. This guide aims to comprehensively address what investment scams are, their various types, responsible parties, detection methods, actions to take if you’re a victim, reporting procedures, and prevention strategies. If you suspect that you are a victim […]

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Tax Evasion Explained

Tax evasion, a critical issue within the realms of finance and law, affects governments, businesses, and individuals worldwide. This guide aims to provide a thorough understanding of what tax evasion is, its various forms, responsible parties, detection methods, steps to take if you’re accused, reporting procedures, and prevention strategies. If you suspect tax evasion then […]

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Insider Trading Explained

Insider trading, a critical issue in the financial and corporate world, has significant legal and ethical implications. This comprehensive guide aims to dissect what insider trading is, its various forms, responsible parties, detection methods, steps to take if you’re implicated, reporting procedures, and prevention strategies. If you suspect insider trading, you may want to consider […]

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Embezzlement

Embezzlement, a form of financial fraud, is a significant issue in the corporate world, affecting various organizations across sizes and industries and private investigators like ourselves offer corporate fraud investigations to catch the fraudsters. This guide provides an in-depth look at what embezzlement is, its various forms, responsible parties, detection methods, steps to take if […]

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Credit Card Fraud

Credit card fraud is a prevalent issue in today’s digital age, impacting millions of individuals and businesses worldwide. This guide aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of what credit card fraud is, its various forms, responsibilities, detection methods, steps to take if you’re a victim, reporting procedures, and prevention strategies. What is Credit Card Fraud? […]

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Navigating Divorce from a Cheating Partner

Divorce is an emotionally complex process, particularly when it involves infidelity. When one partner has been unfaithful, the path to separation often comes with unique challenges and considerations, both emotionally and logistically. Understanding these dynamics and planning accordingly, especially regarding moving home and utilizing storage, can make a significant difference in managing this transition. Emotional […]

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Work Place Investigations

Workplace investigations are like behind-the-scenes detectives in a business setting. They peek into the nooks and crannies of corporate conduct, maintaining the integrity of your work environment. This comprehensive guide on what happens in a workplace investigation is designed to demystify the process, highlighting the need, benefits, steps, and outcomes of such investigations. What is […]

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Financial Fraud Investigations

Welcome to the intricate world of financial fraud—a realm where deception rules, and the innocent often pay the price. From the layperson to the business tycoon, no one is immune to its reach. Let’s uncover the ins and outs of financial fraud, who commits it, its various types, and most importantly, how to stop it. […]

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Objectives of a Corporate Investigation

Think of a corporate investigation as a financial detective story, with twists, turns, and a quest for the truth. The stakes are high, and the story isn’t just about uncovering facts—it’s about maintaining the integrity, reputation, and bottom line of a company. In this captivating saga, let’s unfold the objectives of a corporate investigation. What […]

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Benefits of Auditing Your Business

Ever considered the act of auditing your business as embarking on a treasure hunt? Perhaps not, but it’s time to see the process in a new light. The benefits of auditing your business are manifold—it’s like a goldmine of opportunities waiting to be discovered. Let’s navigate this journey together and uncover the hidden treasures of […]

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White Collar Crime Examples

In the world of crime, not all villains wear masks or lurk in dark alleys. Some wear pristine suits and work from plush offices. These are the culprits of white-collar crimes, and their stories might leave you more intrigued than any action movie. Let’s dive into this intriguing world, exploring the who, what, and why […]

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Bank Fraud Investigations:

Bbank fraud has emerged as a significant concern, causing substantial losses to individuals and financial institutions alike. But how are these fraudulent activities detected and investigated? Let’s explore the complex world of bank fraud investigations together. What is Bank Fraud? In the simplest terms, bank fraud is an illegal act of acquiring money, assets, or […]

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How a Corporate Investigation is Conducted

Corporate investigations are vital in maintaining the integrity and reputation of businesses. However, how exactly is a corporate investigation conducted? Why is caution paramount during the process? Let’s delve into the intricacies of corporate investigations. What is a Corporate Investigation? A corporate investigation is an in-depth exploration into suspicious activities within or involving a business. […]

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White Collar Crime: A guide to corporate fraud.

White collar crime is an umbrella term for various non-violent criminal activities committed in a business or professional setting.  These crimes often involve financial deceit, manipulation, or theft, causing significant damage to businesses, individuals, and economies.  In this article, we’ll provide an engaging, easy-to-understand guide to white collar crime, touching upon its various forms and […]

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Who Can Detect Fraud or Misconduct?

Fraud and misconduct are significant threats to businesses and individuals alike.  With the stakes so high, it’s crucial to understand who can detect corporate fraud or misconduct, and how they go about doing it.  Buckle up and let’s get started! Understanding the Types of Fraud and Misconduct Before diving into who can detect fraud or […]

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What does a corporate fraud investigator do?

We have seen firsthand the damage that corporate fraud can inflict on a business, its reputation, and its bottom line. Today we will be looking at the various aspects of a corporate fraud investigator’s role, the essential skills they should possess, the ways they can help a business, and the types of fraud they can […]

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Evidence Collection in Corporate Fraud Investigations

Corporate fraud is a growing concern for businesses worldwide, as it can lead to significant financial losses, reputational damage, and legal consequences.  Private investigators play a crucial role in detecting and preventing fraudulent activities within organizations.  In this blog post, we will explore how evidence is collected in corporate fraud investigations, focusing on the use […]

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Private Investigator Wolverhampton

Personal private investigator Wolverhampton At Covert LTD we have many years of experience in helping people solve personal problems through private investigator services. This could be anything from catching a cheating partner to helping a family find a lost loved one. Hiring a private investigator to carry out such personal services is a tough decision […]

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When should you hire a private investigator?

A private investigator can be hired to solve a variety of problems. These problems are often too big for a client to solve on their own. But for many clients who have never worked with a private detective before, it can be a confusing process and most people don’t know when they should be hiring […]

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Are Private Investigators Legal?

When it comes to hiring a private investigator one of our most asked questions is: Are private investigators legal? Private Investigators are legal to hire in the UK. Private Investigators aren’t police, although many private detectives do come from a police background, because of this private investigators have the same legal rights as any other […]

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Insurance Fraud Examples

Insurance fraud is becoming more popular thanks to larger payouts from the courts. Companies like ours help insurance companies with our insurance fraud investigation services to help crack down on this criminal activity. Today we will be looking at some of the most common types of insurance fraud.   1) Stolen cars A common form of […]

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How to become a private investigator

Becoming a private investigator is both a challenging and rewarding job. Today we will be looking at how you can become a private investigator and by the end of our article, you should know if becoming a private detective is a good career choice for you. What is a private investigator? Private Investigators are usually employed by […]

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Cheating partner investigations

The thought of your partner cheating can make most people feel sick to their stomachs. Being cheating on and sometimes worrying that your partner is cheating on you can even make you ill. Our cheating partner investigations can help.  Over the years we have helped many of our clients catch their cheating partners and we […]

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Marriage Counselling Services Manchester

As private investigators in Manchester we are often hired to catch a cheating partner. The majority of the time if a partner suspects something is going on in our experience it is. Once we have found that a partner is cheating then the relationship can go one of two ways. Firstly, the relationship breaks down and the […]

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What is a process server?

A process server is someone that will deliver legal documents to another person who is involved in a court case. Legal documents need to be delivered for a wide range of reasons and law firms or individuals often can’t deliver these legal documents themselves so they end up hiring a process server. A person must […]

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How to find your birth parents.

Finding people who don’t want to be found can be difficult, but when it comes to finding your birth parents sometimes they are equally as curious to find you too.   In this article, we will look at how you can find your birth parents. 1) Adoption Registry Registering on the adoption registry is a great […]

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What databases do private investigators use?

Every private investigator at some point will turn to a database to help with their investigations. In this article, we will look at some of the main databases private investigators use, along with their costs and their reliability. Which Databases Do Private Investigators Use? The most common database a private investigator will use is the […]

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Divorce initiation – Who initiates divorce more often?

Divorcing a partner can be one of the most difficult times in a person’s life. It doesn’t matter the sex of the person as both men and women will lose through a divorce and to someone going through a divorce for the first time they may have many questions. As you can see for both […]

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Marriage Counselling Services in London

As private Investigators in London, we often get hired by a spouse who suspects their other half of cheating. And while we are never happy to confirm this via our evidence at least the client now knows where they stand in their relationship. Some clients will want a divorce while others will look for ways of […]

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How do private investigators find people?

There are many reasons for hiring a private investigator and one of them is to find a person of interest. In this post, we will look at some of the methods used by private investigators to find people. If you are looking for a parent, child, sibling or want to track someone down as the […]

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What powers do private investigators have?

Many of our clients are not sure what powers private investigators have, and that isn’t helped by movies that showcase us as the next James Bond. In this article we will take a look at what private investigators can and cannot do so you will know if we can help your current situation. Why are […]

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How private investigators can save businesses in Bristol money

With all of the changes businesses are going through right now saving money is probably at the top of everyone’s agenda. Trying to keep afloat while the pandemic is closing down small businesses is a challenge for all of us.   While some businesses may think of cutting staff, changing office space or outsourcing services many […]

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Private Investigator costs – 2023 Fee Guide

We often get asked, “How much does a private investigator cost?” In this article, we will cover the costs of hiring a private investigator and explain why in some circumstances costs will differ. Hiring a private investigator can be a tough choice for some as it’s difficult to know how much the service is going […]

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5 Reasons for hiring a private investigator

Private investigators can be used in a variety of situations to find out information that would otherwise stay hidden. Hiring a private investigator can help put your mind at ease and they can help you incircumstances where you wouldn’t know where to start. Private investigators can be used to trace people, catch out a cheating […]

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How to prove cohabitation

If you need to prove cohabitation it can be a difficult process to gather the evidence to prove to the court that cohabitation exists. Firstly there is no legal timeframe to establish cohabitation and it is worked out on the evidence via a case-by-case basis and the judge will decide based upon the facts presented […]

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Reduce Fuel Thefts

Reduce Fuel Thefts No matter how hard you try and keep the security of your business at its highest level there are always opportunities for some unsavoury staff member to take advantage. With fuel prices always on the rise we have had a number of commercial clients conceded about the growing prospect of theft of […]

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How secure is your business?

How secure is your business? The security of your office or work premises will always be a worry to you and although you have insurance that will cover many aspects what about theft or misuse of information? When you’re at work you can monitor the activity thats going on in the building however what about […]

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Combating Employee Absenteeism Fraud

One of the most common problems facing employers is absenteeism and fraudulent sickness absence and to prove this can be very hard. Not only does this cost your business time, your operational deadlines are missed and it will certainly also cost you financially. When an employee takes time off work you have to reorganise your […]

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