Corporate fraud investigations take place when a company suspects an individual or group of employees to have carried out fraudulent activities for financial gain.
Corporate fraud can come in many different forms and over the years our private investigators have seen it all. Everything from:
- Credit Card Fraud.
- Insider Trading.
- Tax Evasion.
- Investment Scams.
Those are just the tip of some of the corporate fraud that we have seen over the years. Every company will be different and will face different threats.
As a business, you could be susceptible to fraud if you don’t have the right level of security, you may not have conducted the right level of background checks or you simply may have been unlucky and have been targeted because you are a successful business.
Corporate fraud is often hard to prove so it often goes undetected for months and sometimes years. You may suspect fraud in your business after running an internal audit or sometimes you may even be tipped off by staff or other employees who feel something isn’t right.
If you suspect corporate fraud is happening within your business then you are probably right. In our experience, business owners know their business and can tell when something isn’t as it should be. If the company is larger and has a lot of staff then usually heads of departments are the first to notice so speak to them first.
If you do suspect that fraud is happening in the workplace and you don’t know how to proceed, our private detectives can help. We can help you to identify all of those involved, we can help you document the process for court and we can monitor and record your staff members catching them in the action.
Catching someone committing fraud is one thing but proving it is another, financial fraud for example can be well hidden if the person knows what they are doing.
Financial Accounting Investigations
There are different types of financial account investigations, some of which include looking at:
- VAT Fraud.
- Tax Evasion.
- Hiding Assets.
- Laundering Money.
Financial fraud can take up a lot of company time and resources so hiring private investigators to carry out financial accounting investigations is something you should consider.
Our detectives have a wide range of experience they can call upon and have taken part in many financial accounting investigations catching the perpetrators that may have got away with it for years without our intervention.
Elements of Financial Crime
Financial crimes are often hard to prove but what is a financial crime? Simply put, financial crime occurs when someone generates wealth through fraudulent activities. Financial crime can also occur when someone covers up an activity or looks to hide fraud that has already occurred.
Financial crime can be committed by criminal organisations, employees, or outside sources.
If you suspect a financial crime is happening within your business please speak to us as we can help with all areas of corporate fraud investigations.
How do you investigate corporate fraud?
If you suspect corporate fraud is happening within your business our advice would be to hire someone from outside of your business to audit your company. This way there will be no bias and only true findings will be reported.
If you hire us to help you with your investigation you can expect us to:
- Conduct a thorough investigation.
- Collect evidence in a legal way that can be later used in court.
- Conduct interviews.
- Provide surveillance.
- Report our findings in an easy to understand manner.
Corporate fraud can cost a business hundreds of thousands, if you suspect it’s happening in your business give us a call today and we can help. We provide discreet services and can help with all areas of fraud investigations. We have offices in London, Cardiff, Birmingham, Bristol and more. If you would like to speak to a local investigator give us a call today.
What areas of corporate fraud can we help with?
At Covert, we can help with all different areas of corporate fraud including:
- Financial Fraud
- Inventory and Asset Fraud
- Price Fixing and Bid Rigging
- Construction fraud
- Intellectual property leaks
and much more. If you would like to see how we can help you please get in touch with us.