Corporate Fraud Investigations

corporate fraud investigations

Everything you need to know about corporate fraud investigations

What is corporate fraud? 

Corporate fraud is when a company suspects an individual or group of employees to have carried out fraudulent activities for financial gain. This is when a corporate fraud investigator is hired to get to the bottom of it.

Investigating Corporate fraud can come in many different forms and over the years our private investigators have seen it all. Everything from:

Whether its identity theft, fuel theft, bribery, insurance fraud, money laundering, asset misappropriation, wire fraud, accounting fraud, healthcare fraud, employees stealing from the business in some way or any other fraudulent activity, our forensic investigations team will uncover the truth. Our Corporate investigation service could end up saving your business from going bust.

Is my business at risk from corporate fraud?

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., that is where our professional private investigators can help, we can collect evidence  to minimise your risk management and help any internal fraud investigation that you may be carrying out yourself.  The relevant evidence can then be passed on along with any financial records to law enforcement to aid a criminal investigation.

Corporate fraud is often hard to prove so it often goes undetected for months and sometimes years. You may suspect corruption or suspected 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 there is a fraud risk within your business then hiring a private investigator can be the right call. 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.

corporate fraud investigations

If you do suspect that fraud is happening in the workplace and you don’t know how to proceed, our private detectives can help. Our corporate fraud investigation service 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.

Business Fraud Investigations

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The fraud investigation process can be different from business to business as well as the type of crime that has been committed and also how clever the fraudster has been in covering their tracks.

There are different types of financial crimes, some of which include looking at:

  • Embezzlement.
  • VAT Fraud.
  • Tax Evasion.
  • Hiding Assets.
  • Laundering Money.

Financial fraud can take up a lot of company time and resources so hiring a private investigator to carry out forensic accounting is something you should consider.  A forensic accountant can spend their time looking through all of your financial documents and pick up patterns that can show potential fraud.  When there is suspected fraud, we will then advise a full on internal investigation

Our fraud consulting firm have a wide range of experience we 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.

What is 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 to a financial institution such as your work place.  If you think your business is at risk, reach out to our team and we can even share tips to help with fraud prevention.  

If you suspect a financial crime is happening within your business please speak to our private investigators 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 anywhere from thousands to millions, 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, Swansea and more. If you would like to speak to a local private 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 with your investigations get in touch with us.

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