There are various types of fraud which can include insurance fraud, workers compensation fraud, and even online scams. What is the different between a scam and fraud? A scam is a game to swindle an individual or individuals out of their money for a quick profit. Fraud is an intentional deception which is generally unlawful in hopes to damage a person, industry, or for financial gain.
Fraud in Canada is massive and costs millions per year in losses not only to businesses but to private individuals. A large portion of the fraud is to businesses and insurance companies. So many businesses deal with fraud on varying levels but one common type of fraud in business is employees claiming injuries that may be false. We work with companies throughout Canada to monitor their employees to determine if fraud is taking place. For businesses and their leaders and decision-makers understanding knowing what types of fraud to look out for, and how to prevent them from occurring in your business is critical to the success and bottom line protection of the business.
If you require surveillance services to determine if an employee or claimant is fraudulent, our team can assist.
Scams are on the rise in Canada, America and the world it is imperative to be educated on the current fraudulent scams but also how to deal with it if you have been a victim of a scam. Unfortunately, in most cases, the scammers are highly trained and discrete so locating them can be difficult and costly however there is hope as not all scammers can cover their tracks.
If you suspect that an employee or claimant is fraudulent, contact our team to assist in gathering the necessary information you need to prove it. In the event that you’ve already become the victim of a scam or fraudulent activity, gather all the records you have of the incident. Call the local police and the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre right away to report it. Then give us a call so our team can help to identify the perpetrators and ensure justice is served.
When performing fraud investigations, we will use a number of techniques to gather information and prove the allegations. This will include both surveillance and research-based techniques such as corporate and databank searches, background checks, personal observation and photography, audio and video surveillance, skip tracing and GPS, and collecting witness statements.
Yes, if you believe that your phone, residence or vehicle has been bugged to obtain confidential information, we offer Technical Surveillance Countermeasure Services (TSCM) if required.
Yes. Depending on the nature of the investigation, our team is fully prepared to perform undercover operations to collect evidence. When conducting such an operation, our team will follow all the rules of the law and any regulations under the Private Security and Investigations Services Act to collect information and observe individuals. This includes physical surveillance techniques and the use of audio and visual equipment. However, we are prohibited from entering private property without permission, impersonating an officer, making an arrest or wiretapping a phone without the proper warrants.
Each fraud investigation is unique in nature but the steps to collect evidence and develop the case can often remain the same. The steps to solve fraudulent activity include evaluating the allegations, collecting evidence, analyzing the available data, testing the information against the facts, finding certain conclusions, proving the fraudulent activity beyond doubt, preparing the case, and completing the investigation.
Yes, you will receive a full report outlining the evidence collected, the investigative process used and the results obtained.
Yes, the evidence we find can be used in court if a private investigator is called upon to testify. The report can also be submitted as evidence in court. In most cases, our investigators will also be required to provide an Affidavit outlining the processes used to gather the information that is presented to the court.