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Fraud Investigation

What is a Fraud Investigation?

A fraud investigation determines whether a scam has taken place and gathers evidence to protect the victims involved.

Fraud is misrepresentation with the intent to deceive. For example, if a company makes a specific claim about a product and knows that the product won’t work as promised, they are guilty of fraud. Fraud is a very real and costly problem that causes loss of money as well as serious injury and sometimes even death.

What Happens During Fraud Investigations?

Fraud investigations begin with a meeting between the investigator and client. The person launching the investigation explains why they suspect deceit and hands over any evidence they have supporting their claims. A good fraud investigator will use this initial information to find more evidence and information. To do this, they may use surveillance,asset searches, background checks, employee investigations, business investigations, and other methods.

Common Types of Fraud Investigations

Insurance Fraud

The focus of an insurance fraud investigation is to uncover those who make false claims to receive insurance money or insurance companies who refuse to honor legitimate claims.

Corporate Fraud

A corporate fraud investigation protects organizations from issues like theft of information, compromised customer information, and a damaged reputation.

Financial Fraud

Financial investigations can help uncover tax evasion, public corruption, health care fraud, telemarketing fraud, terrorist financing, and other illegal activity.

Identity Theft

With identity theft, investigators will look for faulty loan or credit card applications, false withdrawals from bank accounts, dishonest use of calling cards, and using an alternate name to receive benefits.

Internet Fraud

Internet fraud investigations can expose criminals attempting to take advantage of victims via the internet. This includes theft of personal information or fraudulent transactions that result in the significant loss of money.

Why Do I Need a Fraud Investigation?

If you are the victim of a scam, you may lose significant amounts of money and, in some cases, your good name. Proving a fraud actually occurred, however, can be complicated and evidence you gather on your own may not be admissible in court. A qualified, experienced investigator helps you receive the compensation you deserve.

Use the search utility on the top of this page or select from a state listed below to find a fraud investigator, or give us a call at (888) 997-4669.

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