Contributed by Samantha Castillo The increasing need for tailored investigations, that you otherwise would not default to law enforcement or take on personally, is becoming remarkably visible. Recently, private investigators have been flooding the headlines with cases that pertain to political investigations, infidelity and missing persons, but those are a limited scope of capabilities … Read more
Senior executives charged with managing relationships and risk face the challenge of getting complete, accurate and actionable intelligence on the people, both internal and external to their organization, and businesses. Many rely on one of two avenues to develop this type of information; have someone inside conduct internet based searches, which is essentially “Googling” it … Read more
In an effort to keep abreast of all the latest news within the corporate investigation and risk management space, our agency added a Google alert for the term “employee theft”. Of course we expected to see a number of stories of employee theft being uncovered. Lets face it, this is a big country with lots of media … Read more
Consumer reporting agencies constantly face having to accurately reporting information to employers while keeping pace with the demand for quick results. Too often, the answer is the use of repositories that are searched for public records pertaining to these applicants. Repositories are not direct source data and therefore are not constantly maintained by the public … Read more
The Federal Bureau of Investigations released its latest financial crimes report and in this report they noted that corporate fraud is on of its “highest priorities” and it is on the rise. Key amongst these concerns was false accounting, fraudulently inflated assets, insider trading and kickbacks. If this has become an issue so large that … Read more
One would think that President of the United States would have multiple levels of support to keep his campaign protected from criminals and con artists. Unfortunately, based on the article below, it would appear that such characters have donated some of their ill gotten gains to his re-election campaign. http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120402/POLITICS03/204020359/Top-Obama-campaign-donor-accused-fraud The lesson is quite simple; … Read more
The Southeast Michigan Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners is hosting their monthly meeting on April 5, 2012, featuring speaker Daniel Klimek of Advanced Surveillance Group, Inc.