Fraud Investigation, Fraud Investigations
A fraud investigation revolves around a fraudulent intent, and a benefit being obtained as a result of this fraud, for themselves or another. A private investigator fraud investigation can be a drawn out affair, for complex matters. Fraud is sometimes described as obtaining a benefit by deception. If you suspect fraud investigate, now.
A fraud hinges on intent. Intent itself is tricky, because it is a state of mind, but it can be inferred from the surrounding circumstances. If a person holds themselves out as something they are not, or indicates a situation is other than the reality, or makes a claim that is untrue, in order to have another act in a way that benefits the fraudster, or a third party, then this is fraud. Some frauds are complex scams, such as your betting scams, pyramid schemes, where multiple people are induced to 'invest' large amounts of money. these schemes often have initial gratification as a small 'win' is produced, to induce you to 'invest' more. Some frauds are related to people offering to sell goods that don't exist, and are often linked to Western Union money transfers! Workcover claim fraud has become commonplace. Another form of fraud relates to elder abuse, and schemes to transfer wealth.
A more recent form of fraud revolves around the internet, and sob stories, where lonely people are induced to believe they are in a relationship with a fictional person, and keep being asked to send money; some people refuse to accept they are being scammed, despite the evidence.
We investigate fraud, we are experienced, we will tell you up front what the costs are. We will ask you to provide a budget. When we complete the task we will provide you with a report. Your first port of call for a fraud may be the Police, sometimes Workcover, Comcare, the ACCC or ASIC may also be involved. Sometimes private investigators are used for the initial investigation, to get the ball rolling, or to investigate when Workers Compensation insurers are restricted by their guidelines..
Fraudulent activity covers a broad expanse of activities, including by a trusted worker, a business partner, a business, individuals and enterprises. We are here to investigate, as a licensed private investigator service. Our investigations, for fraud matters, are generally a factual investigation, this means we talk to people, investigate, gather affidavits, conduct interviews, locate and preserve evidence, and in some cases, work with the appointed solicitor or barrister.