Fraud Investigations

Fraud is considered to involve misrepresentation with intent to deceive. If a company makes specific promises about a product in order to sell that product, they may be guilty of fraud if they are aware that the product does not work as advertised. Fraud is a very real and costly problem in today's world and it causes not only loss of money but also loss of life and serious injuries. A fraud investigation tries to determine whether fraud has taken place and tries to detect evidence if fraud has occurred.

Most fraud investigations begin with a meeting between the investigator and the client. The person launching the investigation explains to their investigators why they suspect fraud has taken place and hand over any evidence they have, to the investigator. A good fraud investigator will use this initial information to find more evidence and more facts. A fraud investigator may use surveillance, asset searches, background checks, employee investigations, business investigations and other types of methods to get to the bottom of a case. In most cases, fraud investigations are investigations of white collar crime, which involves surveillance and careful consideration of complicated financial records.

Fraud costs the economy many billions of dollars a year. If you are a victim of fraud, you may lose significant amounts of money and in some cases your reputation also. Stopping fraud is in everyone's best interests, but if you have been a victim yourself, a fraud investigation can be the first step to getting compensation or your money back.

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