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Worker Compensarion Fraud

What is Workers Compensation Fraud

Private Investigators Uncover Worker’s Compensation Fraud Insurance fraud investigation is a common mission for private investigators. People get very creative when committing fraud, so private investigators need to use all their resources and ingenuity to track them and unveil their schemes. There are several types of insurance fraud but workers compensation fraud is probably one …

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Insurance Fraud Investigation

Insurance Fraud Investigations and Six Ways They Can Happen

Learn All About What Is A Fraud Investigation Insurance fraud happens more often than you might think. As a matter of fact, insurance fraud is a multi-billion dollar industry. According to the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud, insurance fraud costs the American economy more than $80 billion, while the RGA 2017 Global Claims Fraud Survey concluded …

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Employee Fraud

How to Root Out Employee Fraud In Your Own Company

The biggest business frauds in U.S. history, Enron, and Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi scheme, cost their businesses and shareholders 60 billion dollars each. If it’s possible for one group to do that much damage to some of the world’s largest businesses, imagine what kind of negative effect a dedicated employee could have if they were committing …

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Corporate Crime in Illinois

Three Corporate Crimes That Can Ruin Your Business

Corporate scandals are constantly in the news. Bribery, fraud, negligence and sexual harassment were some of the biggest corporate crimes in the news last year. Stories like these aren’t just limited to giant multinational companies. They can happen to yours, too. When they do, they can be devastating. It’s important to educate yourself on the …

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Fraud Investigator

5 Reasons You May Need to Hire a Fraud Investigator

When and why you need to hire a Fraud Investigator Many people think of a private investigator as a gumshoe searching for clues like Sherlock Holmes. In reality, there are a lot of reasons both professional and personal to hire a private investigator. A professional fraud investigator will have extensive experience in surveillance, counter-surveillance, and …

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Fraud Detection

How Machine Learning Helps with Fraud Detection

Fraud cost U.S. businesses close to $50 billion in 2016 alone. Even worse, fraud is often difficult to identify. Concerns about in-house fraud erode trust in an organization. In some cases, corporations actually hire outside fraud investigators. Of course, fraud isn’t confined to employee misbehavior. Digital fraud is a rampant, ongoing problem for online retailers …

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Fraud Investigation Techniques

Fraud Case Study: Kickback Scheme Defrauds Company

Hundreds of Thousands in Kickbacks Defrauds Company Elaborate kickback scheme defrauds multi-national of hundreds of thousands of dollars. An Asian multi-national manufacturer contacted us regarding an employee, a quality-control engineer, they had a suspicious feeling about. The employee’s engagement at a customer site in another state had gone significantly longer than usual and expenses were …

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Avoid Being Catfished: How to Identify a Person’s Identity

Developing friendships and relationships online can be risky business. The effortlessness of creating social media handles, new email accounts, and dating profiles, makes it easier than ever to connect with others. But unfortunately, not every person you could come in contact with online has good intentions. Being catfished on Facebook or hearing terrible tinder catfish …

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Employment Screening Trends for Both Employers and Employees

Employment Screening Trends Have Changed Gone are the days when employers simply took employees for their word regarding skill and background when making hiring decisions. Increasing technology has made it easier than ever for employers to find information on potential employees. Employment background checks, fingerprinting, good old-fashioned Google searches are all techniques that have been …

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Fast Facts: Phishing Fraud and How to Avoid Being Scammed

156 million. This is the number of phishing emails that are sent out every single day. Promising tech support, alerting customers of unusual sign-in activity, and replicating legitimate websites, fraudsters are constantly looking for ways to steal personal information from consumers. Out of the millions contacted each day, over 88 thousand falls for the scams …

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Keys to a Successful Investigation

3 Things That Result In A Successful Investigation

Before you hire a private investigator to help with your case, it is important that you know three things that will help in a successful investigation. The objective of the investigation varies depending on each individual’s case. These three tips will get you started on the right foot and on the road to a successful …

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