Fraud is the wrongful or criminal deception intended to result in financial or personal gain.
It is considered to involve misrepresentation with an intent to deceive.
If a company makes specific promises about a product, to sell that product, they may be guilty of fraud if they are aware that the product does not work as advertised.
A fraud investigation tries to determine whether fraud has taken place and tries to detect evidence if fraud has occurred.
What Happens During Fraud Investigations
Most fraud investigations begin with a meeting between a fraud private investigator and the client. The client explains to their investigator why they suspect fraud has taken place and hand over any evidence they have to the private investigator. Good fraud investigators will use this initial information the client provides to find more evidence and facts.
A fraud investigator may use surveillance techniques, asset searches, background checks, and other types of Investigative methods to get to the bottom of a case. In most cases, fraud investigations are investigations of white collar crime, which involves surveillance and Investigation skill.
Have you been defrauded out of your hard earned money?
If a person makes specific promises about a service to sell that service, they may be guilty of fraud if they are aware that the service or product does not work as advertised. Fraud is a very costly problem, not only in South Africa but around the world. It can cause loss of money, loss of life and serious injuries.