Corporate fraud committed by employees is estimated to cost the U.K. economy in excess of £1.2bn a year (2008 figures). Approximately 80% of corporate fraud involves employees and sadly internal fraud is on the increase in the current economic climate. At Blackhawk, we have experienced and skilled corporate fraud investigators, combining expertise in investigations with a sound working knowledge of employment law.
Our corporate and business fraud investigators work closely with many specialist fraud solicitors creating cost effective, rapid results for clients in difficult circumstances. Our services include highly sensitive internal theft and fraud investigations, computer forensics, asset tracing and surveillance.
With any suspected company business fraud issue, in consultation with clients, we prepare a fully scoped plan in advance of being instructed.
Internal fraud can be committed in a number of different ways, including :-
Diversion of business away from your company
Theft of confidential information (such as customer lists)
Theft of goods
Theft of money and assets
Intellectual property appropriation
Specific types of fraud such as Ponzi schemes, false accounting, identity theft or boiler room fraud
If company fraud is suspected we can help in devising a strategy to find out the facts in a rapid and cost effective manner. Our capabilities as corporate fraud investigators include :-
In depth investigative techniques including surveillance
We are experienced in carrying out workplace fraud investigations where evidence of a fraud or theft comes to light, prior to any criminal investigation being made, and such work often involves computer forensics and data recovery as well as investigative expertise. Our corporate fraud investigators are fully PACE trained, maximising the likelihood that evidence uncovered during internal investigations is admissible in any later proceedings.
In difficult economic times, it is often hard enough just maintaining a business and a suspected corporate fraud is unwanted, distressing and potentially very costly to say the least. We can assist in dealing with a suspected corporate fraud investigation in a cost effective and sensitive manner. Please telephone us or complete our secure corporate fraud enquiry form.