If you have a judgment against a third party and they owe you money, it’s delinquent. You’re very likely not going to find a big pile of cash sitting in a bank account in their name. So where do judgment debtors hide their money? And in a 20-year history of doing investigations, we have found […]

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Online scams are growing exponentially this year because more people are spending time online with lockdowns and various laws about going to work or going to school. More people are at home doing research online. Many people are also more desperate for a little extra money. So, if your income is diminished because of lockdowns […]

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We’ve talked about and written about company embezzlement for many years, and it’s one of the most common methods. This is what’s called a “ghost vendor,” and you would think in this day and age, since this has been going on for decades and embezzlement using ghost vendors has been talked about and warned about, […]

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For any company that sells products that end up in the retail marketplace, organized retail crime, or ORC, is a potential risk to keep in mind and try to prevent if you’re a retail store. Obviously, things like shoplifting and inventory theft are big deals. Even as a manufacturer, organized retail crime can affect the […]

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Affinity Fraud

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Today, we’re going to talk about affinity fraud, which is a fraud case where the fraudster or Ponzi scheme operator uses their affinity with a certain group. To extend the depth of the fraud or the length of the fraud groups, bring legitimacy and trust. So if a fraudster is a member of a group, […]

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In the active Intel investigations, when there’s any type of lawsuit or claim litigation, we always like to recommend that you take a look at potential third-party liability. If your counterparty owes you money or you have a claim against them, looking to see if there’s an opportunity to subrogate against a third party can […]

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What are five quick and easy steps to help you avoid fraud inside your company? Sub number one, you can compare your employee files and your vendor files.  Those are five steps. They can help you avoid 80% of corporate fraud cases that we end up investigating after the fact.

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This article is about hacking in bugging, not so much in terms of other prevention or detection information, but more about countermeasures, how to respond to bugging or hacking against an individual or business, or what you have done to prevent it. One thing that’s been discussed about this is detecting it. The first thing […]

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At the end of 2022, we saw huge developments with large-scale Ponzi schemes, scams, and frauds, FTX allegedly being one of them. With these scams coming to the surface, one significant question being asked is, how can victims of a scam get their money back if the principal took all the money and spent it […]

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By now, everyone’s seen the news about the demise of FTX, and the only thing we can say is let’s hope that this puts a monkey wrench in a lot of these crypto scams. And we’re not talking about big crypto companies collapsing, we’re talking about the types of crypto scams where unsuspecting people are […]

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