The detection of corporate fraud usually arises from an internal audit finding, anonymous tip off, suspicion, complaint, whistle-blower or allegation. In our experience, suspicions of fraud are normally well founded, irrespective of the source.
If a suspicion of fraud has arisen we trust clients’ instincts and consult with them to develop the next course of action, analyse the evidence and circumstances surrounding the suspicion and to set out objectives in an investigation plan.
We deliver reliable and consistent professional support, covering all aspects of fraud detection, investigation, recovery and control.
This is the starting point of most fraud investigations so that our Certified Fraud Examiners can understand the finer details of the suspected fraud, look to identify those involved and understand the mechanics of the fraud. We work closely with clients to define the objectives of the investigation, identify the evidence required and compile an agreed review schedule.
We will interrogate and document evidence legally obtained from our analysis of the client’s communication records, data entry logs, audit and financial statement reviews and personnel files. A review of evidence gathered from digital forensics, CCTV footage, mobile surveillance, interviewing and profiling research will also be conducted.
We specialise in identifying accurate information and evidence from Open Source Intelligence methods and appropriate cross industry data sharing. Using innovative and conventional techniques we interrogate online media and press databases, court documents, global business filings, property records, web-based communities and social networking analysis helps us to support the evidence gathering process.
The objectives of each interview will be determined by the investigation plan and evidence already collected. Our Certified Fraud Examiners have experience in interviewing hostile witnesses, co-conspirators and the suspects themselves and apply professional techniques and principles to seek out the truth.