What is a Fraud or Scam Investigation?

A fraud investigation determines whether a scam has taken place and gathers evidence to protect the victims involved.

Fraud is misrepresentation with the intent to deceive. For example, if a company makes a specific claim about a product and knows that the product won’t work as promised, they are guilty of fraud. Fraud is a very real and costly problem that causes loss of money as well as serious injury and sometimes even death.

What Happens During Fraud Investigations?

Fraud investigations begin with a meeting between the investigator and client. The person launching the investigation explains why they suspect deceit and hands over any evidence they have supporting their claims. A good fraud investigator will use this initial information to find more evidence and information. To do this, they may use surveillance, asset searches, background checks, employee investigations, business investigations, and other methods.