Corporate Investigation

Corporate Investigation 


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When You Need Genuine Evidence, Call MVD!

MVD International provides a wide range of services covering all facets of investigation, including covert undercover operation together with high-tech surveillance equipment.

MVD International also handles the most complex of criminal and pre-trial investigations and conducts protracted investigative matters for solicitors and senior counsel.

Among the Investigation Services offered by MVD International are:

  • Asset Tracing

    Locate property, missing funds and other corporate belongings.

  • Background Screening

    Screen existing and potential employees using our award-winning screening solution to weed out bad apples.

  • Fraud

    Protect your organization from accounting abuses, liability cases and false claims.

  • Litigation & Defense Support

    From gathering evidence and locating witnesses to arranging expert testimony, MVD International is your one-stop service provider.

  • Due Diligence

    Using our own SDDP (Shhhhh! Due Diligence Project) model, we help companies form the right partnerships that help them grow.

  • Intellectual Property Infringement

    Protect your intangible assets such as trademarks, copyrights and patents.

  • Undercover Investigations

    Let our expert undercover operatives reveal the secret world and dirty tricks by giving you up-to-date information at any one time.

  • Counter Measures

    Prevent hostile intelligence gathering and equip your team with knowledge to carry out counter measure activities.

  • Consultancy Services

    We handle security audits, emergency planning, crisis management and disaster recovery program.

What is Corporate Investigation and what is involved in doing a Corporate Investigation.

Corporate Frauds and Scam’s are the highest problems faced in the corporate world. Some of the other issues faced by corporate world is directors frauds, money laundering, stolen goods, parallel imports, Fake goods or imitation goods continue to be a prominent issue faced by corporate industries worldwide. Our team of Investigators and detective are trained to capture the loop holes and short coming of the current regulation and security measures in place which is damaging and putting a high risk on the business investment. Some of our corporate investigation services are as below:

  • Asset Tracing Investigations
  • Business Background Investigation
  • Business Directorship Screening
  • Counter Surveillance for Bugs & Camera Sweeps services
  • Corporate Background Screening
  • Corporate & Business Intelligence
  • Corporate Due Diligence Investigations
  • Corporate Record Research Investigations
  • Corporate Surveillance Services
  • Corporate Security Penetration Services
  • Corporate Fraud Investigations
  • Corporate Theft Investigation
  • Employee Theft investigation
  • Employment Screening services
  • Intellectual Property Right Investigation
  • In House Security Investigation Services
  • In House Litigation Support investigations
  • Risk & Fraud Consulting
  • Wage & Fraud investigation
  • Undercover Investigation Operation

 

Corporate Fraud Investigation

Corporate Fraud is a very wide subject of investigation. MVD International is a leader in conceiving effective fact-finding strategies, deploying expert investigative resources and applying traditional and forensic analysis in order to uncover fraud, identify perpetrators and bring closure through legal channels.

The appearance of corporate fraud, fraudulent activity, or allegations of fraud warrant immediate attention and the preservation of potential evidence for use in any future inquiry. Firms know that these situations can worsen if not addressed immediately. Whether the allegations resulted from direct observation, an anonymous employee tip or information provided by a client, contractor or third party, company policy will often necessitate undertaking an internal fraud investigation to discover facts.

Wherever corporate or financial fraud is suspected, regardless of jurisdiction, companies hire us investigate the circumstances surrounding questionable activity. Using effective fact-finding strategies in our fraud investigations that may include interviews of employees, identification of non-employee witnesses, the location, retrieval and analysis of critical documents and data, and an effective risk mitigation strategy, we investigate representative fraudulent activity such as:

  • Wiring of funds without proper authorizations
  • Inventory loss
  • Fraudulent vendor invoices
  • Employee misconduct
  • Product diversion
  • Theft of product and inventory
  • Mismanagement and theft of intellectual property
  • Stolen goods
  • Fake & Imitation goods
  • Fake transactions
  • Parallel imports
  • Trade Mark Infringements
  • Financial misrepresentation
  • Inside Trading
  • Kickbacks
  • Tax violations
  • Many more unsolicited activities

Many of these frauds are not constrained by geographic boundaries and involve increasingly crafty cyber space, often requiring the global resources of an established firm such as MVD International. We have the bandwidth and the expertise to undertake these fraud investigations whether at a headquarters office or across the globe in a distant distribution facility.

Corporate Due Diligent

Due diligence is an investigation of a business or person prior to signing a contract, or an act with a certain standard of care. Its to Uncover critical information in advance of investments, partnership opportunities, dispute negotiations or employment offers. It can be a legal obligation, but the term will more commonly apply to voluntary investigations. A common example of due diligence in various industries is the process through which a potential acquirer evaluates a target company or its assets for anacquisition. The theory behind due diligence holds that performing this type of investigation contributes significantly to informed decision making by enhancing the amount and quality of information available to decision makers and by ensuring that this information is systematically used to deliberate in a reflexive manner on the decision at hand and all its costs, benefits, and risks.

Corporate Due Diligent can also be conducted when Corporate Fraud takes place to investigate and find the perpetrators who have engaged himself or others in an activity where the company suffer losses either financially or it reputation due to the action.

Business Venture Verifications

MVD International helps Business Ventures and Joint Venture entities verify the legality and authenticate the existence of the business. As BV or JV’s are an association of two or more small business concerns to engage in and carry out a single, specific business venture for joint profit, for which purpose they combine their efforts, property, money, skill, or knowledge, but not on a continuing or permanent basis for conducting business generally.  For VA contracts, a joint venture must be in the form of a separate legal entity.

MVD International would help clients to verify information’s such as directorship or the Ventures, the financial standings, legal litigations situations, law and order and general health of the entities getting into the venture.

Business Loan Verification

Certain loan applicants are required to submit documents such as paystubs, income tax forms, or other tax records that verify the income stated in their loan request. We collect these documents after the posting of a loan request and carry out verification. We also verify the income of these applicants by electronically checking their income data through a third party provider. If an applicant fails to provide satisfactory information in response to an income verification request, or if we cannot electronically verify the income of select applicants, we would visit either the current employer, the authorities or request more information and documentation from the borrower.

Undercover operations

To go “undercover” is to avoid detection by the entity one is observing, and especially to disguise one’s own identity or use an assumed identity for the purposes of gaining the trust of an individual or organization to learn or confirm confidential information or to gain the trust of targeted individuals in order to gather information or evidence. Traditionally, it is a technique employed by law enforcement agencies or private investigators, and a person who works in such a role is commonly referred to as an undercover agent.

The many contexts and types of undercover tactics and the different roles that informers and police agents may play prevent any sweeping conclusions. However, given the unique characteristics of undercover work such as secrecy, prevention, temptation, immersion in criminal worlds, and entrapment, the tactic should generally be one of last resort, used only for serious offenses and subjected to intense oversight at all stages. There must be proportionality between the seriousness of a problem and the risks associated with the means. Sometimes the risks or costs of taking action will be greater than not taking action.

MVD’s Undercover Investigators offer expertise in identifying the source of workplace problems, including:

  • Theft
  • Industrial espionage
  • Sexual harassment
  • Kickback schemes
  • Substance abuse
  • Workplace violations
  • Fraud
  • Mystery shopping (retail industry)
  • Compliance issues
  • Supervision issues
  • Work productivity
  • Safety issues

Trap Purchase

Evidence of trap purchases can be critical in proving trade mark infringement, misleading and deceptive conduct and passing off. In gathering this evidence, brand owners should follow certain procedures if the evidence is to given the weight it deserves in the Court.

  • Trap evidence, particularly those involving verbal exchanges with retail staff, need to be collected in a non-leading, impartial manner and notified promptly to the opposing party. Failing to provide the opposing party with an opportunity to investigate the circumstances of the purchase may significantly affect the probative value of the evidence:
  • If the purchase is made by a friendly customer, then be aware that the name of that customer and relevant document may be required to be openly disclosed to the opposing party:
  • Make it clear to the person arranging the trap purchase that you do not consent to any use of your trade mark during the trap purchase. Trap purchases work are often more effective if there are other instances of infringing conduct that have not been arranged by lawyers.

Trap evidence obtained in the retail environment involving verbal exchanges with salespeople is often crucial in cases of trade mark infringement, misleading or deceptive conduct and passing off. In gathering this evidence, brand owners may need to follow certain procedures if the evidence is to be given the weight it deserves by the Court. A brand owner often obtains trap evidence to assist its case. Accordingly, Courts examine trap evidence carefully to ensure it has been collected with absolute fairness. However, it is difficult for the Court to be satisfied about fairness if the Court only has the brand owner’s version of the encounter. If the opposing party has notice of the brand owner’s intention to rely on the trap evidence shortly after that evidence has been gathered. Brand owners should seek advice on how to collect trap evidence in each case. In the case of a mere trap purchase in which verbal exchanges are irrelevant, it is less likely that the brand owner will need to adopt this course of action. However, trap evidence of verbal exchanges will usually have the best chance of being given significant weight by the Courts if it is collected fairly and notified promptly to the opposing party.

Insurance Investigation

Insurance fraud costs the industry billions of dollars every year. It’s a good thing people knows how important it is to actively fight fraudulent activity. We consistently provide value-added service by developing national programs to aggressively detect and deter fraud. Our Investigative Services team is composed of trained professionals, each holding an advanced educational degree and/or industry-related certification. Our team works closely with our other Claim colleagues to identify and investigate suspected fraudulent claims. An Insurance Fraud Investigation is an investigation conducted to determine whether or not insurance fraud has occurred. Insurance fraud investigation is one of our key competencies. We work closely with many of the major Life and Health insurance providers, Attorneys / Lawyers, Loss Adjusters, Investigation Agencies, self insured and self funded employers to assist in identifying those committing fraudulent insurance acts.

Our strength is conducting Medical Fraud in the healthcare industry. That’s why MVD International has developed one of the most sophisticated medical fraud investigative programs in the industry. Our highly trained  professionals are dedicated to examining medical fraud cases using their investigative knowledge and expertise in forensics. Through continuous development and testing of new and innovative fraud identification methods, we work to detect fraud and abuse schemes and prevent them from happening to you and your employees. MVD International is continuously developing and acquiring innovative technological systems and investigative techniques to ensure we remain the leader of our industry. Our investigator are trained to be very discreet in carrying out their investigations.

Our insurance investigation services are mentioned below:

  • Claims Investigations
  • Insurance Fraud investigations
  • Accident Claims Investigations
  • Life Insurance Claim Investigation
  • Property Claim Investigations
  • Travel Insurance Claim Investigations
  • Insurance Surveillance Services
  • Third Party Claims/ Medi-Claims/Personal accident investigations
  • Theft Claim Investigations
  • Tracing Witnesses and obtaining Statement
  • Recovery of the stolen vehicle
  • Legal and Insurance Support Services
  • Fire Investigation
  • Medical Fraud
  • False Medical Claims
  • Medical Overclaims

Technical Surveillance Counter Measure ( TSCM )

TSCM (technical surveillance counter-measures) is the original United States Federal government abbreviation denoting the process of bug-sweeping or electronic counter surveillance.

 

* Note : Article with reference to other websites and wikipedia.