Our business fraud investigators work closely with specialist fraud solicitors but we are also able to help with an internal fraud investigation before lawyers have been instructed and with fraud prevention advice and consultancy.
With any suspected business fraud issue, we prepare a fully scoped plan and costing in advance of being formally instructed.
Internal fraud can be committed in a number of different ways, including:
- Diversion of business
- 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 include:
- Computer forensics
- Asset tracing
- Transaction dating
- In depth investigative techniques including surveillance
- Interviewing witnesses
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.
“On each occasion Blackhawk have been both efficient and diligent. Blackhawk were able to discover or establish important material used in chasing down the perpetrators or the whereabouts of their assets ultimately for the benefit of my clients. I am happy to recommend them to others.”Partner in top 250 law firm