My name is Mark Fenton and I specialize in investigating online crimes. When I worked in the Computer Crime Unit one of my side projects was tracing fraudulent emails. I was curious about who was behind them and why people kept falling for them. We often laugh and ask, “Who would fall for these?” I think the answer would surprise you.
Financial problems are one of the leading reasons for fights between people in long-term relationships. The statistics are about the same for those who are married. It isn’t uncommon for someone to suspect that a spouse or partner is making more money than what they share. This can lead to problems with trust as well as suspecting that a partner is not contributing fairly to the needs of the family.
There are variety of reasons people will hire a private investigator in Toronto, but for a lot of people and businesses, it’s all about wanting to know the truth. Private investigators provide services that are all about uncovering the truths that certain individuals want to hide either for personal or nefarious reasons. The truth may be uncomfortable for many, but for a lot of individuals, the truth is empowering and can give them peace of mind.
I often get asked, “With the amount of information found using open-source techniques, are traditional investigative methods becoming obsolete?” The answer will always be a resounding “No.” While the amount of information found online can often rival that stored on police and government databases the two are very different.
It can be a disturbing feeling to have a hunch that your partner is cheating on you without a way to verify the truth. Sure, asking your partner is an option but cheaters are not likely to be honest and will probably flip the situation when cornered. If you want to know the signs of a cheating partner that you should look out for, take note of the following tell-tale signs shared by our top private investigators in Toronto.
Skip tracing is a process that is used to find someone who is difficult to find or may not want to be found. With more people skipping on payments and vanishing without a trace from debt collectors, skip tracing has become an invaluable tool to find debtors who are trying to avoid their legal responsibility of paying their debt.
In today’s business world, most upper-level management personnel and business owners believe that their organization is safe from fraud. Most are under the impression that their employees, co-workers, and possibly co-owners have only the best intentions for the organization. It would be ideal if that were true, however, that’s often far from the truth.
In our continuing series examining frauds that target corporation, we will examine a scam known as duplicate payment fraud. Duplicate payments may not always be attributed to fraud. In many cases, the duplicate payment may be caused by poor administration of a company’s master vendor file. Or a duplicate payment could be initiated through a billing error by the company who is owed the money. These errors are often detected and usually reconciled through communication between the vendor and the customer.