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The Top Holiday Scams in Canada for 2023 and How to Avoid Them

The holidays are once again just around the corner and although it’s the favourite time of year for many Canadians, it’s also a favourite time for the many scammers and fraudsters who like to take advantage of this giving season. In our latest blog post, we’re going to look at the Canadian Fraud Centres top holiday frauds and scams and how you can avoid being their next victim.

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Hiring a Private Investigator for Employee Theft

Regardless of a company’s scale, every business faces susceptibility to employee theft in various forms. According to the CRA, an unsettling 75% of employees said they’ve stolen from their employer at least once. While the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners estimates that companies lose an estimated 5% of their total revenues to fraud, which includes employee theft. Our latest post delves into why companies opt for private investigative services and provides guidance on recognizing theft and understanding when the involvement of a private investigator is warranted.

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9 Reasons to Hire a Private Investigator for a Cheating Spouse

There are various considerations that might prompt you to think seriously about hiring a private investigator for a cheating spouse. In situations where the relationship is clearly coming to an end, initiating an open and honest conversation with your spouse is the recommended course of action. However, if your spouse denies the affair, the option of hiring a private investigator becomes more compelling. In our latest blog post, we explore the key factors and reasons for hiring a private investigator for a cheating spouse.

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Vet Before You Invest: The Importance of Due Diligence Investigations

For anyone looking to engage in potential business or investment opportunities, it’s more important than ever to have a team of professionals perform due diligence, to ensure everything is above board.  At Haywood Hunt, we specialize in offering tailored, comprehensive due diligence investigations to meet your unique needs, prioritizing ethical practices and granting you access to resources that remain beyond the reach of the general public.

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The Vital Role of Data Security in Our Investigations

Preserving data security stands as a vital obligation for our private investigators. Given the highly sensitive information integral to our investigative work, maintaining the confidentiality and integrity of data is absolutely imperative. In this blog post, we delve into the best practices associated with data security within the private investigation industry. These practices encompass critical measures that we embrace to protect client information and uphold a foundation of trust.

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The Importance of Ethics in Our Private Investigations

Ensuring professionalism and integrity from our staff and investigators is absolutely critical and of utmost importance here at Haywood Hunt & Associates Inc. In this blog post, we’re going to talk about the essential aspects of conducting ethical private investigations.

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Our Condolences

We would like to send our condolences to the family of the RCMP Police Officer who was killed in the line of duty in Coquitlam as well as the RCMP and the entire police community. May he rest in peace.

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2023 Scholarship Winning Entry: Combating Fraud in the Workplace

Congratulations to Anh Nguyen on her winning entry for the 2023 Haywood Hunt & Associates Inc. Annual Scholarship. This was the 6th year of our scholarship and we’d like to thank everyone who submitted well-researched and well-written essays again this year. Check back soon on the details of our 2024 scholarship!

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100% Confidentiality: The Bedrock of our Private Investigations

At Haywood Hunt & Associates Inc. confidentiality is our top priority. It serves as the bedrock upon which trust is built, and it is the paramount duty of our organization when clients confide in us with sensitive and discreet personal information. Below, we will explore the central importance of confidentiality within the private investigation sector, addressing not only the ethical and legal obligations but also the practical strategies employed to protect confidential data.

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