Surveillance, Fraud Investigations and Information Gathering. Private Investigators Can Work for Businesses.

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Private investigators don’t always work alone, and likewise they don’t always work for individuals. UK private investigators can be a great fit for corporate and small businesses alike, and can work for your company to provide a variety of answers to your cases. A lot of our business cases center around providing answers to issues with direct financial consequences, and as a result we have saved multiple businesses money in the long run. Our private investigators work in Durham, London, Leeds, Newcastle, in fact in most areas of the United Kingdom to deliver answers to business clients all across the UK. In this article we’ll talk about some of the most common services we provide to them, as well as provide some case studies from recent cases. Using surveillance to investigate fraud. One of the most frequent questions we’re asked by is if businesses can hire private investigators for surveillance on employees: the answer is yes.If someone believes their employee is being dishonest or committing an offence, they can use a private investigator to get answers and proof with a fraud investigation. Examples of employee conduct that can be investigated include: • Lying about their location. • Skimming/stealing cash. • Poaching or defrauding clients. • Lying about details regarding sick leave. While this list doesn’t cover every reason for a private investigator to be called, from our experience it covers the most frequent discussions we have with businesses. A lot of employees are given a great deal of responsibility, and it’s a sad reality that a small minority of workers can abuse this trust through deception. IC Investigations – and other private investigators – can provide covert surveillance and testing for businesses that want to carry out fraud investigations. Our surveillance services include: • Vehicle tracking to find out and prove where an employee is going. This is useful for finding out what they’re doing on time you’re paying for, or where they’re going with any company vehicle they may use. • Undercover operations. This involves a trained investigator following a consumer process, E.G. visiting a branch, speaking to an employee or making a purchase while undercover. While this can just be for quality assessment purposes, it’s often used to investigate suspicions that an employee may be poaching clients, stealing cash or skimming money from sales. • Covert surveillance – watching how an employee acts, either outside of your business or within. This is an option for people wanting to investigate an employee who is on a sick leave that seems suspicious, as covert surveillance can provide video proof of someone doing things they claim to be unable to do – for example walk, leave the house or lift anything. Covert surveillance can also be used to prove poaching and/or theft. • Recording evidence of wrongdoing is usually necessary for our clients to take action. As part of our standards for quality, we’ll ensure that our findings are backed up with evidence that provides physical backing to our claims. This is perfect for businesses that don’t have the time or resources to try and catch an employee out in a lie themselves.