Did you know that fraud accounts for more than 40%of all crimes committed across the UK and costs the UK economy £193 billion a year.
FACT have investigated and prosecuted some of the largest and highest-profile intellectual property fraud cases in the UK and are highly skilled in dealing with all types of fraud investigations.
Our fraud investigators have served as senior UK police officers in serious crime, cyber or fraud squads and are supported by our in-house digital forensics team.
We can provide guidance and assistance over the entire spectrum of fraud, including:
Corporate fraud: Investigating fraudulent activities within a corporation, such as bribery, corruption, and financial statement fraud.
Financial fraud: Investigating fraudulent financial transactions, such as embezzlement, money laundering, and accounting fraud.
Insurance fraud: Investigating fraudulent insurance claims, such as false injury claims, staged accidents, and fraudulent property damage claims.
Cybercrime: Investigating fraudulent activities that take place online, such as phishing scams, identity theft, and hacking.
Investment fraud: Investigating fraudulent investment schemes, such as Ponzi schemes, pump and dump schemes, and insider trading.
The goal of our fraud investigations is to identify and collect evidence of fraudulent activities to assist in criminal and other proceedings. FACT’S fraud investigators work closely with law enforcement agencies and lawyers to build cases against the perpetrators of fraud.
FACT’s asset tracing service is designed not only for international corporations, and high net-worth clients, but also for smaller and medium-sized companies to identify, trace, and recover financial and physical assets.
Working from limited information, FACT are equipped via our worldwide asset search capability and established network to provide a successful and economical tracing service. Our service will help you to locate the assets and provide evidence that can be used to recover them through legal means, such as seizing assets or obtaining court orders.
Our comprehensive global asset tracing service includes:
- Identification of assets and investments
- Location of hidden assets
- Details of property, land, and asset ownership
- Chain of ownership quantification
- Front company and tax asylum navigation
- Assessment of worth, value and resources
Intellectual property is often a company’s most valuable asset, and protecting it is essential for maintaining a competitive edge in the marketplace
With 40 years of experience, we have earned our reputation as a leader in IP Protection, particularly for our work in safeguarding the UK’s audio-visual industry, including television, films, and sports broadcasting. We have extensive in-house investigation and digital forensics experience and our excellent relationships with law enforcement have resulted in FACT investigating and prosecuting some of the largest and highest-profile intellectual property and illegal sports streaming cases in the UK.
At FACT we investigate intellectual property crime to identify and prevent the theft or infringement of IP rights. The ultimate goal of our IP protection service is to ensure that your IP rights are respected and enforced and that the company is able to maintain a competitive advantage in the marketplace.
With 40 years of global investigative experience, FACT are a trusted worldwide due diligence provider to governments, multi-national corporations, small to medium-sized businesses and private high-net-worth individuals.
Our service covers the full spectrum of enhanced due diligence in over 40 languages, and we have an international capability that allows us to conduct enquiries in any territory. Whether your third party is a potential client, partner, or supplier, knowing the associated reputational, legal and compliance risks beforehand is crucial to accessing the value of any investment or risk involved.
At FACT, we are committed to providing a high-quality service that helps our clients identify and mitigate risks. Our expertise and specialist country knowledge ensure that you have access to the information you need to make informed decisions.
Third-Party Due Diligence
Third-party entities, such as suppliers and partners, can pose significant risks to your organisation. Our third-party due diligence service can help you pinpoint and reduce these risks by conducting comprehensive risk assessments and due diligence checks. Our experienced team evaluates the financial stability, reputation, and compliance history of third-party entities across categories such as ethics, compliance, legal, and more.
Anti-Money Laundering (AML)
AML regulations require financial institutions to implement procedures to detect and prevent money laundering activities. Our AML service can help you achieve compliance by providing comprehensive risk assessments, identifying potential money laundering activities, and recommending appropriate controls.
Know Your Customer (KYC)
Know Your Customer (KYC) regulations require financial institutions to verify the identity of their clients, assess their suitability, and monitor their activity. Our KYC service can help you comply with these regulations by providing accurate and up-to-date information on your clients. We can verify identities, assess creditworthiness, and monitor activity to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements. Our experienced team can also help you develop and implement effective KYC policies and procedures.
Politically Exposed Person (PEP)
PEP checks are essential for identifying individuals who may pose a higher risk due to their political exposure. Our PEP service can help you uncover and minimise these risks by conducting thorough checks on individuals and their associated entities. We can also provide ongoing monitoring to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements.
Risk profiling is essential for managing risks effectively and understanding your risk appetite. Our risk profiling service can help you identify and assess the risks associated with your operations and develop effective risk management strategies. Our experienced team can analyse data, identify potential risks, and provide recommendations on risk management strategies and controls.
Some of the areas that our investigative due diligence focus on include:
Reputation and character: Investigating the subject’s reputation, background, and affiliations to identify any potential reputational risks or red flags.
Financial stability: Analysing the subject’s financial statements, credit history, and other financial data to assess their financial health and identify any potential financial risks or vulnerabilities.
Business operations: Investigating the subject’s business operations, including their supply chain, production processes, and customer base, to assess the quality and sustainability of their business model.
Digital Forensics is an integral part of any investigation, and we are recognised as specialists in this field.
With over 40 years of investigative experience, our in-house team of digital forensic experts are available to assist you in every phase of your investigatory process, ensuring that you have the evidence you need to assist you with your case. FACT have a proven track record of providing and presenting evidence in court, resulting in numerous high-profile successful prosecutions.
Our team is committed to delivering the highest quality of service, working with you to ensure that your investigation is thorough and complete. Whether you require assistance with a civil or criminal matter, our forensic experts are available to provide you with the support you need.
COLLECTION OF DATA
At FACT, we use advanced forensic solutions to collect, recover, and reproduce deleted or encrypted data from seized digital evidence. Our expert team offers a range of data collection services, including on-site data capture from a wide range of digital devices and operating systems, including:
- Laptops, computers, and tablet devices
- Mobile phones
- Server data, hard drives, and backup tapes
- Cloud server data (e.g. Office 365 exchange servers)
- External storage devices (USB sticks and external hard drives)
ANALYSIS OF DATA
Our team of forensic experts analyse data to answer critical questions in an investigation, such as who, what, when, where, and why. We leverage advanced forensic tools to examine and analyse digital data from a range of devices, enabling us to identify patterns of illegal behaviour and activity that can help determine the perpetrators’ activities. With the application of advanced digital forensic techniques and metadata analysis, we can decipher the digital evidence you require for legal proceedings.
PRESENTATION OF DATA
At FACT, our team of experts are dedicated to assisting you throughout the investigation and providing evidence in criminal and civil cases. We apply best practices to ensure the accuracy, continuity, and integrity of evidence, providing you with the confidence to use it in your case. Our comprehensive examination reports turn complex technical data into an easily understood format, allowing you to make informed decisions. With our proven track record of presenting evidence in court, resulting in successful prosecutions, you can rely on FACT’s courtroom expertise to support your case to succeed in your legal proceedings.
Our Investigations and Digital Forensics team are highly skilled and experienced in providing expert witness testimony for court cases. We understand the crucial role that expert witnesses play in building a strong legal case, and we are committed to delivering reliable and credible testimony across a range of areas.
With a proven track record, we have actively participated in public prosecutions with law enforcement agencies and conducted independent private prosecutions. Our remarkable 100% conviction rate, often with substantial asset recoveries, speaks to our expertise in gathering evidence and building strong cases.
Our expertise extends beyond technical knowledge. We understand the importance of clear and concise communication when presenting complex information in court. Our team excels at breaking down intricate concepts into easily understandable language, ensuring that the significance of the evidence is effectively conveyed and understood by all parties involved.
FACT’s Investigation and Digital Forensics team is dedicated to providing reliable, credible, and comprehensive expert witness testimony. Through our collaborative approach, tailored analyses, access to a network of trusted experts, and proven track record, we bring valuable insights and technical expertise to strengthen legal arguments. Whether working with law enforcement agencies or conducting independent prosecutions, we strive for excellence in our investigations, leading to successful outcomes and substantial asset recoveries.