You have worked hard to build your business and its favorable reputation in the community. You operate your business with integrity and honesty. Unfortunately, not all employees or business associates follow suit. If you suspect possible bank fraud, identity theft, insider corporate fraud, or bank robbery, don’t stand by while all your hard work is destroyed.
Hire professional investigative services to “follow the money” and track down the perpetrator or fraudster.
Not all private investigators are created equal. Each private investigator has unique qualifications, experience, and expertise.How can you know if a particular private investigator is skilled for your job? Call to meet with an investigator. During your initial meeting explain your suspicions. Then ask these seven questions to see if they are capable of doing the work you need:
1. Have you ever worked on a case similar to mine? How many?
Be sure the private investigator is experienced in forensic accounting in addition to having investigative skills. Find out if the investigator has worked in another field before he became an investigator. It’s a good sign if the investigator has former police, FBI, Homeland Security, or IRS experience since he is also familiar with the law.
2. How many questions is the private investigator asking you?
If he isn’t asking many questions in order to understand your case, chances are high he will not be thorough when it comes to seeking out the information required for your case.
3. What is your availability?
Know ahead of time when you can contact the private investigator’s office. A private investigator’s work isn’t a 24/7 job like the television portrays. Have realistic expectations of his availability.
4. How will you be communicating with me during and after the investigation?
Make sure to discuss which channels of communication would be best. When the investigation is completed, you will receive a report of the findings. Ask what the final report might look like.
5. What do you charge for your services?
Do you charge per hour or per job? Make sure you understand how the billing and payment process works so you aren’t surprised when you get the bill. Have an idea of what you can afford to spend.
6. Who will be working on my case?
Sometimes the investigator doing the initial interview is not the one doing the investigative work. This is not necessarily a bad thing. When a team of investigators is used for your case, you will have each person’s strengths and experiences all working in your favor.
7. Can you help me prevent future problems for my company?
Some private investigators go the extra mile and offer security consulting so that you don’t need to face another devastating loss in the future.
If you are in need of forensic accounting services, contact Quick Group, LLC. Collectively, we have 140 years of federal investigative experience. By employing a team approach, you can be sure your investigation will be thorough, accurate, and no stone will be left unturned. In addition, Quick Group, LLC offers security consulting to protect your future.
Call (843) 800-0550 today to find out how Quick Group, LLC can help.