What to do if you think an employee has committed theft

For all businesses, employee theft is a serious matter. It may be something small such as stealing office supplies, using a company vehicle for nonwork-related purposes and charging the company fuel costs right up to corporate espionage and data theft. The latter can have serious consequences for businesses both large and small, as you may […]

Pros and cons of hiring a private investigator

Making the decision to hire a private investigator is not an easy one. You may be having to conduct an investigation into an employee, trace a missing person or monitor a partner for suspicious activity –none of which are easy things to decide to do. The more personal an investigation, the harder the initial step […]

How to protect your online assets from fraud

As technology moves forward and digital platforms for individuals and businesses become the norm, it’s important to remember to protect yourself online. From dating scams to stealing corporate information, online fraud is becoming more advanced and prevalent than ever before. Whether you are a business looking to protect your assets or an individual wanting to […]

What can tracing agents legally do in the UK?

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When you want to trace an individual, you may look at hiring a private investigator or tracing agent. They will usually cover a range of circumstances, from missing persons and locating assets to finding a witness or locating someone who has absconded from financial responsibilities. All investigations are carried out in full compliance with UK […]

3 ways to deal with employee theft

If you suspect that one of your employees may be stealing from your business or organisation, it can put a strain on the company and internal relationships, as well as putting your business at risk of financial trouble and falling foul of compliance regulations if they are stealing data.  Employee theft can range from stealing […]

How private investigators do background checks

Looking for a background check but want to know how it is performed and what information you can expect? Background checks are increasingly being used by businesses to check employment history, reasons for dismissal from prior jobs and criminal records. This can improve your hiring policy by ensuring you employ someone who will be an […]

The growth of cyber crimes

As the world becomes more connected with digital technology and businesses move online, the growth of cyber crimes is increasing rapidly. According to the Government’s Cyber Security Breaches Survey which was conducted in 2021/2022, 39% of UK businesses identified a cyber-attack, and although the number is slightly lower than previous years, the rise of cyber […]

Safeguarding your assets and intellectual property

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Whether you are self-employed, small business or corporation, safeguarding your assets and intellectual property should be high on your agenda to help mitigate the risks from security breaches, theft, and loss. What is intellectual property? Intellectual property is deemed anything that has been created by your mind. This includes anything in the creative arts – […]

5 signs you need to conduct a corporate investigation

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Theft, non-compliance, and data breaches can all have a negative impact on your business. When an issue occurs, either with compliance due to poor audit and security controls, a data breach or suspected fraud or theft, a business can suffer from severe reputational and financial damage. Especially if they have failed to meet current compliance legislation.  […]