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Role of Modern Private Investigator

With the increasing crime rates in the country, it is important that we ourselves adopt some preventive measures so as to live a secured life.  It requires reliable and easily reachable services that can help in providing ultimate security. Here comes the role of a private investigator. There are many issues that an investigator deals with; they include area surveillance, child custody, and computer forensics and background investigations. The private investigators possess excellent approaches and effective skills to carry out all type of work which requires special attention to perform the work effectively. The Private investigators perform all their tasks confidentially by maintaining the privacy of information so that information does not leak out in any case.

Private Investigation

A private investigator helps you find documents that pertain to, government agencies’ filings, court records, property ownership records in connection with vehicle registrations, the authenticity of witness statements. Investigator means somebody who performs detailed examination and searches for the facts. Facts are needed to support a point somebody is attempting to make. Without these types of facts, the person may not be able to substantiate their point of view beyond the reasonable doubt. To help the individual prove their point beyond a reasonable doubt the work of a private investigator is vital, for through their efforts and skill in uncovering facts a point will be substantiated or fail to stand up.

So to put them together, the private investigator operates on behalf of individuals who need to prove their point of view to police groups or other governmental law enforcement services, when the individual lacks the skills to carry out the work themselves. Of course, private investigators are also called in by corporations who want to gather evidence on perhaps an employee or any other person. Insurance companies also use the services of private investigators if they suspect that a policyholder has made a fraudulent claim. The private investigator may spend months working on a case drawing together the facts that they will present to the people or organizations that employ them so that they can decide if their suspicions were justified or not. They are highly qualified, smartly trained and rich in intelligence. They have fine-tuned their researching skills to manipulate a variety of databases and know the ins and outs when it comes to accessing tPhe important records.

Private Investigation

Many of these private investigators often specialize in a particular field. Some may focus on intellectual property theft, for example, they help clients stop illegal activity, investigate and document acts of piracy, and provide intelligence for prosecution and civil action, where others may deal in developing financial profiles and asset searches. These investigators are always required to keep detailed notes, and they have to be prepared to testify in court regarding any of the investigations carried out by them. Private investigators assist attorneys, businesses, and the public, with legal, financial problems.

The team of investigators works for their clients with full attention to the case. They also collaborate with the police department and the law enforcement investigators when necessary, which will enable them to combined forces to achieve the goals. The main focus of their investigation is to find out the truth and thus bring criminal activities to justice. Hire the best private investigator by visiting us at www.icfeci.com. Get answer to all your queries with us.

THEN THEY CAME FOR ME

As a criminal investigator, I am sometimes called on to piece together the stories of those who cannot speak for themselves—the very young and the very old. I believe in the sanctity of life. A recent spate of cases I’ve worked, combined with an uptick in news coverage for these kinds of cases, has me worried. I wonder, are we heading down a slippery slope that will take us back in time to the dark days of the Holocaust?

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The inevitable question that is asked in abuse, neglect and death cases of the very young and very old is HOW CAN THIS HAPPEN?

The Holocaust Museum, in Washington DC is a haunting and often disturbing look back in history. It’s a physical place that endeavors to answer the question with relics and artifacts. It does so much more. It challenges us to look at ourselves.

First, it’s important to understand that the slippery slope I mentioned above doesn’t start with a widespread killing mechanism. The Nazis started with sorting humanity in Germany and growing those programs in the countries that were subsequently conquered. At first there were simple charts, genealogy in nature. Your life had value if you could “prove” your “purity.” Next came medical examinations of hair and eye color. Something as common as brown eyes, or dark hair could lower your status.

The Nazis then determined who could serve in the military, and that was mandatory. The non-pure were sorted into two groups: those who could work, and those who could not. Those who could not work, included the elderly, sick and disabled.  The year was 1939, the program was dubbed  “T4”. And ultimately 90,000 disabled where euthanized. A mere 80 years ago.

From that point, the killing machine was in full force.  We know the end of the story.  The “Final Solution” ultimately killed 11,000,000 people.  Of course we know the tragic plight of the Jews , estimated at 6,000,000 deaths.  But the killing spread from the disabled, and very young, Jews, then Roma “gypsies”, homosexuals, Jehovah’s Witnesses, ex-convicts, and others who resisted occupation (political dissidents).  Add in the Soviet prisoners of war, and the number exceeds a staggering 17,000,000. And, remember, it started with “mercy killings” of the disabled. (The Nazis even produced a propaganda film in which a German man kills his sick wife to encourage ordinary people to join the “cleaning” of the German race.)

A growing number of countries, including the US, have legalized assisted suicide. Although on the surface it seems reasonable to allow people who suffer from physical pain and diminished quality of life to end their lives, there is a recent shift in the “right to die” movement.  People with treatable and manageable conditions such as depression are making petitions to die. Some European countries have dealt with cases of rapists and murderers who want to die rather than face prison.

Here in the US, we face some troubling realities.  We are living longer. Our elderly are covered by Medicare, and this government insurance program approves and declines medical procedures on our aging population. Two startling statistics arise in consideration of care: 1) 5% of patients at the end of life consume 50% of the costs for Medicare, and 2) in the last 6 months of life, it’s estimated almost 30% of a person’s lifetime healthcare costs are spent. Are we at the point where cost considerations are the slippery slope I’ve mentioned?

I’m concerned also about so-called partial birth procedures. At what point do those go from voluntary  and used to spare a mother’s life to compulsory? I can see in the not-so-distant-future when, again, costs could mandate these lives aren’t cost effective.

It’s easy to say, I’m young and healthy. My insurance wouldn’t do that. The US appears to be moving to “Medicare for All.” If, and when, we become a single payer system, will all life be valued and protected? Or will we begin sorting ourselves?

German pastor Martin Niemoller wrote a poem called “First they came…”  It’s been edited and changed over the years, and originally was written to criticize the German intellectuals who did nothing as the Nazis began purging unwanted populations.

“First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—Because I am not a socialist.

Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out—Because I was not a trade unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.”

Now, replace the words I bolded, with words that describe yourself, your friends, your religion, your politics, your race, etc. It’s a haunting reminder from just the last century.  Let’s never look back on our society and ask, “HOW DID THIS HAPPEN?”

I’m hopeful we can live in such a way that respects life. All we need do is live by the “do unto others” mantra, and vote for those representatives that will continue our collective respect for life. We must hold each other accountable for the least among us. I’ve already chosen to take a stand for the weak and broken in society. I’m hopeful you will stand with me.

Why Is It Essential to Hire a Business Fraud Investigator in Your Company?

Corporate fraud is a widespread problem within some businesses.  Advanced technology has changed the business world. In every country business frauds are happening. In some cases, fraud can go on for years before someone realizes and notices the situation. On a large scale with greater numbers involved, it is easier to cover up any sort of trace which may include; tax evasion, money laundering or financial reports, to solve these issues you may need to hire a fraud investigator. A business consists of Professionals, clients, and customers who are able to work globally. Business fraud can happen internally, among employees you trusted.  It can also happen externally from competitors who are attempting to throw a wrench into your finely tuned system.

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If you suspect business fraud, then secure your livelihood and all your employees, by taking essential steps to begin a business fraud investigation immediately. The term business Investigation encompasses a variety of services for completely unrelated and diverse businesses.

Why should you take immediate steps for a Business Fraud Investigation?

Fraud is very harmful to the growth of the business. It consists of any illegal act, the concealment of the act, and the deriving of a benefit like converting the gains to cash or other valuable commodities. Starting work a private business fraud investigation team gives you room to be stressed out about this very serious issue without having your feelings and emotions impede the investigation. Every case that a private investigator handles is different. The basic structure of a corporate case is speaking with executives or employees that suspect fraud and find out the details. They are equipped with the tools, knowledge, and experience to approach a highly charged and potentially very critical situation. Once the problem is pinpointed, whether it’s the losses over the last few years, unexplained financial records, or missing documents, the investigator will begin the organizing process. There is a process involved in gathering information, converting it into intelligence and then utilizing this in business decision making.

Fraud investigations

The basic structure of fraud investigations is trying to establish what people know so far and how they know it. Once the investigator and relevant members from the business they are working to establishing what is happening they need to try and work out the time scale in which the fraud has been happening. They can back trace this by checking any recent loses, missing documents or unexplained financial records. The investigator will have to analyze each set of evidence given and try to build a picture before he commences surveillance.

Why hire ICFECI as your Business Fraud Investigation?

Dan James, the Certified Fraud Examiner, can handle the white collar crime pertaining to:

  •  Health and insurance fraud
  • Securities, mortgage, bribery, and cases of public corruption
  • Bank fraud and bankruptcy frauds
  • Ponzi schemes
  • Tax frauds

At ICFECI, we are committed to helping defendants wrongly accused of fraud involving the most complex and complicated cases. We will be happy to help you. Contact us for all your business fraud cases.