Covid-19 seems to be everywhere and so are fraud attempts and scams that are related to it. It isn’t new that fraudsters typically take advantage of times when people are confused to create more mayhem and cash-in from fear. Creative fraudsters do not care about what happens tomorrow, they only care about benefitting themselves and will exploit any avenue to do so, even the outbreak of Covid-19.
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Real estate fraud has been seeing an increase in incidences lately. Be it title fraud or mortgage fraud, it seems that more people are falling victim to real estate fraud and it’s about time people arm themselves with information for better awareness.
There are a lot of private investigation services that business owners and businesses can make use of for protection and for the prevention of fraud and crime. Though the typical notion is that private investigators are only called in to investigate unsavoury activities, the fact is that this is an outdated concept of what private investigation services can do for businesses and business owners. Below are some of the other ways hiring a private investigator can help business owners promote a thriving business.
It takes a lot of work to find information about a person of interest. Below are the top 10 places that private investigators usually use to find information about a person.
Finding assets is not as easy as simply looking up a person’s bank details. There are so many different types of assets and not all are fluid money sitting in one’s bank account. What you typically need is an individual’s financial records, but then, a look would require a court order or authorization and may not even provide complete details as some people hide their assets for various reasons. Fortunately, some assets can be found by looking at public records. Below are the best types of public records to look at if you want to find assets.
Children are often very curious and ready to ‘investigate’ almost anything. Their minds seldom work with bias and limitations which humans learn later in life. The way they think is certainly an asset for private investigators! At Haywood Hunt, we’ve been a private investigator firm for a very long time; yet, we acknowledge that there are still plenty more to learn so that we can improve the execution of our private investigation services. A quick chat with the team brought up the following list of what private investigators can learn from children.
Two men from Oakville are currently facing charges of fraud and forging documents related to taking over ownership of an Etobicoke bakery. The two men allegedly did not pay but ended up getting ownership of the bakery through fraud.
As private investigators, we often get asked the question “can a private investigator find someone?”. In fact, it is one of the most common questions we get on a daily basis! So, what is the deal? Can a private investigator find someone, indeed?
The number one scam in Canada in 2019 was romance scam, with Canadians losing more than $22 million to it. The numbers for 2019 have not fully been tallied, so the number is likely larger than this.
The full swing of the holidays is just a few days away, but the scam artists are just getting started. It is time to be extra vigilant to avoid getting scammed especially when holiday shopping. Below are some of the most common holiday scams to watch out for in 2019.