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Tricky Ways Your Partner Can Hide Money from You

Once a relationship goes sour, dividing assets is almost always an issue. This is why some individuals try to find sneaky ways to hide money from their partners to get the upper hand when the partner becomes an ex.

What is Skip Tracing and How Can It Help You?

Skip tracing is the term used to name the process of legally locating someone. It is often used by businesses for locating people who have debt, are missing, or need to be investigated. Law enforcement agencies as well as collection and investigative firms often use skip tracing services.Because of the above, skip tracing is one of the most common jobs for private investigators, amounting to thousands of cases or approximately 20% to 30% of private investigator work in Canada.

How a Private Investigator Can Help in a Divorce Case

Divorce is in one of the most challenging emotional and personal issues that any adult can face. Imagine a situation wherein your former life partner is now a stranger who may be out to get what you have or take away what is rightfully yours. You certainly can use all the help that you can get to get the divorce over with so that you can move on with your life. Question is, can a private investigator help in a divorce case? Would it do you any good to hire a private investigator? The answer is yes! Below are some of the ways that a private investigator can help in a divorce case.

5 Warning Signs of a Cheating Spouse You Should Not Ignore

No one wants to be cheated on and for most people, dealing with a cheating spouse is one of the most emotionally painful experiences they could go through. Imagine if you have to live with the uncertainty that your spouse could be cheating on you. It is best to be sure by looking for signs of a cheating spouse and then getting enough proof to give you peace of mind once and for all. Below are some warning signs of a cheating spouse that you should look out for.

Haywood Hunt and Associates Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of Jeff Filliter to our Corporate Investigations Team.

Jeff is a seasoned investigator, with over 45 years of experience with the R.C.M.P., Scotiabank, and in private practice. He spent 23 years with the R.C.M.P., primarily in Commercial Crime units in Ontario, as well, Jeff was in charge of the International Investigative Desk at one of Canada’s Major Financial Institutions.

Ethical Leadership in Business: How to Deal with Dilemmas

Remember Sherron Watkins? You might not. It’s been almost two decades since Watkins was the vice-president of corporate development at the disgraced Enron energy company, but today is most often referred to as its whistleblower. A certified public accountant with a master’s degree in professional accounting from the University of Texas, Watkins joined Enron after working for the poster child of accounting fraud, auditing firm Arthur Andersen, for eight years.

COVID-19 Pandemic Brings Surge in Online Puppy Scams Warns Better Business Bureau

Isolated people during the COVID-19 pandemic are being targeted by scammers for online puppy scams. COVID-19 Scams have been making news since March 2020 and it seems like there is no end to what fraudsters can come up with to take advantage of other people. The Better Business Review over Mainland British Columbia is warning Canadians of the recent spike in the number of online puppy scam reports.

Deception in Financial Statements

Financial statement fraud is the deliberate misrepresentation of the financial condition of an enterprise. Its intent is to deceive financial statements users (e.g., shareholders, creditors, regulators). It has many forms and guises, but is perpetrated through intentional misstatements or omissions of amounts in financial statements. It occurs in large publicly traded companies. It occurs in small family-owned firms.

OPP Warns Canadians Not to Fall for New Online Health Scams Related to COVID-19

It has been weeks since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and it is not yet showing signs of slowing down anytime soon. And yet, members of the Ontario Provincial Police or the OPP Anti-Rackets Branch’s Health Fraud Investigation Unit (HFIU) is busier than ever, citing an increase in the number of health care related scams linked to COVID-19 as the reason.