What is a Fraud Investigation?
In the broadest terms, a fraud investigation is used to determine whether a person or party has been the victim of a scam by another person or party. Gathering evidence that a scam has taken place is the main focus of the investigation.
The term Fraud covers a variety of illegal activities, from insurance fraud to identity theft. While common in corporate settings, fraud investigation can also be conducted to uncover a variety of possible cases of fraud in your personal life.
Types of Personal Fraud Investigation
Millions of Americans are victims of fraud every year. Being aware of the common types of fraud can help you to defend yourself against them. Here are just a few of the most common types of personal fraud.
- Identity Theft/Identity Fraud – Identity theft occurs when someone steals your personal information and uses it to make fraudulent transactions with your money. Unfortunately, this has become a more common occurrence as we put more of our personal and financial information on the internet.
- Fraud Against Seniors – Senior citizens are often targets for those looking to commit fraud due to their savings and the perception that they are trusting and easy to fool. This can take the form of telemarketing scams, health insurance scams, or unnecessary work scams.
- Investment Fraud – This type of fraud occurs when a person or group solicits investments using false claims to scam you out of your money.
If you think you may have been a victim of fraud, but need assistance gathering concrete evidence, contact B. Lauren Investigations today to discuss your case. Our team has years of experience with personal fraud investigation and will use all the skills and tools at our disposal to help you.