Category: Investigations

Reasons to Have an Undercover Investigation at Your Business

What are some reasons to have an undercover investigation in your workplace? Fraud If you suspect someone is involved in some sort of business fraud at your workplace, that’s the sort of thing that warrants an undercover investigation. They might be involved in bribes, money laundering, setting up shell companies, etc. They could be misusing… Read more »

How Doing Due Diligence in Latin America Can Help Your Business

Latin America stretches from Mexico to the bottom of South America and encompasses many different countries and cultures, including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Panama, Peru and Venezuela, among others. As a whole, unfortunately, Latin America has a reputation for corruption and bribery when it comes to doing business. These things have been generational– it’s not… Read more »

Things to Know About International Asset Searches

We live in a global society where people or entities can hide assets anywhere. What are some things to know about international asset searches? Team of Professionals Work On Your Behalf Searches typically involve a team of investigative, legal and financial professionals seeking information on your behalf. They often deal with off-shore holdings, money laundering… Read more »

The Benefits of Working With a Litigation Support Specialist in Latin America

A company’s expansion into Latin America has the potential to be a lucrative endeavor. However, it can also put a company at risk for lawsuits and other unexpected legal battles. If your company ever finds itself at the center of a court case, it’s a good idea to work closely with a litigation support specialist… Read more »

The Importance of Businesses Doing Due Diligence in Latin America

In an ideal world, there would be no corruption or bribery in business matters. However, we live in an imperfect world, and for some places and some people, corruption and bribery are the norm. If you’re a business that’s wanting to do business in Latin America, then it’s important you do “due diligence” before you… Read more »

Trademark Scams: What to Watch For

Obtaining and then protecting a trademark can be an arduous task. From dealing with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to keeping those who want to infringe upon your trademark at bay, you have to be on the ball at all times to protect your trademarked idea or product. It also means you have to… Read more »

Investigate Digital Crime With Computer Forensics

It is very easy for hackers and other computer savvy criminals to commit digital fraud today. We require digital security for almost everything in this day and age. Much of our personal and classified business information exists online, from banking information to addresses, medical records and Social Security. It is important to have a trustworthy… Read more »

Dealing With Threats from Within

When a company is still relatively small, it’s easy for the owner of that company to keep an eye on everything that’s going on with its employees. However, as a company grows, it can be more and more difficult to keep track of those working for the business. As a result, many companies end up… Read more »

Protecting Your Intellectual Property and Licenses

After you start a business, you spend years and years building up your name, familiarizing people with your logo, and creating products that are unique to your company. That’s why you should do everything in your power to prevent another business from coming along and using your intellectual property or licenses without your permission. Your… Read more »

Due Diligence Investigations Help Verify Your Partners, Employees

Building an effective team is a critical process for every business, and having trustworthy partners and employees can make or break a business. The importance of a trusted, solid team of employees and partners becomes even more important for companies that operate internationally. Due diligence investigations with SMG Consulting Services can help to verify your… Read more »