Category: Investigations

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 »

Navigating Asset Recovery Investigations in Latin America

The international marketplace is brimming with opportunity, but it’s also fraught with danger. All’s well when everything goes as planned, but what would you do if a huge shipment to a Latin American country never arrived at the warehouse? International merchants know that when you do business in other countries, asset loss is a very… Read more »

How To Keep Your Business Safe From Money Laundering

To launder money means to take money that was made through illegal gains, and pass it through our financial systems to hide its origins. The object of money laundering, is to make ill-gotten funds appear legitimate; thereby making it spendable. Smaller businesses are often used for cash laundering. Employees and executives who work for small… Read more »

Facts and Statistics on Kidnapping in Latin America

Many seasoned travelers know how to stay safe when exploring destinations outside the U.S. Latin America, in particular, is a vast area with many differences in culture and exposure to crime. Being kidnapped is a huge fear for many travelers considering visiting Latin American countries. Is this fear rational or based on myths and outdated… Read more »

The Importance of Computer Forensic Investigations

Computer forensics, a branch of digital forensic science, handles crime evidence legally found on computer hard drives and all digital storage files and software. Its goal is to thoroughly, forensically examine these digital files and content, to uncover and analyze the data for the reporting of facts and educated opinions about the information retrieved. Though… Read more »

How DNA Matching is Used in Investigations

DNA evidence is used widely in criminal investigations and it has proved its weight in gold for proving people innocent or guilty or a crime.  But how does this microscopic analysis actually do its job and how is it used in investigations? First the DNA must be harvested from the crime scene and isolated from… Read more »

What is Food Fraud and What Can You Do About it?

You may have recently heard or read a news story about food fraud, including the ramifications for those who were to blame for the “fraud.” This is because it’s happening all too often, with way too many big name companies. What exactly is food fraud and what can you do if you suspect, or heavily… Read more »

What is a Trademark Investigation?

When you own your own business or have invented a product, the smart thing to do is have your logos, jingles, and slogans protected by trademarks.  You business is often your livelihood and if anything should happen to it, you may be in risk of going under and losing a lot of money.  A lot… Read more »