Statistics show that white collar crime is on the increase and that there is a need for expertise in dealing with it. The threat of fraud to small business or big organisations either internally or externally through employees, criminal opportunists, customers, partners or competitors is a risk to valuable company assets which can bring about significant loses to both small businesses and big organisations.
Accident and Insurance Claims
False claims cost the insurance industry millions of euros every year. Protocol Security Services has been involved in insurance fraud investigations since 1992, throughout the period in Irish history where these type of claims reached an all time record proportions. We have earned an excellent reputation in the investigation of insurance fraud even in the most difficult of circumstances. By availing of our national network of associates and contacts we can quickly differentiate between the legitimate claimants and the try ons. We have worked for most of the largest Insurance companies in Ireland and many of our cases were either settled amicably or proven in court with supporting photographic and film evidence. We can deliver photographic, video and witness statement evidence to the standard required for Court Proceedings. Our evidence is often sufficient to have fraudulent claims withdrawn prior to expensive and time consuming litigation.
Intellectual Property Fraud
Protocol Security Services is experienced in dealing with intellectual property violations. Our investigations can ascertain the identification, backgrounds and associations of offenders. This can then be followed up by field agents in order to identify product counterfeiting operations, their methods and sources. These operations can in collaboration with legal counsel bring about successful convictions or lawsuit actions.
We have extensive experience of brand infringement investigations with test purchasing teams and source identification enquiries a speciality. The value of copy Brand sales worldwide is almost incalculable as is the loss of revenue of legitimate brand holders.
Corporate Fraud: Employees, competitors, partners and customers
Employee dishonesty and disloyalty can have disastrous results for your business. Protocol's trained and experienced investigators get to the bottom of the problems with professional evidence gathering designed to find a resolution and protect the business interest.
Corporate fraud can take many forms; from stock losses, to charges for expenses never incurred, bribes, etc. These are a common problem in many industries and it is predicted that the current economic downturn will have an even more acute effect (Survey by Ernst and Young 2009). A professional investigation can provide clear evidence of existing problems and help formulate future strategy to avoid repetition.