Theft, shrinkage and fraud are significant risks in just about any business today. They can arise from external or internal sources, or frequently a combination of both.
Detecting theft or fraud,and identifying the cause of the problem can be a complex business. It may involve a number of investigative techniques including the use of:
Covert cameras and videotape analysis
Undercover male or female and bi lingual, operatives
Surveillance of goods, trucks and individuals
Document, computer, lap top and data analysis
Forensic examination of information and information systems
Forensic accounting, banking assets and ledgers.
Due Diligence, Missing Persons, Background Checks.
WATSON's Private Investigators also works with attorneys, in-house and outside counsel and financial advisors to conduct thorough due diligence investigations for clients contemplating a merger, acquisition or strategic partnership with a company located in the US or worldwide. Our due diligence investigations of strategic partners and key vendors will assist legal and financial professionals in determining integrity, financial history, criminal history, litigation history, potential conflicts of interest, competitors, community standing, business practices, and overall reputation of a potential partner or takeover target.
Non-Compete Agreements and Confidentiality Clauses. Moreover if you are part of a franchise or business litigation you may wish us to investigate your opposing party regarding a non-compete or confidentaility agreement, which is very often at the heart of winning a court case to cease and desist and for damages. Many franchise cases involve broken non-compete agreements or confidentiality agreements where the franchisee stops paying the owners and divulges to clients, fees and prices and client lists in an effort to open a new start-up or destroy the main business brand. Non-compete agreements are a difficult item to prove but with research and surveillance of the litigants we always achieve results. Non-Compete agreements often specify a time frame and /or district or cities parameters, where the other party cannot open in opposition business, or be employed by others and thus we need to physically prove this. When it comes to proving our clients' cases in Non-Compete Agreements and Confidentiality Clauses , we are the one firm equipped to win the day for you. We are 87% successful.
Due diligence support services include obtaining information on:
Character and reputation
Employees, numbers and identities
Finances, loans, mortgages, overdrafts
Judgments Warrants caveats and liens
Litigation history, local, interstate & international
Media coverage, real, Social Media and Internet
Organizational structure, real board members , proxies, deceased or foreigners
Payables and receivables
Real and personal property interests
Sales projections, Stock on hand & expected shipments
Trusts, hidden, family, blind or in another jurisdiction.
Corporate, ASIC & Foreign UCC filings
Verification of licenses and permits.
It takes a skilled Watson Private Investigator to manage the entire investigative process and emerge with the client's desired outcomes. Watson believes that he has the personnel to meet any firm's needs in these areas.