Archive for October 2016
Ask The Montreal Private Investigator (Part 1)
When first-time clients contact us our priority is to listen to their issues and concerns then offer solutions to their situation. Often times we come across preconceived notions on how Montreal Private Investigators conduct investigations.
This is part 1 of a multi-part series covering the most commonly asked questions we get as private Investigators in Montreal and across Canada.Read More
Is it the End For the Monolithic Tax Haven?
Tax havens have been catering to the super wealthy, dictators, terrorist groups, organized crime and legitimate corporations for centuries.
It is perfectly legal to open a company and/or bank account in an offshore tax haven as long as your country of origin is aware of it and you pay your taxes.
Legal issues arise when…
Think you’re too educated to become a fraud victim?
The lack of correlation between a person’s education and their propensity to fall victim to a fraudster is all too familiar. Fraudsters are entrepreneurs. The types of fraud they perpetrate and the marketplaces in which they find success vary depending on their talents, skills and operating comfort zones.
Also, fraud is a relational crime. Potential victims — prospective marks — will be more susceptible…Read More
2016 Report on Fraud in Canada
The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, a world leader in anti-fraud training, just released their 2016 Report to the Nations on Occupational fraud and Abuse Canadian Edition.Read More
The term Ponzi Scheme was brought to the forefront in 2009 when Bernie Madoff admitted to committing the largest fraud in U.S. history and sentence to 150 years in prison for stealing $65 billion from thousands of investors. The Ponzi Scheme is named after a con artist who lived in the early 20th century. Although the Ponzi scheme carries his name…Read More
Protect the Potential Victims of Fraud
According to Jean-François Fortin, the executive director of enforcement at the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF), there are two ways that regulators can prevent and deter fraudsters. “First the certainty of being caught. And second, the certainty of punishment.”Read More
Is Social Media Putting Your Family At Risk?
Everyday we unintentionally put ourselves and our families in harms way by not understanding how Social Media can be used against us. Recent events where reality star Kim Kardashian was robbed at gunpoint hours after posting pictures of herself wearing millions of dollars worth of jewellery has brought this issue to the forefront.Read More