Investigating the fastest growing crime in America, New Zealand, Canada and the United Kingdom.
Whether using an Escrow Service, purchasing a car from EBay or buying something from an e-shop
we all need reassurance from time to time.
We can undertake a visit, have an insignificant conversation or even
make a test purchase from a reputable buyer,
seller or anybody else who is trading online. There are also thousands of 'Spam' emails and cold telephone calls every day, while there are no doubts that some of these may be genuine there is a lot of
Scams & 'Blags'
from which unscrupulous people will use to obtain cash and bank details from innocent web users.
Confidence Scams and Non-Existing Products
The most common scam we come across is people from different counties being ripped off for money, this is because they wrongly believe the buyer cannot reach them, obviously this is where
we will act on your behalf
at first visiting the seller and then leaving them with a very simple choice - return the funds or the police will be following our visit to arrest you. The normal choice from the seller is obvious. We also investigate cases in which
people meet online and start a relationship via emails, texts and telephone calls.
People find themselves wondering if what their friend is telling them seems true and when the alarm bells do start to ring or money is all of a sudden requested we can visit them, their residences and their work places to check out the story, this can bring peace of mind and long term happiness.
Counterfeit Goods and Sub-Standard Purchases
Counterfeiting is the practice of
manufacturing goods, often of inferior quality,
and selling them under a brand name without the brand owner's authorisation.
The Counterfeiting, fake goods industry, sometimes called
the fake goods or black market is a huge global phenomenon.
Goods are made in counterfeiting factories operating at the same scale as the real factories, or even on a larger scale. Mobile phones, clothes, shoes, televisions and even mobile air conditioning units are being made fraudulently and illegally, and
the total loss faced by countries around the world is over $600 billion.
We have undertaken operations for many firms and individuals throughout
Europe and the rest of the world.
We have uncovered small scale money making operations being carried out in a garden shed and also went as far as to discover a counterfeit shop completely designed and fitted in the same a style as a well known brand store. Naturally these are highly conceptual and
complicated undercover investigations requiring ‘mystery shopper’ type enquiries
as well as