In today’s hi-tech business environment, the propensity for any perpetrator to use an electronic system to help them commit a fraudulent act undoubtedly has grown exponentially from the explosion in the availability of new business software. As more and more businesses and organisations turn to electronic means of
recording their day-to-day activities, following the data trail becomes more important from providing a wealth of additional evidence and likely intelligence.
Our experience has shown that valuable forensic evidence can exist not just in paper records, but also in electronic data, and tapping into the data can help identify the evidence you need in your investigation to prove or disprove the initial allegations, or help to identify further avenues of investigation.
Typically an investigator is often faced with the daunting task of working through a large volume of manual records or electronic data in order to identify indicators and evidence of impropriety or malpractice. This often results in a statistical sample being conducted on a portion of the data, or a long expensive manual review process on paper records, which can lead to ignoring that one important transaction that proves to you that there is a problem.
Therefore, in working with corporate, government and law enforcement investigative teams, we offer a number of Litigation and Investigation Support (LIS) services to assist fraud teams in their investigations to forensically examine electronic data for any evidence of wrong doing that can be presented as admissible intelligence in a court of law.
With a considerable investment in infrastructure and resources, we are able to provide fraud teams with the necessary outsourced forensic data mining facilities and people to help examine electronic systems that suspects may have had access to, and work to quantify potential losses.
We have also a unique, court tried and tested, forensically sound process for converting paper records into electronic databases for the purposes of using forensic data mining to examine for evidence of fraudulent behaviour. We can work with investigation teams in converting any paper or documentary exhibits that have been seized into evidential sound databases that can be interrogated for further investigation intelligence.