While Fraud and Debt Recovery Litigation is services, Due Diligence Investigations are a service we provide to businesses, institutions and individuals to protect our clients from falling victim to fraud. In almost all cases of investment or relationship fraud we investigate, it is apparent to us that had a due diligence investigation been undertaken prior the victim proceeding with the transaction, the fraud could have been prevented.
The Due Diligence Process
At AnthonyThompson And Company, we commence our due diligence investigations by reviewing client documentation and information to identify flags of fraud. We then conduct standard public record searches on the persons or issues identified. This procedure is standard practice of most investigation firms or lawyers providing due diligence services. Our value added over and above what other investigative agencies or law firms typically provide is inquires made through our networks into their databanks. Through our networks we also conduct covert and overt interviews and gather intelligence utilizing other covert and overt methods. After our initial investigations are conducted, we are often asked by our clients to meet with the proposed parties to the transaction for the purpose of gauging their credibility against the intelligence we have on them. At these transaction meetings, our clients usually advise the parties that we are their counsel there for the purpose of assisting them assess the proposed transaction.