She was a long-time employee and everyone considered her a grandmother to them. Often, she would buy lunch for the whole office. She knew everyone’s birthday and would leave them a note with a gift card. But she had a secret. Those lunches and other gifts, came at the expense of her employer. She was embezzling funds!
In the world of business, one never really knows when the next threat may come your way. Whether it’s an intellectual property theft, employee theft, or a physical threat of harm, there is always a risk to running a business. They’re all inherent and troublesome. For example, it’s nearly impossible to own and operate a business, without being at risk for fraud. Rarely however, does a business plan include prevention strategies and response. What should the proper response be when it occurs?
Recently, we sat down with the founder and owner of Astinel Security & Forensics, Zane Kinney, to have a conversation about the ways that a business can benefit from having a private investigator, who is also a Certified Fraud Examiner, in their pocket. These are some of the highlights of that conversation.
When he was asked about their services and why they’re critical to the security of businesses, Zane said, “Unfortunately so many don’t believe anything negative will occur. “Cognitively, they know it could; however, it’s normally an afterthought” he continued, “What we do better than anyone is help every business and business owner evaluate their risks and work with them to create a strategic program that promotes prevention and deterrence.”
As the conversation continued, it was quick to see the many benefits that having a private investigator on hand can do for a business. For starters, protecting the assets of any company is the most critical element to its survival. If assets are ever in jeopardy, it can be the end of business as usual. Asset recovery and its impact on companies are why ransomware attacks have increased over the past few years. Your business must protect its assets at all costs in the digital world. With a physical and virtual security risk assessment from a company like Astinel Security & Forensics, you can ensure that your business is fully prepared and multi-level security measures protect your assets.
A second and just as significant benefit to a private investigator for a business is providing an unbiased review of any fraud risks. Fraud is one of the costliest types of security risks to a company, no matter where they’re operating. The fraud can be internal or external. Then, there are workplace investigations. Human resources professionals do a fine job; however, this GA Private Investigator has tools to discover who’s telling the truth. Did the sexual harassment really occur? How about the slip and fall accident?
The last thing a business ever wants to have happen is to be part of a physical attack of any kind. But if you have not taken the proper precautions, it can leave your business and your executives vulnerable. With Astinel Security & Forensics, fraud prevention services help your business learn where you can be victimized by employees and customers alike.
These are just a few of the most critical ways that having a private investigator for your business can save you time, money, and, most importantly, your lives. You don’t have to be a victim.