Fraud Investigations In Boca Raton Florida.
Fraud Definition - Any person who engages in a scheme to
defraud and obtains property thereby is guilty of organized fraud,
punishable as follows: 1. If the amount of property obtained has an
aggregate value of $50,000 or more, the violator is guilty of a felony of
the first degree, punishable as provided in Florida s. 775.082, s.
A hoax is also considered fraud and is a distinct
concept that involves deliberate deception without the intention of gain
or of materially damaging or depriving a victim.
Florida, Private Investigator, and Insurance Fraud Investigations:
For over 20 years one of our specialties is business fraud, corporate
investigations. In addition we also offer a full line of investigative
services. We understand it may be difficult to hire a private
investigator. You can be assured that our agency investigators have
always kept all case correspondence and personal information as strictly
confidential. Please be aware we can only report to you the facts of the
case, which results are not guaranteed.
Fraud can be committed through many media, including mail, wire,
phone, and the Internet (computer crime and Internet fraud).
International dimensions of the web and ease with which users can
hide their location, the difficulty of checking identity and
legitimacy online, and the simplicity with which hackers can divert
browsers to dishonest sites and steal credit card details have all
contributed to the very rapid growth of Internet fraud. In some
countries, tax fraud is also prosecuted under false billing or tax
forgery. There have also been fraudulent "discoveries", e.g.,
in science, to gain prestige rather than immediate monetary gain
Fraud as a criminal offence
In common law
jurisdictions, as a criminal offence, fraud takes many different
forms, some general (e.g., theft by false pretense) and some specific
to particular categories of victims or misconduct (e.g., bank fraud,
insurance fraud, forgery). The elements of fraud as a crime similarly
vary. The requisite elements of perhaps most general form of criminal
fraud, theft by false pretense, are the intentional deception of a
victim by false representation or pretense with the intent of
persuading the victim to part with property and with the victim
parting with property in reliance on the representation or pretense
and with the perpetrator intending to keep the property from the
Fraud as a civil wrong.
In common law jurisdictions, as a
civil wrong, fraud is a tort. While the precise definitions and
requirements of proof vary among jurisdictions, the requisite elements of
fraud as a tort generally are the intentional misrepresentation or
concealment of an important fact upon which the victim is meant to rely,
and in fact does rely, to the harm of the victim. Proving fraud in a
court of law is often said to be difficult. That difficulty is found,
for instance, in that each and every one of the elements of fraud must be
proven, that the elements include proving the states of mind of the
perpetrator and the victim, and that some jurisdictions require the
victim to prove fraud by clear and convincing evidence.
remedies for fraud may include rescission (i.e., reversal) of a
fraudulently obtained agreement or transaction, the recovery of a
monetary award to compensate for the harm caused, punitive damages to
punish or deter the misconduct, and possibly others.
In cases of a
fraudulently induced contract, fraud may serve as a defense in a civil
action for breach of contract or specific performance of contract. Fraud
may serve as a basis for a court to invoke its equitable jurisdiction.
The typical organization loses five percent of its
annual revenue to fraud, with a median loss of $160,000. Frauds committed
by owners and executives were more than nine times as costly as employee
fraud. The industries most commonly affected are banking, manufacturing,
Thinking Of Hiring A Private Investigator For A Business Fraud Situation.
Questions To Ask!
An Inexpensive PI Agency, May Not Be, The Best Investment.
Inquire, If The Pi Agency Owner(s) Will Be Directly Involved During The
What Will You Be Charged For This Investigation?
You, Be Kept Informed.
Will Your Agents Coordinate With Law Enforcement And Be Willing To Testify In Court.. That your agency is not using interns in training or
sub-contracting my fraud investigation to another firm.
Investigations And Services.