Fraud Investigation Services

Global Risk & Investigations Practice (GRIP)

January 5, 2015

Fraud should be detected through effective internal control measures. However, in reality it is often uncovered by accident, through anonymous letters or as a result of an unexpected business crisis. FTI Consulting helps its clients mitigate the costs of fraud through our extensive capabilities and wide ranging experience in tackling these problems.

Sometimes, the fraud evidence trail is straightforward. However, often it has been deliberately concealed. Fraud can be committed by customers, suppliers, distributors, employees or management. It often involves collusion between two or more employees or between an employee and an external party. Fraud is often complex, difficult to unravel and increasingly international in scope; handling it requires specialist knowledge. Very few companies are equipped to investigate fraud when they become a victim.

Dealing with fraud and financial investigations requires more than technical know-how; it demands speed, sensitivity and discretion. FTI Consulting understands the importance of reacting quickly and confidentially to a crisis. We appreciate the need to stop illegal activity, safeguard a company’s assets and reputation, arrive at a resolution with as little disruption as possible to the regular flow of business, and prevent re occurrences. If an operation does become the victim of serious fraud, the survival of the business may be dependent on the successful recovery of lost assets. Investigating fraud to recover missing assets requires specialist skills that are not usually available in house.

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