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Scams and frauds

What is a scam?

A scam means a fraud or theft, that is to say the fact of obtaining something by a fraudulent maneuver. It can be data hacking on the internet, a scam at personal health national insurance card , tax refunds, fake bank adviser, NFT and cryptocurrency, civic service or even financial investments.

Fraud is a crime punishable by 5 years imprisonment and a fine of €375,000. If the fraud was committed by an organized gang, the sentencing could be up to 10 years in prison and a fine of €1,000,000.

Who has the right to start an investigation in the event of a scam?

An individual or a company who has been the victim of fraud has the right to initiate this type of investigation. This investigation will always be carried out in a fair and proportionate manner. Because it has been defined by the code of justice as criminal the modes of proof are more extensive.

What are the options for a detective in a case related to a scam?

Different ways will be used by the private investigator. Field investigations with surveillance and tailing may be set up in order to collect informations and therefore protect our clients ‘s interests. An administrative investigation will also be carried out if relevant.

Why use a private investigator to search for evidence in order to build a case for a scam?

The intervention of the private detective will enable to collect evidences that could be used directly in litigation.

How much does cost the intervention of a private investigator?

Hiring a private detective in such a case is not expensive compare to the potential damage a malicious individual could inflict . The cost will depend on the time spent and the means used to carry out the investigation . The price will be calculated on a case-by-case basis. Each case is different and will be studied very carefully before submitting an estimate. We can also offer all included packages on those type of cases.

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