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Over the Line: When investigators make unethical inquiries

Over the Line: When investigators make unethical inquiries

Attorneys who retain investigators to assist with their evidentiary needs should be mindful that, in doing so, they could jeopardize their reputation and standing in the event of an ethical lapse. One of the most problematic ethical violations by investigators is...

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Loose Lips: Office chatter can ruin an investigation

Loose Lips: Office chatter can ruin an investigation

Among the most pronounced threats to an internal company investigation is workplace gossip. Disclosing details of an investigative project to the person under scrutiny can have a range of consequences—none of which are good. In a matter handled by ResultQuest, the...

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Since the Beginning: Even founding employees can break bad

Since the Beginning: Even founding employees can break bad

A number of times over the years, the investigators of ResultQuest have been called in to scrutinize the activities of executives who were part of the founding group of a business. Sadly, in almost every case, fraudulent activity was uncovered—usually determined to...

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Weak Link: Competitor Recruitment of Disgruntled Employees

Weak Link: Competitor Recruitment of Disgruntled Employees

Key employees can be a tremendous asset to an organization. However, when such personnel feel as though they have been unfairly treated—right or wrong—they can be ripe for recruitment by competitors. Members of specialized technical fields often consist of small...

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Home Alone: Avoiding Fraud by Employees Working Remotely

Home Alone: Avoiding Fraud by Employees Working Remotely

The tumultuous events of the past few months have forced many companies to allow and enable employees to work from home, in order to minimize the risk of infection from COVID-19. Such arrangements, where there is little or no direct observation, can invite fraud by...

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Tight Ship: The need to secure your information

Tight Ship: The need to secure your information

Throughout the years, ResultQuest has been involved in numerous investigations in which client competitors purloined valuable information assets. In most cases, the thefts were made possible by a security breach or oversight, often exploited by a disgruntled or...

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Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and yours

Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and yours

As you and I continue to work our way through this most trying of times, my thoughts and prayers go out to you and yours. I hope you are all safe and healthy. Our hearts are with those who have contracted the virus, and our deepest sympathies go to those who have lost...

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Easy Does It: Pick off the low hanging fruit first

Easy Does It: Pick off the low hanging fruit first

The client knows what results are desired, but not necessarily the proper steps to achieve them. In one case worked by ResultQuest® investigators, a surveillance of an individual residing in a small community southwest of Houston was requested. The goal was to...

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Open Up:  Some keys to success with a cold interview

Open Up: Some keys to success with a cold interview

Careful preparation is always the best way to ensure a good result when interviewing witnesses. However, situations often dictate a “cold interview” in which no advance preparation is possible. In such instances, the ability to think on one’s feet can make the...

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Over the Line: When investigators make unethical inquiries

Over the Line: When investigators make unethical inquiries

Attorneys who retain investigators to assist with their evidentiary needs should be mindful that, in doing so, they could jeopardize their reputation and standing in the event of an ethical lapse. One of the most problematic ethical violations by investigators is...

Movin’ on Up: When unusual signs of wealth signal an issue

Movin’ on Up: When unusual signs of wealth signal an issue

Numerous times over the years, ResultQuest has been called in to investigate suspected fraud on the part of an employee. In the vast majority of instances, our analysis has revealed glaring signs of newly acquired wealth that went beyond what the employee’s salary...

Loose Lips: Office chatter can ruin an investigation

Loose Lips: Office chatter can ruin an investigation

Among the most pronounced threats to an internal company investigation is workplace gossip. Disclosing details of an investigative project to the person under scrutiny can have a range of consequences—none of which are good. In a matter handled by ResultQuest, the...

Since the Beginning: Even founding employees can break bad

Since the Beginning: Even founding employees can break bad

A number of times over the years, the investigators of ResultQuest have been called in to scrutinize the activities of executives who were part of the founding group of a business. Sadly, in almost every case, fraudulent activity was uncovered—usually determined to...

Weak Link: Competitor Recruitment of Disgruntled Employees

Weak Link: Competitor Recruitment of Disgruntled Employees

Key employees can be a tremendous asset to an organization. However, when such personnel feel as though they have been unfairly treated—right or wrong—they can be ripe for recruitment by competitors. Members of specialized technical fields often consist of small...

Home Alone: Avoiding Fraud by Employees Working Remotely

Home Alone: Avoiding Fraud by Employees Working Remotely

The tumultuous events of the past few months have forced many companies to allow and enable employees to work from home, in order to minimize the risk of infection from COVID-19. Such arrangements, where there is little or no direct observation, can invite fraud by...

Tight Ship: The need to secure your information

Tight Ship: The need to secure your information

Throughout the years, ResultQuest has been involved in numerous investigations in which client competitors purloined valuable information assets. In most cases, the thefts were made possible by a security breach or oversight, often exploited by a disgruntled or...

Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and yours

Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and yours

As you and I continue to work our way through this most trying of times, my thoughts and prayers go out to you and yours. I hope you are all safe and healthy. Our hearts are with those who have contracted the virus, and our deepest sympathies go to those who have lost...

Easy Does It: Pick off the low hanging fruit first

Easy Does It: Pick off the low hanging fruit first

The client knows what results are desired, but not necessarily the proper steps to achieve them. In one case worked by ResultQuest® investigators, a surveillance of an individual residing in a small community southwest of Houston was requested. The goal was to...

Measure Twice: The benefit of proactive surveillance planning

Measure Twice: The benefit of proactive surveillance planning

There is an old carpenter’s saying, “Measure twice, cut once,” referring to the need to plan properly before executing a task. This adage especially applies in surveillance operations. Proactive planning can mean the difference between success and failure....

Look Before You Leap: How prejudgment can impact the investigation

Look Before You Leap: How prejudgment can impact the investigation

Every investigator begins a case with the goal of reaching an outcome that supports the client’s objective. However, preconceived judgments can skew the investigator’s outlook, can impact yours or your client’s credibility, and may create irreparable damage. Several...

Open Up:  Some keys to success with a cold interview

Open Up: Some keys to success with a cold interview

Careful preparation is always the best way to ensure a good result when interviewing witnesses. However, situations often dictate a “cold interview” in which no advance preparation is possible. In such instances, the ability to think on one’s feet can make the...