White-Collar-Crime - an Ever-Growing Harm Inflecting the Global Economy
Companies are therefore required to protect themselves by internal audits, investigations, and prevention of white-collar crime.
Public authorities, politicians, and the economic system must all contribute to the according measures. Companies have increased the measures against criminal activities. In such cases, an analytical approach is needed. Analytical investigations are helpful in fraud crimes as most companies are often affected by property crimes.
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At first glance, white-collar crimes can appear to be regular business transactions. Criminals develop complex methods to maintain this first impression. Gaining reliable findings on crime patterns and potential perpetrators circles is complicated. Smart solutions are needed to solve these cases and prevent further damages.
Analytical Approach to Detect White-Collar Crime
Analytical investigations provided by corma GmbH bring to light crime patterns in business processes. Connections that would otherwise remain hidden are thus highlighted. The aim is to detect criminal activities and to avoid further financial damages.
An analytical mind and corresponding analytical work are the key elements in successfully investigating white-collar crime. corma’s analysts identify patterns within business processes and detect possible relationships to crime scene.
corma applies this analytical expertise in investigations like:
- INSURANCE FRAUD
- EMBEZZLEMENT AND MISAPPROPRIATION (E.G. MANUFACTURERS AND SUPPLY CHAIN)
- SERVICE AND WARRANTY FRAUD (BY END CUSTOMERS AND SALES PARTNERS)
- MONEY LAUNDERING
- COMPETITION OFFENSES (OFFENSES AGAINST COUNTERFEITING AND PATENT & TRADEMARK RIGHTS)
“Successful investigative work is almost always a lavish puzzle. Professional investigators are the essential piece, applying the analytical approach, they are able to provide solutions for complex criminal issues,” says Jörn Weber, CEO of corma GmbH.
The analysis includes a multi-level process: the experts gather information, disassemble and evaluate it according to relevant criteria, sort, and link previously isolated pieces – applying analytical methods – until new information and linkage become visible. Then it is systematically evaluated and included in further investigative steps. Thus an image of the crime, possible offenders and circumstances of the crime become evident.
Avoid Financial Damages and Occlude Back Doors for Tricksters
At the beginning of an analytical investigation corma determines, together with the client, the objective of the investigation and a detailed investigation plan follows.
It is crucial to ask those analytical questions:
- Which events and observations indicate possible fraud cases?
- What are the risk factors for criminal activities?
- Which existing information is relevant and which not?
- What information is missing and could probably be ascertained?
- How is the information correlated?
- Which possible criminal groups of people could be established?
- What are the financial damages and the possibilities to refund?
Customer's Requirements Determine Investigative Steps
The analytical investigation work consists primarily of the following mutually-supporting tasks:
- PROCESS ANALYSIS
- INVESTIGATION PLAN
- WEAK SPOT ANALYSIS
- PATTERN DETECTION
- DATA ANALYSIS
- LINK ANALYSIS (VISUAL CRIMINAL ANALYSIS)
Analytical Know-How Leads to Detection of Criminal Offences
In the criminal work analytical investigations are often essential to achieving actionable results. Quite often analytical investigations resolve allegations within a short timeframe. Thus further investigation steps are not needed. Legal measures, based on results of analytical work, facilitate recovery of economic damages (cash recovery) and stopping of future losses (loss avoidance).
Confident Collaboration with the Customers
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