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One of Group One Investigation’s areas of expertise is counter espionage (or counterintelligence, to use another term). In a nutshell, spying on anyone who is spying on you. In counter espionage investigations, we work to identify and counteract activities which cause a threat to personal, professional and corporate security. These threats can come from hostile intelligence organisations or from individuals engaged in espionage or sabotage, subversion or even terrorism. Private investigative counter espionage investigations can protect you and your company from theft, fraud, untrustworthy employees, and dishonest competitor practices and ensure your corporate security is tight, protecting you from corporate espionage both at your physical premises and online.
Group One Investigations has decades of experience in counter espionage.
Our highly skilled team uses state of the art equipment and innovative techniques to facilitate effective investigations which bring our clients peace of mind. Some common investigative techniques used in counter espionage are:
- Collective Counterintelligence - gaining information about an opponent’s intelligence collection capabilities
- Defensive Counterintelligence - thwarting efforts by hostile intelligence services to penetrate the service
- Offensive Counterintelligence - having identified an opponent’s efforts against the system, we can manipulate these attacks by “turning” the opponent’s agents into double agents or feeding them false information on which to report
To talk to us about our corporate espionage capabilities, click here.
Hidden Asset Search / Finint
Finding hidden assets, offshore companies and bank accounts is an endeavour which requires an expert with a global reach.
Corporations, Governments and high net-worth individuals at times require our services to investigate embezzlement, corruption or to assist in locating hidden assets during high profile divorce cases. This type of case can also include locating offshore company structures, UBO’s (ultimate beneficial owners) and associated bank accounts.
Group One Investigations also works across FININT. Financial intelligence (FININT) is the gathering of information about the financial affairs of entities of interest, to understand their nature and capabilities, and predict their intentions. Analysis may consist of scrutinising a large volume of transactional data using data mining or data-matching techniques to identify persons potentially engaged in a particular activity. Alternatively, data mining or data-matching techniques may be employed to identify persons potentially engaged in a particular activity.
Examples of financial intelligence analysis include:
- Detecting taxpayers trying to avoid their fiduciary obligations by moving wealth surreptitiously out of a tax-levying jurisdiction
- Discovering safe havens where criminals park the proceeds of crime
- Accounting for how a large sum of money handed to a targeted individual disappears (money laundering)
- Checking to see if a corrupt individual has had any sudden and unexplained windfalls
High Net Worth Individuals
High Profile Divorce Support Services & Asset Search
High net-worth clients retain our investigative services for a variety of reasons. We may employ such tactics as covert implementation of undercover agents to seek out and investigate management fraud and theft. We can also uncover poor management practices of agents, or investigate whether management teams are stealing money and or misappropriating funds via invoice fraud or other methods.
V.I.P’s also enlist our services for security measures from Technical Surveillance Counter Measures (TSCM) such as Bug Sweeps, to pre-employment background checks on all individuals seeking employment from the gardener to the nanny. Click here to learn more about TSCM.
At times high-net worth individuals call on our services to investigate their partner, such as in cases of suspected adultery or a covert asset search prior to divorce proceedings taking place. It is always recommended to act on your suspicions prior to the other party becoming aware so that you maintain the upper hand - especially when millions of dollars are on the line.
We offer a wide range of investigative, asset tracing, offshore company and bank account tracing services plus an in-depth investigative service focused on the assets and behaviour of a partner, both during the relationship and once divorce proceedings take place. Our global reach allows us to take on with confidence any High Profile Divorce Matter with extreme confidence that we can deliver exceptional intelligence data to assist our clients both prior to and during a divorce proceeding.
To learn more about the capabilities of Group One Investigations in this area, click here.