As a family business owner, have you ever considered calling a private investigator? Probably not, but maybe you should. Almost every family business will at some time be faced with a situation where they need to retain their services. They can play a proactive role in controlling losses and protecting assets.
Wide range of services
Most investigators work for corporate security firms that offer a wide range of services including executive protection, blackmail, kidnapping, false insurance claims, white collar theft, fraud, child custody and protection, missing persons and asset recovery.
Security firms often are used to conduct database searches and background checks that provide useful information about an individual including prior arrests, convictions and civil legal judgments. They are also capable of doing physical and electronic surveillance.
Family-owned businesses are more complex and require high levels of confidentiality. Investigators working for family businesses have to understand family business dynamics. These family business investigation specialists are retained by family businesses to conduct a wide range of services including internal and external investigations, background checks, uncovering drug use in the work place, employee theft of merchandise, equipment (and other types of company assets) through fraudulent accounting practices and key managers/employees who are selling confidential information, otherwise known as industrial espionage.
Introducing Harold Copus...
Harold Copus is our family business security expert.
A former Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Copus frequently appears as an expert commentator for security and terrorism issues on Fox News Network, CNN and Court TV.
Most recently Mr. Copus has been featured in multiple appearances on the Dr. Phil Show for his work in finding and rescuing missing children and adults.
In 2002, President George Bush invited Copus to the White House for a conference on missing and exploited children. Copus was recognized for his work and was asked to attend the White House when President Bush signed legislation to create the Amber Alert Law.
Copus is internationally recognized for his work in complex financial investigations and white collar crime. In supporting corporate litigation, he is recognized as an “expert witness” in fraud investigations for the US District Courts in North Carolina and Florida.
We thought it would be interesting and helpful for you to read about some of the cases Harold and his associates have solved. You may be surprised to learn how everyday people and everyday situations may not be what they seem!
The next time you have reason to believe something is amiss in your family business, you should ASK THE EXPERT and use the services of our private investigator to gain peace of mind.
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TRUE CRIME STORIES
One sure-fire way for family businesses to improve the security of their business is to learn from the mistakes of other family businesses. To that end, we have a page on our site, True Crime Stories, where visitors to our site can post a crime story that involves a family business being victimized by a crime. To post your story, click here True Crime Stories
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