How Private Investigators Can Protect Your Company’s Bottom Line

There are many aspects to running a business. One of them is to prevent employee fraud. Theft has been around since the beginning of time, and it is not going away any time soon. In fact, in the digital age, criminals are more sophisticated than ever before. However, by hiring private investigators, you can mitigate the risk of crime to your business, helping to protect your assets and profits. Here are some examples of how private investigators can protect your business. Loss Prevention...

Finding a Missing Person With The Help of a Private Investigator

The experience of having a missing friend or a family can be disturbingly distressing. It is understandable to be troubled especially if you shared a close bond with the person that has disappeared. However, panicking in the face of this ordeal will not help the missing person. Investigating, searching, and tracking down a missing person is not easy. Because of this, it would be wise to get the help of a professional private investigator as they are typically knowledgeable and experienced on...

Employee Background Check Basics – Due Diligence Matters to Your Business

Hire slowly and fire quickly. This is a common adage among successful entrepreneurs highlighting the importance in identifying the right staff. People can put anything on a resume. They want that job, and many will say anything to get it. This is the reason it’s not surprising that in a survey of employers, approximately 70% said they caught applicants not telling the truth. As a business owner who counts on the people you hire for the productivity of your company, do you really want an...

Private Investigators Can Help You Win Your Child Custody Battle

The breakup of a marital relationship is a difficult thing to go through. This becomes even more arduous when the issue of child custody is in dispute. Whether you are the mother or the father, you may have to fight in court so you will not lose regular contact with your children. When faced with such a situation, you will need guidance from experts to help you win the case. When it comes to the custody of children the standard in most jurisdictions is that the Court will do what is in the...

Testing Your Partner’s Fidelity With Covert Surveillance

Preparing for your wedding is exciting and overwhelming. The majority of brides and grooms go into their marriages hoping that they have found their soul mate. In fact, they hope for their marriage to last forever. The problem arises when the bride or groom suspects their partner is cheating on them. This will make them doubt whether or not this is the right person for them. This is where hiring a private investigator who can conduct covert surveillance services come in handy. These services...

The High Costs Of Not Running An Employee Background Check

Today, an estimated 90% of major employers in the country utilize employee background checks to ensure that their employees are being honest on their applications and that they’re a good fit for the business. These pre-employment screenings can look for fraudulent claims on an application, criminal history, financial history, and much more. It’s important to take a closer look at just why it’s critical to utilize employee background checks, and what it really comes down to in...

Private Investigator Preps To Punch For a Good Cause

This story appeared in tbrnewsmedia.com on July 24, 2015 by Victoria Espinoza… This charity packs a punch. In this corner, Commack native Sinai “The Mountain” Megibow, 41, is one of 20 determined volunteers who will be boxing for charity this Nov. 23 for the 12th annual Long Island Fight for Charity. The mission is to raise money for local charities by putting volunteers from around the Island in the ring for head-to-head fights in front of spectators who buy tickets for the event....

Understanding And Avoiding Employee Fraud

Many businesses end up being the victims of employee fraud and misconduct, and with such a high number of companies located here in NYC/Long Island, it’s only natural that many companies here will experience this problem as well. Surprisingly, many businesses don’t even realize that they’re being taken advantage of until long after the money has been taken. Consider a couple of Long Island and New York examples if you’re not convinced: Long Island resident Onesta Reyes...

The Importance Of Employment Background Checks

Your company needs every advantage that it can get in order to thrive in today’s business climate. It’s important to pay attention to everything from marketing to sales strategies and beyond, but many companies have now realized just how important the hiring process can be as well. Hiring the right employees is a must, and hiring errors can cost a company thousands of dollars – sometimes more. There are numerous benefits offered by running employment background checks, including:...

Top Reasons Your Business Could Need A Private Investigator

Businesses don’t operate in a vacuum. They rely on teamwork and allies – not only from employees, but from partners, suppliers, vendors, accountants, and more. In short – you’ll likely end up doing business with a lot of different people in order to keep your company moving forward. From time to time, you might find that the use of a private investigator is needed. A private eye isn’t really what the movies make it seem like, and as such it’s worth taking a look at what...

Are Workers Compensation Investigations Needed?

Any company will face challenges, and the key to success is obvious – keep your bottom line in the black. Bringing income into the business is important, but so is reducing the overall costs that your company incurs regularly. There are a lot of different things to consider in terms of reducing costs, and it’s common for some areas to be overlooked completely. Insurance fraud and worker’s compensation investigations in particular need to be addressed, and while it may not seem like...

Radius Investigations Fighting For Long Island Charities

Radius Investigations is proud to announce that one of it’s founding partners, Sinai Megibow, will be taking part in Long Island’s Fight for Charity. Sinai is joining 25 other Long Island businessmen and businesswomen who will be putting on the boxing gloves this November to go ‘mano a mano’ in the ring. As reported by Jenna Marci on June 24, 2015 at libn.com… Twenty-six Long Island businessmen and businesswomen will go head-to-head in a boxing extravaganza this...

Reducing Exposure and Liability for Companies Operating in the Global Marketplace

Bribery continues to be a major legal and ethical problem for U.S. businesses operating in overseas markets. The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, which criminalizes bribery of foreign officials in order to access foreign markets, can have very severe penalties for U.S. firms whose employees or overseas agents are caught committing (or attempting to commit) bribery. An article found at news.yahoo.com by Reuters reports on a recent case that highlights this problem… Florida-based defense...

Could an Employee Background Check Have Prevented Alleged Employee Theft at Shinnecock Animal Hospital?

Here’s a recent report found at patch.com written by Priscila Korb about an employee of the Shinnecock Animal Hospital who was arrested for stealing more than $50,000 from the hospital and its customers. Keri A. Guillo, 28, who worked as an administrative assistant at the hospital, stole money from the hospital and its clients by using their credit card information, police said. She stole varying amounts of money totaling over $50,000 in 2011 and 2012, police said. Read the entire...

Crime Reduction Techniques for Your Company

This blog post is part of our continuing series of articles on how business owners and managers can protect themselves from a multitude of risks in the workplace by employing investigative and due diligence strategies. Companies today have many different obstacles and challenges that they have to overcome. While their focus must be on servicing their customers, matching the competition, marketing effectively, and dealing with their day-to-day operations, it’s also a must that businesses...

A Look at Reducing Internal Criminal Threats in Your Business

Most business leaders, understandably, focus their effort and attention on the day to day operations of managing their business and providing for their clients or customers. As a result, they are often unaware of, or not prepared to deal with, the significant risks they face from potential employee misconduct or criminal acts. In order to protect themselves, their businesses, and their customers, it is vitally important for any business owner to understand the various risks that employees...

Using A Private Investigator During A Divorce May Be Necessary

A divorce is never easy, and the process can take its toll on everyone involved. However, no matter how high the stress levels get, it’s important that you take the steps needed to ensure that you get the best possible outcome from the divorce itself. That’s not always simple, and in many instances you might need some help. A good private investigator may be just what you need to help ensure that your rights and interests are protected during the divorce proceedings. Here are some...

Employee Background Screening: Could It Have Helped JPMorgan?

Not all employees are honest, trustworthy people. Case in point: A recent report published at usatoday.com by Kevin McCoy about an Ex-JPMorgan adviser who has been charged with fraud for allegedly stealing $20 million from customers. Michael Oppenheim, 48, took money from at least seven bank clients in a fraud scheme he operated from March 2011 to March 2015, federal prosecutors alleged. He was arrested Thursday at his Livingston, N.J., home and brought to Manhattan federal court for an...

How Can a Private Investigator Help Protect Your Identity?

Identity theft is one the fastest growing crimes in modern society, and can represent substantial ongoing challenges for individuals who have fallen prey to it. One of the larger concerns that people may have is the fact that many cases of identity theft can start with minor, easily overlooked changes to bank accounts and credit charges. However, if these things are left unaddressed, they can rapidly escalate and destroy lives. Credit Protection and Personal Protection A common misconception...

The NFL Conducts Background Checks On Top Draft Picks

At Radius Investigations, we frequently stress how critical it is for companies to conduct proper and thorough background screening on prospective employees. A proper background investigation can help protect not only the company itself, but also its employees and their families, the company’s brand, and its customers. Pre-employment screening should be standard practice for every organization, as demonstrated in an article written by Timothy Bella for america.aljazeera.com. Mr....

Preparation Leads To Successful Cross-Border Investigations

Conducting cross-border investigations is something that we do quite a bit of at Radius Investigations. In their recent article published at insidecounsel.com entitled, “4 Strategies to Improve Cross-Border Investigation Readiness“, authors Tiffany R. Moseley and Amy Conway-Hatcher write: Much like military campaigns, cross-border investigations are inherently complex, driven by unique facts, shifting priorities and necessarily shaped by local terrain. Both also require decisive...

Employers Need a Private Investigator Now More Than Ever

When most people think of a private detective they think of seedy deals in back alleys and someone taking photos of a cheating spouse. But that’s the Hollywood version of it. The reality is that a professional private investigator can help with a number of different issues throughout a wide range of areas. Two perfect examples are vetting and hiring new employees, and assisting in investigating internal employment-related issues. Turning to a private investigator, especially one skilled...

Finding Missing Persons and Bringing Loved Ones Home

For any family, the disappearance of a loved one can cause immense emotional and personal turmoil. For missing persons cases, hiring a Private Investigator can be of great benefit in assisting the affected family to find the missing person, or at least develop sufficient information to provide closure. While it is highly appropriate and necessary for family members to contact the local authorities as soon as there is a suspicion that a person has been abducted or has disappeared under...

Employee Background Checks: Who Are You Really Trusting Your Business To?

For any business owner, hiring new employees can be a lesson in trust. While almost all companies, large and small, will require an employee background check, it is unfortunate that some corporate practices in this field only extend to verifying the last place of employment and checking up on references. This is not always the best or most thorough practice, and can lead to penalties and legal issues down the road. Sadly, the trustworthiness of a new hire is not always that easy to discern,...

Child Support Investigations: Helping To Enforce Responsibility

Divorce proceedings where young children are involved are especially sensitive, given the high priority on preserving the children’s well-being. Far too frequently, however, the non-custodial parent may fall behind on or entirely discontinue with support payments. For the custodial parent who needs the financial support to maintain a household and properly raise the children, this can feel like an overwhelming challenge. How Can a Private Investigator Help Enforce Continuation of Child Support...


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