FCIS will help reduce your risks.
FCIS will help you solve complex business problems through our comprehensive investigative and consulting services. We are professional, thorough and diligent. We utilize our decades of experience and contacts to achieve results.
We specialize in undercover workplace investigations that include harassment, substance abuse, workplace violence, internal theft, worker’s compensation and employee termination security.
We are also experienced in other crimes against businesses, such as white-collar and intellectual property crimes.
Our FCRA Compliant Consulting and risk management assessments help reduce risks that plague businesses.
Our services provide your long-term solutions with uncompromising integrity, quality, and value.
Our Investigative Services Include:
- Workplace Investigations
- Threat and Risk Assessment
- FCRA Compliance Consulting
- Background Checks/Investigations
- Intellectual Property
- Surveillance/GPS Tracking/Counter Surveillance
- Witness Interviews
- Due Diligence
- Handwriting Analysis
- Financial-Forensic Accounting/Tax Audit
FCIS has the experience to minimize your risks.
Harassment, substance abuse, violence and internal theft are only some of the many issues that can plague a business and need the experience of a professional investigator.
Workplace investigations are essential not only to managing the workplace and resolving disputes before lawsuits arise, but you as an employer are under a legal obligation to conduct investigations that are timely, fair, discrete and effective. Properly conducted investigations often lead to important defenses after a lawsuit is filed. Effective investigations will also benefit you in the defense of later claims, including subsequent “backfire” claims for retaliation, discrimination against the alleged perpetrator and invasion of privacy.
When you need a professional workplace investigation or risk analysis conducted, additional insight into the character and activities of your subject concerning a worker’s compensation case, or security to protect you while terminating an employee, be sure to call on our expertise and almost three decades of experience. We will ensure you have a timely, fair, discrete and effective investigation conducted.
FCIS helps to minimize or eliminate your risks.
FCIS identifies vulnerabilities that put your business at risk by examining your current policies and procedures and analyzing the physical security of your business. Once we complete our analysis, we create a plan of preparation that includes warning systems and evacuation procedures. We then train your personnel on how to implement the plan and how to work with the law enforcement community for quick response to threats. Once the new systems are in place, we re-evaluate for effectiveness.
FCIS will help decrease your liability.
In the aftermath of heightened security risks, workplace violence incidents and negligent hiring lawsuits, employers have turned to background screening for peace of mind and a way to decrease liability. Employers are using criminal court records, driving records and other consumer reports to hire safe, honest and qualified employees.
However, in this age of increased surveillance and security, applicant rights and the laws protecting individual freedoms could easily be forgotten. Through our FCRA Consulting, we help you balance your need-to-know about applicants’ backgrounds while simultaneously upholding individuals’ rights. We teach you how the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) can affect you and what you need to do to stay in compliance.
FCIS is FCRA certified. We will coordinate with your legal counsel. We ensure that you are Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) compliant, that I-9’s are verified, terrorist watch list is checked and an international background investigation is conducted.
FCIS helps you avoid “surprises.”
When hiring employees, obtaining information on a candidate is critical to making an informed decision. However, you do not have unlimited rights to investigate an applicant's background and personal life. Employees have a right to privacy in certain areas. If this right is violated, they can take legal action against you.
We can provide you basic background checks or a comprehensive background investigation that will provide you information allowed by law concerning your applicants. Our background investigation provides you with detailed historical, financial and professional information. This will help you make an informed decision before hiring applicants.
Included in our background investigations are:
- Applicant interview
- Criminal history check
- Civil litigation check
- Interview of references, neighbors and past employers
- Local law enforcement check
- Credit checks
- Educational degree verification
FCIS helps you keep what is yours.
Your ideas are often your most valuable product, and the most likely to be stolen. With our investigative expertise and outstanding law enforcement contacts, we can significantly reduce the loss of your trademarks and brand identity. We provide the information you need to combat and defeat intellectual property theft.
Counterfeit product investigation
Working with both local and federal law enforcement agencies, FCIS has been helping companies maintain the integrity of one of their most valuable assets: their good name and reputation. We work cases involving counterfeiting, piracy, or infringement. We have investigated the manufacturing and sale of counterfeit luxury goods. Working to solve this most serious crime against businesses, FCIS is able to build a rock-solid case against the counterfeiter. The goal of our investigations is to identify the counterfeiter, document sales, and work up the ladder to wholesalers and manufacturers. As part of the solution to the counterfeiting problem, FCIS will not only put the counterfeiter out of business, but bring relief to you in the form of court-ordered restitution.
Counterfeit product enforcement
Once the counterfeiter is identified, and proof is established that he is knowingly selling counterfeit goods, the next step is enforcement of the brand owner’s rights. This may include effecting search warrants with law enforcement, working with attorneys for ex-parte civil seizure orders, or serving cease and desist letters with a goal towards voluntary surrender of infringing or counterfeit goods. We are experienced in all facets of enforcement and have knowledge for the best solution. We have relationships with local and federal law enforcement for referral of cases for criminal prosecution. We can greatly reduce the amount of counterfeited product.
FCIS provides you insight into occurring activities.
We have conducted surveillances on sophisticated criminal organizations and our experience is equal to none. We understand counter-surveillance measures and have participated in many cases. We can aid you in dealing with threats of workplace violence, theft and substance abuse by obtaining factual evidence by conducting discreet surveillance operations on both video and digital still photographs. We also employ GPS tracking devices whenever legally permitted.
We pay special attention to all state and federal statutory regulations, as well as private sector liability for unlawful surveillance (civil and criminal liability.) We are careful not to violate anyone’s "reasonable expectation of privacy."
We provide a detailed, well-written, timely report, along with digital still photographs and video reproductions acquired depicting notable events upon the completion of the surveillance.
We are available to be present at depositions with documented surveillance evidence that was obtained in the field. We will appear for court testimony upon request/subpoena.
FCIS will provide you clarification of witnesses’ observations prior to deposition/testimony.
Interviewing is an art. FCIS has mastered the art of interviewing. We will contact and interview witnesses. This will provide you impartial, objective information. These statements will be used to evaluate the witness’ knowledge of the events and the value of their testimony.
FCIS will help protect your business assets.
FCIS helps protect your business from becoming a victim of fraud and from getting involved with unethical potential business partners. We identify if potential business partners are involved in civil litigation cases, bankruptcy, or are unscrupulous potential partners or members of criminal group.We conduct top-quality due diligence to help you protect your assets.
Our Due Diligence Service Includes:
- Asset Search
- Business Credit Report
- Business License Verification
- Civil Judgment Search
- Corporate Records Search
- County Specific Civil Record Search
- County Specific Criminal Record Hand Search
- Credit Report
- Driver's History Search
- Federal Civil Record Search
- Federal Criminal Record Search
- Media Survey (Research)
- Criminal Record Database Search
- Real Property Ownership Records
- Social Security Number Trace
- Social Security Number Verification
- Tax Lien Search
- Vehicle Registration Records Search
- Financial Record Review
FCIS will help you know if who you suspect authored the document in question actually did.
We will conduct an independent review of handwriting analysis done by law enforcement and other experts to learn if there are any discrepancies.
FCIS will help you uncover fraud.
We will assist your company with internal issues and will expose potential fraud, waste, abuse and corruption issues. We will make sure you are compliant with the Bank Secrecy Act, Money Laundering Act, Currency Transaction Report (CTR) and Suspicious Activity Report (SAR).
This service includes:
- Review and analysis of financial records
- Written report