When fraud is suspected, or discovered, it often catches individuals and organisations unaware.
Gaining early advice so to learn what to do (more importantly what you can do) so to understand your options can save valuable time and therefore prevent or contain loss before a situation may worsen.
We have dealt with a large number of investigations and cases involving fraud so our experience of immediately understanding the issues will help you understand your situation and options quickly.
As an individual, the moment you suspect you have been deceived is very difficult. Finding help from people who can quickly explain your options and help map out a plan.
If you are in a role in an organisation tasked with progressing an investigation, you may find your organisation does not have a fraud response plan which means you or your team are the fraud response plan. You will be asking what are the first steps? What should you do? Who should you involve?
We recognise upon discovery of fraud, emotions run high and key time is lost deciding what steps to take. We can help save time, give direction and make a difference. We have been there and know how to help. The starting point is that this is your investigation or case so you need retain control.
Ultimately, as a victim, you want to unravel what has happened and then make decisions as to what you need to do once you learn more about what has taken place. Tenet are here to help.
We often spend time without charging potential clients helping them understand what may have happened and what they can do.
Typically, a victim of fraud will have suffered financial loss and to have to then spend money to just find out your options can appear insensitive. For that reason, unless we consider we may be able to help, we do not charge for our time for that first meeting although we may charge for our costs of travel if away from our office location.
If we do not believe we can assist, we will tell you. If we think you are better served by another organisation, could take steps yourself or there is another route to recover (for example an insurance policy or the police, we simply say so).
We genuinely want to help those impacted by fraud have an option to understand how they can respond. Once they do and want our help, we act quickly and with clarity.
We take a different approach to how we see costs of dealing with investigations and litigation involving fraud which we think sets us apart.
As with many organisations, they may differ from prescribed policies and procedures. That is a reality for many organisations so management of supply chain risk and the threat of bribery requires a key understanding of the higher risk areas for any client.