Statistics suggest that someone will steal from your business or betray your trust — if it hasn’t happened already. But rushing to deadbolt your doors won’t do much good, because the guilty party is already inside. Let the highly trained professionals at Certified Fraud & Forensic Investigations help protect you by tracking down the hidden menace.

As private investigators and CPAs, we have the tools and techniques needed to root out evidence of wrongdoing, even after it has been “erased” from computers and other digital devices. Contact us at (317) 313-7948 to speak with a digital forensics specialist today. Based in Indianapolis, CFFI serves corporate and individual clients throughout Indiana and beyond.

Indianapolis Digital Forensics

Digging into Digital Devices

Whether you suspect an employee of embezzling funds or think a loved one may be up to no good, you’re not likely to find proof sitting on his desk or in the back pocket of her jeans. However, you might be surprised at how much incriminating data we can pull from a computer or mobile phone. Using cutting-edge equipment and innovative methods, our computer forensics and cell phone forensics experts are capable of extracting a wide range of digital information, including the following:

  • Deleted emails and text messages
  • Deleted photos and other media
  • Deleted folders, files, and portions of files
  • Downloaded software and applications
  • Complete Web browsing history
  • And much more! 

Our status as Certified Forensic Computer Examiners (CFCE), Certified Information Systems Security Professionals (CISSP), and Cellebrite Certified Mobile Examiners (CCME) is a testament to our commitment to professionalism in the field of digital forensics. We also are qualified to present our findings in court if necessary.

“IBJ Media’s book publishing division retained Certified Fraud & Forensic Investigations (CFFI) to forensically image and examine devices as well as provide varied investigative services for a highly publicized, nationally published book (Breaking Cardinal Rules). CFFI has exceeded our expectations in providing the critical information we needed with data beyond what we requested.

Michael Hathaway and his staff are well qualified and responded quickly and professionally under pressure. CFFI was entrusted with highly confidential material, and they maintained the utmost professionalism in their pursuit of analysis and information. Their thoroughness produced results that were reliable and respected by our company, the media as well as high profile analysts.”


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Technology Is Everywhere

Since the World Wide Web made its public debut in 1991, technology has become increasingly pervasive at work, home, and everywhere in between. Consider this research from the Pew Research Center in Washington, D.C.: As of 2015, 92 percent of American adults owned a cellphone, up from 53 percent in 2000. (A whopping 68 percent were smartphones.) And although the rate of ownership of desktop or laptop computers stayed flat at just over 70 percent during the same period, almost half of all adults owned tablets, a technology that didn’t really take off until about 10 years after the turn of the century.

Computer Crime on the Rise

More technology means more technology-enabled crime. The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) received nearly 3.2 million cyber-crime complaints from 2000 to 2014 — almost half of which came during the last five-year period. The most commonly reported crimes make the news on an almost daily basis:

  • Theft of intellectual property and trade secrets
  • Computer hacking
  • Online extortion
  • Identity theft
  • And a growing array of Internet fraud
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The Fraud Triangle

According to the 2014 Report to the Nations on Occupational Fraud and Abuse, non-management employees accounted for 42 percent of occupation frauds, managers committed 36 percent, and owners/executives accounted for 19 percent. Why are these individuals so quick to mar their records with criminal activity?

In today’s culture, employees feel pressure to appear successful and support their families’ spending habits, so they rationalize their actions as minor, deserved, or temporary. Unless you take proactive measures to protect your business and its revenues and assets, those employees will seek the opportunity their position affords them for personal financial gain at your expense. These basic building blocks for fraud were identified decades ago in the “Fraud Triangle,” and they still hold true in most fraud cases.

The Fraud Triangle

Rely on the Experts 

If you believe an employee or relative is committing an illegal or inappropriate activity, take action before you lose more than your faith in mankind. Trust the digital forensics specialists at Certified Fraud & Forensic Investigations to uncover and analyze all available data. Not only do we provide our services to business owners, but we also offer many government solutions to agencies who suspect financial fraud. Call (317) 313-7948 today to speak with a professional in our Indianapolis office. We look forward to serving you.