Just because you know someone, it doesn’t mean that person is safe. Statistics show “friendly fraud” is on the rise. Unfortunately, “friendly” doesn’t refer to a nicer, less-devastating form of fraud — it refers to the fact that the perpetrator is someone you know, like a roommate, casual acquaintance, or even a relative, which arguably makes the scam even more devastating. Because of this, it’s wise to choose the people we allow into our lives carefully.

Doing a background check will help you discern if someone is trustworthy before they begin working in your home, at your business, or with your children. At Certified Fraud & Forensic Investigations in Indianapolis, our background check services are well-researched, giving you the maximum possible accuracy, and providing you with a wealth of information that you would have never known otherwise.

While we’re doing a background check, we can search for any red-flag signs of fraud, or any other disturbing findings, like previous (or current) lawsuits, arrests, warrants, bankruptcy declarations, eviction notices, and much more. We can also do employee checks and tenant checks, where we verify SSN numbers, provide credit checks, check the sex offender database, and complete many other searches.

Certified Fraud & Forensic Investigations wants to help protect you, your family, and your business against fraud, waste, and other forms of abuse. To talk with one of our experts about our forensic accounting services, contact us at (317) 313-7948. We look forward to serving you.

Types of Background Checks

Certified Fraud & Forensic Investigations typically provides customers with background checks for five reasons:

  1. Employment: to avoid hiring employees with red flags for deviant behavior
  2. Commercial: to verify the reputation of companies you may do business with
  3. Church and Volunteer: to ensure those working with children are trustworthy
  4. Personal: get reassurance that the people in your life are safe
  5. Tenantable: make sure your potential tenants are responsible, safe, and honest

Whether we’re running the search on an employee or on a dating interest, we can do specific searches, including SSN validations, credit checks, eviction checks, bankruptcy searches, sex offender searches, and more. Additionally, while we do those searches, we can find and confirm any specific information you want, including the following:

  • Alias(es)
  • Relatives
  • Past and present addresses
  • Real age
  • Lawsuits
  • Phone numbers
  • Corporate ownership
  • Property ownership
  • U.C.C. filings
  • And much more

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Commercial Background Checks

Your coworkers and subordinates may not be as trustworthy as you think. The 2014 Report to the Nations on Occupational Fraud and Abuse shows that occupational fraud is on the rise, and that no business is safe. In fact, countless companies are losing vast sums of money annually due to employee fraud. However, organizations with anti-fraud programs, such as tip hotlines, are more much likely to catch fraudulent schemes. This means that, in many cases, you can stop fraud before it even begins by having the proper tools in place and knowing what indications to look for. Some of the following signs that fraudsters often exhibit are 1) living beyond their means, 2) having financial difficulties, 3) exhibiting control issues, and 4) having uncommonly close association with your company’s vendors or customers.

Employee Background Checks

Additionally, before you hire someone new, have Certified Fraud & Forensic Investigations do an employment background check. We’re trained to find information and look for any signs that could indicate a potential for fraud.

While knowing your employees is important, you also want to make sure you practice due diligence by doing a commercial background check on any company you’re going to do business with. If one of your potential customers is on the brink of bankruptcy or is being investigated for immoral business dealings, you need to know. Doing a little investigation beforehand can save your time, your money, and your company’s reputation.

Church and Volunteer Background Checks

Churches, we know that children’s ministry volunteers can be hard to come by. However, before you allow just anyone in the nursery room or the VBS ministry, you need to provide reasonable assurance that they’re safe and trustworthy. Certified Fraud & Forensic Investigations can do a background check to make sure they don’t have criminal history, outstanding warrants, or any other alarming skeletons in the closet. We can do the same thing for any new pastors or staff that you’re interested in hiring, as well. Sadly, not even churches are immune to fraudsters and people with bad intentions. Certified Fraud & Forensic Investigations can help keep your Christian community safe by alerting you of any dangerous or questionable people before they have the chance to strike.

Indianapolis Background Checks for Other Reasons

All you have to do is watch the news to hear about people we normally trust—teachers, law officials, doctors—committing serious crimes. While we shouldn’t become paranoid, we should be cautious. At Certified Fraud & Forensic Investigations, we recommend doing a certified background check on anyone that will be working closely with you or someone in your family, like the following people:

  • Teachers
  • Babysitters
  • Bosses
  • Dating interests
  • Financial brokers

It’s your responsibility to make sure the people you entrust yourself and your family to are safe. Contact us today at (317) 313-7948 and take a step toward security.

Tenant Screening and Credit Checks

If you’re a property owner or a leasing manager, it’s important to know who you’re allowing to live in your house or apartment. Landlords who don’t do a little research can easily end up with excuses instead of rent checks, and a lot of property damage to their assets. Simply doing a tenant screening, background check, and credit report will significantly decrease the risk of that happening to you. The more you know about your potential tenants and renters, the better the experience will be.

With our tenant screening process, we start by running a credit report and conducting a national criminal database and national sex offender registry search. After that, we can tailor our tenant search services to satisfy your needs.

Certified Fraud & Forensic Investigations is certified by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners and can do the most thorough background checks available. Protect your business, your church, your rentals, government agency, and yourself by utilizing our background investigation service today. Our information will help you make wise choices about the people you include in your life. Contact us today for more information.