Investigations for Companies

Corporate Crime and Fraud

 

Companies in Romania find themselves prone to crime, both externally and from within.

If you are a large company it is very difficult to keep track of all your employees, very difficult to keep an eye on all valuable products and very difficult to keep sensitive information out the hands of the competition.

Large companies with headquarters in Western Europe may find it very difficult to find out where to begin when it comes to corruption and crime in a Romanian branch, and be tempted to either drop the company or hope the problem goes away.

Companies are very reluctant to prosecute employee’s as management may be involved, they do not want share holders to think they are not in control or because it is not the done thing.

Hasta Security can work with companies in many ways, from overt investigations to provide a visual deterrent, or a very discreet service, enabling solid evidence to be gathered.

Every possibility can be covered, drawing on our team of ex police detectives with decades of experience in the criminal law system; to IT, Business and Forensic accountants.

Information Protection

 

Your competition seems to be able to read your mind, every new client lead you get they seem to be aware of, every technological advance they seem to catch up on with lightning speed, private information about clients has become public ruining your reputation. What can you do?

Information is very important in any business and can make a difference between success and failure, if your future plans are leaked to your competition or information about clients is released this could negatively affect your business. Information is often obtained legally through competitive intelligence but often it is taken by less ethical means. Information security and leaks should be taken very seriously by any company.

This problem generally happens in one of two ways. Maybe an unhappy employee gives information away to your competition, either to gain favour (maybe they are thinking about moving companies) or the competition seeks to find the information by any means including planting recording devices or breaking into the companies premises.

Employee Misconduct

 

Companies are exposed to the consequences of the actions of their employees or management, deliberate wrongful actions can have a devastating effect on a business. The board or senior management must respond immediately to any wrongdoing to gather evidence, avoid financial losses and reduce any liabilities or bad publicity.

With confidentiality as the main concern, Hasta Security can use expertise of decades of military and police investigation work to help clients in their response to any suspected wrongdoing or misconduct including:

  • Employee theft
  • Leaking of trade secrets and information
  • Supplier kickbacks
  • Sexual harassment and discrimination
  • Workplace disputes and threats of violence
  • Compensation fraud
  • Deliberate damage of company property
  • Actions that bring the company name into disrepute

Warehouse Security Audit

 

In one day a small team of two or three staff will go through your warehouse or logistics hub checking for obvious problems. The checks include looking into whether you are following best management practices which includes key procedures, returns policies etc. We physically check the integrity of the perimeter and any access points both external and internally. We check the CCTV, that the cameras are working and the system is correct and functioning. After this we write a written report that you can use to upgrade your security note Hasta Security is not a CCTV installation company or a locksmith and we will not be looking for problems in order for us to charge to fix them.

Note – often just the presence of a Security Audit Team  on site can drastically reduce theft as criminals know management is being proactive, and the net will be closing in on them.

Asset Tracking

 

Hasta Security use a wide variety of techniques to recover missing assets in Romania and abroad from GPS location to dealing with Government agencies.

Once the asset has been tracked whether it be a fleet of cars or a luxury yacht Hasta Security offers the service or recovering that asset, in accordance with the most current laws.

Hasta Security specialise in recovering assets for people in EU countries, who believe the asset is now in Romania, with staff having recovered hundreds of cars, boats and items of farming equipment.

Fraudulent Insurance Claims

 

Hasta Security investigative services, which include casualty surveillance, background checks and activities checks, can help adjusters and defence attorneys to gather the information they need to make educated, responsible claims decisions.

Hasta Security realise that too many insurance investigative agencies make far too many irresponsible promises about they can do, which almost always leave you looking bad to your supervisors, claims team and the claimant.

Hasta Security can offer, which the giant national P.I. agencies cannot, is that we will not embarrass you or your company. We do not accept assignments that we cannot actually do and do well. We do not use investigators who are untrained, inexperienced and make for poor witnesses on the stand. In short, everything we do, we do with your best interests in mind. We follow an ethics policy and treat the subject of the investigation like a real person and respect their rights and dignity.

 

About our Insurance Claims Investigation Services

 

Surveillance

  • Our casualty surveillance services area available for the following types of claims:
  • Bodily Injury Claims
  • Workers’ Compensation Claims
  • Disability Claims
  • Public Liability
  • Litigation Support
  • Subrogation
  • Stolen or lost property

Claims Investigations

  • Our Claims Investigations include:
  • Written/Recorded Statements
  • Accident/Loss Scene Investigation
  • Auto Liability & Bodily Injury Claims
  • Workers’ Compensation Investigations
  • Alive & Well Checks
  • AOE-COE
  • Property Claims
  • Life & Health Claims
  • Contestable Death Claims
  • Disability Investigations
  • Alive & Well Interviews
  • Slip & Fall Investigations
  • Subrogation

All of our work is documented and supported. We do not speculate or embellish. We know what you need to succeed in the insurance industry and that is what we deliver.

Drug and Alcohol Screening

You may require job applicants be screened for drug and alcohol use prior to being hired. Employees may be tested for drugs or alcohol in the workplace depending on their job.

The types of drug tests which show the presence of drugs or alcohol include urine drug tests, blood drug tests, hair drug tests, breath alcohol tests, saliva drug screen, and sweat drug screen.  Here’s information on the type of drug tests employers utilize and what types of drugs are tested for.

Breath alcohol testing devices, commonly known by the term for one type of device – Breathalyzer, measure how much alcohol is currently in the blood. Blood alcohol tests show current levels of impairment or intoxication not past use.

A blood drug test may be used when job applicants or employees are screened for illegal drugs. A blood test measures alcohol or drugs in the blood at the time the blood is drawn. Drugs that are screened for in a typical blood test for employment purposes include amphetamines, cocaine, marijuana, methamphetamines, opiates, nicotine, and alcohol.

A hair drug test provides a 90 day window of drug use. It doesn’t indicate current impairment due to drugs, only past use. A hair drug test does not detect alcohol use. Hair can be tested for cocaine, marijuana, opiates, methamphetamine, and phencyclidine.

A mouth swab drug test, also known as a saliva test or oral fluids test, collects saliva from inside the job applicant or employee’s mouth.  The saliva is tested for use of drugs during the previous few hours up to one to two days. Saliva is easy to collect and test, so this is the simplest and least invasive type of drug testing.

A urine drug test is the most commonly used test when job applicants or employees are screened for illegal drugs or alcohol use. Urinalysis shows the presence of drug residues that remain in the body after the effects of the drug have worn off.

Asset Evaluation for Insolvency

If you have a judgment in your companies favour from a civil court or are thinking of taking an entity to court for damages you may be unsure of the defendants ability to pay the fine.

Hasta Security can help you in the event of a judgment to find assets including hidden assets. Including property and vehicles, bank accounts onshore and offshore, business ownership and more. Giving you the information you need to collect on that judgment, helping ensure you do not waste time and money chasing someone through a court who cannot pay and making sure that those that chose not to pay do.

An example would be someone who moves all their assets into someone else name to hide them from creditors or lives of the expenses of a company or close friend or relative.