Fraud Investigations

Fraud Investigations are initiated when a person deliberately practices deception to gain something unlawfully or unfairly. In most states, the act of fraud can be classified as either a civil or criminal wrongdoing & crime. While fraud is most commonly committed to obtaining benefits, it sometimes occurs solely to deceive another person or company. For instance, if a person makes false statements, it could be considered fraud, depending on the circumstances.

Fraud investigations determine whether a scam has taken place and gathers evidence to protect the victims involved. Fraud is misrepresentation with the intent to deceive. For example, if a company makes a specific claim about a product and knows that the product won’t work as promised, they are guilty of fraud. Fraud is a genuine and costly problem that causes loss of money as well as severe injury and sometimes even death. Our trained private investigators Marc J. Tropeano PI and Nationwide Legal Investigations begin with a meeting between the investigator and the client. The person launching the study explains why they suspect deceit and hands over any evidence they have supporting their claims. A good fraud investigator will use this initial information to find more evidence and information. To do this, they may use surveillance, asset searches, background checks, employee investigations, business investigations, and other methods.



Corporate Fraud

  • Corporate fraud can include Theft of information, compromised customer information, and a damaged reputation.

Financial Fraud

  • Financial Fraud can include: Tax evasion, public corruption, health care fraud, telemarketing fraud, and terrorist financing all fall under financial Fraud.

Identity Theft

  • When it comes to identity theft, private investigators will look for faulty loans or credit card applications, false withdrawals from bank accounts, and using an alternate name to receive benefits.

Internet Fraud

  • Internet fraud occurs when criminals attempt to take advantage of a victim using the internet. This can include theft of personal information or fraudulent transactions that result in a significant loss of money.

Corporate Slip and Fall

  • Corporate Slip & Fall fraud involves individuals who purposely fall while inside a store in order to file a claim against the company. 

Transit Fraud

  • Transit Fraud occurs when passengers on public transportation like buses, subways, or streetcars don’t remain seated or hold rails and fall when the vehicle stops or allows their feet to be run over while standing on the street.

Ticket Fraud

  • Ticket Fraud happens when a person purchases tickets for an event or concert that aren’t legitimate. Often these tickets have already been used or don’t exist.

Mechanical Repair Fraud

  • Often a mechanic will call for fixes that are overpriced or not necessary.

Expense Claim Fraud

  • Employees can pocket run-over business expenses. Individuals can claim to stay in hotels costing $300 a night when in reality, they stay in cheap motels and keep the remainder of the money.

Theft of Inventory

  • Theft of inventory is a huge problem in companies. Fraud Investigators will look into whether employees steal products or order more than the store needs. At times employees will claim products are expired when they aren’t so they can take the items home.


Are you a victim of a scam, are you in danger of losing a significant amount of money? Nationwide Legal Investigations and Marc J. Tropeano PI  can help you gather the evidence you need for court. Our private investigators are qualified, experienced, and highly dedicated to you and your company. We will help you receive the compensation you deserve. 

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Our Process

1. Initial Free Case Evaluation

Our agents are on standby 24/7 to provide you with a detailed, comprehensive strategy for all your investigative needs..

2. Investigative Briefing

Once retained, our investigators will be thoroughly briefed on all the details related to your case.

3. Case Management

Our highly skilled agents will handle your matter from start to finish with the utmost professionalism while remaining 100% discreet.

4. Professional Recommendations

At the conclusion of your case and after thorough review, our team will steer you in the right direction whether it be legal or non-legal.

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