Corporate Due Diligence and Risk Management

Intelligence is becoming an increasingly important in today’s corporate culture. Before proceeding with any business decision, knowing the background and integrity of the parties involved in an investment, transaction, or other business arrangement has become paramount to establishing a successful negotiation. Trust has continually proven to be the key to rewarding partnership.

Many business owners, investors, and lenders seek critical information to help them make knowledgeable business decisions- ranging from future employee selection to investments and potential business ventures. Many executives, with the best interest of their company in mind, aim to secure leverage for their company… With their shareholders, employees and clients in mind, they our services. Here at Universal Investigations Agency, Inc. we provide all of our corporate clients with the comprehensive due diligence they require. When faced with a business decision (especially those which affect a company`s reputation and bottom line) executives are rightfully interested in acquiring as much actionable information as possible to determine an individual`s trustworthiness and credit in addition to confirming that individual`s education and credentials. Each due diligence investigation we pursue provides our clients with fully developed profiles on individuals or corporations.

These dossiers can provide specific information relevant to a particular business decision, as well as a determination of the degree of risk certain decisions may present. This offers not only peace of mind, but also valuable leverage for your negotiations and a deeper understanding of the individuals you are potentially inviting into your company. We service Miami Date, Broward and Palm Beach Florida.

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Locating People

Rely on our Resources and Experience. Professional. Discreet. Comprehensive.

  • Do you need to serve a subpoena? Is a court appearance looming?

  • Are you having trouble locating someone who owes you money?

  • Are you looking for the beneficiary of a will?

  • Is someone you care about missing?

Our analysts and investigators can locate a witness, a missing person, a high school classmate.

No matter where that person may be, even if they don`t want to be found, they do leave a hidden trail. Everyday activities and transactions create a series of digital footprints. Our access to databases unavailable to the public enables us to pick up that trail. When necessary, we verify the information through surveillance, interviews or pretext phone calls.

Should you want to locate the rare person who has not left such a trail, our field Private investigators hit the street.

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Financial Fraud

Get to the Heart of the Matter

Our certified fraud examiners, forensic accountants, and investigators get to the heart of the matter. No matter the nature of the fraud – there are new and ever more sophisticated schemes all the time – we reconstruct events and document the evidence. Afterward, we can help you establish systems to prevent a recurrence. Should the case lead to court proceedings, our investigators can provide expert testimony.

  • Embezzlement

  • Forgery

  • Money laundering schemes

  • Misappropriation of funds

  • Bribery

  • Kickback schemes

  • Procurement scams

Forensic Accounting. How was the fraud perpetrated? How did they move the money? What was its path? Our approach is comprehensive:

  • Review books and records for improprieties

  • Evaluate and implement internal controls

  • Recommend policies and procedures to prevent reoccurrence

Because you are honest in your financial dealings, you probably like to believe that everyone else is on that same level as well. However, the sad truth is that there is an ever-increasing number of con artists out there running more and more sophisticated schemes every day. If you suspect that you have been the victim of a financial scam, we can help you to get to the bottom of it. At Universal Investigations Agency, Inc. Our experts conduct comprehensive financial fraud investigations.

At Universal Investigations Agency, Inc. Our South Florida highly skilled team of Private investigators will use the latest methods and technology available to reconstruct the events as they occurred and document any evidence of a crime. Then, if your case ends up going to trial, Universal Investigations Agency, Inc. Investigators can provide expert testimony in court. In addition, the BDA pros will make recommendations on policies and procedures that you can implement so that you will never fall prey to this kind of fraud again.

Surveillance & Counter Surveillance

Wherever You Need Us, Whatever Your Goal. Wherever you need us, whatever your goal. Because results are everything, our private investigators work in tandem with state-of-the-art equipment.

Counter Surveillance

  • Is someone watching you or a member of your staff? Or listening to your private conversations?
  • Do you think you’re being followed?
  • Our private investigators keep their eyes on you just to be certain you’re not.
  • Are there leaks you can’t pinpoint?
  • No need to wonder. We know where to look and what to look for.

Our countermeasures experts use specialized tools to “sweep” your business, home or vehicle. Once again, you have your privacy, a renewed sense of security for yourself, your family or your business.