Forensic Investigation

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Investigation Hotline, in partnership with G.P. Ospreay & Associates, provides businesses with comprehensive solutions in forensic investigations to counter the problems posed by counterfeit products and fraudulent activities. Our team of experts is equipped with all the necessary knowledge, equipment and expertise to help different industries in forensic investigations, providing peace of mind and protection for the businesses and its consumers.

Forensic Investigations of Products Counterfeit

Counterfeit products are illegal imitations of genuine products, works of art, or documents that are created and sold without the permission of the owner, manufacturer, or author. Criminals who engage in counterfeit activities seek to profit at the expense of the reputation of the manufacturer or author. Furthermore, counterfeit products that have not passed quality control standards can pose significant risks to the health of consumers.

Consumers often struggle to recognize fake products, and they do not know how to return the money they spent on such products. This can lead to disappointment and a loss of trust in the manufacturer, which can result in a decline in sales for the business. The production and sale of counterfeit products not only results in material damage but also undermines the reputation of the business.

Forensic Investigations of Products Adulteration

Adulteration is another form of fraudulent activity that involves altering the quality of a product to reduce costs, while retaining its appearance, in an effort to increase profits. For example, some counterfeiters may replace certain ingredients in a product, while maintaining its external appearance. However, such products often have a lower quality and nutritional value, which can pose a threat to consumers’ health. The supplier or seller of such products often provides false information about the product’s quality and country of origin, which makes it difficult for consumers to distinguish between genuine and counterfeit products.

Our Area of Expertise in Forensic Investigations

Our team of experts has extensive experience in detecting counterfeit products and fraudulent activities. We employ specialists from various fields to help us detect counterfeits in areas such as:

  • manufactured goods,
  • antiques,
  • works of art,
  • museum exhibits,
  • unique memorabilia,
  • old books, and more.

Forensic Investigations of Documents

Additionally, we also offer services in document forensic investigation, where we assist clients in determining the authenticity and legitimacy of various documents such as diplomas, agreements, contracts, wills, references, professional licenses, certificates, passports, driver’s licenses, and others.

Our experts use various techniques to analyze doubtful documents and determine the author, authenticity, and legality of the document. If clients request us to analyze a questionable document, we can not only prove its falsification but also help identify the individuals responsible for forging the content and signatures. Our experts use advanced technologies, such as applications that help check handwritten documents or manuscripts and identify the person who signed them.

FAQ about Forensic Investigations

Q1. How can you comply with privacy protection when conducting a Canada-wide investigation?

The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms protects people’s privacy. This means that no one can search or take someone’s things without a good reason. This is very important when collecting personal information or conducting surveillance on someone. People are usually safe from being spied on when they are in their homes, but not in public places. For example, if someone throws away their documents or materials to garbage, it’s not private anymore.
 

Q2. What types of challenges are commonly faced in Canada-wide investigations?

Admissible Evidence is the main challenge in Canada-wide investigation.

Should an investigation result in a court case, the investigator should be familiar with the Ontario Evidence Act and the federal Canada Evidence Act. These laws regulate the collection and use of evidence in a court of law.
 

Q3. What is the relevant Canadian Legislation pertaining to private investigation practice?

Major Canadian legislation for private investigators

First of all there are the Canadian Constitution, the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the Canadian Criminal Code, the “Federal Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act” (PIPEDA), the Privacy Act, the “Provincial Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act” (FIPPA), the “Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act” (MFIPPA).

Other Relevant Legislation

Investigations may also be impacted by the Employment Standards Act, 2000, the Labour Relations Act, 1995, the Provincial Offences Act, and the Residential Tenancies Act, 2006.
 

Q4. Is it worth hiring a Private Investigator in GTA?

It can be difficult to gauge the cost of a private investigator because no case is the same. Very few cases are “typical”, therefore, making the cost of investigations wildly different. To ensure you’re getting the best deal, make sure you do your due diligence and research, and look into client reviews. Read More
 

Q5. What can Private Investigator do legally in Ontario?

Over the last thirty years, Investigation Hotline has interacted with thousands of clients who have differing perspectives and ideas as to what private investigators are able to do within their trade. People are often misguided by movies and television shows they watch depicting private detectives as mysterious, gun toting spies that wreak havoc in the night. However, contrary to popular belief, licensed private investigators are unable to perform the majority of things that are portrayed in popular culture. Let’s dig into eleven things that private investigators can and can’t do.

  1. Trespass on other people’s property
  2. Wiretapping
  3. Access to Bank Records
  4. Work with the Police
  5. Obtain Credit Information
  6. Retrieve Phone Records
  7. Track Someone with GPS
  8. Hack into Electronic Devices
  9. Search License Plate Numbers
  10. Find Information Online
  11. Acquire Medical Records

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For 30 years, Investigation Hotline team has provided people across Brampton with trusted, industry leading private investigation services.

 

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