Due Diligence, Background Checks and Investigations – we answer your frequently asked questions.
OSINT (Open-Source Intelligence) is a type of intelligence gathering that relies on publicly available information from sources such as the internet, publications, open databases, media, and other publicly available sources. It is commonly used for law enforcement, investigation and research, counterintelligence, military operations, corporate security, and competitive intelligence.
Due diligence is the process of carefully researching and evaluating a business to confirm its assets and liabilities. It involves collecting and verifying all financial information, understanding market trends and legal requirements, and assessing the company’s potential. It helps potential investors, business partners, or acquirers make an informed decision and assess the risk of the target business.
Voice Stress Analysis is a form of Voice Analysis used by security service consultants to measure a person’s emotional state based on the way they speak. It is used to detect stress-related responses to stressors such as fear or anxiety. It is a specialized form of polygraph testing that uses voice patterns rather than a traditional polygraph instrument. It is often used to detect deception in individuals who are suspected of committing a crime or of lying about their involvement in an event. It can also be used as a tool to assess the trustworthiness of an individual.
A Politically Exposed Person (PEP) investigation is typically conducted by forensic auditing , investigations companies, law firms, and other companies that handle sensitive information. The purpose of the investigation is to identify any potential political, reputational, or financial risks linked to a particular individual, most often those in positions of extreme trust and power. By conducting a thorough PEP investigation, these organizations can better determine if the individual poses any significant risk to the organization and if they should proceed in with a business relationship. Additionally, conducting PEP investigations is a legal requirement under the United Kingdom’s Money Laundering Regulations 2019, as well as similar international regulations.
Investment migration investigations may require the involvement different government agencies, like the Department of Home Affairs, the Reciever of Revenue, and other Investigation services. Criminal investigatory techniques may include interviews and surveillance, document production requests, and investigative subpoenas. Illegal activities investigated within the context of investment-related migration may involve money laundering, tax evasion, and/or fraud. Depending on the facts and circumstances, these investigations may have domestic and/or international components. As such, collaboration between several government and law enforcement agencies may be necessary in order to ensure that a thorough and effective investigation takes place. Here at SSC Legacy we operate in all 55 countries on the continent of Africa.