The Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General has recently released updated guidelines for permitted and non-permitted electronic devices and uses while driving. The guidelines were updated in part due to the ministry’s discussions with our industry’s professional association (PIABC) regarding the tools of our industry and how our industry’s needs can be reconciled with […]
To prevent, detect, and investigate fraud, it is useful to have some idea of the factors that must come together to produce fraudulent behaviour. Unlike many other specialist offenders, people who engage in fraud generally can not be distinguished from other people in terms of their demographic or psychological characteristics. In fact, most employees, customers, […]
ICBC has recently launched a new insurance fraud education campaign aimed at reducing the costs associated with fraud. Fraudulent claims are estimated to account for 10-20% of all claims costs, which translates to each ICBC customer paying over $100 each year, as part of their insurance policy, to offset these fraudulent claims. In December, ICBC […]
Dash cams, small cameras usually mounted on the dash of the vehicle, that continuously record images and sounds while driving are becoming more popular in Canada. These tiny cameras, ranging in cost from $50 to $500, are being lauded as a massive investigative and defence tool for the insurance industry, as well as law enforcement. […]
The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre, a federal agency responsible for collecting data on various forms of fraud, is warning Canadians that mail-forwarding fraud is on the rise. This type of fraud is a form of Identity Theft – it involves impersonating someone and setting up mail forwarding to an alternate address in order to obtain confidential […]
A new report recently prepared for Public Safety Canada (Montgomery & Griffiths, 2015) confirms the trend that we at FSG have been seeing in our industry – the number of private security service providers in Canada has grown significantly in the last two decades. From 1991 to 2001 the Canadian investigations and security industry grew […]
Note-taking is a large part of a private investigator’s duties. An investigator must accurately report on his or her findings from an investigation, as it could be necessary to recall them more than a year later if the case ends up in civil or criminal court. Accurate notes are crucial in the investigation process in […]
We are excited to announce the release of our new website!Since we have made significant and impactful changes to our file management software, and upgraded our team of key personnel responsible for Focus’ service delivery, we felt the timing was right to modernize our website. Created using a one page design, it’s purposeful in that […]
Here at Focus, we have invested in our internal programs, training, and onboarding policies in support of providing individuals the opportunity to choose a career path for private investigation. These steps showcase our efforts and determination to legitimize our industry and allow for the opportunity to make a career out of Private Investigation. There are […]
FSG provides our corporate clients piece of mind by offering evidence storage services. Evidence is securely stored and monitored using access control cards in conjunction with office keys signed out and managed by our Evidence Manager. Evidence is recorded and identified within our Sentrac software capturing key information including location, dates and times, and the […]
The Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General has...
To prevent, detect, and investigate fraud, it is useful to...
ICBC has recently launched a new insurance fraud education...