Corporate Slander Investigation

[ False & Negative Statements ] [ Damage to Businesses, Corporations & Organizations ] [ Evidence Collection ] [ Corporate-Slander-Investigation ]

corporate slander

Corporate Slander

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False or negative statements harmful to your business


Corporate slander refers to using untrue statements or other types of disinformation/misinformation, altered data, which the offenders have taken out of context to damage somebody their reputation. Consequently, this will then cause a company to permanently lose money, and brand reputation.


In case someone slanders your business, sometimes the business does not need to show the actual harm. False-negative statements are indeed harmful to your business.

Damage to your Business, Corporation & Organization


It is normal to get a lot of negative or positive comments as a business, individual, or organization. S sometimes negative comments can take the form of hate campaigns or pure gossip. All this can be very damaging to your business.

Spreading lies and half-truths is done with the intent to damage a business. At all times you must protect your company’s brand plus reputation from false claims.

Collection of Evidence. Corporate Slander Investigation.


Evidently, corporate slander sometimes leads to defamation cases, and in order to prove this in court, specific & relevant evidence is needed.

Apart from all the above, we recommend keeping an eye on slander in the workplace. Negative communication can get out of control very fast. If not corrected, you will end up with very toxic work cultures.

Don’t hesitate to contact us about your specific situation and requirements. We can investigate your case to collect evidence that can be used in a court of law.

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Criminal Investigations

[ Suspicion of criminal activity ] [ Criminal Investigations ] [ Indicators of suspicion ] [ Types of crimes ]
[ Process of a Criminal Investigation ] [ Corporate Crimes ] [ Criminal Corporate Activity ]

Corporate Crime

Corporate Investigations

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Suspicion of criminal activity

Most official criminal investigations can only be conducted by a law enforcement agency or other relevant authorities.

But if the police do not have enough resources to investigate a potentially criminal act, then the help of a private investigator can be called in.

As Private investigators, we will investigate the suspicion of criminal activity, when the rightful authorities have not filed charges or when the crime remained unsolved.

The questions to ask:

  • was a crime committed?
  • if so; who did, what, how, when, where, and why.

Our criminal investigations include:

  • the search for evidence – gathering proof and documentation 
  • conducting interviews with witnesses, coroners, doctors, police, bystanders
  • interrogations are done by the police
  • the evidence is collected and preserved
  • depending on the case other methods of investigation are applied
  • different forensic science investigative technique is used
  • provide support to lawyers to present the evidence in the criminal court of law

 The “indicators of suspicion” in investigations lead to suspects:

The motives to commit a crime:

– money
– revenge
– other reasons

The means to commit a crime:

– tools
– capabilities

The opportunity to commit a crime:

(presence at the crime scene during the time of the offense).

Types of Crimes that we can investigate:

human trafficking
domestic violence
organized crime

The Process of a Criminal Investigation

gather evidence in a legal and professional way
crime scene investigation at the place of the crime
make or gather crime scene photos & crime scene videos

  • gather evidence in a legal and professional way
  • crime scene investigation at the place of the crime
  • make or gather crime scene photos & crime scene videos
  • arrest record & criminal records search on the victims and perpetrators
  • assist in establishing an alibi for innocent people (wrongly accused)
  • fix the refute motive
  • assist in locating the real criminal (who might be on the run or hiding somewhere)
crime scene investigation

Corporate Criminal Investigations & Corporate Crimes

Our AR INTELL Corporate Crime Task Force consists of specialized corporate security professionals. We investigate mostly corporate crimes, torts (wrongful acts or an infringement of certain rights), and different types of contractual breaches.

Corporate crimes & Corporate Investigations mostly refer to:

  • forgery of documents
  • commercial bribery
  • compliance investigations – non-compliance with industry standards
  • property destruction
  • breach of ethical code – unethical behavior
  • infringement of fiduciary & other financial duties.
  • accounting improprieties.
  • violation of company policies.
  • privacy rights issues.
  • reporting fraud
  • internal security & other controls + safeguards
  • information access and information control strategies (CIA principle)
  • insider trading & insider deals
  • cartel forming
  • corporate manslaughter

Criminal Corporate Activity

When you suspect there are criminal corporate activities occurring in your organization or company, then you will need to apply forensic accounting skills. Furthermore, you could learn how to use a polygraph test (lie detector), and understand the correct arrest & other administrative procedures. The use of digital forensics has also become more and more important during the past decades.

Do check our Corporate Fraud Investigations page here.

AR INTELL provides practical and strategic advice to shareholders and corporate executives. Consequently, we can operate at all levels such as company officers, security officers, managers, employees, or staff in financial institutions & multinational corporates.

Over the years we have developed a keen insight into different industries. We offer in-depth local knowledge and insight into regulatory & legal frameworks, international compliance issues, and law enforcement.

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Criminal Background Check

[ Reasons ] [ Elements ] [ Types ]

Criminal Background Check

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Reasons for a Criminal Background Check

In many cases, a criminal background check is needed. In companies, we use this method to verify if a potential employee is reliable, and honest. How do you know if somebody might become a threat to others or even your company? What is the best way to protect your company from lawsuits? Consequently, certain measures are needed to reduce criminal risk exposure due to careless recruitment of the wrong candidates?

This is where the concept of a criminal background check comes into play.

Criminal Background Elements to check

  • misdemeanors
  • felonies
  • undecent behavior
  • assault
  • theft
  • burglary
  • DIU – driving under the influence
  • other criminal convictions
  • pending criminal investigations
  • history of incarceration
  • warrants or other violations
  • arrest records
  • arrests that did not lead to convictions
  • drugs abuse
  • alcohol abuse
  • sex offenses
  • murder
  • manslaughter
  • rape case
  • kidnapping
  • arson
  • aggravated assault
  • vandalism
  • trespassing
  • public intoxication
  • disturbing the peace
  • boating violations
  • building permit violations
  • petty offenses
  • incarceration records
  • court records
  • social security number check
  • financial record check
  • credit record check
  • character references
  • warrants
  • work history

AR INTELL will check digital records, paper trails, and official records. In some instances, the police or other authorities and entities keep track of certain indicators. Private investigators might be able to get this kind of information.

What types of background checks can be done?

There are many scenarios whereby you might want to check if an applicant has a criminal record of some sort. Take for example:

  • pre-employment screening
  • educational screening
  • loan application check
  • criminal history check
  • tenant screening
  • childcare background checks for childcare workers
  • gun sales background checks
  • volunteer organization screenings
  • security clearance screenings
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Counter Intelligence

Counter Intelligence

Counter-intelligence is synonymous with counter-espionage.

Counterintelligence will try to protect an agency its intelligence program from an adversary intelligence service. Counter Intell activities consist of:

  • gathering information on adversaries
  • conducting activities to prevent espionage
  • prevent acts of sabotage
  • prevent assassinations
  • prevent intelligence activities conducted by foreign powers, organizations, or private entities

Collective counterintelligence will gain intelligence into the adversary (the enemy) their own intelligence-gathering capabilities.

Defensive counterintelligence will try to disable or hinder efforts by hostile intelligence services to penetrate their own intelligence service.

In general private counterintelligence focuses on identifying and neutralizing ongoing active or passive security threats surrounding or targeting your organization or company.

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Counter Surveillance

professional counter surveillance


Counter surveillance refers to measures undertaken by the public to prevent surveillance, including covert surveillance. 

Counter surveillance includes:

  • discovery of electronic methods that are used to monitor your movement or record your conversations and record video, send signals of movement etc.
  • technical surveillance counter-measures
  • detection of hidden or covert surveillance devices
  • detection covert listening devices
  • visual surveillance devices
  • countersurveillance software to detect spyware & malware etc..
  • detect people accessing computing and mobile devices for various nefarious reasons
  • find an indicator of data theft or theft of financial, personal, or corporate data and other business secrets
  • deploy actions (countermeasures) to reduce the risk of surveillance
  • Countersurveillance tries to prevent or reduce surveillance by the enemy or adversary or unknown entities


Technical surveillance counter-measures

Electronic bugs or spy devices emit electromagnetic radiation (called RF – radio waves on a certain frequency). To detect these bugs you can “sweep” for them with professional TSCM bug sweeping RF detection technology.


Software countermeasures and Cyber Security

As an individual, organization, or company you might have concerns over your privacy relating to premises, conversations, and places where you store your confidential data or conduct private & confidential conversations. How sure are you that your office or meeting places are not bugged with spy devices? Have you checked?

This is why in cybersecurity software countermeasures can prevent all sorts of cyber-intrusions, cyber espionage, data-exfiltration, snooping, and data theft of personally identifiable information (PID). We all use computer systems, we are all connected, and hacking is a real threat. Corporate Espionage Operators target regularly proprietary assets, intellectual property, and other business secrets.


AR INTELL Counter Surveillance & Cyber Security Team will secure:

  • your communications
  • your privacy
  • your confidential information
  • detection of Invasion of Privacy
  • Interceptions of Communications
  • Detection of Electronic Eavesdropping

Our methods are hands-on. We use:

  • government-grade equipment
  • diverse cyber security specialists
  • different backgrounds and vast experience
  • in-depth reports & analysis of the intell

AR INTELL provides Counter-Intelligence services to:

  • Law Firms
  • Large Corporations & Companies
  • Businesses (SME – SMB)
  • Government Agencies (*)
  • Law Enforcement Agencies


Our services include:



Personal Information – Personal Data Protection

investigation personal information protection

How to verify that your personal data – personally identifiable data is not being sold or used without your prior knowledge or permission?


How can you protect (as a company) the PID of your staff and customers?


Which type of PID should you store and how? Are you using encryption?


What are the rules and regulations for collecting and storing PIDs?

Proxy Contest Investigation

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What is a proxy contest?

The term “Proxy Contest” refers to a shareholder’s challenge to an action or the control of corporate management accomplished through the solicitation of proxies from other shareholders or stakeholders with effective power. This is also called “proxy fight” or “proxy battle”.

There could be a scenario emerging whereby a powerful group of shareholders in a company will team up and will try to oppose the existing management or vote out the current board of directors. This is a powerplay between the shareholders and corporate management over the control of the company or organization. Sometimes this is part of a hostile takeover.

In case of such a proxy contest occurring, it might need to be investigated why for example shareholders are unsatisfied with the current management, corporate governance, or business decisions.

AR INTELL can assist you discreetly in these matters.

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Intelligence Gathering & Analysis

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What is Intelligence and Intelligence gathering?

Intelligence results from:

  • collection, collation of data (observed facts)
  • evaluation, analysis, integration, and interpretation of these data pockets

The purpose of gathering intelligence is mostly geared towards:

  • reduction of the ambiguity or uncertainty after observation of activities.
  • get information on the capabilities of adversaries who pose a threat to the security of your organization or companies.
  • get intel on the competitors or adversaries their negotiations, for example business strategies.

To develop any type of consistent intelligence you will have to consider collecting actionable intelligence and relevant data from  different sources (raw intelligence, finished intelligence, strategic intelligence, operational intelligence).

  • Open Source Intelligence – OSINT
  • Signal Intelligence – SIGINT
  • Human Intelligence – HUMINT
  • Imagery intelligence (IMINT)
  • Measurement and signatures intelligence (MASINT)

The AR INTELL Intelligence Agency can assist you in the ethical and legal gathering of up to data business intelligence which matters for you, intelligence on your competitors or adversaries in matter that are important for your company, corporation and organization. This is an important step toward developing a valid threat intelligence strategy and strong security posture in your total security risk management.

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Vendor Screening – Supplier Check – Supply Chain Integrity Verification

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The challenge of out-sourcing

When you outsource projects to third-party vendors, then you will benefit from checking beforehand who you are dealing with. This is important to protect your company or organization against potential lost revenue, loss of intellectual property, and other liabilities that may lay in the road ahead.

In every new business relation, there are elements to check before starting.

Different types of background checks on vendors:

  • Regulatory compliance Screening
  • Compliance with Health Standards & Requirements
  • Compliance with Work Place Safety
  • Compliance with Environmental requirements
  • Financial Background Check

  • Insurance Compliance Check

  • Criminal Background Check

AR INTELL will screen a vendor or supplier in order to generate a complete view of their risk profile. Our assessment process will achieve this by getting complete and accurate risk data on your future vendors.

Complete and accurate risk data on your future vendors results in:

  • Understanding the regulatory framework in which a vendor or contracted third party operates
  • See the ISO and other standards which are applied in certain industries and supply-chains of vendors
  • An opportunity to make a remediation plan to avoid pitfalls and other business incompatibilities

Detect red flags in advance

Discover information otherwise hidden

Develop a risk management strategy

The risk of not screening your vendors is too high. This is where AR INTELL can be of assistance.

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Staff Profiling

Staff Profiling

Employee Performance Levels

This is useful to get a view of the different performance levels of individuals in your organization/company.

The different assessment methods should lead to better hiring or firing decisions.

identify high- & low or non-performing employees

important information-gathering tool for human resource management

get an in-depth understanding of each staff their background and capabilities

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