MSA Investigations offers a comprehensive selection of investigative services to assist clients across a variety of industries. Our highly skilled and experienced professionals provide clients with expert advice and personalized service.
MSA Investigations offers our clients the following services:
MSA Investigations provides a comprehensive assortment of background screening services for our clients including background investigations, pre-employment screening, and vendor screening. Our professionals have significant experience in all aspects of the Fair Credit Reporting Act, which is critical when performing any employment related background. We work with clients to customize our standard offerings to best suit their needs.
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MSA Investigations Digital Forensics professionals assist clients in locating and identifying electronically stored information (ESI). This information may be critical to furthering a company’s claim when it is named as a party in a civil action or to fortifying a defense against a criminal or a regulatory inquiry. MSA Investigations’ experienced specialists provide a wide range of services to our clients, including the forensic examination of computer systems, servers, mobile devices, or any electronic media, as well as providing expert testimony in a formal legal proceeding.
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Construction Integrity Compliance
The construction industry has had a long reputation for being susceptible to corruption, racketeering and fraud. For property owners and investors, criminal behavior can affect the integrity and safety of a project and can cost millions of dollars in potential profits. MSA Investigations employs a skilled team of professionals with extensive backgrounds in construction integrity and compliance monitorships, racketeering, organized crime, law enforcement and forensic accounting, to assist clients in the identification and prevention of such activities.
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Corporate Investigations & Risk Management
In recent years, criminal behavior and other forms of misconduct have resulted in billions of dollars in lost revenue for U.S. corporations. Conducting effective due diligence prior to a potential acquisition or hiring a top level executive, provides a company with some measure of protection against associated risks. Our professionals have significant experience in the area of risk management, which puts us in a unique position to perform wide-ranging investigations to identify and uncover fraud. MSA Investigations provides clients with the tools necessary to examine and evaluate the risks affecting a business transaction including: corporate acquisitions or mergers, loans, and investment transactions; which can better protect a company by insuring the integrity of those with whom a company anticipates conducting business.
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In today's Internet age, the protection of sensitive data has become a top priority for many businesses. MSA Investigations provides Penetration Test and IT Security Assessment services to identify vulnerabilities in IT infrastructure. MSA Investigations offers our clients the ability to select components from each of these services to meet their specific needs, and implement an assessment plan that will address their particular issues and provide accurate results.
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Electronic Discovery (e-Discovery) is the identification and securing of electronically stored information (ESI) with the purpose of using it for its evidentiary value in either a criminal or civil proceeding. MSA Investigations’ e-Discovery professionals have substantial experience in retrieving ESI, which can be stored in various forms including, e-mails, metadata, voice-mails, documents, instant messages, text, digital images, graphics, databases, spreadsheets, file fragments, audio files, and other forms of digital data. ESI is obtained and preserved by our professionals in accordance with the rules of evidence.
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MSA Investigations provides protective services to clients who may be exposed to elevated security risks of harassment, violence, or kidnapping and robbery due to their employment, travel needs or high profile status. MSA Investigations's Executive Protection program focuses on the safeguarding of a principal, family and associates, avoiding confrontations and maintaining discretion and confidentiality. MSA Investigations provides protection services to VIP’s and their families, including corporate executives, dignitaries and high profile or high net-worth individuals. We also provide secure transportation services in the U.S. and abroad.
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Fidelity Bond Claims
Guarding against crimes including misappropriation of funds, forgery, employee dishonesty, and computer-related offenses is critical, as a catastrophic loss can destroy or have a significant financial impact on any company. To ensure some measure of protection, having fidelity or crime insurance covers these and additional potential “crime-related” losses. A company’s insurance coverage under a fidelity bond begins when the loss is discovered and reported to the insurer. An investigation of the circumstances is generally followed by the filing of a proof of loss, which is the support of the claim. Our professionals have extensive experience in working with insurers, insureds, and brokers, while conducting comprehensive and thorough investigations regarding the circumstances of the loss.
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While forensic accounting can be applied in a variety of forms in today’s corporate environment, a significant portion of the work encompasses the investigation of existing or potential fraud. This highly specialized skill blends backgrounds in auditing and accounting, as well as strong investigative ability. MSA Investigations’ forensic accounting professionals have significant experience in conducting in-depth interviews and analyzing and examining financial information in an effort to identify and uncover potential or existing fraud.
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Fraud can strike at the core of any business and ruin a company’s financial well-being. Our professionals have extensive experience recognizing the elements of fraud and, in some instances, can prevent fraud from ever occurring. MSA Investigations specializes in assisting clients who suspect fraudulent activities are occurring within their organization – at any level.
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Fake luxury goods and counterfeit scams cost the global economy around 30,000 jobs and $8 billion in lost revenue every year. MSA Investigations understands the financial consequences of the underground fake goods market, not only for our clients, but also for the economy at large. To address the explosion of counterfeit luxury goods and help companies save millions in lost profits and protect their brands, MSA Investigations has developed a successful strategy for conducting intellectual property investigations.
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Investigative Due Diligence
Investigative due diligence is an essential part of the risk management process. A due diligence investigation enables a company to fully understand the overall picture of potential business partners, including reputation, ethical behavior, education, liabilities, business affiliations, criminal records, and civil litigation. By conducting comprehensive due diligence on an individual or entity, MSA Investigations provides clients with the security of knowing with whom they are doing business – prior to significant exposure to risk.
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MSA Investigations works with clients to identify areas where there is a potential for unethical practices within their organization and develops a specialized plan targeting those areas. We work seamlessly within a company to implement and improve internal controls and practices in order to mitigate corruption. Our monitorship team has a wide-range of experience including backgrounds in law enforcement, organized crime, digital forensics, forensic accounting, law, and investigative due diligence.
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Negative or derogatory information can be devastating to a company’s reputation and may have a significant impact on its future, which is often difficult to remedy. How and from where does this information appear? It can be the work of a competitor, one dissatisfied customer, or even a former employee. Even one lone negative post or comment can leave a permanent record of a company’s past, and is often difficult to erase. MSA Investigations professionals are experienced in the field of Reputation Management. This set of services can assist individuals and companies in pushing negative or unflattering content from top search engine rankings. Our professionals take the necessary measures to rectify damage done and protect against potential harm to an individual’s character or a company’s standing in the business community.
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Our skilled Investigators are extensively trained and have years of practical law enforcement and private sector experience, in the art of surveillance. We design and implement surveillance operations that blend our investigators in the field, with state-of-the-art surveillance equipment that includes still cameras, video cameras and live mobile (GPS) tracking devices to trace subjects and document their actions. We can cover multiple subjects at different locations at anytime.
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Technical Surveillance Countermeasure (TSCM)
A Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM) inspection, commonly known as a “Bug Sweep” is a highly specialized service to detect the presence of illicit devices used to covertly eavesdrop at a location. The ultimate goal of TSCM is to identify existing security breaches or weaknesses in an organization’s communication security and to recommend corrective action. MSA Investigations TSCM services give clients the assurance that their conversations and communications are safeguarded and free from eavesdropping and industrial espionage.
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Third-Party & Vendor Screening
In today’s corporate atmosphere it is imperative that potential business associates are fully vetted prior to entering into a relationship. Failing to do so can have serious repercussions for a business’s reputation and finances. At MSA Investigations, we work with our clients to evaluate all the critical aspects of a potential relationship with a new business partner. We provide our clients with comprehensive due diligence reports to ensure that they make informed decisions about those with whom they conduct business.
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Trial & Litigation Support
Managing large-scale litigation at a law firm requires consultation and support services by experienced professionals. Beginning with basic research and the documentation of facts, locating and interviewing witnesses, as well as the collection of evidence, MSA Investigations professionals assist counsel prior to, during and following the conclusion of litigation.
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