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How to Do Financial Asset Investigations: A Practical Guide for Private Investigators, Collections Personnel and Asset Recovery Specialists, Fourth Edition

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Ronald L. Mendell
Date Published
292 pages
This book presents practical techniques for use by investigators and other financial recovery officials in conducting financial asset investigations.
This book is intended for use by private investigators, collection specialists, judgment professionals, and asset recovery specialists who wish to conduct financial asset investigations in a legal manner. This fourth edition of the book contains previous information on how to find assets to satisfy judgments and debts in the civil realm and also includes new information that focuses on the emerging underground economy and organized crime's impact on the Internet and on financial transactions based in cyberspace. The book is divided into 16 chapters: 1) Obtaining the Identifiers; 2) Identifying Relatives and Associates; 3) Basic Sources for Individuals; 4) Information Brokers and Other Sources; 5) Visiting the Subject's Premises; 6) Advanced Sources for Individuals; 7) Finding Hidden Assets; 8) Basic Business Asset Search;9) The Plant Visit; 10) Advanced Sources for Businesses; 11) Recording Data and Reporting to the Client; 12) A Fictional Preliminary Investigation; 13) Investigating Using the Internet and Other Sources; 14) Intelligence Gathering in the Age of Identity Theft; 15) Individuals and the Underground Economy; and 16) Organized Crime and the Internet. Each chapter of the book starts with a brief introduction and a list of objectives, and then closes with a helpful summary. Appendixes, glossary, and bibliography


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