Fourteen-Forty believes that its clients should be able to turn to us for their general investigative services, while having access to specialized services to meet a variety of needs through one relationship.
Our areas of expertise are summarized under the following categories:
Using a variety of investigation techniques, Fourteen-Forty offers investigative services relating to a wide range of issues, including, but not limited to, insurance and WSIB claims; theft, fraud and other criminal activity; and matters relating to personal relationships.
The volume of fraud has increased substantially in recent years and must be investigated by competent professionals. Fourteen-Forty associates are Certified Fraud Examiners (CFE), and members of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners trained in forensic accounting. Frauds are not limited to just accounting matters, they include product counterfeiting, grey market activity, insurance claims and collusion.
Insurance & WSIB Claims
The rising number of fraudulent claims is causing increasing pressure on insurance companies. The expense of managing these exaggerated or fraudulent claims is passed onto employers and to you, the consumer. Therefore fraud prevention must be an increasingly central part of mitigating these expenses. Fourteen-Forty investigators are skilled at capturing and documenting the pertinent evidence that will provide a true picture of the claimant’s capabilities.
Fourteen-Forty investigators use their skills in obtaining admissible statements, and gathering information and evidence to support your position, whether it be for a civil or criminal matter.
Background checks provide the necessary information to make an informed decision. At Fourteen-Forty we know how important it is to feel secure about the people you enter into relationships with – whether the relationship is professional or personal.
Intellectual Property Protection
An important part of Fourteen-Forty’s investigation service is the development of enforcement strategies that offer protection to the holders of copyrights, trademarks and patents. Our clients include high profile international corporations and their legal representatives.
Proprietary Information Protection
Corporations need to be aware of methods to protect their operating information, trade secrets, marketing strategies, sales data, and personnel records. Using the latest techniques and information available, Fourteen-Forty can customize policies and procedures to safeguard this data.
The investigators and professional associates of Fourteen-Forty prepare detailed corporate profiles that are used in pre-merger and other business transactions. During the merger and acquisition process, solicitors are charged with reviewing contracts; accountants examine financial matters.
But who considers the people involved?
The sophisticated world of data collection and digital storage media is rapidly becoming a target for criminal activity. The goal of computer forensics is to explain the current state of a digital artifact. The explanation can be as straightforward as determining exactly what the rogue data is, how it got there, and what it is doing, and as complex as creating a way of eliminating the data and preventing its recurrence.
Fourteen-Forty technicians will locate that evidence, prepare and present their findings and give expert testimony.
Individuals being considered for hire or promotion should be objectively screened to ensure that their qualifications meet the standards of the positions they are seeking. Fourteen-Forty can provide detailed background reports that will satisfy all legal requirements.
C-TPAT Specialists - Cross Border Transportation
Fourteen-Forty is one of Canada’s leaders in the preparation of Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) applications. This United States Department of Homeland Security program has become a necessary element in the cross-border transportation process. Our specialists keep abreast of current requirements, and we will assist you with every element from the initial assessment, through the audit, in-house training, background checks and monthly maintenance to maintain your good standing. Our specialists will take your C-TPAT program from start to finish or assist you with any portion of the process. See brochure for more detail.
Fourteen-Forty recognizes the special need that schools have to protect their students. The Secure School program has been effectively applied at a number of independent academic institutions as a cost-effective, holistic alternative to expensive protective programs. See brochure for more detail, then contact us.
Fourteen-Forty conducts detailed physical security surveys and audits of proposed and existing facilities. We do not represent or distribute any single hardware line, so we are not limited to a single manufacturer of alarm systems, closed circuit television, electronic surveillance devices, locks, safes or other state-of-the-art equipment that we may recommend. We also develop training programs for security personnel, managers and line employees. Our special Security Awareness Program integrates staff and line employees in corporate loss prevention plans. We analyze a client’s needs and propose cost-effective solutions.
GPS Tracking & Monitoring
Fourteen-Forty through partnerships offers solutions for any business owner looking to better manage their fixed or mobile assets and employees or to provide peace-of-mind in households with teen or elderly drivers. GPS for Fleet vehicles, Commercial Trucking, Cargo, Assets, Heavy Equipment, Motorcycles, Marine Units, Residential Vehicles and Personal Use are available. GPS tracking is an effective investigative tool that can be used on its own or as an accompaniment to traditional investigative methods for both commercial and personal applications.
Electronic Sweeps (TSCM)
The protection of sensitive, private and confidential information has become a serious concern in recent years. Our global business environment coupled with modern day technology, have made the transmission of vitally sensitive information common place.
If you have ever had the feeling that the privacy of your oral and written communications has been compromised, let Fourteen-Forty conduct a Technical Surveillance Counter-Measure (TSCM) sweep to prove or allay your suspicions. Call on us to help protect your meetings from being bugged and your systems from being hacked.