INVESTIGATIONS

We conduct private investigations for corporate and private clients

“Investigation can be defined quite simply as a systematic fact finding and reporting process. It is derived from the Latin word vestigere, to ‘track or trace’, and encompasses a patient, step-by-step inquiry” (Bennet & Hess 2004).

OUR WORKING PROCESS

  • Initial contact and meeting to identify the problem or need.
  • Presentation of solutions and quote, discussion of deadlines.
  • Acceptance of quote and implementation.
  • Ongoing communication to inform the client of the results as they emerge.
  • The observations made during the investigation and the conclusions reached will be set out in the final report.
  • If necessary, the detectives involved in the investigation will act as witnesses in any subsequent legal procedures.

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(+34) 910 666 262

INVESTIGATION SERVICES

EMPLOYMENT AND CORPORATE

ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL

ASSET INVESTIGATION

INSURANCE FRAUD

INDUSTRIAL AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

URBAN LEASING

FORENSIC INVESTIGATION

PERSONAL AND FAMILY

Employment and corporate

VESTIGERE conducts investigation, consultancy and evidence-gathering work, providing essential support to our clients in their management and decision-making.

    • Sick leave and absence (feigned, prolonged and successive)
    • Performance monitoring of employees, managers, salespeople, etc.
    • Unfair competition or Duplication of professional activities
    • Abandonment of post
    • Pre-hiring reports for Human Resources departments
    • Breach of professional secrecy
    • Quality control
    • Breach of exclusivity clause
    • Professional intrusion
    • Merchandise control
    • Bullying, mobbing
    • Verification of trade union schedules and activities
    • Disciplinary dismissal
    • Internal fraud prevention: information leakage, theft, customer poaching
    • Undercover employee
Economic and financial
Reflecting the challenges of today’s globalised, competitive world, we offer tools to help companies and private individuals identify and resolve economic and financial conflicts.
    • Bankruptcy fraud
    • Suspension of payments and insolvency proceedings
    • Solvency reports
    • Investigation of companies and administrators
    • Locating debtors
    • Locating movable and immovable property
    • Asset control
    • Asset stripping
    • Financial and economic reports (to establish the financial situation of companies and private individuals before seeking legal reparation through repossession and summary proceedings)
    • Investigations in the Commercial Registry and Land Registry
    • Study of parallel companies founded by business partners or employees
    • Search for and identification of frontmen and undercover administrators
    • Due diligence
Asset Investigation

At VESTIGERE, we help to identify and locate all assets belonging to a natural or legal person, analysing the procedure and objectives exhaustively in order to obtain the best results.

  • Hidden or seizable assets
  • Locating movable and immovable property
  • Asset stripping
  • Investigation of real and nominal assets
  • Locating persons and heirs
  • Identification of frontmen
  • Unjustified increases in assets
  • Shell companies
Insurance Fraud

Insurance companies receive hundreds of fraudulent claims each week, requiring exhaustive investigation to provide them with precise information on the circumstances surrounding these claims.

  • Investigation of the causes of accidents
  • Claims for fraudulent thefts and fires
  • Locating witnesses
  • Investigation of false witnesses
  • Verification of occupational hazards at insured companies
  • Monitoring of sick leave
  • Loss of profit
  • Locating persons and heirs
  • Identification of frontmen
  • Unjustified increases in assets
  • Shell companies
Industrial and intellecual property

Counterfeiting and imitation, as well as misuse of brands or patents, leads to huge losses for the companies affected and for the sectors in which they operate. Protect your brand and reputation from unfair competition.

  • Trademark counterfeiting
  • Investigation of patents and brands: trademark imitation and patent infringement
  • Industrial espionage
  • Industrial and commercial counterespionage
  • Imitation of production processes
  • Information leakage
  • Breaches of competition law
  • Industrial sabotage
  • Breaches of intellectual property rights
Urban Leasing
Upon request from our clients, VESTIGERE conducts investigations to verify the real occupancy status of properties in order to prevent the most common frauds in contravention of the Urban Leasing Law.
  • Breach of rental contracts: illegal protected tenancies, unlawful subletting of part or all of the property
  • Verification of the occupants of the leased property
  • Location and verification of other residences or properties belonging to occupants in the event of termination of lease contracts
  • Verification of non-use of the property (failure to occupy)
  • Unauthorised subletting and Identification of occupants
  • Prohibited activities
  • Evidence for evictions
  • Use of the property, premises or office for other purposes or activities
  • Overnight address of the tenant
  • Abandonment, absences, quantification of annual occupancy
  • Monitoring and location of defaulting tenants
Forensic Investigations

With the arrival of increasingly sophisticated technology, computer-related crime is proliferating rapidly. Our company conducts computer forensics with a threefold aim: to prevent, detect and provide evidence of criminal activity.

  • Mirroring
  • Recovery of deleted files
  • Certification of instant messaging
  • Collection of DNA samples and analysis in an accredited laboratory
  • Graphological analysis
  • Document analysis to check for falsification
Personal and Family

We conduct private investigations with the caution and discretion required by our clients. Thanks to the services of VESTIGERE’s expert team, you’ll be able to resolve your most intimate concerns and take the action you see fit.

  • Investigation of income due to failure to pay maintenance allowances
  • Custody and Contact regimes
  • Pre-marital reports
  • Modification of measures contained in regulatory agreements on separations and divorces
  • Child support and alimony
  • Proof of cohabitation
  • Undeclared professional and economic activity
  • Locating persons
  • Searching for assets
  • Inheritance: locating heirs, locating inherited assets
  • Guardianship of minors: behaviour of parents in joint custody arrangements
  • Improper behaviour: confirmation of gambling, drug addiction and/or alcoholism
  • Conduct and behaviour of minors (monitoring of minors)
  • Alcohol and drug problems
  • Bad company
  • School absenteeism
  • Detection of anomalies on social media profiles
  • Sect involvement and fanaticism
  • Coercion, blackmail and threats
  • Paternity tests
  • Domestic service investigation: cleaning employees, nannies and carers of elderly and/or disabled people
  • Fraudulent school enrolments
  • Sham marriages and free unions
  • Bullying

HOW DO WE WORK?

F.A.Q.

Check our frequently asked questions for answers to your queries. If you can’t find the answer to your question, please feel free to contact us
Who can hire the services of a private detective?

Any natural or legal person may commission an investigation, as long as they have a legitimate interest in doing so.

How many days are required to complete an investigation?

Each case is completely different and will be studied and analysed before a plan is drawn up. At VESTIGERE, we offer custom-made solutions adapted to the specific needs of each client.

How much does it cost to hire a private detective?

Investigations are never the same: they vary depending on the nature of the service hired, the difficulty of the investigation, the number of investigators required, the number of days and hours necessary, the number of operations to be completed, the use of cars and/or motorcycles and the expenses incurred as part of the investigation.

Does a private detective’s report possess any legal value?

Private detectives present a report describing the investigations carried out and the results observed to their clients upon completion of an investigation.

According to Article 265.1.5 of the Criminal Procedure Act, all lawsuits must be accompanied by “reports, produced by legally accredited private investigators, on the relevant information upon which the allegations are based. If this information is not recognised as fact, witness evidence will be called.”

Reports by private detectives are a form of evidence which is explicitly accepted by our Supreme Court, which has emphasised the legitimacy and frequency of their use in Spanish courts in several different judgments. If necessary, the private detective will be called to testify as a witness at the trial.

Are the data I provide and results of the investigation confidential?

Confidentiality and trust are the key values underpinning all investigations undertaken by VESTIGERE. The Private Security Regulation also stipulates that “Private detectives are obliged to maintain the secrecy of the investigations which they carry out and may not disclose information about these investigations to anyone other than the individuals who have commissioned them and the competent legal and police authorities for the exercise of their functions”.

[+300 investigations completed SUCCESSFULLY since 2017]