SUCCESS STORIES

Default via provisional insolvency, sick leave due to temporary incapacity, digital footprints and much more! Read on to discover some of our success stories…

CORPORATE RISK MANAGEMENT

LEGAL SUPPORT

INVESTIGATIONS

DEFAULT DUE TO PROVISIONAL INSOLVENCY

BACKGROUND

The subject was sentenced to pay 32,300 euros by way of civil liability for the damage caused to the client but the court had declared his provisional insolvency, making it impossible to obtain redress.

OUTCOME

Our investigation identified the subject’s workplace, a business run by a recently created company belonging to his spouse where he was the current administrator, and provided evidence that he drove luxury vehicles registered to third parties and lived in a house where he paid 3,000 euros in rent.

CLIENT BENEFIT

Economic loss suffered32.300€
Cost of VESTIGERE3.200€
+29.100€

 

UNFAIR COMPETITION AND DISCLOSURE OF COMPANY SECRETS

BACKGROUND

A multinational company suspected that the director of one of its departments could be engaging in unfair competition and disclosing company secrets.

OUTCOME

The subject was holding unauthorised meetings outside working hours with some of the multinational’s most valued suppliers, so the company dismissed him lawfully, saving the amount which it would have had to provide in compensation had it dismissed him unlawfully.

CLIENT BENEFIT

Cost of unlawful dismissal1.000.000€
Cost of Vestigere95.000€
+905.000€

 

MODIFICATION OF REGULATORY AGREEMENT AFTER DIVORCE

BACKGROUND

The client suspected that his ex-wife and her current partner were residing in the family home where she had use and enjoyment after being awarded care and custody of their underage daughter.

OUTCOME

The identity of the person residing in the family home who was in a romantic relationship with the client’s former spouse was confirmed, with repercussions on the compensatory allowance paid by our client and on the expenses incurred by our client for the use of the residence.

CLIENT BENEFIT

Annual compensatory allowance6.000€
Modification of maintenance allowance3.000€
+3.000€

 

ECONOMIC DAMAGE TO COMPANY

BACKGROUND

A large European company outsourced distribution of its promotional flyers to another company, hiring our investigators to clarify the situation following unusual behaviour from the distributors.

OUTCOME

In an operation lasting several months with significant human and material resources, our team was able to confirm that the distributors were reselling the advertising material with severe economic losses for the client. As a result, the company was able to prevent the continuation of this practice.

CLIENT BENEFIT

Economic loss suffered30.000€
Cost of VESTIGERE12.000€
+18.000€

 

INSURANCE FRAUD

BACKGROUND

A client of the insurance company claimed that his car had been stolen, but the report was suspected to be fraudulent as the statements made by the alleged victim were contradictory.

OUTCOME

The investigation confirmed that the person who had reported the accident had illegally sold the vehicle to an unregistered garage, losing the right to compensation; he was sued for fraud and the insurance company was awarded civil damages.

CLIENT BENEFIT

Economic loss suffered15.000€
Cost of VESTIGERE7.000€
+8.000€

 

BAJA LABORAL POR INCAPACIDAD TEMPORAL

BACKGROUND

A company suspected that one of its employees was acting fraudulently after he took sick leave four times in three months; moreover, he had expressed his discontent with the company.

OUTCOME

Not only did the investigation reveal that the employee was not acting in a manner appropriate to his claim for temporary incapacity, but he was also found to be working for another employer. He was dismissed and the temporary incapacity revoked.

CLIENT BENEFIT

Economic loss suffered7.500€
Cost VESTIGERE3.200€
+4.300€

 

INTELLIGENCE

DIGITAL SURVEILLANCE OF A MULTINATIONAL COMPANY’S FRANCHISES

BACKGROUND

Due to the material damages suffered by the franchises and their forced closure during protests and football matches, among other events, a company wished to receive warning prior to situations of this kind in order to take the necessary action. 

OUTCOME

After monitoring the social networks of each franchise and creating a channel to send warnings to the Security Department Director, situations of conflict could be predicted in advance and prevent damages.

CLIENT BENEFIT

Economic loss suffered110.000€
Cost of VESTIGERE60.000€
+50.000€

 

LOCATION OF AUTHORS OR THEIR HEIRS USING OSINT

BACKGROUND

An association of authors and writers which manages intellectual property rights needed to locate several book authors or their heirs in the event that they had died in order to pay the corresponding royalties.

OUTCOME

Following an OSINT search, the authors or their heirs were successfully located and a telephone number or address was provided allowing the relevant information to be conveyed.

CLIENT BENEFIT

Economic loss to author18.000€
Cost of VESTIGERE1.500€
+16.500€

 

DIGITAL FOOTPRINT ON A RELATIVE

BACKGROUND

A private client asked our team to carry out a digital footprint on a close relative in order to locate his place of residence and ascertain whether or not he was receiving an income by examining his online activity and relationships.

OUTCOME

During the OSINT search, our team was able to locate the person of interest, detailing his relationships with the closest people to him and confirming his current address and employment status.

CLIENT BENEFIT

Economic loss18.000€
Cost of VESTIGERE1.500€
+16.500€

 

MYSTERY SHOPPING

MERCHANDISE CONTROL

BACKGROUND

Due to a stock imbalance at one of his establishments and therefore at the parent company, the owner of a franchised chain suspected that one of the franchises could be diverting products intended for sale.

OUTCOME

Following several visits to the premises by two mystery shoppers, more than 100 units were discovered to be missing. The client was able to recover some of the items, as well as receiving compensation for the damage caused.

CLIENT BENEFIT

Economic loss suffered10.000€
Cost of VESTIGERE3.000€
+7.000€


ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF AN EMPLOYEE

BACKGROUND

The owner of a hospitality company suspected that one of his employees had been selling products without putting them through the cash register for several months, keeping the money from these sales for himself.

OUTCOME

Two detectives posed as customers and made several purchases; the employee only gave them a receipt for one of the sales, alleging that the cash register was out of paper.

CLIENT BENEFIT

Economic loss suffered3.000€
Cost of VESTIGERE900€
+2.100€


POOR SERVICE FROM THE MANAGER OF AN ESTABLISHMENT

BACKGROUND

Following several complaints about one of the managers and a fall in sales, the owner of an establishment was seeking an objective opinion on the service the manager provided to customers and his supervision of the workers he was responsible for, despite the manager’s denial that there was a problem.

OUTCOME

Our team observed a poor attitude from the manager, who refused to serve customers when other employees were busy because “it wasn’t his job” and left the establishment despite a queue of customers waiting to be served.

CLIENT BENEFIT

Economic loss suffered8.000€
Cost OF VESTIGERE1.700€
+6.300€

 

TRAINING

EMERGENCY TRAINING COURSE

BACKGROUND

Upon request from our client, a famous hotel chain, we revised the Self-Protection Plan for one of its hotels to cover emergency situations, applying our knowledge of the existing planimetry.

OUTCOME

Our team collected data to establish the modifications which should be made to the current plan, before gathering information to draw up a new plan and appendices. A training course was then delivered to the relevant emergency teams.

CLIENT BENEFIT

In an emergency situation, the benefit to our client goes beyond the quantifiable, ensuring that human life is protected as far as possible.

TRAINING COURSE ON THE USE OF EXTINGUISHERS

BACKGROUND

A company hired our services to train its employees on fire hazards in their specific workplace and sector and on the response required in the event of a fire.

OUTCOME

Following several training days focusing on theory to allow employees to acquire the knowledge and skills required for the correct, safe and effective use of the extinguishers and fire hydrants available at the company, several drills were held to put the theory into practice.

CLIENT BENEFIT

Given the potential size and scale of a fire, the benefits of employees knowing how to respond to an emergency situation are exponential.

TRAINING COURSE FOR SECURITY EMPLOYEES ON RESPONSES TO CRIMINAL ACTIVITY

BACKGROUND

A hotel hired our training services to consolidate security employees’ knowledge of correct responses to criminal activity.

OUTCOME

Prevention and mitigation measures were emphasised, with a focus on theft and robbery, bomb threats, explosions, accidents or deaths of guests, etc., distinguishing clearly between what employees may and may not do.

CLIENT BENEFIT

Correct training of the employees responsible for the security of a hotel and its guests gives greater peace of mind as well as leading to indirect benefits for the chain.

[+350 investigations completed SUCCESSFULLY since 2017]