Wilsons Detectives operate globally in more than 120 locations including France. Wilsons Detectives was established in 1951 and over the last 66 years has evolved into a fraud investigations specialist. Wilsons Detectives specialises in investigating investment fraud, identity theft, financial statement fraud, asset misappropriation, romance fraud, skimming of cash, misuse of company assets, theft of intellectual property and trade secrets and healthcare, insurance and banking. Our services also include background checks, locating missing person, infidelity and cheating spouse, prenuptial matrimonial agreements, online brands fraud, banking fraud, corporate intelligence, communications interceptions, phone and laptop monitoring, vehicle tracking, surveillance and observation.
“Fraud” is not a separately defined crime under French law, and there is no exact equivalent of the “mail fraud” and “wire fraud” provisions of the US Criminal Code (18 U.S.C sections 1341 and 1343). Rather, fraudulent conduct can be an element of various criminal provisions arising under the Criminal Code (Code Pénal). The following are the offences most likely to be applicable to business or corporate fraud.
· Swindling (escroquerie) · Breach of trust (abus de confiance) · Taking advantage (abus de faiblesse) · Extortion (extorsion) · Bankruptcy fraud (organisation frauduleuse de son insolvabilité) · Money laundering (blanchiment) · Tax fraud (fraude fiscale) · Misuse of corporate funds (abus de biens sociaux) · Consumer fraud (tromperie)
Since 2016, there has been an evolution of card frauds in Europe, especially in France. ID Fraud and Lost & Stolen fraud account for 96% of the total fraud losses in France, with nearly two-thirds of that in ID Fraud. The growth in 2016 is down to these two types of fraud, which are key to how the criminals have adapted to the investment France made in securing point of sale 12 years ahead of the rest of Europe and the world. While France pioneered the national roll out of smart cards to control fraud, EMV adoption has been relatively slow. Criminals realised that they either needed to steal the card and associated PIN from the consumer, apply to the banks for credit using false identities, or actually take over a customer’s account at the bank. Criminals have continued down this path, as the data clearly shows. According to FICO, France has the highest level of fraud as a percentage of card sales in Europe and France and the UK together account for 62% of the European fraud in total. France also has the highest lost-and-stolen card fraud level in Europe. Source: http://www.fico.com/europeanfraud/france https://www.thepaypers.com/online-fraud-prevention/france/3
Wilsons Detectives maintains a low-profile and helps its clients for all forms of fraud investigations in a strictly discreet and confidential manner. We only use the latest security, privacy, and investigation technologies for the most effective results.