Wilsons Detectives operate globally in more than 120 locations including Turkey. 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 regulated under Article 157 of the Turkish Criminal Code and is defined as "deceiving someone by fraudulent acts and obtaining benefit for itself or for another person's benefit to the detriment of the deceived person or another person" (Article 157, Turkish Criminal Code). Where fraud is committed during the commercial operations of merchants, company managers or other persons acting on behalf of the company, it is considered to be a "qualified fraud" and subject to even stricter penalties (Article 158, Turkish Criminal Code). Proof of intent is sufficient for an act to be considered to be fraud (that is, the perpetrator must know that his acts are fraudulent and that they would deceive other persons).
Turkey has seen a sharp increase in internet fraud and scam cases in the last few years. Turkey has become a high risk country for dating and romance scams. Wilsons private investigators in Istanbul report a steady increase in cases where foreigners are victims of scams mostly originating online. Scammers in Turkey may have some advantages. Many Turkish people have the good looks and charms to win your heart and perhaps steal your information, money or identity. Due to the high risk, our investigators urge caution and advise professional background check investigations to properly verify any individual met via internet or online dating sites.
According to Wilsons experienced detectives and investigators in Istanbul, when meeting people online no red flags should be ignored. These scammers are likely to target foreign women in their 40s, however in many cases men are victims too. Around 90% of the victims worldwide never even report the crime to authorities because they are ashamed or feel the police won’t help. Both men and women of all ages should be watchful and take precautionary steps before getting involved in a serious relationship online. So, if you are dating someone who claims to be a foreign citizen currently doing some work in Turkey, better get a background check on the person as soon as possible. The person might be honest about his life, but our international investigators will verify the facts to make sure you are safe.
Do not always believe the internet. Anyone can now open a Facebook, Instagram or LinkedIn account with fake names, information and photos. These scammers might even undertake a real identity of someone they found online. Chances are theses criminals will know exactly what you will find when you’ll search the internet to verify them online.
Rule of thumb for online dating is that if it is too good to be true, then it probably is. You don’t need to be pessimist, you just need to be cautious. If you have met someone online and need to verify their identity, contact us, we can help you. WilsonsDetectives private investigators have over 66 years of working experience. We operate worldwide and are open 24 hours 365 days. Our male and female private investigators deal with each scenario sensitively and discreetly and we guarantee results 100%. More information on our services can befound here.