FSG FORENSIC INVESTIGATORS & AUDITORS | TRACERS | RISK MANAGERS | GUARDS
SA's national litigation, corporate & government private intelligence, private/forensic investigation/auditing, loss & risk management specialists.
FSG  is a LEVEL 4  B-BBEE
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+27 (0) 86 1000 979
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+27 (0) 86 5168 722
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+27 (0) 83 7841 523
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PO Box 17, Pavilion,
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7 Cedar Road, Westville,
 3629, South Africa
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FSG has corporate offices in:
DURBAN
CAPE TOWN
JOHANNESBURG
- and field agents in every Magisterial District in SA.

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BACKGROUND CHECK INVESTIGATIONS ('BCI')

BACKGROUND CHECK INVESTIGATIONS ('BCI') - sometimes also referred to as "profiling" - are a specific forensic investigation product of FSG:

  • It is an investigative service because, obviously, it involves an investigative process.

  • It is FORENSIC because FSG makes it so. Generally, the decisions made by clients who instruct FSG to perform BCI have significant consequences for the person or entity that is the subject of the BCI. The BCI can be the difference between accepting or rejecting an application for employment. The BCI can be the difference between one company deciding or declining to enter into an agreement of some sort with another company. If we get it wrong, and the subject of the BCI comes to have possession of our BCI report, the probability is that FSG will get sued by the subject of the BCI for what the subject of the BCI lost as a consequence of FSG's inaccurate BCI report.  FSG therefore takes care to ensure:

    • That the scope of work of any BCI is such that it addresses all relevant issues in respect of:

      • The identity of the subject of the BCI.

      • The nature of the relationship that motivates an instruction to FSG to perform a BCI.

    • That we maintain a careful and accurate record of all enquiries made and the results of such enquiries. We keep in mind that the day may come when we are obliged, in the management of the risks of our business, to demonstrate that every item of information contained in a BCI performed by FSG correctly and accurately represents what was contained in the source/what was stated by the source of that item of information. This includes seeking verification of information obtained from one source and qualifying the value that can be attributed to any item of information sourced.

BCI are properly a form of due diligence. The subject of a BCI can be a natural person or an entity. The motivation for instructing FSG to perform a BCI can be virtually anything, including:

  • Pre-employment assessments.

  • Security clearance vetting.

  • Any form of due diligence assessments.

  • A broad mandate to establish everything possible about the background of a natural person, a group of natural persons and/or an entity.

  • Educational qualifications assessments.

  • Social history or relationship history assessments.

  • Family and family relationship assessments.

  • A parent who desires a BCI to be performed for the boyfriend/girlfriend/fiancÚ of their child.

  • Organization association assessments.

  • Political activity/involvement assessments.

  • Medical history assessments

  • Criminal activity and criminal record assessments.

  • Credit activity and credit history assessments.

  • Financial history assessments.

  • Performance history assessments in respect of any activity (past employment performance; past service provider performance, past client liaison performance, past warranty compliance performance. etc.).

  • Moral risk assessments.

  • Vehicle accident risk assessments.

  • Driving-related offences history assessments.

  • Sobriety or substance abuse assessments.

  • Cross border movement assessments.

  • Tax history assessments.

  • Existing agreement compliance assessments.

  • Uncovering practices (that if revealed) may persuade an evasive/savvy debtor to settle a debt.

  • Etc.

BCI can be conducted with or without the permission of the subject of the BCI (ie. covertly or overtly), and may also involve conducting periods of investigative surveillance. However, it is always preferable to perform a BCI with the consent of the subject of the BCI as access to certain records is made considerably easier and considerably cheaper. However, FSG will accept BCI instructions under either circumstance.

Clients can retain FSG on a need-to-need basis, or on a fixed monthly fee retainer basis if client needs to perform a particular type of BCI on a regular basis.

For every BCI requested, FSG will initially respond to client with what we believe is the relevant scope of work for that BCI (in the form of an INVESTIGATION PROPOSAL). Once client has approved the scope of work and agreed to a budget for the task, FSG will perform the work. A general BCI SERVICE PROFILE is also available. Click HERE to view FSG's TERMS & CONDITIONS for forensic investigations, audits and risk management, which apply in respect of BCI.

Fohla Security CC t/a FSG FORENSIC INVESTIGATORS & AUDITORS | TRACERS | RISK MANAGERS | GUARDS
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