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:
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.
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:
Security clearance vetting.
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
A parent who desires a BCI
to be performed for the boyfriend/girlfriend/fiancÚ of their child.
Medical history assessments
Criminal activity and criminal record assessments.
Credit activity and credit
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
Sobriety or substance abuse
Cross border movement assessments.
Existing agreement compliance assessments.
Uncovering practices (that if revealed) may persuade an
evasive/savvy debtor to settle a debt.
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.
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
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.
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