COVID-19 Recession Means More Fraudulent Claims to Investigate for Private Investigators in Connecticut and New York

We need to face the facts now.  This virus is taking a toll on everyone.  People have lost jobs and money is tighter these days.  Some industries have been hit harder than others.  In a bad economy, there are more fraud attempts ranging from faked to exaggerated injuries and damages.  People try to find a way to make money in other ways.  For example, people are staying out longer on worker’s compensation claims.  A toe injury becomes a leg injury.  During tough times it is not hard for a person that is not honest to find a reason to commit fraud.

From what we are hearing in the media, this is only half-time with this recession.  According to, Donald Cressy set forth three (3) factors that are present in every situation of fraud.  It is called the “Fraud Triangle”:

  1. Pressure – The need for committing fraud (ex. – the need for money, etc.)
  2. Rationalization – the mindset of the fraudster that justifies them to commit the fraud. (ex. – times are tough)
  3. Opportunity – the situation that enables fraud to occur (often when internal controls are weak or non-existent).

Fortunately, we can help with our Insurance Claims Support Services.  We handle New York and Connecticut and our field support services can help Insurance Claims Adjusters, Defense and Plaintiff Attorneys, School Systems, Municipalities, and many other businesses that either does not have a presence in this area or do not have the technical capability to handle the investigation properly.

Our territory is large.  We handle all of Nassau and Suffolk Counties, Queens, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Manhattan, Westchester, and Fairfield Counties as well as all of Connecticut.  We have offices in Long Island City, Jamaica and Connecticut.  And due to the current pandemic situation, we are also working with clients remotely – by phone, by computer, or whatever you are comfortable with.

We have many years of experience combined with a top team to help you.   In addition to our general Private Investigative Services to the public, we also perform a wide range of quality business services which include but are not limited to:

  • Liability and Worker’s Compensation Surveillance
  • Product Liability Investigations
  • Site Inspections
  • Obtaining Statements
  • Witness Locating
  • Scar Photo Sessions
  • Address Verifications
  • Vehicle Photos
  • Video Camera Retrieval Services
  • Undercover Employee/Mystery Shopper Services
  • Many more services are available. Please call for more information.

Now is the time to put our 30+ years of Adjusting, Insurance Investigation, and General Private Investigating experience into play.  We are ready to go wherever the assignment takes us.  We just finished a Product Liability case in Port Chester, NY that needed a “boots on the ground” look at what had happened.  Photographs had been sent in by the claimant, however, they were not sufficient for what the company needed to decide if their product was at fault for the damages.  So they contacted us.  We went in-person to assess the situation, take photographs, test the product ourselves and were able to supply the proper information to the company so they could make a fair judgment on how to handle the case and correctly determine the damage and the liability involved.  No company wants to pay for exaggerated damages.  Adjusters depend on accurate and timely assessments to make the correct decisions.

Car accident in Hempstead, NY?  We can help.  Slip and fall in Forest Hills, Queens?  We can handle that for you.  Product Liability in New York City?  We are on it.  Worker’s Compensation surveillance in Westchester County?  No problem.  How about a Liability Surveillance in Glastonbury, CT?  We can take care of that for you as well.  With our team of trained investigators and our insurance experience ready to work for you, all you need to do is call.

Investigreat, LLC is a recognized full-service Private Investigation Agency that is fully licensed, insured, and bonded in Jamaica, Long Island City, and CT, handling cases in Queens NY, Brooklyn NY, the Bronx, Manhattan, Long Island NY, and all of Connecticut.  Adam Dornfeld, along with his wife Terri, have been working cases from missing persons and surveillance to worker’s compensation and all general investigation services since 1992.

Investigreat LLC | Private Investigators serving Jamaica NY,  Long Island City NY,  Brooklyn NY,  Queens NY, Bronx NY, Westchester County NY, Long Island NY, and Connecticut.

Office: 718-412-1845 | Text: 718-309-1269

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