July 2016

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Protecting Your Business with Computer and Cell Forensics
Computers and mobile devices streamline businesses in many ways. You can probably cite several specific examples of how you use computer and mobile device technology to improve your daily operations. Unfortunately, some people maliciously seek to use that same technology to harm your business.
 
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When two employees failed to show for work, business owners became concerned. They checked the offices and found that the desks had been cleaned out and personal effects removed. Suspicious, they checked the office computers and found that the accounting and invoicing system had been altered and many documents were missing. When they contacted our offices for help, we examined the computer systems and established the dates the files were accessed and deleted, which coincided with the last night the employees 'worked late.' Armed with our findings, the business owners confronted the then-employees. When threatened with a civil suit, the now-former employees admitted to stealing invoices, client lists, order history, and other proprietary data with the intent of opening their own business and approaching the existing clients. Result: disaster avoided and reputation saved.

Current estimates are that at least 90% of American adults have a cell phone and 58% are smartphones. One third of American adults own an e-reader, and 42% own a tablet computer. Like the business owners in the case study, you may not know how every employee is using technology at work. Do you have
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Social Media: A New Asset for Your Business
When considering a new hire, potential investor, or scouting for a business partner does your due diligence investigation include social media searches? How about once that person is integrated into your business-do you continue to scope out their online activities? Imagine logging onto Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter and seeing an image of your employee using drugs. How would that reflect upon your business? Now imagine finding posts from an employee to a new investor; what might that employee be sharing? The possibilities are endless.

According to Jeff Bullas' Social Media Facts and Statistics You Should Know, as of 2014 72% of Internet users are now active on social media-Facebook users total over 1.15 billion, more than 1 billion have Google+ accounts, and more than 550 million users are currently registered on Twitter.

Why are these platforms so popular? Because they allow for self-expression, spontaneity, and unguarded and often unfiltered personal communication rarely witnessed in the work environment. Among the demographic most largely represented by these sites, 18 - 29 year olds are most active; statistics show 89% currently using social media. 72% of individuals' 30 - 49 years of age are currently active on social media. 71% of those active are accessing social media from their mobile devices. That's a staggering amount of information being transmitted and received on social media, and Arkansas Investigations knows how to receive and scrutinize that information to ensure it does not have damaging effects on your business.

Arkansas Investigation's professional social media searches uncover
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Arkansas Investigations is a premier investigative agency that provides a wide range of investigative services to legal professionals, businesses and individuals anywhere in the state of Arkansas (plus Oklahoma and Louisiana). We are strong advocates for our clients. We conduct quality investigations and provide clear and concise reports of our findings. Our 35-plus years of hands-on experience and training provide our clients with a reliable work product in which they can have confidence. We go above and beyond the call of duty. Our staff includes a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), an experienced legal investigator, a Certified Law Enforcement Instructor (CLEI), a paralegal and a Certified Forensic Computer Examiner as well as a Certified Hacking Forensic Examiner. Our motto is "We Find Answers®" - and that's exactly what we do! Learn more...
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