Prudential Associates offers thorough, complete, and discrete investigative services for a wide range of intelligence acquisition purposes. Please select a category to learn more about our extensive capabilities.

Corporate

Businesses face numerous threats including financial crimes, data theft, network security and more. Prudential Associates team members have the skills to help keep your business safe and profitable. We specialize in all aspects of corporate security and intelligence acquisition, including crisis response, hostage situations, sensitive due diligence inquiries, intelligence analysis, risk assessment, security surveys, executive protection, and crisis management. Headquartered just outside Washington, DC, Prudential Associates’ operation is global in scope, utilizing an international network of highly experienced security specialists and investigators. These exceptionally qualified professionals are recognized experts in their respective fields and are particularly adept in the efficient and effective gathering of accurate risk assessment information and intelligence.

Prudential Associates’ crisis response network consists of professionals from various law enforcement, intelligence, and military organizations, both in the United States and overseas. Many of these professionals include:

  • Former FBI Special Agents with hands-on experience involving kidnapping, illegal detention, malicious product tampering and extortion, as well as violent crime, organized crime, and counter-terrorism.
  • Former officials of the CIA, State Department, and Defense Department who are well-versed in all aspects of international crime and terrorism.
  • Former senior law enforcement and military officials, many of whom are multi-lingual, who bring to the firm extensive experience in executive protection, due diligence investigations, and proper handling of cases involving kidnapping, extortion, and international terrorism.

We have assembled an outstanding team of true professionals with the knowledge, experience, and ability to provide solutions that control risks. The practical experience, as well as the research and analytical expertise, of our multi-disciplinary team assures our clients of the best possible advice and service. Furthermore, it is our policy to protect the identity of our clients and to perform all assignments with the utmost discretion and confidentiality. Our solution implementation activities are conducted in a prudent, responsible, and cost-effective manner with a firm command of logic and reason.

Internal Security Investigations

Prudential Associates identifies culprits of waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement in large corporations and small businesses.

Due Diligence Investigations

Prudential Associates provides business intelligence to assist with issues relating to merger and acquisition, compliance, and performance verification.

Protection of Proprietary Information

Prudential Associates makes recommendations to safeguard company secrets, to include computer security, protection of sensitive materials, and personnel security.

Undercover Operations

Prudential Associates engages in the use of trained undercover operatives to identify violations of company policy, to identify persons whose actions are contrary to those of our client, and to identify programs, policies, and procedures that are against our clients’ proprietary interests.

Financial Asset Investigations

Prudential Associates conducts in-depth financial asset investigations to identify the assets of competitors, potential litigants, or persons and/or corporations against which our clients have a judgment.

Loss Prevention Solutions

Prudential Associates makes recommendations to implement or enhance loss prevention strategies.

Counter-Intelligence Operations

Prudential Associates designs and runs operations to identify counter-intelligence weaknesses, identify insiders and/or outsiders engaged in intelligence gathering targeting our clients, and implements programs to “harden the target.”

Background Investigations

Prudential Associates conducts pre-employment, pre-litigation, and other types of background investigations.

Copyright & Trademark Infringement

Prudential Associates designs and implements counterfeit product investigation/operations and other investigations regarding copyright and trademark infringement.

 

Insurance

Insurance fraud is a costly and common crime that incurs enormous costs on both individuals and corporations. Before you are involved in an insurance settlement, be sure to have all the facts. Prudential Associates conducts investigation and/or surveillance to determine if the Claimant is engaged in any activities that are inconsistent with the reported injuries.

Personal Injury Investigations/Surveillance

Prudential Associates conducts investigation and/or surveillance to determine if the Claimant is engaged in any activities that are inconsistent with the reported injuries.

Traffic Accident Investigations

Prudential Associates conducts investigations to determine the cause of Traffic Accidents.

Industrial Accident Investigations

Prudential Associates conducts investigations to determine issues regarding industrial accidents.

Investigations/Surveillance Support for Self-Insured

Prudential Associates conducts investigation and/or surveillance to determine if the Claimant is engaged in any activities that are inconsistent with the reported injuries.

Investigations/Surveillance Support for Third-Party Administrators

Prudential Associates conducts investigation and/or surveillance to determine if the Claimant is engaged in any activities that are inconsistent with the reported injuries.

Signed Statements, Recorded Statements, Notarized Statements

Prudential Associates takes written statements, recorded statements, or notarized statements in support of insurance-related matters.

 

Legal

Our professionals work in criminal investigations, civil litigation, witness location, and pretrial background research giving our clients a distinct advantage when working with the legal system.

Criminal Investigations

Prudential Associates conducts investigations to determine the person(s) who have committed crimes against our clients.

Civil Investigations

Prudential Associates conducts investigations to determine facts of value to our clients’ civil litigations.

Qui Tam (False Claim Act) Investigations

Prudential Associates conducts Qui Tam investigations to determine the veracity of claims made utilizing the False Claims Act. Our clients have included realtors (plaintiff) and corporations (defense).

Interviews & Statements

Prudential Associates conducts interviews and takes statements (recorded or written) from witnesses. PA uses interrogation techniques to elicit confessions from perpetrators of criminal activity or other malfeasance.

Financial Assets Investigations

Prudential Associates conducts financial assets investigations to determine the assets of corporations, businesses, and individuals.

Investigations to Locate Persons

Prudential Associates locates persons (to include Defendants, Plaintiffs, Witnesses, loved ones, debtors, etc.) around the nation and around the world.

Expert Witness Research

Prudential Associates researches expert witnesses information to locate the appropriate expert witness for our clients or to determine the bona fides of the expert utilized by opposing counsel.

Domestic Law Investigations and Surveillance

Prudential Associates conducts surveillance and investigations to determine and document evidence regarding issues relating to adultery, child custody, and child support.

Computer Forensics

Prudential Associates has a dedicated team of trained professionals possessing extensive law enforcement and laboratory computer forensics experience to handle the most complicated and sensitive technical investigations. Prudential Associates wields both the expertise and experience to successfully execute all facets of technology-based forensic investigations. Employing cutting-edge technology and literally decades of law enforcement and intelligence acquisition experience, our firm is equipped to manage all categories of investigations. Our services include, but are not limited to, computer forensics, cellular mobile phone forensics, electronic discovery, investigating Internet and digital thefts and frauds, and providing high-technology litigation support.

Prudential Associates has a dedicated team of trained professionals possessing extensive law enforcement and laboratory computer forensics experience to handle the most complicated and sensitive technical investigations. Some of our capabilities include:

  • Acquire data in a forensically sound manner using software with an unparalleled record in courts worldwide.
  • Investigate and analyze multiple platforms — Windows, Linux, OS X.
  • Find information despite efforts to hide, cloak, or delete.
  • Recovery of large volumes of computer evidence, viewing all relevant files, including “deleted” files, file slack, and unallocated space.
  • Broad file system support and advanced email support.
  • Create an image, view the registry, conduct an investigation, decrypt files, crack passwords, and build a report, all with a single solution.
  • Recover passwords from over 100 file formats.
  • Transfer evidence files directly to law enforcement or legal representatives as necessary.
  • Mobile phone data extraction, including phonebook, last dialed numbers, missed calls, received calls, SMS messages, multimedia messages, photos, files, phone details, calendar, notes, tasks, and more.
  • Correlate mobile phone data with computer evidence and data from other phones.