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INFIDELITY

Cell phone data recovery

Background checks

New relationship screening

Internet dating checks

Romance Scams

Prenuptial screening

Exit strategies

Scams


CRIMINAL

Fraud

Scams (Romance, dating, other)

Identity theft

Forensics

CIVIL

Background Checks

Personal injury

Litigation support

Long term disability

Worker’s compensation

Landlord Services

Vetting

Accident scene/ evidence

Witness locates

Wrongful death

Wills

Skip tracing

Judgment & asset recovery

Process service

Lawyer referrals


CORPORATE

Due diligence

Background Checks

Pre-screening & vetting

Employee theft

Loss prevention

Competitor conduct

Unfair business practices

Non-compete

Repossession

Polygraph testing

Digital data recovery & Forensics

SURVEILLANCE

Static, mobile, concealed

Countermeasures

Undercover / Covert

Counter surveillance
GPS Tracking (& rental)

FAMILY / MARITAL

CUSTODY AND CHILD PROTECTION SPECIALISTS
UNREPORTED EARNINGS AND CHILD SUPPORT

 

A breakdown of a marriage or relationship can be devastating, especially if it becomes contentious around parenting time or support 

  • Unreported & under-reported income

  • Hidden employment        

  • Child-custody & access

  • Access Supervision *

  • Child safety & Parenting 

  • Infidelity 

  • Exit-strategy

  • Lifestyle analysis 

  • Hidden or misrepresented assets

LITIGATION SUPPORT (FAMILY LAW MATTERS / PERSONAL INJURY / CORPORATE)

Axiom is the industry leader, in part, because of our forensic reports, unbiased testimony, excellent reputation, endorsed credibility, and professionalism. (visit our ABOUT US & REVIEWS page for Judicial Endorsements, links to Rulings, and Reviews). Our evidence and testimony stand up to even the most adversarial cross-examination.

We assist Counsel in myriad ways.

 

  • Plaintiff personal-injury. Plaintiff work differs substantially from defense work (ICBC). Axiom has worked for the plaintiff, exclusively, since 2005. Our first six-plus years in business, plaintiff personal-injury was virtually all we did.

  • Witness statements, canvassing, locates

  • Evidence & Intelligence

  • Surveillance & Counter-Surveillance

  • Undercover / Covert intelligence

  • Background Checks, Vetting

  • CCTV, medical accompaniment

  • Access Supervision & Forensic Reports* (*please see our Access Supervision section)

  • Voluntary Parental Assessment Forensic Reports

 

SURVEILLANCE & COUNTER SURVEILLANCE

Surveillance is nothing like in the movies. We use a combination of techniques, unique to Axiom Investigations. 

BACKGROUND CHECKS

Googling someone is not a background check. We use several databases the regular public does not have access to. We can search civil, criminal, driving, and asset records, as well as social media accounts. A more in-depth Background Investigation can help with employment vetting, prospective business deals, rentals, romance scams, premarital and cohabitation protection. Often, the information we uncover after the damage is done was there for the finding all along.

CORPORATE INVESTIGATIONS

Employee theft and fraud cost Canadian businesses and corporations millions of dollars each year.  We do all types of corporate investigations, including employee conduct, injury claims, non-compete clauses, theft or time, sexual harassment, legal exposure, and competitor conduct.

PROSPECTIVE PARTNER OR PRENUP INVESTIGATIONS


Googling someone is not a background check. Let's face it, we only know about someone what they want us to know. Axiom believe in love as much as the next person, but we also believe in truth, evidence, and protecting people from harm. Romance scams are Canada's number one crime for a reason; because they work. These types of searches can be invaluable where there is concern for a family member, large assets, things just don't add up, or talk of cohabitation.

POLYGRAPH TESTING & CELL PHONE DATE RECOVERY


We use trusted third party contractors for these services and are happy to provide more information upon request.

GPS TRACKING RENTALS 


We are happy to arrange for rental or purchase of GPS tracking units. These can greatly reduce surveillance billable hours and be extremely useful. It is the client's responsibility to ensure they are acting in accordance with Canadian Law).

PROCESS SERVICE

 

We specialize in complex, hostile, evasive, and high-risk process service. Regular process servers are not licensed to ask questions, interview, or do anything a licensed PI would do. 

ROMANCE SCAMS

Suzanne Edmundson has been in the media several times because she is an expert on Romance Scams (please see our

ABOUT US & REVIEWS page for links to media interviews and articles or:
 

IN THE MEDIA

Link ->    Chatelaine Romance Scam Article Interview

Link ->     CBC Valentine's is Like Christmas for Scammers

Romance scams are the fastest growing crime in Canada. We see a dramatic year over year increase. There are two types of scams: in-person and online. While both are devastating, the in-person scams can take an even greater emotional tole as the victim believed they were in a genuine relationship. Our President has authored and been interviewed for several articles and publications on romance scams.

SIGNS OF A ROMANCE OR DATING SCAM:

ONLINE
 

  • *ASKS FOR MONEY FOR ANY REASON - even if they show you a bank statement or balance (*usually a small amount the first time, as a test)

  • Distressed & worried about a loved one (usually one in another country)

  • Early declarations of love

  • Mentions or asks about your or your family's finances & assets

  • Claims to be away working, or temporarily living abroad 

  • Does not appear to have any other online (social media) presence or their accounts seem new or fake

  • Searches of the name given yield no results

  • Plans to meet in person fall through at the last minute (usually due to claimed crisis or illness)

  • YOUR GUT TELLS YOU SOMETHING IS WRONG

IN-PERSON SCAM:
   

  • Gives a sob story explaining why they are currently looking for, does not have, or is about to not have, a residence

  • Early talk of living together

  • You own property and the person does not

  • Early declarations of love

  • Claims to have no (or no relationship with) friends or family and never introduces you to any

  • Vague about the precise location or name of their job & credentials OR gives far too many details

  • Lurks when you're doing online, using ATM banking, or making purchasing using your PIN

  • Suggests they run errands for you & asks for your debit card P.I.N.

  • Attempts to isolate you from your family and friends

  • Offers to get your mail

  • You think mail is missing or opened; especially pertaining to banking, mortgage, income taxes

  • YOUR GUT TELLS YOU SOMETHING IS WRONG

PERSONAL SAFETY: Never send money to anyone you don't know. Never give your address or personal information (your own or your children's) .

Private Investigations Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Are your cases mostly related to cheating?

A: Surprisingly, no, Our first 6 years, we exclusively did Plaintiff Personal Injury cases. We do a lot of corporate and civil stuff, including specializing in all aspects of Family Law-related matters. There are so many ways a good PI can help. We do searches, background checks, romance scams, vetting, landlord services, process service...

Q: Is your job dangerous?

A: It definitely can be, at times. Unlike the vast majority of PI,s (who are male and do insurance surveillance, almost exclusively), we specialize in high-risk investigations and access supervision, including undercover / covert work.

Q: Has being a woman been a positive or a negative in your work?

A: While there remains much room for improvements within the industry; when it comes to gender, my being female has only benefitted my clients and cases, on myriad levels. Whether it's the child protection end of things, undercover, obtaining access and information where others have failed, or getting out of some pretty sketchy situations, it has only been a positive. Plus, the woman's intuition, gut-instinct, and sixth-sense stuff is real. 

Q: Is your job like in the movies?

A: For the most part, definitely not. If we conducted surveillance the way Hollywood portrays it, we'd get burned (caught) every time.