Forensic Restitution

Forensic Restitution
Forensic Restitution

Forensic Restitution is a boutique white collar crime investigation company specializing in forensic accounting, computer forensics, eDiscovery, data analytics, fraud risk assessments, loss adjusting & claim formulation, cybercrime, crime prevention, Anton Piller investigations and helping clients with financial and commercial investigations.

The Toronto-based firm also assists companies to prepare for and testify in criminal and civil actions as well as disciplinary hearings.

It aims to approach each task, no matter the size, with confidentiality, integrity and expediency to ensure losses are limited and solutions and prosecutions are handled with as little impact to the business as possible.

In addition to its investigative work, Forensic Restitution provides clients with in-depth staff training in detecting and preventing fraud.

It works with legal firms, loss adjusters, private investigators, and truth verification and lie detection companies to assist with all aspects of detection, verification, and litigation.

With a state-of-the-art computer forensic laboratory, Forensic Restitution can take images of electronic data from devices such as computers and mobile phones and extract it for use in disciplinary hearings or criminal procedures.

Dave Oswald, director and founder of Forensic Restitution, graduated from Rhodes University with a Bachelor of Commerce in accounting. A chartered accountant, he focuses on data preservation and review, computer forensics, data analytics, and general fraud reviews.

Mr. Oswald has assisted clients by investigating Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act matters, procurement fraud, and financial statement fraud. He has designed databases for interrogations, testified in U.S. Federal Court, interviewed suspects and witnesses, and has given evidence in disciplinary proceedings.

Forensic Restitution Posts

Investors beware: if it sounds too good to be true, walk away

Investors should not get involved in get-rich-quick schemes, even if a respected bank is holding the money, because if it is unaware a fraud is being perpetrated, the financial institution cannot be held liable for the victims’ losses, says Toronto forensic accountant and investigator Dave Oswald. Read more

Counterfeit-stamped gold entering the market: Oswald

Illegally mined and smuggled gold is making its way into the financial market under cover of gold bars with forged stamps that claim the precious metal is coming from major refineries and mints, says Toronto forensic accountant and investigator Dave Oswald. Read more

Protect yourself from investment fraud with these four tips

By Dave Oswald Investment fraud is easier to recognize when you know what it looks like. To protect your money and achieve your financial goals, it’s important to stay ahead of scammers. Read more

Special training gives investigators edge in fraud detection

When it comes to accounting, the numbers never lie, but you have to know what you’re looking for, says Toronto forensic accountant and investigator Dave Oswald. Read more

Employee fraud: think before you fire

By Dave Oswald Fraud can happen in any company. Once it’s discovered the one thing not to do right away is to fire the suspected employee. Read more

Unearthing false claims of sexual harassment

By Dave Oswald False claims of sexual harassment seemed like an easy case, until we discovered information that the employer hadn’t been able to find. Read more

Saving the evidence is key in suspected fraud cases

By Dave Oswald If your organization has a strategy in place to deal with suspected fraud, you’re ahead of the game over those that suddenly come face to face with it. Preserving evidence is key, though this can be a challenge without a proper strategy. Read more

Due diligence key for consumers as real estate frauds spike

Real estate investors need to step up their due diligence on professional service providers following a spate of alleged frauds, says Toronto forensic accountant and investigator Dave Oswald. Read more

Fraudsters often the people you least expect: Oswald

Age is no barrier to fraud, says Toronto forensic accountant and investigator Dave Oswald. Read more

Email fraud is common: it even happens at work

By Dave Oswald . Did you know that email isn’t – and was never deigned to be – a secure way to communicate? Fake emails can be quickly created and doctored to look real, reliable, legitimate. Read more

Tips for avoiding real estate fraud

By Dave Oswald . As housing prices climb in many markets across the country, real estate fraud can become a much more enticing prospect for scammers. While it’s one of the lesser-known kinds of fraud in Canada, its impact can be devastating. Read more

What to do if you think you’ve been defrauded

By Dave Oswald . Each year thousands of Canadians lose millions of dollars to fraudulent scams. Nobody is immune; it can happen to young people, teenagers, and corporate executives. Did you know that only five per cent of fraud is reported to the authorities each year? Read more

Fake IDs at the heart of alleged $8-million scam

Thanks to modern technology, it is very easy for people to create false identification and use those documents for fraudulent purposes, says Toronto forensic accountant and investigator Dave Oswald . Read more

Common sense should prevail in get-rich-quick schemes

Investors should perform their due diligence before making a financial commitment, because a company's claims that sound too good to be true, usually are, Toronto forensic accountant and investigator Dave Oswald tells Read more

Protect your elderly parents from robocalls

By Dave Oswald . We’ve all received at least one phone call where a pre-recorded message plays, indicating that you’ve won a prize, your taxes are owing or some other penalty you need to rectify. Robocalls are made using an automatic dialer and are able to contact a great number of people. They’re used for everything: telemarketing, political campaigns — and fraud. Read more