What we do
Afro Alpha Limited has incredibly detailed knowledge on the realities of safety and security management. We recognize that each country is politically and culturally distinct and our highly-qualified team tailor packages to meet your requirements, in these disparate and sometimes high-risk environments.
10% and more of global consumption originates from illicit trading (WTO estimates). This number must be assumed to be way higher on the African Continent. All stakeholders are losing: from governments to legitimate businesses to consumers.
As one of your most important asset, your brand needs to be protected, by all means. Your brand is at risk by a wide range of different illegal activities of criminal individuals or organizations, including:
– Illegal Imports
– Parallel Trade
Law enforcement agencies in developing countries typically do not have the resources actually needed. Afro Alpha Limited has the reach to properly track-down illicit trade, stamping out ill practices and send strong signals of zero tolerance to would-be offenders.
Our proven operational approach ensures thorough market intelligence, investigation, enforcement with involvement of relevant authorities as well as cleansing / prevention measures going forward.
Mystery shopping is a method used by marketing research companies and organizations that wish to measure quality of sales and service, job performance, regulatory compliance, or to gather specific information about a market or competitors, including products and services.
Mystery shoppers typically mirror common consumer behaviors to test the consistency of the habits deemed important to a specific brand or industry. Mystery shoppers, who primarily operate as independent contractors or gig workers, submit detailed reports and feedback about their experiences.
Counterfeit products are non-genuine (“fake”) products. they are produced domestically or can be imported. We support you from start to finish: identify sources of infringement, support enforcement action, design a program for prevention.
- Identify Sources of Infringement: Identify sources of counterfeit or pirated goods including the individuals or companies involved in the distribution; create and implement online brand protection programs; conduct anonymous purchases that will be admissible in court as evidence.
- Support Enforcement Action: execute civil seizures to recover counterfeit merchandise in close coordination with law enforcement organizations; comply with the letter of the law to withstand the scrutiny of anticipated legal action and testify as needed in court.
- Design a Program for Prevention: develop a program for anti-piracy and anti-counterfeiting that helps you to proactively respond to infringements in the market place; setup a security infrastructure to assist you in the prevention of channel disruption, including the design, installation and optimization of monitoring equipment.
Background checks helps to make sound decisions about the people you do business with. This can include checks on key hires you are about to do or also on business partners, be them individuals or corporates, with whom you plan to enter an agreement.
Afro Alpha Limited performs the most discrete, comprehensive and detailed oriented background investigations possible. This includes, among others, criminal history, property and corporate ownerships, tax records, bankruptcies, liens, judgements, resume & degree verification.
Illegally imported goods have been produced outside of the country of destination. These can be legal goods or also counterfeited products. When conducting illegal imports investigations our strategies usually includes intelligence / market search, identification of supply chain, support of enforcement action, and the design of a program for prevention.
Fraud & Forensic Investigations
Crime against business is ever increasing and an issue every organization should be addressing. The impact of business crime can include financial losses, reputational damages, compliance and regulatory infringements and even criminal proceedings.
Afro Alpha Limited offers investigate solutions to meet the legal standards required for criminal prosecutions, civil recovery or disciplinary sanctions.
With experience in areas including consulting on fraud prevention and risk reduction, forensic accounting services, money laundering, whistle blowing referrals, theft and corruption, we provide our clients with proactive and reactive solutions.
Forensic evidence offers an impartial route to the truth.
Once the exclusive domain of the public legal enforcement authorities, we can offer services from fingerprint and handwriting analysis to DNA profiling to paternity testing.
We help private individuals, businesses and insurance companies to find facts which support to solve crimes, uncover new evidence and confirm family relationships.
Parallel trade occurs when products produced under the protection of a a Patent, Trademark, or copyright in one market are subsequently exported to a second market and sold there without the authorization of the local owner of the intellectual property (IP) right.
Companies regularly experience issues in running their business and handling employees’ behaviors and disputes. These challenges can be as small as stealing office supplies and merchandise, or as harmful as internal sabotage or violence towards the company’s facilities or people. All these issues are important, and the methods and speed with which they are being handled can dictate the success or failure of a company.
Our investigators can help you in collecting necessary information to either confirm or to disprove your concerns about potentially illegal, inappropriate or other behaviors within your work force which potentially can affect the performance of your company in areas such as:
- Fraudulent activity
- Employee theft
- Misuse of Company equipment
- Employee substance abuse or drug dealing
- Industrial espionage
- Threats of violence
- Inventory shortages
- Operational weakness
- Poor employee relation
Some of these misbehaviors carry heavy penalties. We can help you bring the guilty persons to justice.
Covert investigations are an investment in time – they typically last several months. This time is needed as the undercover agents typically indulge to the organization of our clients as regular employees to perform an impartial, inconspicous investigation, to track suspects and materials, to institutionalize emergency violence prevention programs, to run security and system evaluations, to conduct background checks on employees, to analyze policies and proceedures, to interview and interrogate employees subtly, to gather statements from suspects and witnesses, and to eventually summarize the findings in an unbiased report.
Asset Tracing & Recovery
Companies frequently fall victim to the theft of their assets. It is not only distressing for business owners and managers but also put the company morale under pressure, as employees feel under suspicion; a demotivating lack of trust could spread throughout the organization.
Corporate Due Diligence
Due diligence background checks give you the information you need to make important business decisions: “trust but verify”. They are often been conducted prior to engaging with a client, before settling a dispute or during a merger or acquisition.
Debt Collection Services
We help organizations to collect past due invoices, unpaid rents, court-ordered judgements and more. If someone owes you or your organization money we can help you get paid.
Speed: Increase your cash-flow by retraining the services of a professional team.
High Success Rate: We use the Latest technology to quickly identify and find the people owing you money.
Harassment Free Collection: We obey prevailing law and to not use abusive, unfair or deceptive practices to collect any debts.
We have special expertise in the collection of Business debts, mortgages, credit card debt, medical debts.
Compensations: our corporate clients do not pay for our work, only for our success.
Home / Office Debugging
Due to the fast development of cheap and available technologies, there has been a dramatic increase of spying.
Covert surveillance equipment or bugs are being used for many reasons by a business competitor, a suspicious partner, or a thief, be it at home, in your office or elsewhere. In every case, the purpose is to spy on another parety to gain information or evidence.
We carry out electronic counter-measures to detect bugs.
Great Russian author Leo Tolstoy observed in his master novel “Anna Karenina” that “All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” We don’t quite agree with him as we believe the very same issues plague many families such as violence, infidelity / cheating, inheritance, succession matters and children custody.