Our investigations team were instructed by an offshore insolvency practise to locate a beneficiary who was entitled to a substantial sum of money.
Using enhanced Open-Source research techniques, the team were able to identify that the home address of the individual was in the United States. However, due to the pandemic, 18 months had passed before a formal approach could be made to meet them. When the international travel restrictions were lifted the insolvency practice requested that we go and meet with the beneficiary. However, we advised that due to the time lapse, searches should be completed again, and thus it transpired that the subject had moved on. Following a second wave of research, their location was identified, and the investigations team flew to the Los Angeles, USA to meet with the beneficiary to confirm his identity.