How can e-mail, voicemail, GPS and other digital information be used in fraud cases?

Digital information such as e-mail, voicemail and GPS often seem to reveal key information, but how may these items be used in court?

  • One of the key benefits of having this type of information, first of all, is it can show intent. You can find out from emails what a person intended to do. One key point is there’s no such thing as an “accidental fraud.” Under the law it has to be intentional, so establishing intent can be important.
  • Secondly, these types of evidence often reveal the unknown. Evidence suddenly comes to light.
  • And thirdly, this information can reveal unknown relationships-such as when an employee wants to leave a company and take secrets or employees or business customers with him. These intentions can often be surfaced by this type of evidence.

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