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Real estate/housing associations

PSG specialises in housing fraud and carries out investigations on behalf of several housing corporations and property managers. Subletting is a major problem in the housing market and causes insufficient flow, which means that others sometimes have to wait years for a home. Initiatives such as Airbnb and HomeToGo are increasing illegal subletting, resulting in unabated growth in housing fraud cases.

PSG helps housing associations and property managers to tackle this problem using high-quality technology and innovative investigation methods, including modern privacy-friendly video analysis software.
We support housing corporations and property managers who have their own fraud teams in solving the more complex cases.

Customer due diligence

The goal of customer due diligence (CDD) is to enable customers in the real estate market to understand the nature and purpose of the customer. For example, by gaining insight into the types of transactions that a customer is expected to enter into. These processes help real estate customers and other stakeholders identify suspicious transactions early.

The CDD is a risk inventory and evaluation in accordance with the applicable guidelines, laws and regulations. Relevant information about the customer is collected and assessed for possible risk to the client and any indications of illegal activities such as money laundering or terrorist financing. Customer due diligence takes place in the context of ‘know your customer’ (KYC); a company needs to know who its customers are and what risks that customers can pose, and to determine the customers’ business motives.

Thanks to our years of experience and personal contacts, PSG has access to a comprehensive arsenal of current data files and a very extensive network both in the Netherlands and abroad. If we cannot answer an investigation question within the legal frameworks, we will not carry out the investigation.

PSG’s forensic investigators have years of experience in fields such as defence, police, Interpol and special investigation services. They all hold a private investigation licence granted by the Ministry of Justice and Security. They have also obtained internationally recognised certifications such as:

  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
  • Certified Computer Examiner (CCE)
  • Encase Certified Examiner (EnCE)
  • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
  • Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)

We have become what we are thanks to the trust of our clients. Whether small or large, standard or customised, and high-profile to unique, our vision is that every assignment is equally important. Our clients include ministries, local governments, the financial sector, housing corporations, real estate agents, the legal profession and the private sector.