FBIG Investigations combines the resources of three key
members to provide an elite Private Investigation based recovery
network in North America.
Most other Recovery Specialists are
local or regionally based, working their own local areas and
do not belong to a retrieval network. While most repossession
types are effective on Recovery they do not have matching
skills on locating the vehicle/equipment for seizure. Consequently
it is not uncommon for difficult locates/recoveries to often
languish with the resulting loss, prior to being referred
Successes - Where Others Failed
Traced & seized a 1998 Jeep in the possession
of a drug dealer from Toronto to New Brunswick. The bank had
looked for their collateral for 1 ½ years through various
agents, with no success.
Traced and seized a $100,000 Motor Home
in Kelowna, British Columbia. The unit had been repainted
with a new mural design and changed to disguise its appearance.
An experienced bailiff seeking the unit had walked by without
A Ford 350 was traced throughout Western
US and Canada. We brought information to the US Customs that
resulted in the subject being stopped several times at border
crossings for thorough inspections of the vehicle. As a result
he called the creditor and gave up the vehicle.
A Canadian Dakota Truck was tracked to Phoenix
AZ in possession of a taxi driver who was found to be working
in a circuit of Las Vegas, Phoenix and Vancouver, BC. The
information was given to US Immigration, flew to Phoenix,
and in the company of their Officers attended at the subject's
residence, resulting in the recovery of the truck.
Representing one of the world's largest
lenders we recovered a Melroe Excavator in Toronto from a
subject with a criminal background. At our request, a Toronto
Police Officer called the subject on the matter of a possible
Fraudulent Concealment, leading to the disclosure where the
machine was hidden.
A 1998 Lexus sedan disappeared with its
owner. The bank utilized various skip-tracers and agents for
over a year without success. Within 10 days of receiving the
file FBIG determined that it had crossed into the United States.
We then identified the subject's history which led to the
vehicle's location in Baltimore, Maryland and its subsequent
A 1998 20 ft Bay liner Power Boat and Trailer
was sought by a large Financial Institution for 2 years without
success. The Bankrupt hid this asset among others from the
Trustee. Shortly after receiving the file, we located the
storage facility on Vancouver Island and obtained covert video
of the Boat and Trailer. As a result, the Bankrupt voluntarily
gave up this collateral which was seized on behalf of the
Our Asset & Property Recovery Professionals
Emile Van Wouw - Manager, North American Recovery Services. Licensed Private
Investigator, Member of WSATI - Western States Auto Theft
Investigators Association. Retired Bailiff, a 15-year specialist
in the recovery of vehicles and heavy equipment in North America
on problematic files.
- Former Superintendent
in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). Licensed Private
Investigator, Member of IAMI - International Association of
Marine Investigators, knowledgeable in water craft locates
Investigator - Former RCMP Sergeant specializing in Undercover Operations.
Licensed Private Investigator, Member of IAATI - International
Association of Auto Theft Investigators, knowledgeable in
stolen and fraudulent obtained vehicles.
Based on our background as Investigators,
coupled with our background in Police work we specialize in
Recoveries on challenging files throughout North America.
We are able to offer an unmatched capability in finding and
seizing passenger vehicles, trucks, heavy mobile equipment
or marine craft.
If the collateral or asset has been
removed from its origin to a distant point, one of our recovery
specialists follows that asset, traces it to its destination
and coordinates recovery through an approved local repossession
agent or bailiff. Consequently our success rate is over 91%
for the past few years, the highest rate known to date of
any competitor. (References provided on request).