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Fahad Hizam alHarbi
Bilingual Private Investigator in Mexico
Licensed, Certified, Registered

Expert Private Detective in Mexico - Financial Crimes & Fraud Specialist

Experienced and Certified Investigator Fahad Hizam: Specialist in Financial Crimes, Fraud, and Anti-Money Laundering. Expert in Civil/Criminal Investigations, Surveillance, Asset Location, Skip Tracing, and Fugitive Tracking. Dedicated to Excellence in Investigative Services in Mexico.


Fahad Hizam: Experienced Private Investigator

As a seasoned private investigator, I have a proven record in gathering evidence legally, conducting interviews, and documenting cases thoroughly. My approach is vigilant, systematic, and ethical. I specialize in fraud and corruption investigations, excelling in analyzing complex scenarios to support criminal prosecutions.

I am dedicated to justice and committed to helping individuals and organizations. I deliver high-quality services with careful attention to detail, ensuring each case is handled with thoroughness.

I am known for my valuable contributions and goal-oriented mindset. If you need a dedicated, experienced investigator, I am ready to assist.

Areas of Expertise

  • Anti-Money Laundering & Counter-Terrorist Financing
  • Financial Crime Investigation
  • Protective Services & Security
  • Forensic Interviewing

Skills and Experience

  • Deep knowledge of anti-money laundering regulations and terrorist financing countermeasures.
  • Proficient in conducting sanctions screenings and understanding international sanctions regimes.
  • Over 5 years of experience in fraud detection and prevention across various industries.
  • Successful track record in investigating diverse fraud types including internal, tax, insurance, healthcare, and government benefits fraud.
  • Skilled in open-source intelligence and social media probes.
  • Expertise in using advanced data gathering and analytical tools.
  • Efficient in identifying and resolving fraud schemes.
  • Competent in crisis management and effective communication with diverse stakeholders.
  • In-depth understanding of workplace crime and strategic investigation planning.

I am confident in my ability to meet your investigative needs. Contact me to discuss how I can assist with your specific challenges.


Educational Foundation: Bachelor’s Degrees from Minot State University

My academic journey at Minot State University (MSU) in North Dakota has been essential to my career as a private investigator in Mexico. I earned both a Bachelor of Arts (BA) and a Bachelor of Science (BS), providing a broad and thorough educational background.

MSU, established in 1913, is known for its diverse undergraduate and graduate programs. As a student, I was actively involved in extracurricular activities, especially in language and criminal justice clubs. These experiences enhanced my communication and investigative skills. My role as a research assistant in the criminal justice department further developed my analytical abilities, crucial for private investigations.

This blend of language proficiency and criminal justice expertise has been key to my success as a private investigator in Mexico. It allows me to handle complex investigations with a multicultural and legal perspective. My MSU education provided the skills and confidence that support my work in private investigation.

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

Academic Excellence in Criminal Justice: Minot State University, 2018

Graduating Magna Cum Laude from Minot State University, with a departmental GPA of 3.9 and a cumulative GPA of 3.85, my academic journey in criminal justice has provided a solid foundation for my career as a private investigator.

My studies covered a wide range of subjects essential for a thorough understanding of the criminal justice system. These included American Criminal Law, International Penal Laws, White-Collar Crimes, Corrections, Crimes Against Children, Internet and Digital Crimes, Policing, and Terrorism. This comprehensive curriculum gave me deep insights into various facets of law enforcement and criminal investigation.

Particularly, my knowledge in areas like white-collar crimes, internet crimes, and crimes against children has been invaluable in my role as a private investigator. Understanding these complex areas has enabled me to effectively investigate and contribute to the safety and justice of society.

My success at MSU, evidenced by my high GPA and the breadth of my studies, underscores my dedication to law enforcement and my commitment to public welfare. As a private investigator, I apply this extensive knowledge and skill set to make a meaningful difference in the field of criminal justice.

Bachelor of Arts in Spanish, French, & English Literature

Distinguished Foreign Language Graduate: Minot State University, 2018

Graduating Magna Cum Laude with a Department GPA of 4.0 and a Cumulative GPA of 3.85, I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Foreign Languages from Minot State University, North Dakota. My academic excellence was recognized with the Outstanding Foreign Language Student award and the Helen Hoar Scholarship.

My education included study abroad experiences in Puerto Rico and Oaxaca, Mexico. These experiences deepened my understanding of diverse cultures and languages, a skill invaluable in my role as a private investigator in Mexico.

My studies covered topics including Mexican and Hispanic authors like Octavio Paz, Hispanic Cinema, King Arthur and English Medieval literature, Bible Studies, Contemporary French Literature, and the intricacies of Hispanic Cultures.

This study of languages and cultures honed my linguistic skills and provided a unique perspective on multicultural communication, crucial in my investigative work. As a private investigator, my ability to navigate different cultural contexts and communicate effectively across languages is a distinct advantage, particularly in Mexico’s diverse linguistic landscape.


Certified Expertise in Financial Crimes and Security Investigations

My background in financial crimes, security, and investigations is supported by certifications from internationally recognized organizations. This training gives me a unique set of skills and knowledge, making me an effective private investigator, especially in financial crime prevention and security management.

My certifications demonstrate my commitment to staying current with investigative techniques and security protocols. This expertise is essential in handling complex financial investigations, securing sensitive information, and providing top-tier security solutions.

With this foundation, I am not just skilled in investigating financial crimes; I also proactively implement strategies to prevent such crimes, ensuring robust security measures for my clients. My focus on continual learning and adherence to international standards highlights my dedication to excellence in private investigation and security.

Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS)

Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS)

Certified Financial Crime Specialist (CFCS)

Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists (ACFCS)

Certified Forensic Interviewer (CFI)

International Association of Interviewers (IAI)

Certified Protection Officer (CPO)

International Foundation for Protection Officers (IFPO)

Specialist in Combating the Financing of Terrorism Spec.Cert(CFT)

International Compliance Association (ICA)


Specialization in Civil and Criminal Investigations: Focus on Insurance, Medical, and Benefits Fraud

In my current role as a private investigator, I specialize in both civil and criminal investigations, with a strong focus on insurance, medical, and benefits fraud. This expertise is essential in addressing complex fraud cases that affect various sectors.

I offer comprehensive investigative services tailored to the needs of banks, insurance companies, and risk management firms. My approach includes using open-source intelligence and social media platforms to gather crucial information.

A significant part of my work involves locating assets and individuals. I achieve this through detailed research of public records and thorough field investigations. This combination of desk-based research and on-ground sleuthing ensures a complete approach to each case, meeting the specific needs of my clients in the financial and insurance sectors.

My expertise not only helps resolve current cases but also plays a critical role in preventing future instances of fraud and financial crime.

Fraud Investigator

GrayCat PI: Leading Investigations in Oaxaca, Mexico (2020-Present)

As a key investigator at GrayCat PI, based in Oaxaca de Juarez, Mexico, I handle a wide range of financial crimes. GrayCat PI is well-known in Oaxaca and nearby states for specializing in various financial crime investigations.

Our expertise covers complex cases of money laundering, corruption, bribery, fraud, theft, tax evasion, embezzlement, forgery, and insurance and medical fraud. We use advanced techniques like social media analysis, open-source intelligence (OSINT), detailed field surveillance, and insightful interviews to thoroughly investigate each case.

I focus on medical and insurance fraud, using both digital investigation tools and traditional methods. This comprehensive approach ensures thorough and effective case resolutions.

At GrayCat PI, our goal is not only to solve cases but also to help prevent financial crimes, contributing to a safer and more just community.

Criminal Investigation Division

Corporativo Unido Por La Seguridad Pública (CUSPP), Oaxaca de Juarez, Mexico (2019-Present)

At CUSPP, a leading alliance of criminology professionals in Oaxaca, Mexico, I provide comprehensive security solutions and crime prevention strategies. Our goal at CUSPP is to offer innovative and effective methods to combat crime and enhance public safety.

I deliver specialized security services and expert consultancy to a wide range of clients, including government agencies, private companies, and academic institutions. We tailor our approach to meet the unique security needs of each sector, ensuring effective and practical solutions.

In addition to consultancy, I am involved in educating and training the next generation of security professionals. I conduct courses and seminars for students, government officials, and police officers, often in collaboration with the Academia de Integración Jurídica de Oaxaca. These educational initiatives are part of our commitment to equipping individuals and organizations with the knowledge and skills necessary to maintain security and uphold public safety.

Passionate About Crime Analysis, Literature, Running, and Travel

My interests span crime analysis, literature, running, and travel. I delve into criminal investigations and literature, offering a unique perspective in my writings.

As an avid runner, this discipline helps me maintain the focus and stamina required in my role as a Private Investigator. Travel enriches my experiences and broadens my understanding of different cultures and environments, crucial for my investigative work.

I share insights on these varied interests through my blog posts, engaging with readers who share similar passions. Your comments and suggestions are always welcome. They inspire lively discussions and new ideas. I look forward to connecting with fellow crime analysis enthusiasts, book lovers, runners, and travelers.

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Legal Frameworks and Practices for Private Investigators in Mexico

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Journey Through San Sebastián Río Hondo: A Sensory and Cultural Exploration

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Fahad Hizam alHarbi, PI