skip to Main Content
Fahad Hizam alHarbi
Investigator Based in Mexico
Certified by CFI, CPO, CFCS, CAMS


Fahad Hizam, Certified Investigator, CFI, CPO, CFCS, CAMS. Financial Crimes Investigator, Fraud, Corruption, Anti Money Laundering. Civil and Criminal Investigation. Surveillance and Counter surveillance. Locating Individuals and Assets. Finding Witnesses for Criminal Cases. Skip Tracing and Fugitive Tracking


A conscientious investigator with achievement in lawfully obtained evidence collection, suspect interviews, and case documentation. Vigilant, meticulous, and systematic in gathering data and following leads in legal and ethical manners. Skillfully build rapport and thoroughly analyze encounters and scenes to support criminal prosecutions of fraud and corruption cases.

Anti-Money Laundering & Counter-Terrorist Financing Specialist

Proficient in AML/CFT compliance, sanctions, methods, risks, KYC,  MLAT, IFRS, FATF, FIU, BSA, FATCA, & Patriot Act.

Financial Crime Investigator

Skilled in detecting and preventing fraud. Investigating internal fraud, tax fraud, insurance and health care fraud, fraud in government benefits. Experienced in open-source intelligence & social media investigations.

Protection and Security Professional

Qualified in crisis intervention, security risk management, effective communications, crime and incident scene procedures, interviewing and statements, ethics and professionalism, workplace crime and deviance.

Forensic Interviewer

Experienced in behavioral interviews, fact gathering/cognitive interviews, field interviews, interpretation of behavior, documentation, policy and procedure.


I went to North Dakota, USA, for my undergraduate studies, where I earned a BA and a BS. Minot State University (MSU or MiSU) is a public university in Minot, North Dakota.

Founded in 1913 as a normal school, Minot State University is the third-largest university in North Dakota, offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

Minot State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

Minot State University, 2018

Magna Cum Laude – Department GPA 3.9 – Cumulative GPA 3.85

Focus topics included American Criminal Law, International Penal Laws, White-Collar Crimes, Corrections, Crimes Against Children, Internet and Digital Crimes, Policing, and Terrorism.

Bachelor of Arts in Spanish, French, & English Literature

Minot State University, 2018

Magna Cum Laude – Department GPA 4.0 – Cumulative GPA 3.85

Awarded the Outstanding Foreign Language Student. Received the Helen Hoar Scholarship. Studied abroad in Puerto Rico and Oaxaca, Mexico.

Focus topics included Mexican and Hispanic Authors, Octavio Paz, Hispanic Cinema, King Arthur and English Medieval, Bible Studies, Contemporary French, and Hispanic Cultures.


I earned certifications and designations from international accredited organizations in the field of financial crimes, security, and investigation.

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)


Current work includes civil and criminal investigations. Concentrated on insurance, medical, and benefits fraud.

  • Offer investigative services to banks, insurance firms, and risk management companies.
  • Utilize open-source information and social media.
  • Locating assets and persons through public records and field investigation.
Fraud Investigator

GrayCat PI, 2020-Present
Oaxaca de Juarez, Mexico

A detective agency based in Oaxaca state with operations in neighboring states. They specialize in financial crimes, including money laundering, corruption, bribery, fraud, theft, tax evasion, embezzlement, forgery, insurance, and medical fraud.

  • Investigate medical and insurance fraud through social media, OSINT, open records, field surveillance, and interview.
Analyst and Researcher

Corporativo Unido Por La Seguridad Pública (CUSPP), 2019-2020
Oaxaca de Juarez, Mexico

CUSPP is an alliance of a group of multidisciplinary criminology professionals aiming to offer effective solutions to prevent crimes.

Work included offering security services, practical solutions, and expert advice to government agencies, private companies, and academic institutions.

  • Offered consultation services to local government agencies.
  • Held courses and seminars for students, government officials, and police officers (in collaboration with the “Academia de Integración Jurídica de Oaxaca”).
Research Assistant

Minot State University, 2017-2018
North Dakota, USA

Conducted investigative research on inter-disciplinary relationships between law enforcement agencies and child advocacy centers.

  • Achieved increased protection for victimized children by building alliances amid social agencies and law enforcement by developing a solution to interagency issues.
  • Reduced secondary trauma to victims resulting from investigative processes by increasing quality of forensic interviews.
  • Published by Minot State University.

See My Latest Posts

I write about crimes, books, literature, running, and travel.

I would love to read your comments.

Fahad Hizam alHarbi, PI