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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: Expert in Financial Crimes, Fraud, and Anti-Money Laundering. Skilled in Civil/Criminal Investigations, Surveillance, Asset Location, Skip Tracing, and Fugitive Tracking. Committed to Excellence in Investigative Services.

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Fahad Hizam: Experienced Private Investigator

As a seasoned private investigator, I bring a track record of success in legally sourcing evidence, conducting suspect interviews, and meticulously documenting cases. My approach is vigilant, systematic, and rooted in ethical practices. Specializing in fraud and corruption investigations, I excel in analyzing complex scenarios to support criminal prosecutions.

My commitment to justice is matched by a dedication to helping individuals and organizations. I pride myself on delivering high-quality services with careful attention to detail, ensuring each case receives the thoroughness it deserves.

As a team member, I am known for my valuable contributions and goal-oriented mindset. If you seek 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.

Confident in my ability to meet your investigative needs, I invite you to contact me to discuss how I can assist with your specific challenges.


Educational Foundation: Bachelor’s Degrees from Minot State University

As a proficient Private Investigator based in Mexico, my academic journey at Minot State University (MSU) in North Dakota has been pivotal. I hold both a Bachelor of Arts (BA) and a Bachelor of Science (BS), reflecting a diverse and comprehensive educational background.

MSU, a well-respected public university established in 1913, is known for its diverse undergraduate and graduate programs. As a student, I was deeply involved in extracurricular activities, notably in language and criminal justice clubs, enhancing my communication and investigative skills. My role as a research assistant in the criminal justice department further honed my analytical abilities, crucial for a career in private investigations.

This combination of language proficiency and criminal justice expertise has been instrumental in my success as a Private Investigator in Mexico, enabling me to navigate complex investigations with a multicultural and legal perspective. My MSU education not only equipped me with the necessary skills but also instilled a confidence that underpins my contributions to the field of 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 laid a robust foundation for my career as a Private Investigator.

My studies encompassed a diverse array of subjects essential for a comprehensive 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 extensive curriculum equipped me with 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 the intricacies of these complex areas has empowered 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 passion for protecting public welfare. As a Private Investigator, I am committed to applying this extensive knowledge and skill set to make a meaningful difference in the world of criminal justice.

Bachelor of Arts in Spanish, French, & English Literature

Distinguished Foreign Language Graduate: Minot State University, 2018

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

My educational journey included enriching study abroad experiences in Puerto Rico and Oaxaca, Mexico. These experiences were instrumental in deepening my understanding of diverse cultures and languages, a skill invaluable in my current role as a Private Investigator, especially in Mexico.

My studies covered an extensive range of topics, including Mexican and Hispanic Authors, with a focus on literary greats like Octavio Paz, as well as Hispanic Cinema. I also delved into the realms of King Arthur and English Medieval literature, Bible Studies, Contemporary French Literature, and the intricacies of Hispanic Cultures.

This broad and in-depth study of languages and cultures not only honed my linguistic skills but also provided me with a unique perspective on multicultural communication, critical 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 professional background is anchored in financial crimes, security, and investigation, bolstered by certifications from internationally accredited organizations. This specialized training endows me with a unique blend of skills and knowledge, positioning me as an effective Private Investigator, especially in the realm of financial crime prevention and security management.

My certifications are more than credentials; they are a testament to my commitment to staying at the forefront of investigative techniques and security protocols. This expertise is crucial in my role as a Private Investigator, enabling me to adeptly handle complex financial investigations, secure sensitive information, and provide top-tier security solutions.

With this foundation, I am not just equipped to investigate financial crimes; I am also proactive in implementing strategies to prevent such crimes, ensuring robust security measures for my clients. My focus on continual learning and adherence to international standards underscores my dedication to excellence in the field of 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 concentrated focus on insurance, medical, and benefits fraud. This niche expertise is particularly vital in addressing complex fraud cases that impact various sectors.

I provide comprehensive investigative services tailored to the needs of banks, insurance companies, and risk management firms. My approach involves leveraging open-source intelligence and utilizing social media platforms as key tools in gathering crucial information.

A significant part of my work also involves locating assets and individuals, which I achieve through meticulous research of public records and thorough field investigations. This blend of desk-based research and on-ground sleuthing ensures a holistic approach to each case, catering to the specific needs of my clients in the financial and insurance sectors.

My expertise in these areas not only aids in resolving current cases but also plays a critical role in preventing future incidences 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, my expertise extends to a broad spectrum of financial crimes. GrayCat PI, renowned in Oaxaca and neighboring states, specializes in a variety of financial crime investigations.

Our areas of specialization include tackling complex cases of money laundering, corruption, bribery, fraud, theft, tax evasion, embezzlement, forgery, as well as insurance and medical fraud. Utilizing a combination of advanced techniques like social media analysis, open-source intelligence (OSINT), detailed field surveillance, and insightful interviews, we delve into the intricacies of each case.

In my role, I focus on investigating medical and insurance fraud, employing a blend of digital investigation tools and traditional investigative methods. This approach enables a comprehensive understanding of each case, ensuring thorough and effective resolutions.

Our commitment at GrayCat PI is not just to solve cases but to also contribute to the prevention of financial crimes in the region, establishing 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 multidisciplinary criminology professionals in Oaxaca, Mexico, my role encompasses providing comprehensive security solutions and crime prevention strategies. Our collective aim at CUSPP is to offer innovative and effective solutions to combat crime and enhance public safety.

My responsibilities include delivering specialized security services and expert consultancy to a diverse array of clients, ranging from government agencies to private companies and academic institutions. This involves tailoring our approach to meet the unique security needs of each sector, ensuring effective and practical solutions.

In addition to consultancy, I am actively 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 prestigious Academia de Integración Jurídica de Oaxaca. These educational initiatives are part of our commitment to empowering individuals and organizations with the knowledge and skills necessary to maintain security and uphold public safety.

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Passionate About Crime Analysis, Literature, Running, and Travel

As a dedicated crime junkie and literature enthusiast, my interests span a diverse range of topics. My love for delving into the intricacies of criminal investigations pairs seamlessly with my passion for literature, offering a unique perspective in my writings.

As an avid runner, I find this discipline aids in maintaining the focus and stamina required in my professional life as a Private Investigator. Travel, another of my passions, enriches my experiences and broadens my understanding of different cultures and environments, crucial for my investigative work.

I eagerly share my insights on these varied interests through my blog posts, hoping to engage with readers who share similar passions. Your comments and suggestions are always welcome, as 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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