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Public Sector Fraud

Detect more fraud, faster

Designed by fraud specialists for rapid gathering of information from Synalogik, third-party aggregators, all open-sources and Police / Government internal data sets; Scout® is the “single intelligence environment” for fraud investigations.

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Existing fraud detection processes are time consuming and resource intensive

Open-Source searching is complex

Searching the worldwide web  requires a high degree of training and skill when done manually; knowing which sites will uncover the key risks, then wading through the thousands of potential results

Need for more complex investigations

With fraud and cyber crime becoming ever more sophisticated, investigations require more diverse datasets and expertise in uncovering hidden links across the data, using a variety of datasets and tools

Manual processes are unsuitable

Manually searching multiple data sources, logging in and out each time, is resource intensive and prone to human error

Maximise automation efficiencies for fraud detection

Meet Scout® by Synalogik, a one-of-a-kind, auditable and evidential data aggregation platform for discovering hidden risks and providing enhanced investigations across Synalogik, third-party, internal, and open-source data sets. Scout® automates enquiries into people, companies, vehicles, addresses, email addresses, IP addresses, phone numbers or any combination of the above.


Save 85% of your team’s time

Get reports in seconds

Key Benefits

Live data interrogation across all your data sources – Search your data sources and OSint together in near real-time, eliminating reliance on bulk data provision, which is outdated from the day it arrives.

Discover hidden links in merged data set –Scout® WorkBench allows users to carry out complex further investigations by visualising links between entities and providing the ability to select and investigate any one of them further at the click of a button.

The ability to search against sensitive data sources concurrently, including pre-configured access, where hosting and legal requirements are satisfied, to PNC, Ident1, Nomis, HM Passport Office, HMPPS and many more.

The “Data Clasher” functionality allows users to upload large or small additional repositories of data as a spreadsheet into the platform and thereafter to discover hidden connections between those uploaded sources and your ongoing enquiries. Data Clasher also enables users to compare large internal data sets using fuzzy logic or exact search terms to find linked cases of concern.

Supercharged operational efficiency – Commercial, consented, open-source and the option for internal data create the ‘Single Intelligence Environment’ that maximises efficiencies through automation, reducing investigation time, cost, training time, and delivering standardised reports in less than a minute.

Proactive, victim focused enquiries – where members of the public rely upon timely decision making, but manual checks logging in and out of different data repositories are creating a backlog, let Scout® change the research time to seconds; ensuring greater victim focus and a higher quality of decision making.

Improved decision making – Standardised, in-depth and clear reports, free of human error, mean you are free to focus on decision making, rather than logging in and out of multiple data sources then typing up reports.

Conduct Open-source enquiries in a variety of languages at the click of a button – Scout® can be configured to retrieve precise OSint results relating to people, companies, cars, addresses, email addresses and phone numbers in most major languages whilst also focusing the search query upon that particular country.

Reduced reputational risk – Where Police forces and Government Departments are making decisions which could impact their reputation, they need to know that every stone is being lifted before decisions are made – even in golden hour or time sensitive scenarios. Our highly configurable, compliant profiling minimises your exposure to people and businesses of concern.

Greater accuracy – automated aggregation and auditing resolves the human errors that can sometimes occur when manually searching different data sources; drawing links and cross-referencing data across your internal, third-party and open-source datasets.

Synalogik datasets – Synalogik datasets include standard, enhanced and premium personal identifiable information (PII); global commercial data; PEPs and Sanctions; credit application; disposable phone and email; credit address links; CCJ and bankruptcy; land registry; and compromise checker, among others.

Scout® is already delivering significant R.O.I gains for vetting, compliance, fraud detection, intelligence and investigation teams across law enforcement agencies and Government organisations.

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Scout®: Enabling Fraud Investigators to Automate Enquiries Over ALL Their Data Sources

Risk assessments in minutes, tailored to your search

Decisions about multiple individuals, companies, phone numbers or email addresses are complex and subject to human error when numerous datasets are involved. Manually reviewing risk from multiple data sources is extremely time consuming and the consequences of getting it wrong bring huge reputational risks to Government Departments and LEAs.

The Scout® risk assessment tool allows you to create sophisticated rules that automatically look for specific risks within merged data sets, then score them to get an overall assessment of their level, helping your team to make the right decision, save you money and reduce investigation times.

Case Study

Scout® Aids Government Agency in Large Scale Fraud Investigation

A Government investigation agency needed to identify companies linked to an individual who was deliberately changing their name to avoid being linked to a large-scale fraud.

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UK Fraud Trends in 2021: Size and How Technology can Help Detect Fraud More Effectively

In this blog, we present the statistics behind the scale of the problem, where fraud activity increased in 2021, and how technology can help overcome many of the challenges around fraud detection.

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An Introduction to Synalogik and the Scout® Platform


“100% cutting edge. If you aren't on the Scout platform, you're being left behind.”
David Wilson
Regional MS & Organised Immigration Crime Lead –
West Midlands ROCU

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