Case Studies

Uncovering Tax Fraud Evidence in a Digital World

For tax authorities, digital devices have dramatically changed the process of conducting investigations. Instead of sifting through massive paper trails to search for potentially suspect business transactions, investigators must search phones, computers, and cloud storage accounts for receipts and other large-scale collection of highly important artifacts.

Complicating the work even further, subjects of tax investigations are storing data about their activities on old devices like laptops and phones—which means investigators need digital intelligence technology that supports obsolete operating systems and hardware.

The Israel Tax Authority, an agency of the country’s Ministry of Finance, recently faced these challenges when collecting evidence for tax cases.

3 main challenges:

  • Investigate massive amounts of data from many sources in a timely manner
  • Analyze data on older devices with obsolete operating systems
  • Reduce the number of digital intelligence tools needed to analyze data from different sources

Digital Intelligence solutions deployed:

  • Cellebrite Pathfinder
  • Cellebrite UFED 4PC

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