Business fraud often referred to as 'white collar crime' is not a modern day phenomena. It is believed that this sort of crime began as soon as man began using money. Records show that as fraudulent behaviour date back to 360 B.C. When two men tried to cheat a broker from money they had been leant.The term 'white collar crime' has been used as a name given to crime which is non-violent and includes; embezzlement, money laundering, tax fraud, price fixing, consumer fraud and computer hacking to name but a few of the illegal activities which come under the 'white collar' banner. Due to the vast number of different white collar crimes carried out every year it's hard to put a definitive number of crimes committed and the amount of money involved.White collar crimes are carried out by individuals including company clerks to chief executives of multinational companies, along with those who work alone to rob or cheat private citizens out of money. It is not only lone individuals who carry out fraudulent activities, groups of people working for the same company. Generally it is the large corporations which are the prime targets for white collar crimes rather than the culprits of crimes. The illegal activities carried out range from a few pounds to thousands and millions of pounds depending on how complex and intents of the perpetrators. From an employee embezzling a few pounds to an executive siphoning corporate funds under the guise of large salaries.While there is a continued effort to combat the increasing numbers of fraudulent behaviours being carried out with more sophisticated equipment and people trained in specific areas of fraud such as fraud against the elderly, embezzlement, mobile phone theft, and computer crimes, the list of white collar crime continues to grow at an alarming rate.For those who have been accused of business fraud or under investigations as to their activities reaches serious levels, as such business fraud solicitors have become crucial in separating the proverbial wheat from the chaff, As we know CEOs and others who hold high ranking positions will automatically call their solicitors before admitting to any allegations, while the employers will also require expertise from corporate fraud solicitors to help them come up with a case against the perpetrators that can be taken to court for judge and jury to decide whether the culprits are guilty of fraudulent behaviours and activities or not.We also need to spare a thought for those who have been wrongly accused of business fraud, just because an employer or individual believes they are a victim of intentional deceit and deception doesn't mean that they are. Again, it would be wise for them to seek professional corporate fraud solicitors to act on their behalf rather than start making accusations and allegations themselves. Business and corporate fraud can be extremely complex, everything needs to be carried out in an unbiased and succinct manner to get to the truth of the matter, that is why business fraud solicitors are an essential part of the equation.