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Corporate Fraud Investigations

Meet Bob. He works for a successful company, manages a few employees, but this year the profits in his department are far lower than they should be. There isn’t a reason that he can find for this loss of money but Bob’s got a hunch. He doesn’t know who it is, but he’s confident that [...]

October 20th, 2018|Blog, Corporate Fraud Investigation|0 Comments

Cyber Investigation and Computer Forensics in the Digital World

Security is a fickle concept; despite the expectation that everything in our lives is secure, crime and deception can almost always find a way to wheedle their ways into our lives. Despite a top-of-the-line home security system, there are plenty of avenues that could still lead to a crime or breach of security. Even with [...]

October 9th, 2018|Blog, Computer Forensics|0 Comments

5 Reasons Using a Private Investigator Can Help You Win A Civil Case

Good lawyers win cases with available evidence. Great lawyers look for their own. How? By acquiring the expertise of a civil private investigator. While attorneys wield the law like gun-toting sharpshooters inside the courtroom, they’d be shooting blanks without sufficient, compelling evidence that only a civil private investigator can bring to the table. But what [...]

September 21st, 2018|Blog, private investigation|0 Comments

How Much Should You Know About Your Employees?

Your decision to hire someone is most likely based upon their ability to fill a specific need in your company. The value the employee brings to the company justifies the cost incurred during the hiring process, as well as the employee’s salary and company benefits.  According to a Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) study, [...]

June 6th, 2018|Background Screening, Blog|0 Comments

Eavesdropping (Part Two)

Generally speaking, federal law is supreme and supersedes state and local law unless those laws are more restrictive. Some states require two-party consent for recordings of conversations, while some require that only one party privy to the conversation gives consent. (Out of an abundance of caution and simplicity, a two-party consent law should be interpreted [...]

May 17th, 2018|Blog, Services|0 Comments

Eavesdropping (Part One)

Are your private conversations really private? Are the corporate secrets that you’ve been discussing in a presumably-secure location, such as your conference room, vulnerable to eavesdropping? You probably won’t be be surprised to know that covert listening devices (aka bugs, wires) are easily hidden inside ordinary locations of private businesses and other private premises. That [...]

May 10th, 2018|Blog, Services|0 Comments

Can a Private Investigator Legally Search a Computer?

We all know that law enforcement is required by law (the US Constitution) to play by the rules. Illegal searches, for example, can result in the exclusion of any evidence or information gained through that search at trial. For example, a computer retrieved from a suspect’s vehicle as suspected proceeds of a crime, such as [...]

February 19th, 2018|Blog, private investigation|0 Comments

Know Who You’re Hiring Before You Shake Hands

Wouldn’t it be great if you could trust the information provided to you by employee candidates? The last thing you want is for your brand new HVAC-certified employee walking around asking co-workers what HVAC means. According to the Society for Human Resource Management, only slightly more than half (58 percent) of small businesses surveyed check [...]

February 5th, 2018|Background Screening, Blog|0 Comments

Private Detective Needed

As consumers searching for a professional in most fields, our research will probably direct us to a group of candidates who require further vetting. Chances are that we will probably filter the good from the bad through our own personal processes and make decisions to hire based on our needs. Like other service-oriented professionals, there [...]

January 18th, 2018|Blog, private investigation, Services|0 Comments

Intellectual Property Protection

There are different forms of recognized property: Real property (real estate), which is immovable property--land and anything attached to the land; Personal property, which is moveable and subject to ownership (except land); Tangible property that can be touched and includes the aforementioned real and personal property; and Intangible property, which refers to creations that are [...]

January 4th, 2018|Blog, Intellectual Property, Services|0 Comments

Cellular and Computer Forensics

Anytime we use a digital device, we leave behind electronic “breadcrumbs” that detail information about who we are, where we were online, and what we did. This may include any type of storage media, hardware and operating systems, networks, and applications. From system logins, webpage visits, emails, Twitter Feeds, or smartphone GPS features, an electronic [...]

December 18th, 2017|Blog, Forensics|0 Comments

Technical Security Countermeasures (TSCM)

Almost every predisposed concept we have of what a particular criminal should look like will ultimately turn out to be inaccurate. A skilled spy can blend in with almost any environment, utilizing equally covert techniques and tools to collect valuable information on a target. Everyday, corporate spies develop new ways of tapping into competitor’s technology. [...]

December 6th, 2017|Blog, private investigation|0 Comments

Forensic Investigation

Generally speaking, the term forensic refers to the application of science as it pertains to the collection of evidence for presentation in the court of law. Forensics can be applied to several areas of investigations including photography, the collection of trace evidence, fingerprints, footwear impressions, as well as blood and other bodily fluids. Of crucial [...]

November 13th, 2017|Blog, private investigation|0 Comments

Cogs in The Wheel: Part 2: Private Investigators and Attorneys

The professional standards to which private investigator services are held are generally defined by State law, if applicable, though not every State regulates private investigators. Check out the requirements per state here. Nonetheless, the general standard for private investigators regarding arrests, searches, domestic surveillance, GPS tracking, etc., is essentially equivalent to that of a private [...]

October 30th, 2017|Blog, private investigation, Services|0 Comments

Cogs in The Wheel: Part 1: Private Investigators and Law Enforcement

A common misconception (often perpetuated through media and entertainment) is that there is a fundamental animosity shared between law enforcement and private investigators (PI’s.) There may be some truth in that amongst the countless law enforcement agencies and PI firms across the nation, but, each entity realizes that they serve a distinct purpose and can [...]

October 2nd, 2017|Blog|0 Comments