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FORLETTA: Background Checks on Current Employees.

We’re all familiar with the common HR procedure of conducting background checks on our prospective employees. And it makes perfect sense. You wouldn’t want to put your company’s reputation in jeopardy by bringing on someone who doesn’t have the cleanest legal or moral record. So the candidate passed the background check. You’ve hired them. And [...]

September 15th, 2016|Blog, pittsburgh, private investigation, Services|0 Comments

FORLETTA: Drug Investigations.

According to a 2012 survey by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, nearly 24 million Americans aged 12 and older had used an illicit drug or abused a psychotherapeutic medication within the past month. The study also found that drug used is highest among 18-20 year old Americans, with approximately 23.9% of this [...]

From the Desk of Larry Forletta: Intellectual Property Investigations.

Thoughts and ideas are just as important to the success of an organization as physical items. That’s why intellectual property protection is such an integral part of many organizations’ work. There are four different types of intellectual property—patents, trademarks, designs, and copyrights. Each of these is discussed in detail below. Intellectual property infringement is the [...]

FORLETTA: Protect Yourself from Cybercrime

With the proliferation of digital technology, cybercrime has been on the rise. Luckily, there are lots of things you can do to protect yourself from online fraud. In general, cybercriminals want to make their money as quickly and easily as possible. By making their job a little harder, you can keep yourself much safer. Some [...]

FORLETTA: Identifying Counterfeit Products.

Counterfeit products are defined as goods, often of inferior quality, made or sold under another brand’s name without the brand owner’s authorization. In part because of the Internet, we have become more and more inundated with counterfeit products. In 2014, US law enforcement agencies had to shut down 29,684 websites that were illegally selling counterfeit [...]

From the Desk of Larry Forletta: Forensic Investigation.

Forensic investigation is the application of science to criminal and civil laws. Throughout an investigation, forensic scientists collect, preserve, and analyze scientific evidence. Forensic scientists can take on different roles in an investigation, for example the role of a laboratory analyst, a field investigator, or an expert witness in court. Different types of investigations are [...]

From the desk of Larry Forletta: The Realities of Private Investigation.

When people think about Private Investigators, they tend to think of dramatic scenes from old movies that they have seen, with witty and dry remarks and somewhat romantic and glorified scenes. A narrative in the background from the investigator. Black and white scenes with smoke in the background. It also may appear from these movies [...]