Some of our inquires become cases due to accusations or allegations in the workplace, during a divorce or custody battle, amongst friends or within a marriage. Words are powerful. They can be uplifting or they can degrade and when someone has been falsely accused of an action or a rumor has been spread that holds little to no truth it is very difficult to prove otherwise. Then there are the cases of he said/she said and that too is hard to disprove or prove. If the Client needs to know the truth about a situation a Polygraph Test or a Voice Stress Analysis are two ways to learn the facts. Polygraphs measure heart rate, respiration, galvanic skin response, blood pressure and other changes in [...]
Survival: The definition of survival is different to all of us. The words below represent how an outsider in a situation witnesses how others are just trying to survive.
At the end of September, we took a trip, which had been planned for almost a year, to South Carolina. We were apprehensive due to Hurricane Florence of what would we find when we arrived. We first contacted the rental company who informed us the area was in good condition and the house we rented on the beach was untouched by the storm, the aftermath of the storm and the storm surges that had ravished a lot of areas in the southern part of North Carolina, close to where we were traveling. On our way, we stopped to visit family in Durham and traveling to that location was uneventful, the normal scenery we had viewed for the last ten years of vacationing in South [...]
There are many websites that claim they can find anyone, obtain dates of births, social security numbers, address, relatives, employment, associates, civil and criminal histories. Many of those sites advertise as being free, just insert a bit of information and the results will be immediate. We have tested many sites with results that are far from accurate and the results are not free. When we obtained a report on an individual on one site their data inputting process repeatedly stated the information contained is graphic and embarrassing and contains sensitive information and the person being search could be on the FBI watch list. Then they ask that you click a tab that states the information obtained should not be used in an illegal manner. [...]
Asset and Financial Investigations are conducted for the purpose of determining if an individual or a Corporation/Company/Business are hiding assets (property or money). Asset Investigations are requested when there is Civil Litigation and or Criminal Proceeding in progress for Divorce, Embezzlement or Judgment. The search is conducted on an individual or a company. The search criteria are specific by Name, Date of Birth, Social Security Number for an individual and Company Name and EIN for a Corporation, Organization or Business, or if the business owner’s social security number is linked to the financial institution. The searches can be conducted State by State or Nationwide. An attorney will often request this search to determine if the Defendant/Respondent is hiding assets or has assets they can [...]
Divorce, Change of Custodial Parent, Infidelity, Abusive Relationships, Grandparent Rights, Internet Relationships are reasons to seek the assistance of a Private Investigator. Many people or businesses have never had contact with a Private Investigative Company and have been instructed to reach out to a PI by their Attorney or a Friend or Family Member. Introductions are free and you should never have to pay a consultation fee. A good PI/Investigative Company will make you feel comfortable when you call, they will ask a lot of questions and also listen to what you have to say.
The first step for a PI is to learn about the Subject and that entails conducting a Background Check. Background checks are conducted to obtain information that links the Subject [...]
DeVon’s criminal defense attorney called us and explained that the police had an “airtight” case against his client for multiple felony charges. DeVon’s aunt was footing the legal bill and told him she didn’t care about the cost as she believed her young nephew was innocent of the charges.
The attorney was fresh out of law school and was a sole practitioner and pretty green.
Apparently, DeVon was seen by two witnesses breaking into an elderly couple’s home in a ritzy neighborhood and carrying out a large trash bag, ostensibly with stolen items and dumping them into his car. They didn’t get the license plate number but did obtain a general description of the car. DeVon was later stopped by the police who found an empty [...]
Are employment background checks worth the cost for the employer? Does a criminal background search pull up all records? Is a background investigation necessary? Yes, yes and yes. There are many background check services and finding one that conducts verified information searches is important. With the introduction of online background checks, so many people skip the relationship with a brick and mortar company due to expenses. But are they accurate? No, not always and they should never be used in certain employment positions or personal situations. There are too many factors involved with online searches that could produce false results. A good background investigation begins with the verification of the individual’s social security number, is it correct? For determination, you need to know when [...]