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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
A couple of years ago, one of our corporate clients contacted our office stating that his employees were stealing valuable copper scrap from their manufacturing facility and they were losing profit due to theft in the workplace. First, he had admitted that his company was guilty of improper employment background checks, specifically a criminal background search for each county of residence, but he was changing the SOP to implement authorized and updated criminal history checks. The Client brought in two VCR time lapse tapes of the suspected employees and since the video quality was poor he wanted us to video enhance it to identify the suspects. Our forensic video enhancement lab was unsuccessful since the VCR only recorded 3 frames per second and the [...]
When Arthur contacted us at International Investigators, he was perplexed about his wife of 27 years whose personality had changed, her marital demeanor had changed, her sexual needs seemed to require more of an aggressive manner and her choice of provocative clothing was different than her previously conservative nature. She was currently the breadwinner; he was the stay-at-home husband for the last three years taking care of their five children, two of whom were in college and the other three in high school. She was a high-powered executive with a big corporation and traveled quite frequently on business. Arthur equated the changes to a possible affair. Her company cell phone was usually by her side. Occasionally Arthur had the opportunity to scroll through the emails [...]
Sexual Harassment Is Sometimes Hard To Prove. There are always three sides to every story. His……Hers…..and the Truth, but when Laquita came in our office and sobbingly explained that no one at her workplace believed she was being sexually harassed by a supervisor at her workplace, we did. She was very convincing. A large man, twenty years her senior and a supervisor in another department always seemed to know when she was alone and would take that opportunity to grope her. When she told him she was in a committed relationship with children, he left her alone for a while. She confided the incidents with her direct supervisor who brushed it off saying he was a very upstanding religious man with a fine family. He didn’t stay [...]
Conducting a background investigation upon someone may seem fairly simple these days because so much information is now online and so many courts allow access to their records. Many times you have to have some type of subscription to access more detailed information. There are many sites online that allow you to run a name, hopefully the name you put through their system isn’t common, but if it is, you could be getting information on multiple individuals who share that name, even though they may have different dates of birth.
International Investigators conduct background checks and perform due diligence research for the private sector and for many businesses and corporations. Many times a company will take the word of a prospective employee: they have never [...]