Private Investigations

  • Pattern Recognition, Toilet Paper & Observations from Your Private Investigators
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    Pattern Recognition, Toilet Paper & Observations from Your Private Investigators

Pattern Recognition, Toilet Paper & Observations from Your Private Investigators

It doesn’t take an investigator to determine what is an essential business and what is a non-essential business, nor does it take an investigator to observe the closed signs on business doors, the empty parking lots around the city or the lack of traffic.  The decrease in activity is obvious.  From our observation, what has increased is the number of emails that are asking us to make purchases for various goods and services, but don’t expect to get your hands on certain paper products.

What’s up with individuals hoarding toilet paper, cleaning supplies, or paper products in general, to include various medical supplies needed for health care workers?  How much disinfecting is needed in one household?  We’ve racked our brains here trying to come up [...]

March 25th, 2020|Private Investigations|
  • The Top Questions On What Information You Can Expect From A Private Investigator
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    The Top Questions On What Information You Can Expect From A Private Investigator

The Top Questions On What Information You Can Expect From A Private Investigator

We get a lot of questions with regards to specific requests for various types of investigations.

Mostly:  Is it possible to get…

A Driving History ~ Yes, to obtain a Driving History on an individual, we must have a valid reason to access the Bureau of Motor Vehicles.  EX:  Civil Litigation or Criminal Defense, Pre-Employment Background check (with authorization to release form signed by the Subject)
Registration Records ~ Yes, We will pull the registration records while we are conducting surveillance to verify if in fact an individual is residing at a specific residence.  We will pull a registration record in the process of serving legal documents when the defendant or witness is dodging service.  We also pull registration records for a Civil Litigation Case [...]

What Can Be Learned?

Do You Want the Truth About an Uncomfortable Situation in Your Life? Here’s What to Expect When Hiring A Private Investigator

When a Client calls for an Investigation, our staff is prepared to answer their questions and understand their concerns. They may ask for surveillance, a lie detector test, a technical or forensic investigation or background information and in each request, we must be prepared to assist them.  We have established ourselves as a “One Stop Shop” so that our Client’s search for information ends with a call to us.

No one person can conduct every aspect of an investigation, that is why our team members have specific qualifications to include the professionalism and courtesy of the individual answering the phone, to conducting forensic data recovery, [...]

When to Investigate AND When Not to Investigate

I am a firm believer in the phrase, “Life Happens”, referencing situations and events that you can and cannot control.  When decisions are made by others that personally affect you, you have two choices:  “Let it Go!” Or take “Action” How do you decide which path to take. I get that question all the time from prospective Clients. They want to know what they can do or if they should do anything. I am far from having the qualifications to provide professional legal or mental advice, but I am certain from years of being a professional investigator qualifies me to provide recommendations and share like case findings and results.

To sit back and do nothing may be the most logical option, but if it causes [...]

August 2nd, 2019|, Private Investigations|
  • The What, Why and How of Using A Private Investigator for Your Surveillance Needs
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    The What, Why and How of Using A Private Investigator for Your Surveillance Needs

The What, Why and How of Using A Private Investigator for Your Surveillance Needs

One of the best compliments a Client can give us is to use our services on other investigative needs and/or recommend us.  Repeat Clients know how we conduct our investigations, they are confident that we will obtain the results needed for their case. They also understand there are situations when the Subject of the investigation is not active, does not follow any kind of pattern or does not show up for scheduled appointments, which in return does not produce the expected results. For cases where there is no activity observed, we make sure to contact the Client and recommend terminating the surveillance for that particular day and reschedule so that the agreed upon hours and budget are not used during an inactive surveillance period.

Clients [...]

I Need a PI, What Do I Need to Know Before I Hire One?

Not everyone needs a Private Investigator, but when you do require their services, what is the procedure in retaining one? What questions do you need to ask to find a PI that understands your circumstance, gets results that are verified and conducts the investigation discreetly?

The First Step is finding an Investigation Company that listens to you, a good PI will take notes of your conversation, give you recommendations, costs, turn-around time or if your case is possible. They will create an agreement for you to sign outlining the investigation to be accomplished, you may be required to pay a retainer up front. You will want to give them a budget and they should stay within that and obtain your authorization prior to exceeding it. [...]

  • Locating Heirs, Beneficiaries, Witnesses, Family and Friends
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    Locating Heirs, Beneficiaries, Witnesses, Family and Friends

Locating Heirs, Beneficiaries, Witnesses, Family and Friends

How difficult is it to locate an individual?  Sometimes just googling their name can produce results if that person is active on social sites, is well known, has been in the news or is deceased. If the individual is private, has gotten married and/or changed their name or has a very common name it becomes more difficult. All in InvestigationsAll in Investigations, dba is called upon frequently to locate an heir, a beneficiary, a witness, family member or a friend with whom contact was lost.

There is a method in locating someone. It begins with good databases that allow an Investigator access to information that is not public or truncated for privacy. Locating starts with a name, a possible previous address, a year of [...]

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    Signs an Employee May Need to Find Another Place to Spend 8 Hours a Day

Signs an Employee May Need to Find Another Place to Spend 8 Hours a Day

Signs an Employee May Need to Find Another Place to Spend 8 Hours a Day

They arrive late for work
They do not take pride in their appearance and show up for work looking like they just rolled out of bed
They constantly complain about not having money and are always borrowing money
They take too many breaks
Their personal life takes precedent over coming to work
They always look busy but get nothing completed
They make excuses for their lack of productivity
Their absenteeism becomes a pattern
Their cellphone is more important than the office phone or their work
Easily distracted

 

Reasons Employers Keep Unproductive Employees

Cost and time of training a replacement
Possible cost of certifications and education
Personal relationship
Small business owners [...]

Is My Employee Being Honest?

Recently, I have been focusing on reasons to hire a Private Investigative Company to assist in finding the truth or finding information that would prove or disprove an allegation or an action. It’s difficult to ascertain if someone is being truthful or dishonest in their words or actions. They say actions speak louder than words. In the investigative world, if those actions lean towards dishonesty it is our job to obtain documentation (evidence) they exist. In this blog, my focus is the dishonesty of employees and the investigations we conducted that presented the truth.

Abusing FMLA, feigning injury and theft are reasons a company will call upon our services. We are hired to validate their claims. An employee can deny an allegation, but they cannot [...]

I Need to Hire a PI! What Can They Do for Me?

When I receive an inquiry, I know the person on the other end may have a lot of questions and most have never had to hire a Private Investigator. Therefore, I am prepared to provide them with the most educated and verified answers possible, and if for some reason I cannot answer a question, I then conduct research or contact one of my sources who can assist me. Life situations and circumstances are difficult enough and giving false information does not help the Client. I am asked if their situation is common or uncommon, asked how I would proceed, what will I do, how long will it take and if it is possible or not. I am upfront, honest and ethical and would never [...]