Private Investigations

Discovery, Depositions and Findings

We had a Client, James who started and built a booming business with his longtime friend, Bill.  Bill was outgoing, charismatic while James was more laid back and book smart, while both had the desire and knowledge to start a company.  For years, growing up, through high school and college, they knew they wanted to work for themselves, didn’t want to report to a boss, wanted to have choices and full control over their own destiny and livelihood.

After graduating with degrees in two different fields, they merged their knowledge and started a much needed consulting business in their hometown, just 30 minutes outside of Indianapolis.  Twenty years later, they had talked about selling the business someday to spend more time with their families and [...]

Investments aren’t always Investments

We have all thought “What would have happened….if”, and never gave it a second thought. But in our business, we never wonder “what would have happened” we think “what did happen”.

We had a Client whose best friend recommended an unusual investment opportunity to her. She had dabbled in gold dust outside of the US, specifically in Africa with a small Investment Company out of California and had some pretty good returns. She had been bragging about getting a 35% return on her initial investment of $20,000 and then a 20% return on her second investment as well. When she received her second check, she was asked if she knew anybody who would be interested in turning their dollars into gold, and of course she [...]

Is Communication Really Safe

In today’s world, there are so many avenues of communication.  We think face to face is the safest, as there are no footprints of the words we speak.  We fax because there isn’t a written line of communication, we talk on our cell phones without ever thinking someone else is listening.  We email without fear because it’s all done electronically.  We text our family, our work, our friends, even businesses private information we think is safe and only that person is receiving it.  Once we hang up, hit send or end button we walk away thinking our communication is safe and secure.

That safe and secure world is behind us, we are in the 21st century and technology improves every day.  The same technology that [...]

When I Say I Do!

Marriage:

1 a (1) : the state of being united to a person of the opposite sex as husband or wife in a consensual and contractual relationship recognized by law (2) : the state of being united to a person of the same sex in a relationship like that of a traditional marriage.

Above is the definition of marriage, and into today’s society marriage can be between a man and a woman, a woman and a woman and a man and a man.  The definition doesn’t define each person who enters into a contractual relationship; it just explains the participants and nothing else.  Marriage is more than a contract, it is a relationship between two people who come together believing they know each other, that the words [...]

Insurance Beneficiaries and Forensics Data Recovery

Insurance Companies and Law Firms deal with very controversial subject matters.  And usually when we are asked to conduct an Investigation for an Insurance Company, we can be assured there is an attorney on the other side.

We were contacted by a Major Insurance Company regarding an apparent suicide, the coroner and the police department both stated the insured committed suicide, but yet the family couldn’t believe he would take his own life.  There was just too much, they felt, he had to live for.  There was no suicide note, no indication that he was depressed and he was supposed to announce his engagement in less than a week.  He and his girlfriend had recently returned from a Caribbean vacation and become engaged during the [...]

Dirty Little Secrets Hidden on Cell Phones

Some people are very protective of their information on the cellular devices. In many cases, marriages end by them. I’m not talking about too much texting or surfing, I’m referring to those secret texts and emails, along with photos. If your spouse is hiding his or her phone from you, or has it password protected and you can’t gain access to it, there is a reason. Either they are required if it is an employer issued device or they are hiding something they just don’t want you to see.

Let’s say you get access to their phone, you even have done some private investigation and learned their passcode and you still don’t see anything incriminating on the phone, but you know they are up to [...]

I Now Pronounce You Husband and Ex-Wife

Statistics claim that more people are not getting married for fear of divorce and further state that 50% of marriages end in divorce. That means that one out of every two people will find themselves in divorce court or one of two people will know someone that has gone through a divorce or going through a divorce.

Legal ways to track a cheater

After the “I Do’s”, come the “I Can’t Believe He Would Do That To Me”. We hear that a lot here at International Investigators. The ”I can’t believe” is always followed by financial woes. Having been left is hard; having been left with no financial security is difficult. Many times we hear how the wife has to succumb to these facts. Our Client was unaware of their finances [...]

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    Your Signature Isn’t Always as it Seems – Handwriting Forgery Analysis

Your Signature Isn’t Always as it Seems – Handwriting Forgery Analysis

The methods to detect document forgery vary based on the type of forgery committed; it requires a trained eye, a specialist to assist in the detection. For instance, attorneys will contact us to have our handwriting document specialist examine writings for qualities that may indicate a forgery. Our Handwriting expert looks for points at which the alleged forger started and stopped while writing or other evidence of a conscious formation of letters. Such a lack of fluidity is an indication of document forgery since writing is done without thinking of your next pen stroke.

This is a case where we were called upon to examine a contract that was allegedly signed by an employee, Bob, who had authorization to engage into contracts with manufacturing companies [...]

Hi-Level Background Checks & Finding the Right Person

Applying for a Hi-Level Position, such as a CEO, CFO or President of a large company can be just the beginning. Before any Corporation can make a decision in hiring such an individual they will hire a private investigator with International Investigators, to have a Hi-Level Background Check conducted any perspective candidates. Private Investigators are being utilized in this capacity due to their ability to access information many businesses would not have access to and here at International Investigators we have the ability to access some of the most sophisticated databases not available to the public and many small and inexperience investigative companies.

In one such hiring, we conducted three simultaneous background checks upon three very impressive men with an equally impressive Curriculum Vitae’s. The [...]

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    Cell Phones Are Compact Computers with the ability to be “Hacked”

Cell Phones Are Compact Computers with the ability to be “Hacked”

Remember when your “Mobile Phone” was in a case as big as a small brief case and each call cost you a couple of dollars per minute and not cents? You were among a very elite if you had a “Mobile Phone” back in the day. Today, it is reported that more than 91% of adults in a survey of over 2,500 people own cell phones. They are replacing landlines, GPS Devices and tablets and many times every member in the family is linked to their own cellular device. A cell phone allows the user to make calls, send text message and emails, surf the web, schedule to wake you up, remind you of appointments and even goggle answers to questions when in a [...]