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    A Good Attorney Never Asks a Questions without Already knowing the Answer

A Good Attorney Never Asks a Questions without Already knowing the Answer

They depend on us, experienced private investigators, for the answers.   We are seekers of the truth, and that’s what the Judges and Juries want to know in order to make informed decisions.  Attorneys are only as good as the information they have to work with.   Sometimes their clients and the witnesses involved, have trouble providing exact accounts of pertinent circumstances involving the incident at hand.   Our databases and information sources are usually more sophisticated than the ones available to most law firm’s investigators and paralegals. In most cases, the information is obtained quickly.

Our investigators are equipped with high-tech video and audio recording equipment that can memorialize statements and activities for evidence.  We have specialists on staff that are experts in the field of computer [...]

Mrs. Merrick’s Missing Heirs

Mrs. Merrick’s attorney had a problem. She needed to find two missing heirs but had little to go on; only names with no other identifying information. Mrs. Merrick set up a living trust twenty years before her death, but never updated it, making this heir search more difficult. She left her large estate to Mary Danielson and Mitchell Roberts or their heirs. That was it; no additional information as to her relationship with Mary and Mitchell, or their ages or location. The attorney’s firm was the trustee because Mrs. Merrick’s father had dealings with the firm in years past, but no one at the firm knew anything about her other than the fact that she was a widow and had no children.

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Telling the Truth vs Living a Lie

It all started with a lie detection test at International Investigators.  It was a she said, he said situation with both parties confident their beliefs of the situation would clear the air and settle the turmoil between them.  What it turned out to be was something much deeper and emotional than either expected and the direction of their relationship took a dramatic turn towards a journey neither he nor she imagined.

First, let me explain that a detection of deception test is quite different than what is viewed on television programs.  Nobody is asked any questions during the test that have not been thoroughly discussed prior to the test, so in reality, anyone taking the test knows upfront what they are going to be asked.  [...]

Corporate Espionage: How To Stop It In Its Tracks

This article is Part 3 of a 3-part series. The purpose of the series is to familiarize the reader with the most common indicators of corporate espionage and advice on how to combat it. This advice is a compilation of our experience at International Investigators, All In Investigations, Inc. while investigating these types of cases. For a description of the differences between corporate espionage, economic espionage and competitive intelligence, click here for Part I: WHAT IS CORPORATE ESPIONAGE? To learn more about the root causes that invite espionage, click here for PART II:  5 RED FLAGS YOU’RE A VICTIM OF CORPORATE ESPIONAGE.

Every company should have a plan or Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) to combat corporate spying. Your SOP needs to be specific. It won’t [...]

March 23rd, 2017|Corporate Espionage|

Did He or Did He Not Have Any Living Heirs

What happens when someone passes away and there isn’t any proof of living heirs?  The certain cases, the estate cannot be closed until this question is answered.

We at International Investigator, Inc. get many calls regarding heirs and if there are living relatives who are entitled to a portion of the estate?

You read in the papers or hear others talk about an unknown relative who passed away leaving them with money and they didn’t even know they had a rich relative.  It’s a windfall for them but for the trustee of the estate, it can be a daunting experience.  And how are these unknown heirs or relatives found? Finding people has a starting point of the Subject at hand.  A background investigation upon the Subject [...]

March 23rd, 2017|Missing Persons|

5 Red Flags You're A Victim Of Corporate Espionage

This article is Part 2 of a 3-part series. The purpose of the series is to familiarize the reader with the most common indicators of corporate espionage and advice on how to combat it. This advice is a compilation of our experience at International Investigators, All In Investigations, Inc. while investigating these types of cases. For a description of the differences between corporate espionage, economic espionage and competitive intelligence, click here for Part I: WHAT IS CORPORATE ESPIONAGE?

For this article, we are concentrating on low-tech tactics commonly used in corporate espionage. Computer hacking, surveillance equipment, and eavesdropping devices are probably found far more in economic espionage cases; but in our experience, low-tech spying is used with a high degree of success in corporate espionage. [...]

March 4th, 2017|Corporate Espionage|
  • Corporate Espionage: What Is It, How to Spot It and What to Do About It
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    Corporate Espionage: What Is It, How to Spot It and What to Do About It

Corporate Espionage: What Is It, How to Spot It and What to Do About It

Part 1: What Is Corporate Espionage?
This article is Part 1 of a 3-part series. The purpose of the series is to familiarize the reader with the most common indicators of corporate espionage and advice on how to combat it. This advice is a compilation of our experience at International Investigators, All In Investigations, Inc. while investigating these types of cases.

Corporate espionage, also known as industrial espionage or business espionage, usually involves one company spying on another for economic gain. It is not the same as economic espionage, which involves nation-states spying on each other’s companies. For more information on economic espionage, read FBI Launches Nationwide Awareness Campaign at the FBI’s website here.

In corporate espionage, Company A gains an economic advantage over Company B by [...]

March 1st, 2017|Corporate Espionage|

Custody in Divorce or Change of Custody Investigation

Many times parents involved in a custody battle come to us and want us to prove their spouse is unfit to care for their children. And many times, that is the case, but we don’t report false information so that custody can be awarded to one party or the other. International Investigators, Inc only reports the facts. If you have been following our blogs, you know that we document our activity, we verify our information and we are constantly updating our software in our forensic field. We don’t for any reason report false information.

As a child custody investigator, it is imperative that our findings are reported as observed in a surveillance type investigation. Custody cases are delicate, the work conducted could possibly separate a [...]

February 22nd, 2017|Child Custody|

Sometimes Wrongs can be Righted

In the midst of their custody battle, both Jill and Henry blamed each other for the breakdown of the marriage.  Neither would agree to move out of the marital residence and neither wanted to spend less time with their kids.

Our objective was not to decide who was at fault, but who would be the better parent to be awarded custodial custody.  It was quite obvious joint custody for these two was out of the question.  There was entirely too much animosity between them.  There were implications of a cheating spouse, marital infidelity, hidden cameras, GPS Tracking Systems, eavesdropping devices and audio or video surveillance equipment being installed in the marital residence and personal vehicles.  The only common ground this couple shared were their two [...]

February 15th, 2017|Child Custody|