We recently got a call for a request for lie detection testing due to a spy on cell case. According to Luann, her husband of 20 years had been unfaithful for years. She was certain he had installed some type of cell spyware on her phone so that he could determine where she was, allowing him the opportunity to meet up with his lover. She also inquired into a cheating spouse investigator watching where he goes and with whom he spends his free time with. She even accused him of stashing away money so he could spend it on his girlfriend and wanted a financial investigation completed. She also accused him of employee embezzlement. Her frustration level was high and she demanded immediate results [...]
Being a mom isn’t easy, being a working mom that is out of the house five days a week while someone else is taking care of your child is even more difficult. Choosing between family and career has been a long debate for many couples who embark on career/family and childcare.
We got a call one day from a frantic woman who explained she was an attorney in a large law firm and had just gotten out of a meeting where she learned from a co-worker’s nanny that she observed Katie’s little girl and her babysitter at the museum and the babysitter was on a bench texting on her phone and Katie’s daughter was running around and had been out of sight of the babysitter [...]
The statistics on identity theft coming out are staggering and scary. Individuals are worried about losing control of their lives. Because authorities are overwhelmed with complaints, victims are usually sent away with the directive to come back once they have documentation of the culprit. International Investigators has helped countless individuals and families get the intel and evidence they need in order to file charges and lawsuits.
There is another side of identity theft that is infiltrating business. Applicants and successful candidates are not always who they say they are. References are friends and incriminating information is left out and hidden as well as possible.
What is an employer to do? Due diligence is routine in establishing major new partnership, and should be the norm when hiring [...]
When Marcy and Darren decided to hire a nanny, they went about the process just like they did when they hired any other contractor, plumber, etc. Once they narrowed the choices, they asked for resumes and references. Then they set time aside to check work records and contact references. They made decisions and moved right along to the next thing in life.
But then Marcy saw an interesting but disturbing news story. A couple in Florida had hired an older woman to be a nanny for their three young children. Before making the decision, they checked the woman's references, and they especially liked that the applicant was older, nearly 60, in fact. They hired her. But a few weeks after the new nanny moved in, [...]
Few of us get the chance to dawdle these days. Whether we want to be or not, we are forced into fifth gear. We are busy doing, being, achieving. When we feel so over extended, we tend to make quick decisions and we can sometimes be rather careless about our choices. We neglect to conduct due diligence. None of this is intentional, of course. It is merely human nature.
But there is a big down side to avoiding due diligence efforts , even though it is completely unintentional. When you're tired and stressed, mistakes and poor decisions are much more possible, even for the most level headed person. In some instances, though, you can call on an ally to help – a private investigator. With [...]
Have you considered throwing your hat in the political ring? Maybe to be a school board member? A police chief? A Mayor? Or a state representative?
Before you make that decision, you might want to take a quiet little walk down memory lane. If you’re in your wise old fifties or sixties, you might not remember every single place you’ve visited along that lane. And that, my friend, could lead to a big nightmare for you and everyone you love.
And so, before you subject yourself to the unforgiving spotlight of public scrutiny, consider making a phone call that will help you hold onto your sanity. Contact the professionals at International Investigators, to conduct a thorough background investigation on you, our client.
Now initially that might sound [...]
We know the not-so-favorable statistics about marriage. We know that more than half of all blissful unions end up being very unblissful divorces. And we also know that American women very often suffer more financially, especially if she is over the age of 50 with a history of being a stay-at-home mom and the spouse of a high-powered man with plenty of wealth under his belt.
If she happens to be lucky enough to be awarded half of her ex’s pension, she’s at least got some level of security. And so, if love happens to find this woman again one day, she’s got to be cautious. In this day and age, it’s only responsible behavior to avoid being blinded by love.
Depending on the divorce decree, [...]
The first step International Investigators takes in a due diligence investigation or background check is to verify the information we have received on the subject. The online searches or a Google search just take the information given and if that information is inaccurate or incomplete, so are the search results. That’s not how we work.
For instance, let’s consider aliases. Aliases are not necessarily covert names used to hide identity in this regard. Aliases are names someone may have legally had at some point in their life:
Different names from prior marriages
Names prior to adoption
Names prior to legal name changes
Incorrect reporting or typos from various reporting agencies
Another important piece of information is a social security number. If a number is transposed or mis-reported, the information [...]