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    Background Research Investigations Tell You Who You Are Hiring

Background Research Investigations Tell You Who You Are Hiring

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 [...]

Missing Person Investigation is Search for Identity Thief

Until Maria was denied a marriage license, she had no idea that someone had stolen her identity. For sure she never imagined a need for a private investigator like International Investigators.

According to Maria, detectives from the local police department moved too slowly when she reported the alleged crime. Identity theft is often put at the bottom of the case load due to so many other more violent crimes. The authorities didn’t devote much time to investigating her case. And because of that, Maria worried that she and her fiance would be forced to cancel their wedding and lose the large deposit already paid to the reception hall.

Trying to assist a client with identity theft is very similar in many ways to a missing person [...]

Investigation Doesn’t Mend Broken Heart, But Finds Truth

When he and his first wife divorced, Kevin struggled to accept his new life as a single guy. After nearly 30 years together, his first wife left the marriage with no warning. Their children were grown and gone, busy building their own lives. Kevin spent a couple of miserable years alone, trying to make sense of how to be suddenly alone in his mid fifties.

Then he met a great woman. For Kevin, it was love at first sight. Within three months, he and his new love, Anna, were married. Six months later, Kevin came in from work one afternoon to an empty house. Literally. Every single piece of furniture, even the kitchen appliances, everything was gone. Anna had left him, right in the middle of [...]

Bring Due Diligence Home

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, [...]

Save Your Business with Due Diligence

Before making vital decisions, many company owners carefully identify and access the risks. They realize how crucial it is to gather all possible information and conduct due diligence. Without a doubt, every bit of information must be updated and, above all, accurate.

That is exactly why International Investigators frequently receive calls from business and company owners and global investors. Often they provide a due diligence checklist with some of the items crossed off with documentation attached. They ask us to find answers to all the questions they ask so they can make the most informed decisions.

In a due diligence investigation, we follow paper trails, across the country, if need be. As investigators, our job is to find the truth, but also, to provide evidence of [...]

Background Check Services Save You Time and Worry

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 [...]

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    A Background Investigation is Prudent First Step into Politics

A Background Investigation is Prudent First Step into Politics

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 [...]

A Background Investigation Confirms the Truth

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, [...]

Nip Theft by Employees in the Bud

Theft by employees is a problem whether you own a business run out of an office or a retail establishment. It’s a felony and costs business – and consumers – a great deal of money every year.

There are steps employers can take beginning with a thorough background check for new employees. It is not uncommon for big organizations to an HR due diligence checklist, but companies of all sizes should include a background check in their hiring process. This is especially true for key employees and those in vulnerable areas of the business.

Employee embezzlement can have a debilitating impact on a small business. In fact, some businesses are not able to recover from such a loss and the subsequent cost of legal action.

So what [...]

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    Accuracy of Initial Information Critical to Due Diligence Investigations

Accuracy of Initial Information Critical to Due Diligence Investigations

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:

Maiden name
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 [...]