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Don’t Get Scammed into Puny Background Investigations

Whew! Just do a Google search for Background Investigation and see the more than 33,400,000 results pop up! You would think that there would not be any chance of a person being hoodwinked with the number of “services” out there to reveal the con artists and scammers. But you would be wrong.

Why is that?

Well, it is pretty simple. There are basically two reasons for the growing likelihood of a person – of any age, gender or race – getting conned:

People are optimistic and naïve. They don’t want to believe there is ever really a need for background check services, especially in a personal situation. They may understand why a business would conduct an employment background check and even a criminal background check, but have [...]

Protect Your Business from Theft in the Workplace

“I can’t believe I didn’t see it.”

Riley had run his own business for years. He’d had hundreds of employees, some of which had stayed for years and retired from his company. So when his attorney brought him in, it was obvious he was both surprised and shocked that he could possibly be in this position.

There was strong evidence of embezzlement by an employee. Although he knew theft by employees was a costly problem and touched every business, he didn’t consider a few missing pens or copies being made for some kid’s carwash was a big deal. But this was more than that. This was outright skimming money out of accounts, writing forged checks and manipulating accounts that could only be answered by employee embezzlement. [...]

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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 [...]

Start Employment Process with Background Investigation

Our challenging economy has forced most business and company owners, large and small, to tighten their belts. Many business owners continue to struggle. But they certainly are not alone in the fight to keep their doors open. Many Americans continue to perfect the art of doing more with less.

In the midst of all that stress, remaining competitive in these very difficult times can sometimes feel overwhelming and exhausting, too. When a business owner feels such pressure, it can be the perfect recipe for disaster. Why? Because stress may inadvertently lead us to cut corners where we usually wouldn't. And cutting corners never leads to anything positive.

Let's say that the CFO of your company suddenly resigns, without notice. This loss throws you into a panic. [...]

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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, [...]

HR Due Diligence Checklist Routine for Hiring

Not only do logos get updated to keep up with the times, so do those little sayings that come out of the mouths of parents beginning when their children are at a very young age. They apply to work as well as life and are a call for everyone to conduct some level of due diligence.

For instance, consider “Watch out for a wolf in sheep’s clothing.” No longer is ours an agrarian society so the adage updated to “Don’t judge a book by its cover.”  Now, we have “stranger danger” and a general suspicion that means “trust must be earned.”

Now items are routinely ticked off the HR due diligence checklist as applicants are considered. Now, the interviewing process can include a background check. What [...]