A PI's Tool: Informational Data Providers09/18/14
Ferreting out fraud, recovering abducted children, locating witnesses for criminal or civil cases, identifying counterfeit products are just some of the many services provided by private investigators. One of the most significant tools in an...
An Investigator for All Seasons
Private investigator Steven Rambam has paid his dues. For over thirty years, he has relentlessly pursued his client’s interests across U.S. and international borders, often at considerable personal risk.
Safeguard Your Most Valuable Asset: Your Family
Do you have a protection plan for the members of your family? For yourself? Do you have a security strategy for your employees? An area where private investigators often become involved is executive protection, although, the need for protection is no...
Seen by Everyone: Ignored by All
Private investigators are often charged with ferreting out workers compensation fraud, identifying those who produce counterfeit products, recovering parental-abducted children, gathering evidence for child custody cases, and a variety of other...
Background Screening: Likely to get Harder before it Gets Easier
With rapidly changing laws in employment background screening, what is the future for employers in their hiring procedures? Tools used by employers, background screeners, and private investigators are vanishing rapidly, only to leave employers with...
Tackling Adverse Publicity
What do you do when you need to mitigate a controversy for yourself or a case you are investigating? Whether you are a Fortune 500 CEO, university chancellor, celebrity, politician, athlete, attorney or even an individual private investigator, where...
Tracing the Skip
Skiptracers have a key role in the health of the economy. Those who grant credit cannot operate unless paid, and when unable to collect a debt, companies sell severely past-due accounts to debt buyers or collection agencies. Others, like private...
Special Encore Presentation: A Distinguished Military Career Interrupted
Long before Don’t Ask - Don’t Tell and despite more than 25 years exemplary military service, including receiving a Bronze Star for service in Vietnam, Colonel Margarethe Cammermeyer was discharged from the Washington National Guard after she...
Jack Devine: Master Spy
For over thirty years, Jack Devine served under six successive presidents from Nixon to Clinton during his time with the CIA. He ultimately became Acting Deputy Director of Operations and was responsible for all of the CIA’s spying operations in seven...
Certified Legal Investigator
What is a Certified Legal Investigator (CLI)? What is required to become one? Private Investigators have a number of certifications available to them to increase their proficiency and standing in their chosen field of expertise. Some trade...
Protecting Original Products
On-line marketplace sites such as Craigslist and eBay have made it increasingly simple for brand counterfeiters to sell their products. Prices typically are less than the real thing so why not take advantage of a deal? But the products are often...
Where is Technology Taking Your Business?
A sizeable percentage of the private investigator’s work is documentation. This tedious part of the work has become easier, but at the same time, more complicated as high tech tools and applications become available. How efficient you are and how you...
What Do You Remember?
It is an asset for an investigator to have an exceptional memory. Some who are memory challenged might say, the memory filing system is excellent; it is the retrievable system that’s flawed. What tools do you use to remember details? Private...
Out of Bondage: Human Trafficking
The mass abduction of several hundred female students in Nigeria outraged the world recently. Unfortunately, similar scenarios with smaller numbers is happening every day, and not only to young women. Males are sold into slavery as well. It is an ugly...
Emerging Trend: Animal Investigations
The federal Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (AETA) was signed into law November 27, 2006. This law opens up many opportunities for investigators to work for attorneys defending those who are charged under the act, to work for agricultural businesses...
Exoneration: 25 years in the Joint
What were you doing in 1989, 25 years ago? Chicago’s Look Away was Billboard’s top hit. It was the year Communism declined, the Giants and the A’s were defeated by the San Francisco Earthquake, the Exxon Valdez caused the Alaskan Oil Spill, a giant...
Internet Intelligence and Social Media Resource
Times have clearly changed. Private investigators used to have to knock on doors to obtain information relative to their cases and the people they are charged with investigating. Although that is still true today to some extent, much is gained by just...
National Legislative Program Launched
Founded in 1975, The National Council of Investigation and Security Services (NCISS) has fought restrictive legislation and governmental regulations with unintended consequences on behalf of private investigators and security professionals before...
Botox: Changing the Face of Investigation
One of the myriad of tasks performed by private investigator is to interview individuals from all cultures and walks of life. The interview may be to gather details from a material witness, collect background information, or detect deception from a...
Death Row: A Investigators Journey
One of the most challenging tasks in a criminal defense investigator’s world is investigating a capital case that has already exhausted all of its appellate rights. Called a writ of habeas corpus, it is a death row inmate’s last opportunity for to...
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