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  • Ethics, the Law and Legal Limits For Private Investigators

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    I’ve been thinking a lot about ethics lately. A few articles have caught my attention. Pursuit Magazine ran a great piece by Kevin Macnish regarding ethical behavior, which describes, among other things how ethics and the law are not one in the same. Then I ran across an article the other day about an investigator […]

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    Protecting Privilege and Confidentiality With a Private Investigator

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    One of the most frequently asked questions by potential clients is whether the information provided by a private investigator is privileged or confidential. The answer is ‘yes’, ‘no’ and ‘sometimes’ … Confused yet? In general, any information passed directly from the investigator to a non-attorney client, is not considered privileged and may be discoverable in […]

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    101 Investigative Links for Digging Up Information on People

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    As private investigators, it’s safe to say that we use thousands of online websites and databases on a monthly basis. While the types of websites that we visit depend on the case that we are working on, below we have outlined some of our “go to” resources. While there are many sites that offer free […]

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    Need Help Finding Someone? How NOT to Ask a Private Investigator

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    [A conversation with a potential client…] John Doe: Hi, I’m interested in finding someone. Me: OK, why do you want to find that person? JD: I wrote a pretty large check to that person a few years ago, and I want to find out whether the check has been cashed. Me: OK, well, why don’t […]

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    How to Spot A Fraud – Tips from a PI

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    One of the double-edged-swords of private investigation is that we tend to be quite cautious and take very little at face value. We’ve heard the stories and investigated the shady characters; often we are more surprised when something appears to be on the up and up. In our lives, fraud seems to be commonplace. Turns […]

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    What Mitt Romney Can Teach a Private Investigator

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    Last night, I watched Mitt, the Netflix documentary covering the period from Mitt Romney’s 2006 family meeting about running for president to his November 2012 defeat in the general election. I’m not about to get all political on you here, but many people have argued that Romney was not elected because he was a robotic […]

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    Lessons From the Uber Background Check Gaff

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    A few months ago, PandoDaily broke a story that a driver for Uber, the popular ride-sharing service, assaulted a passenger, called him a “dirty Mexican faggot,” and then struck him. PandoDaily later reported that the driver had an extensive criminal history, including felony and misdemeanor charges and at least one felony conviction that resulted in prison time. […]

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    Bitcoin – The Perfect Storm for Fraud

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    The virtual currency Bitcoin has been getting quite a bit of publicity lately, not just from the skyrocketing value but from the multimillion investment by the notorious Winklevoss twins, famed for their role in the founding of Facebook, and the guy who accidentally threw away $9 million in bitcoins. But much of the news has […]

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