Justifying Your Unethical Decisions

Justifying Unethical Decisions

Last week I received a call from a private investigator in Arizona. He assists families who are searching for missing children, and was interested in tracking down a missing teenage girl by using cell towers. He had found us through a blog post that I made a few years back. He went on to tell me […]

8 Obsolete Spy Tools That We’ll Never Use Again

Obsolete Spy Tools

Really? They strapped a camera to a pigeon? And a shoe doubled as a phone? 1Spy Camera Pocket Watch Because pocket watches are so 1930. (Watchisimo) 2Pigeon Camera Drones are much easier to control. (NBC News) 3Microdot Camera In today’s age, it would be disseminated in electronic form, but these gadgets could take a take […]

Comprehensive Background Check vs. Not-So-Comprehensive Background Check

Comprehensive Background Check

Our comprehensive background check packages start at $1,000, which can cause a bit of sticker shock to those who are accustomed to seeing “comprehensive” background checks advertised on the Internet for less than $50. So a legitimate question that is frequently asked is what is the difference between our “comprehensive background check” and what you […]

8 Ways to Use a Private Investigator in a White Collar Criminal Defense Case

Private Investigator White Collar Criminal Defense

In July 2014, hedge fund billionaire Raj Rajaratnam’s younger brother was acquitted of insider trading charges, breaking a streak of 85 cases without a single defeat, making it quite clear that white collar criminal defense attorneys have an uphill battle. Nobody likes losing. Here are eight ways that a private investigator can help you come out […]

The “Uberization” of Private Investigators


Trustify, previously known as FlimFlam, is a D.C.-based start-up that wants to make the process of hiring a private investigator (PI) — on demand, in small and inexpensive blocks of time to conduct surveillance — a whole lot simpler. With the iPhone app or online platform that Trustify has created, anyone can simply type in the information […]

How to Become an Expert Private Investigator

Expert Private Investigator

I am not an expert private investigator. I think anyone who calls himself an “expert” in anything is an idiot. But that’s just my opinion. But a funny thing has happened to me over the past five-plus years: I have shared my experiences and knowledge through this blog and social media and one-on-one, and through […]

How to Find Hidden Facebook Photos

Hidden Facebook Photos 1

Individuals are increasingly locking down their Facebook profiles by implementing some basic privacy features, but there is a little trick to find “hidden” photos of a particular user. Investigating through social media, and Facebook in particular given its wide use (a couple of billion people and climbing), has become an increasingly important tool for any […]