Unconventional Surveillance Techniques: Smartphone Apps

Let’s face it, people are being surveilled everywhere. From street corner cameras to the apps on an individual’s phone, a person’s whereabouts are constantly being recorded, and especially in cases of smartphone apps, this data is often publicly shared. Unbeknownst to many smartphone users and to the benefit of private investigators, some of the data is publicly available. Let’s explore

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Virtual Events for Private Investigators

With COVID-19 restrictions still in place across the country, many industry conferences and events have been postponed until 2021 or later. For private investigators looking to engage with other industry professionals, network, and learn more about what’s going on in the industry, virtual events are helping to fill the gap. Most of the time, private investigator industry events and trade

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Adding News to Your Investigations

Editor’s note: This article was written by Marcy Phelps of Marcy Phelps & Associates Inc.. The opinions expressed here belong to Marcy Phelps. News research is an important part of just about any type of investigation. From due diligence and background checks, to workers’ compensation or other fraud investigations, to preparing for criminal or civil court, it pays to dig

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Why Private Investigators are Vital in the #MeToo Era

Editor’s note: This article was written by Carie McMichael of Lauth Investigations International. The opinions expressed here belong to Carie McMichael. Time is up for sexual harassers and abusers who have previously thrived in a culture of silence and blame, but time is also up for leadership in corporations and non-profit organizations that fail to properly address the epidemic. In

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Colorado Governor Vetoes Bill to Extend Private Investigator Licensure Requirements

Most states in the US require that private investigators maintain professional licensure. In fact, as of this publication, only a handful of states currently do not require state private investigator licensure. Private investigation is a profession that involves conducting surveillance, collecting data, and assisting with legal cases, among many other activities that some might consider personally invasive or even illegal

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Medical Canvassing for Private Investigators

Editor’s note: This article was written by Scott Fulmer of Intermountain PI. The opinions expressed here belong to Scott Fulmer. Medical canvassing is a strategy used in the claims handling process to determine if a work injury is legitimate. It is used by defense attorneys, insurance companies, third-party administrators, and self-insureds in workers’ compensation, disability, and automobile accident claims. With

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How an Increase in Domestic Violence Cases May Impact Private Investigators

Private investigators handle all different kinds of cases, from missing persons to assisting in insurance fraud investigations and everything in between and beyond. Private investigators are often called upon to assist in gathering evidence for domestic violence cases, especially because these cases can be difficult for prosecutors to argue without evidence, which is critical in proving abuse claims. While this

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