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Open Source Intelligence for Private Investigators

By PInow Staff Whether or not you realized it at the time, you have probably collected Open Source Intelligence, (OSINT) at some point in your investigative career. True to its name, OSINT is open-source, meaning that all its information is available to the general public. Since OSINT is accessible to everyone, it might not seem…

Ronan Farrow Exposes the Dark Underbelly of Private Investigators

By Brian Willingham This week, Ronan Farrow, the investigative reporter, published a three-part series (read Part I here, Part II here, and Part III here) on the Israel-based “intelligence firm” Black Cube, whom Farrow had some run-ins with while exposing Harvey Weinstein. It’s a pretty captivating story if you are into espionage, spies, surveillance, intrigue,…

5 Lessons from Corporate Investigations Gone Bad

By Brian Willingham This has been a bad couple of weeks for private investigators. First, there was the story of Credit Suisse, which hired private investigators to follow a former top executive whom the bank thought was trying to poach employees and clients. But the former executive got into a confrontation with the investigator hired…

Making a Citizen’s Arrest

By Stephanie Irvine With a nationwide shortage of police officers, many departments across the country are running short-staffed. The effects of this shortage proliferate into communities large and small, as there are fewer “good guys” around to stop the “bad guys,” and officers are often dispatched from call to call, resulting in longer response times…

She walked

She walked into the room like a lizard on your resort ceiling in the middle of the night, haltingly smooth, with just the slightest air of what was that, shall I run. It was a sight to see, and everyone did, you couldn’t help it. Silly shoes, they tend to do that, they make you…

By the Numbers, My Wife

Still, when you work as a PI, sometimes you get one of those cases that doesn’t involve finding guys dressed up as pigs, or a wife doing things with a guy twice her age, that, well it gave me nightmares, or, yes folks this is for real, a guy with a horse and well, even…

By the Numbers

You gotta love in when things go by the numbers, its just the old one, two three of things that makes things so easy to handle and the idea that sometimes things just go the way you want them to is just, well, it’s a happy time. So just to throw you off scent, here…

Lost Dog

This was one of those days when you wish you didn’t come to work, well since I do work for myself, I guess I should not have gotten out of bed this morning but then again I did so I caught this case, and boy oh boy did it pay off. Still who wants to…

Oi Oi What you doing

Sometimes you have to do the odd just just to make a little money, sometimes you have to bury your head in the sand and just deal with things, and this is what I had to do this past week. I needed some quick off the books cash and there wasn’t anything really big happening…

In an Asses Ass

Right, we have all heard the stories, you know, gerontologists stories, you go to a party and those are the guys you want to talk to, they always have the, you wouldn’t believe stories. Well, that makes sense, but I generally want to hang around with Vets, especially those that deal with farm animals, you…