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9 Simple Rules of a Private Investigator, That You Won’t See on TV

By Brian Willingham 1Don’t waiver from your ethical core values. 2Don’t impersonate another human being. 3Don’t do anything that is illegal or something that falls within the “grey area” of legality. 4Your reputation and your word are all you have; use them wisely. 5Don’t take on anything just for the money. 6Situations dictate tactics. 7If…

Becoming a Social Media Investigator: Do You Have What It Takes?

By Joseph Jones Joseph Jones with Bosco Legal Services shares his unique insight into Social Media Investigations, and asks the question: do you have what it takes to be a Social Media Investigator? Introduction Usually, when someone finds out that I have a specialty in social media/ cyber investigations, the first thing they say is…

Identity Fraud: How a PI can Help

By Stephanie Irvine As tax season is upon us, unscrupulous individuals may attempt to steal your identity in order to get your tax refund or even a job. This issue is so big that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) even created a Tax Identity Awareness Week from January 29th — February 2, 2018 to help…

What to do if Someone is Impersonating you Online?

By Brian Willingham Yesterday, I was messing around with some online tools to identify social media profiles and came across Followerwonk, a tool created by the folks over at Moz to analyze Twitter followers. They have a tool where you can search Twitter bios by their “real name” or by keywords in the bio. It’s…

Events for Private Investigators in 2018

By PInow Staff Below is a list of upcoming events for process servers in 2018. We update this when new events are announced, so make sure you check back for updates! If your event is not on the list, please contact us. NALI Mid-Winter Conference When: January 18 – 19th, 2018 Where: Orange Beach, Alabama…

Tire Marks & Their Role in Accident-Reconstruction Investigations

By Michael Miranda Tire marks are probably the most often confused and misinterpreted of all roadway evidence. A tire mark is the general class of marks left by a tire, whether rolling or locked. A tire skid mark is left by a locked, sliding tire. There are different types of tire marks associated with a…

Goodbye 2017: Here’s to Kick-A$$ 2018!

By Brian Willingham 2017 is (finally) over. I know that people like to think of a new year as a blank slate for a new set of dreams, goals and possibilities. I’ve never been one to think that way. But this year, I hope those people are right. There were a lot of good things…

End of the Year Tax Tips for Investigators

By Kimberly Faber Editors note: We are not tax advisors. The tips below are offered for informational purposes. Please consult with your tax advisor or attorney regarding your business. With the upcoming year just around the corner, it’s time to start putting together your end of the year strategy when it comes to your taxes.…

Elder Abuse Investigations

By Stephanie Irvine Understanding Elder Abuse Investigations Though there are many benefits for a growing elderly population with a longer life expectancy, there is also an increase in situations where seniors suffer abuse and neglect from those entrusted to care for them.The World Health Organization defines elder abuse as “a single, or repeated act, or…

Keyloggers in Private Investigation and How Clients Can Use Them

By Tedd Johnson Private investigators have an important role to play in law enforcement, especially when it comes to evidence collection. They have a flexibility police officers do not have. It is in civil cases where they have been more helpful, enabling clients to resolve disputes or helping to collect evidence for their case. The…