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Tech Advancements Aid Private Investigators

By Rachel Stinson The process of investigating has long been a tedious and difficult job where investigators regularly face multiple obstacles. Following people without being seen, photographing them, and tracking their activity can be quite difficult. The rise of technology has helped revolutionize the investigation industry, as is typical with whatever area technology crosses into.…

How to not be spotted: A Private Investigator’s Guide to Blending In

By PInow Staff A successful investigator is able to remain undercover and unnoticed so that they can collect useful evidence to support their client’s claim. Blending in with the surrounding population or daily activity is necessary so that the individual under surveillance does not become suspicious and thus change their own actions. Investigators should take…

Importance of Accurate Background Checks

By Stephanie Irvine For many private investigators, background checks are a staple service offering. There are a variety of different types of background checks, but in each, a qualified private investigator is capable of retrieving and assessing the results. Accuracy is critical when it comes to background checks because the results, if inaccurate, can be…

What is Covert and Overt Body Armor?

By Tom Bowman Body armor vests are composed of two sections– the outer carrier and the inner plates. The inner plates are the pieces that provide the actual protection, but the carrier is essential because it holds the pieces in place. The different colors and materials body armor carriers come in each have their own…

16 Things You Should Know About Court Records

By Kimberly Faber When it comes to how court records are organized, which search methods work best, and how these records can supplement an investigation, there is a lot of information out there. Nearly every investigation conference we’ve attended has had a track on court records, and we hear time and time again that the…

Private Investigator Physical Gear

By Stephanie Irvine When you work as a private investigator, you need to have the right equipment to do your job efficiently and effectively. When most people think of a private eye, they might immediately think of binoculars. And it’s not just a cliche — there are several pieces of equipment that you will need…

How the Detroit Lions Failed Background Check 101

By Brian Willingham According to recently published report in the The Detroit News, the newly hired coach of the Detroit Lions, Matt Patricia, was arrested for aggravated assault in 1996. Patricia was on spring break in South Padre Island, when Patricia and another fraternity brother “burst” into an upscale hotel room and sexually assaulted a…

The Shitty Background Investigation

By Brian Willingham Black death? Influenza? There’s a new, much more dangerous plague affecting a small group of Americans. A fast-spreading disease has affected the private investigation industry called SBI, short for Shitty Background Investigation. To the best of my knowledge this has not affected our firm, but I know it exists because I have…

What You Need to Know About Investigating Workers Compensation Cases

By Stephanie Irvine For Private Investigators, investigating workers compensation cases requires ingenuity and time. When a worker is injured on the job, they may be entitled to benefits, including but not limited to, medical bill payment, compensation for time off, and/or other financial benefits. There are two types of workers compensation fraud cases: those in…