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How a Private Investigator Can Help Your Divorce Case

By Haywood Hunt & Associates Inc Family issues are difficult for anyone. There’s just too much emotion involved and its best to get a professional, such as a lawyer, to help you deal with it in the easiest way possible. Having a lawyer is a given when going through a divorce or other family issues,…

How A Private Investigator Can Help Family Lawyers

By Haywood Hunt & Associates Inc Family issues are difficult for anyone. There’s just too much emotion involved and its best to get a professional, such as a lawyer, to help you deal with it in the easiest way possible. Having a lawyer is a given when going through a divorce or other family issues,…

10 Challenges When Trying to Locate People

By Brian Willingham In 2019, one would think it would be pretty easy to locate people with the plethora of information available on the Internet. And generally it is, as we found in our recent review of some commercially available databases. While it’s not “free” (what most people on the interwebs are looking for), it’s…

Living in the Gray: What PIs can Learn from 1422

By PInow Staff Editor’s note: This article was based on an interview with Covert Results owner Robert Young and also takes inspiration from his book, Gray: Rise and Fall of 1422. Before he was a private investigator, Robert “Bobby” Young served as a detective on the Metro Nashville Police Department’s 20th Judicial District Drug Task…

TLO vs. IRB vs. IDI – Which Provides the Best Phone Number Information?

By Brian Willingham Telephone numbers and address information are the lifeblood of private investigators. Getting in touch with people either by phone or in person is absolutely essential to any private investigator, regardless of his or her area of specialization. (Note: These databases are available primarily to private investigators, so this article is a bit…

The Latest in TSCM/Bug Sweep Technology

By Paul Cicarella Jr. Editor’s note: This article was written by Paul Cicarella about his certification experience at REI’s Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM) training. The opinions expressed here belong to Paul Cicarella. In February of 2019, investigators gathered at the Research Electronics International (REI)’s Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM) training to stay on top of today’s…

Intelius vs. Spokeo vs. BeenVerified — A Private Investigator’s Review

By Brian Willingham I frequently get asked about commercially available investigative databases such as Intelius, Spokeo, and BeenVerified. The truth is that I have never used them, so I could never really give an intelligent answer. The professional databases that I rely on that are most comparable to Intelius, Spokeo, and BeenVerified can only be…

101 Investigative Links for Digging Up Information on People (2019)

By Brian Willingham This post was originally posted on March 27, 2014, but was updated on May 3, 2019 with new information. As private investigators, it’s safe to say that we use thousands of online websites and databases on a monthly basis. While the types of websites that we visit depend on the case that…

How to Handle Evidence as a Private Investigator

By Stephanie Irvine For many private investigators, the culmination of the work that they do ends in a courtroom — that is, provided the evidence they collect is handled appropriately and admissible in court. Whether the evidence gathered by a private investigator is for a family law case, insurance fraud, or even to assist in…

The Business of Private Investigations

By John A. Hoda The below is an introduction and summary of a new series of books by John Hoda exploring how to successfully conduct the business side of private investigation. PInow was not involved in the production of these books. Many books, articles, seminars, and conferences deal effectively with different aspects of private investigation,…