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Tried & Tested Investigative Interviewing Techniques

By John A. Hoda Unlike media representations of investigative interviewing, the best tactics don’t require trickery, deceit, or advanced skills in reading body language. Instead, a deeper knowledge of investigative interviews discussed in this article will help you gather between 25% to 50% more facts. Unfortunately, most investigative interviewing today falls into a simple question-answer,…

Recognizing and Investigating Emotional Infidelity

By PInow Staff What is Emotional Infidelity? Emotional affairs often comprise of a situation in which the emotions of one partner are dedicated to a source outside of the relationship and, because of this, they become emotionally unavailable and the relationship suffers. This often involves an individual maintaining an intimate relationship (outside their committed relationship)…

Avoiding the Investigative Rabbit Hole

By Brian Willingham It’s pretty commonplace for investigators to get stuck going down a rabbit hole into a vortex, which sucks you into a dark place that renders you nearly powerless. One thing leads you to another to another and another, which will inevitably get you to a YouTube video of cats. And you have…

The Best Way to Keep Your Secrets Safe?

By Brian Willingham “Would anyone be able to find out ____________?” is a question that people pose to me quite often. The truth is that any motivated party with enough time and resources can find out pretty much anything about anybody. Granted, there are people who do what we do legally and aboveboard; while others…

Best PInow Articles of 2018

By PInow Staff The start of a new year is the perfect time to look back on 2018 and everything you learned about being a better private eye. Take a look at the top 5 private investigator articles that PInow published last year and stay tuned for even more private investigation content in 2019. Identity…

What Does a Private Investigator Really Do?

By Brian Willingham Anytime an old colleague of mine was asked what he did for a living, he replied that he was a garbage man. It always flabbergasted me that he wouldn’t tell people what he really did. Private investigators have pretty cool jobs; at least, that is what I always thought. So I asked…

Events for Private Investigators in 2019

By PInow Staff Below is a list of upcoming events for private investigators in 2019. 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 9th – 11th, 2019Where: San Marcos Resort1 N.…

Financial Transactions & Social Media in Investigations

By PInow Staff Social media investigations are growing tools for private investigators to get to the bottom of their clients’ cases. Almost every American can identify social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, but what about applications such as Venmo? Most people view Venmo simply as a way to easily send money to their…

California Background Checks

By ServeNow Staff Background checks are an important tool in any private investigator’s arsenal. Individuals, businesses, and employers use background checks for a variety of reasons, but the core cause often lies with the need to uncover any incriminating evidence. However, personal data protection is taking precedent in laws across the globe, as evident in…

Investigation Lessons: 6 Months and 192 Telephone Interviews Later

By Brian Willingham Since May, I have done about 192 (give or take) telephone interviews for various investigation matters. The interviews that I have done have ranged from being for massive product liability cases to in-depth vetting of a possible CEO. In every single one of these cases, the names of these individuals were developed…