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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,…

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…

5 Ballistic Safety Tips for Private Investigators

By Chris Taylor Private investigators enter the field from various backgrounds. Many have a history with the police, or with the military – time spent in such challenging sectors can certainly help prepare them for the range of risks they may encounter from time to time. While most of us might have a specific idea…

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…

Everyone (and Every Case) Has a Story

Throughout the course of our careers, a private investigator’s education is a continuous and interesting journey. We attend dozens of training seminars, classes, and conferences every year on topics such as surveillance, counter-intelligence, forensics, fraud, ethics, background checks, and other related subjects. Our individual state regulating departments expand our knowledge quests by requiring us to…

Importance of Investigators in Criminal Cases

By Stephanie Irvine When the general public thinks of a private investigator, they may think to common situations in which a PI is hired, including divorce and insurance fraud. What they may not realize, however, is that private investigators often play a critical role in solving criminal cases. Through examining the importance of investigators in…

Resolving the Dilemma of Spying on the People We Trust Most

By admin If you’ve ever wondered what your teenager was really up to, if your spouse really had a Tuesday night meeting or if your nanny is taking good care of your toddler, you’ve probably considered spying to find out the truth. While the thought has entered most everyone’s mind at one time or another,…

Private Investigations Laws: How Far Can a PI Go to Investigate a Case

By admin The Complete Guide to Laws Governing PI Work: From Audio Recording Consent to Concealed Weapons and Open Carry For a lot of people, including many potential clients, the appeal of private investigators is the idea that they somehow operate outside the constraints of the law. They think cops and detectives are all snarled…

Elite Scotland Yard Division Corrupted by a PI Firm

By admin The Telegraph obtained leaked documents that showed that the Scotland Yard Unit that investigates some of the most sensitive police inquiries was “corrupted” by a high powered PI firm. Retired detectives ran RISC Management Ltd and are under investigation for targeting former police colleagues. They are thought to have done so to obtain…

What Is It Like to Be a Private Investigator?

By Brian Willingham So, what is it really like to be a private investigator? Fast cars? Espionage? Stakeouts? Surveillance? Spying? It turns out that I do none of that. A lot of PI mythology is, in fact, mythical. Interestingly, if you ask 15 different private investigators what they do, you might get 15 different answers.…