Hardcore Investigative News! The Official Newsletter Of The National Association Of Investigative Specialists
Keeping Investigators Informed And Up-To-Date For 30 Years! Articles, Reviews, PodCasts And Video Casts!
Editor- Ralph Thomas

September 10th, 2008 Edition


New NAIS Certification-Certified Surveillance Investigator
Certified Missing Persons Investigator Certified Process Server Certified Pre-Employment Screener
Certified Email Tracer Certified Insurance Claims Investigator Certified Identity Theft Resolver
Certified Fugitive Recovery Agent Certified Accident Investigator Certified Online Searching Investigator

Investigative Articles

Technology- FailSafe Face Scanners Could Replace Passport Officers At Air Ports
Facial recognition machines are to be installed at airports to replace passport officers under border control plans announced today.

Major Technological Breakthrough! Science close to unveiling invisible man!
Invisibility devices, long the realm of science fiction and fantasy, have moved closer after scientists engineered a material that can bend visible light around objects. The breakthrough could lead to systems for rendering anything from people to large objects, such as tanks and ships, invisible to the eye although this is still years off.

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Trends! Companies Keep Watch, Covertly!
A blend of advanced technology, increased litigation and rising fears about trade secret theft and financial fraud is driving law firms and corporate counsel to the doors of former FBI agents and ex-prosecutors with a knack for solving crimes. These private investigators report that calls for help from law firms and corporate general counsel have increased substantially in recent years

International Service of Process Liability in Europe
If you are a Process Server know this before engaging your liability for a fist full of dollars.

New Computer Technology- Google Sees It's New Browser Displacing Desktop Software
Google Inc is challenging Microsoft Corpwith its own Web browser that lets users run many applications that once worked only when installed on local PCs, executives said on Tuesday.

PI CamStick
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Planning A Formal Interview
Over the last 30 years I have conducted thousands of interviews on issues ranging from employee theft to homicide. Despite that experience, I could not simply review background information on a case, then walk into a room and conduct an effective interview of the suspect. No competent investigator enters a formal interview with a blank sheet of paper. To conduct a proper interview requires preparation. This not only involves developing and analyzing investigative information, but also preparing an interview sheet that will have key questions written out in abbreviated form, followed by sufficient space for taking written notes and documenting follow-up questions. A John Reid Article.

Blast From The Past! Aug. 19, 1839: Photography Goes Open Source
With a French pension in hand, Louis Daguerre reveals the secrets of making daguerreotypes to a waiting world. The pioneering photographic process is an instant hit.

Anthrax investigation generates valuable forensic science, NAU researcher says
Northern Arizona University’s Paul Keim says the genomic analysis that linked the 2001 anthrax letters to the prime FBI suspect who committed suicide last month has generated unprecedented forensic science

Spying Employers Raise Legal Hackles
A growing number of employers are hiring private investigators to spy on employees suspected of taking leave dishonestly under the Family Medical Leave Act. From law.com

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Private Spies And Private Eyes
Think Private Detective and what springs to mind? The worldweary, chain-smoking Philip Marlowe? Sherlock Holmes solving another crime with his sidekick Watson? Even Magnum P.I. and his impressive moustache jaunting around Hawaii in a flashy sports car? And really, who could blame you?

How To Access Your Computer Remotely
Afraid you'll be bored on the Big Island this summer? Nervous about seven mind-numbing days on Nantucket? Thanks to virtual network computing, you can access your home machine from anywhere.

New PI Museum Artifact- Old Hound Dog Bug Detector And Telephone Line Tone Sweeper
The Hound Dog Bug Detector And Phone Sweep was state of the art portable countermeasures for the 1960's. If you owned a set, almost every detective agency in town wanted to see it and "barrow them." They were made by R. B. Clifton and cost what would be about $2000.00 for the set by today's standards.

Trends! Why Is Google StreetView Getting So Much Negative Press?
Since the launch, there have been countless stories focusing on the privacy concerns raised by the introduction of StreetView. And while that's not a bad thing in itself, in some (if not many) examples, the articles in question seem to be creating more controversy than there actually is.

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Investigators @ $8.00 An Hour in 1880
Pinkerton National Detective Agency Fee Notice
This is a Pinkerton's National Detective Agency fee notice that was printed in the late 1800's.


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Update! The Nixon White House Tape Recorders
In 1971 President Nixon installed secret audio recording systems in the Oval Office, his hide-out office in the Executive Office Building, the Cabinet Room and at Camp David . Conversations were recorded between February 16th, 1971 through July 18th, 1973. The recorders where installed and maintained by the US Secret Service.

Cellphone Sim (Subscriber Identity Module) Recovery Pro Lets You Recover Information from A Cell Phone! Even Deleted Information! Ideal for restricting/examining kid's or employees cell phone usage!
You can now recover data and text messages from cellular phones using the SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) Recovery Pro. Using this device allows you to save, edit and delete your phone book and short messages. Aside from recovery and retrieve, even of deleted data, an added advantage is to back the information up on your computer. If you change providers or cellular phones this unit allows you to transfer the information to the new SIM card. Great for use on children’s cell phones by restricting dialed out numbers.

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Curbside Investigator Podcast!
The Crubside Investigator is a podcast that features information of interest to private investigators.

Stand back, he’s gonna blow!
Scott goes on a personal rant about PI’s, there websites and trying to pass themselves off as experts in everything.

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Witness statements, not to be confused with Pretext
This week I talk about Witness Statements and some of the issues that I’ve been dealing with in regards to reluctant witnesses. There’s also wacky talk about Pretext. Trust me, it was tough dancing around pretext issues so next time, I’ll just come right out and say it in plain English.

Surveillance Investigator Presentation
Part of a series by the Business Journal on the most dangerous jobs in the USA. This video prfiles G.E. Investigations, LLC or Arizona on the job.

QuickTrack Pro Real Time GPS Has It All $485.00
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Judge Andrew P. Napolitano
Gives His "Video Views" on crimes and legal issues in the news. A Fox News link.

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Compeltely Self-Contained Covert Video Stationary Surveillance Equipment Explained
This isa part text and graphics review and part video review of the CovertTek Stationary Covert Video Camera line that has covert cameras and DVRs built into normal every day products with motion activation and time and date staamping with Cody Woods.

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News Stories

MPAA Helped Cops Nab Hundreds of Movie Pirates
The Motion Picture Association of America announced Monday the arrest of 461 alleged movie pirates – 56 caught using a camcorder in a theater – during a three-month period ending in July.

Another Conviction- Anthony Pelicano Convicted Of Federal Wiretapping Conspiracy Charges
The Hollywood private detective charged with breaking laws to get his high-profile clients information they needed for legal assaults has been convicted of federal wiretapping conspiracy charges.

New Public Records Wire Opens
News and links on public records online.

Review The Recluse VideoTek Blackbox And Watch An Online Video About It!
The Recluse VideoTek Blackbox is a high end high resolution and high frame-rate covert video camera that you can not see with the naked eye with a built in video recorder with time and date stamping. It's specifically designed to avoid alertness by such products as pin-hole lens cameras as no one will notice the camera even inches away! The patented innovative Black Box records video under completely covert conditions without human eyes recognizing it as a video surveillance recorder and system.

Blackwater To Get License Renewed In Baghdad
The State Department says it will renew Blackwater USA's license to protect diplomats in Baghdad for one year, but a final decision about whether the private security company will keep the job is pending.

'Spousebusting' private eye to appeal jail sentence
A private detective who investigated unfaithful partners is appealing against a nine-month jail sentence handed down for posing as a federal agent.

Trends! $86K in counterfeit sneakers confiscated
The Bridgeton News - NJ.com - Bridgeton,NJ,USA
Private investigators from Sumtar requested Vineland police open an investigation and, on Aug. 9, undercover city detectives were reportedly able purchase

Boston-Tenants slam role of private police
One woman said the private police officer patrolling her housing complex used chemical spray on her 12-year-old daughter after a July 4th confrontation.

Stupid Criminals!-Colorado Man Poses as 'Porn Inspector' to Get Free Videos
Longmount , Colo. — A man claiming to be a police detective tried to get an adult novelty shop to give him free X-rated videos, saying he wanted to make sure the performers weren't underage, authorities said.

Trends-"Where are you, Papa?"
More men are abandoning their families, presumably to start life anew with women they met abroad

UK Set to Spy on Phone, Internet Users
The British government wants records kept of all mobile phone and text messages and use of the Internet.

Dealers linked to spree of art thefts
The Times - Johannesburg,Gauteng,South Africa
Pretoria private investigator Mike Bolhuis said his team was investigating at least 40 art theft cases, which totalled about R30-million.

Amateur videos capture controversial NYPD actions
New York-In one week, three videos surfaced showing New York City police officers whacking men with batons or, in one case, violently knocking a protester off his bicycle in Times Square.

Ex-state employee accused of pirating DVDs
pleads innocent

A Shelbyville man who formerly worked for the state at the motor pool on Holmes Street has pleaded innocent to making and selling DVDs on his work computer.

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