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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

November 10th, 2008 Edition

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Investigative Articles

Writing A Winning Surveillance Report Using New Technology! By Ralph Thomas
The old saying that a picture is worth a thousand words applies to the new online tools you can use when writing a surveillance report that will make you stand out. There is also the old saying that a bad surveillance can be saved with a good surveillance report but a good surveillance looks like a bad surveillance when the surveillance report is done poorly.

Selling A Suspect on the Benefits of Confessing
As a general guideline, an investigator should not address consequences during an interrogation. In fact, the investigator goes to great length to avoid discussing any possible consequences the suspect faces if he or she decides to tell the truth. After all, it is precisely because of those consequences that the suspect is lying. However, there are occasions where it may be appropriate or even necessary to discuss possible consequences with a suspect. A John Reid Article.

Blast From The Past! World's First Button Camera, 1950's
Believe it or not, the very first covert button cameras where used by intelligence agencies in the 1950's. However, they could only do a still photo snap shot and were so bulky, you could only wear them with a heavy coat.

Make a Stealth Camera Bag
Sometimes you need a fancy camera bag, with a tripod strap and little slots with which to pamper your memory cards. You need a waterproof hood, a padded strap and a big fat StealMe™ logo on the front.

Day One: Obama faces Cold War threat, a warning from Israel... and an armed guard to go to the gym
With barely time to savour his triumph, Barack Obama has been confronted with various international crises to test his mettle.

A PI's online toolbox
I would like to share some Web sites and tools that regularly are used by private investigators.

Inside the LAPD's Threat Management Unit
LAPD created the nation's first anti-stalking unit

Common Lab Gear Could Contaminate Critical Research
Highly reactive chemicals can easily leak from plastic lab equipment used by scientists worldwide, interfering with results and potentially contaminating everything from basic biological research to drug development.

Ex-con turned investigator says he profits from finding dirt on other companies
After serving time for a notorious stock fraud in the 1990s, onetime whiz kid Barry Minkow has reinvented himself as an author, a pastor and a self-styled anti-fraud crusader. Now he's found a way to profit from investigating other companies.

Spruce Up Your Business Card
It's official -- the global economy has kerploded. For the aspiring entrepreneur this means networking is now paramount. Forget about working on your golf game and handshake. It's time to overhaul your business card.

Chuck's on the case as a private eye
It was dark. Really dark. The kind of dark you only see when it's not light. Somewhere off in the black-velvet night, a shot rang out and a woman screamed.

 

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Now With Up To 4 GB/30 Hour Recording Time! Two Models To Choose From! Take Covert Video With This Amazing Pen! 1GB of memory and 1mega pixel resolution built right into a working pen! Fast downloading and battery charging through USB port!

 

New Generation PV800 Now With 60 GB
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Including Wireless Slider, Quad Screen Splitter And 4 Camera Input, Extended Life Battery Pack Slider, 12 Plus Covert Camera Selections That Are Powered By Unit And A Whole Lot More!

PI CamStick
Introducing the PI-Camcorder TinyTek Stick, the high quality camcorder that actually can fit inside a standard pack of gum. Delivering unbelievable quality video/audio at the touch of one button. Now two models to pick from! You can obtain the model that takes 1 GB Micro SD Cards or the newer model that takes 2 GB micro SC cards. FREE Micro SD card included with each model!

New Generation Stealth Pro
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Covert Surveillance Bodywear Kit! Covert Video Eyeglasses Now With Totally Clear Lenses Powered By DVR! Three Other Interchangeable Darker Lenses For Outside Use! High Grade Button Camera Powered By DVR! Pocket DVR With Time/Date Stamping Display! Super Blowout Sale! Was $479.95 Now Only $295.00

AUDIO EVIDENCE NANO TECHNOLOGY
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MINITINYTeK-The New Digital Audio Recording Wonder Of The World! So Small, It Has To Be Manufactured Under a Microscope! When You Hold One, You'll Want To Look At It Under A Magnifying Glass! Voice Activation, Time And Date Stamping And Timed Recording! Law Enforcement Grade

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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PI PodCASTS

Curbside Investigator Podcast!
The Crubside Investigator is a podcast that features information of interest to private investigators. Scott talks about surveillance and pretext tips from 2001. It’s information that was destined for the trash this week until he read it and laughed. You’ll get an insight into what was going on in 2001 and how things have changed. Keep current privacy laws in mind and remember this is only for educational and comedy purposes.

Why investigators fail
This week, Scott comments on listener email, with questions about online searches and where to learn more about them (post here if you know), and medical records requests. There’s also a discussion of why investigators fail. I can’t take credit for this. It was passed to me and it came from Third Degree Communications so go check them out.

Surveillance and Pretext in 2001 (scary stuff)
Scott talks about surveillance and pretext tips from 2001. It’s information that was destined for the trash this week until he read it and laughed. You’ll get an insight into what was going on in 2001 and how things have changed. Keep current privacy laws in mind and remember this is only for educational and comedy purposes.

8 Tips to get on an Insurance Vendor Panel
Scott talks about 8 proven tips to help investigators attain a spon on an insurance vendor panel. This was taken with permission from an email post to the CALI listserv by CW Sellers of The Sellers Investigative Group.

8 Tips to get on an Insurance Vendor Panel
Scott talks about 8 proven tips to help investigators attain a spon on an insurance vendor panel. This was taken with permission from an email post to the CALI listserv by CW Sellers of The Sellers Investigative Group.

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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.

New Generation Super Trackstick TM GPS
Data Logger! Magnetic Mount Clip - Motion Activated - 4 Mb Data -Up To 4 Weeks Battery Life
The Stealth Super Trackstick TM is an obvious choice for government agencies and intelligence personnel. The weatherproof case and removable magnetic mount allow for covert installation. Features like this make Super TrackstickTM best suited for police or homeland security personnel.

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PV900 Invisible Secrets DVR/ Covert Video Camera
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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

Police Nab Alleged Craigslist Robber
It looks like Danger Room's favorite robber may have been caught. Back in late September, you'll recall, an enterprising heist-man held up an armored car, deployed decoys hired in a Craigslist ad to distract witnesses, and then escaped by floating down a nearby creek in an inner tube.

Chinese Hack Into White House Computer Network
Chinese hackers have penetrated the White House computer network on multiple occasions, and obtained e-mails between government officials, a senior US official told the Financial Times.

Private eye outlines work for indicted Pa. Senator
PHILADELPHIA - A private investigator says he did personal investigative work while under contract with the Pennsylvania Senate for veteran Democratic Sen. Vincent Fumo.

World Association of Private Investigators Investigator Of The Year
John Hughes of Intec Enquiry Agency in Mold has worked in the industry for 25 years. The World Association of Private Investigators makes the award to nominees who have represented the industry in a positive light or achieved success in a high profile investigation.

Police: Man posed as private investigator
GREENSBORO — Police have arrested a man they say was posing as a private investigator.

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Hard Times? Not for iPhone Developers
Job seekers struggling to land gigs during the economic downturn are going to wish they had iPhone programming skills.

John G. Brenner of John G. Brenner Investigations LLC Author Tips for Parents with Concerns of Internet Safety and Their Children
Fairfield, CT, November 06, 2008 --(PR.com)-- John G Brenner RN, MS is the CEO of John G Brenner Investigations LLC. Mr. Brenner has extensive law enforcement experience as the retired commanding officer of the Bridgeport Police Major Crime Unit along with working as an investigator for the Central Intelligence Agency.

Legendary Houston private eye Clyde Wilson dies
Tim Wilson said it was never easy getting away with anything growing up with a father who was a private investigator. In the 1970s, Clyde Wilson made ...

2 O.J. ‘dream team’ members address private investigators! Overhaul of legal process for death penalty cases advocated
WORCESTER— Two members of the O.J. Simpson defense team from 1994 were reunited yesterday, as famed trial lawyer F. Lee Bailey and forensic scientist Henry C. Lee addressed a conference of private investigators.

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