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Tracing Lost or Missing Persons
This article provides information about how to search for missing persons, including runaways and abducted children, birth parents, servicemen and women, refugees, former classmates, persons in the criminal justice system or relatives from whom one has become estranged or who live overseas.  A Resource Guide in a FAQ presentation .Prepared by staff of the Dallas Public Library.

Credit Reports And Pre-Employment Screening
by Lester S. Rosen, President of Employment Screening Resources

Trap Lines And Blind Line Services For Skip Tracers And Other Investigators
Trap lines have become a very effective investigative tool in skip tracing and other types of investigations such as when you need to find out where someone works.The idea behind using a trap line is that if you capture the telephone number that the party is dialing from, you have a fact that they were at this location at the time of the call. This could be their home address. If you set it up right and ask them to call at a certain time, they could be calling from their work number. Of course, once you get the number they call from, you need to turn the telephone number you captured into an address. By Ralph Thomas

Cable Piracy Do’s and Don’ts For Private Investigators
This article is a reissue as it ran last year. However, it's obvious that many investigators do not understand the opportunity in cable piracy investigations nor the steps you need to be successful with them. The author consistently makes between $3,000 and $5,000 on this types of events and there is a lot of opportunity when do right. When done in a slip-shot method with no pre-investigative steps- you are just wasting your time. By: Jack Murray CLI,CFE,CCDI

Can't Hide Your Lying ... Face?
In search of the ultimate lie detector, researchers turn to thermal facial scans, brain wiring and eyeball tracking. But deception still, well, deceives. By Randy Dotinga- A WiredNews Article

Legal Ways To Locate Bank Accounts
The following information has been compiled from various sources to aid law information, bank investigators, law firms and researchers who are in need to obtain checking account information for investigatory reasons only.

Defining Moments In One On One Surveillance
Is it patience, experience, positioning, luck, or perhaps a sixth sense at work for surveillance specialists who consistently provide clients with crucial video evidence? By Thomas J. Severin, Severin Investigation

Covert Video Surveillance In Child Abuse Cases
An important investigative tool or a breach of trust? There has been controversy among professionals and the public surrounding the use of covert video surveillance (CVS) in cases of suspected child abuse.

Automotive Black Box Data Recovery Systems
For years, airplane crash investigators have had the benefit of retrieving data from the flight-data recorder, or "black box." This data has proven invaluable for helping to determine what happened in the seconds before a crash. Now, in order to improve vehicle safety, General Motors is using similar technology in about 40% of its Model Year 1999 vehicles. By Don Gilman

What You Should Know About
Conflict of Interest

Employees, in performing official duties, are expected to act on behalf of and in the best interests of the organization that employs them. A conflict of interest arises for an employee, officer or director of an organization when that person acts, or appears to act, on behalf of someone other than the organization; and has, or appears to have, a self interest of which the organization is unaware and that is actually or potentially adverse to its best interests. If a conflict of interest results in economic or financial loss to the organization through fraud, waste or abuse, then administrative, civil or criminal remedies may be pursued, as circumstances or policy dictate. By Mark R. Simmons, CIA CFE

 

 

 

Investigative Articles

New Trends In Private Investigation- Covert Video Mystery Shopping Booms For Private Investigators
This new explosive trend is going to amaze you! There is a new type of mystery shopping service you can become involved in called Covert Video Mystery Shopping and growth for this type of service has been explosive.

The Future Of Lying And Liers Beware
Imagine the Pentagon equipped with a machine which can read minds. Sound like the plot of a Hollywood thriller? Well, it might not be that far away.

Transition Of The Bodyguard
To have one is a status symbol but to have a retinue of them portrays someone who occupies an exulted position, either in government or in private business with connections in the high echelon of power. In recent years, the bodyguard has undergone transformation. He is now called a security escort. And in most cases, he cuts a menacing figure in egg-white polo barong. By Elinando B Cinco

Are Your Clients Villains In Disguise?
Due dilligence on targets identified by the client is the stock in trade for investigators, but what if the client wants to use the information for dubious reasons?

Types of Identity Theft
It sounds like some dastardly Orwellian plot that involves making a plaster imprint of your face and fashioning silicone fingerprints and fake passports. But identity theft is an all-too-real modern-day phenomenon. According to the Federal Trade Commission, more than a half-million Americans will have their identities stolen in a year.

How Private Investigators Are Cashing In
On Identity Theft

This page explores the swelling demand for identity theft services that private investigators can provide. It's a new area of specialization you can offer with huge demand.

Surveillance and Security - Personal and Corporate Espionage / Spying- Are you being bugged ?
Surveillance is getting easier. Bugs are getting better. The other day I was lecturing to twenty senior executives from a major international high technology company on the future.

Profile: Joseph Culligan-The Find'em King
Sally Jessy Raphael calls him a "guardian angel." To Vicki Lawrence, he's a miracle worker. Maury Povich jokingly complains about the size of his fees. If you're a fan of daytime television, no doubt you've seen the man who has all the talk-show hosts talking. He's Joseph Culligan, a Miami private investigator who's fast becoming America's favorite gumshoe.

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20 Google Secrets You Might Not Know About
You got'a read this if you wannt to use Google as your ppower search source.
This article tells you how to do some searching that you might not even know could be done using google.

Looking For Someone? Private Investigator Joseph
Culligan Shares His Secrets

Joseph Culligan believes with some tenacity and ingenuity you can locate whomever it might be. "By the time I get a case, usually it's been worked to death, or it is a news case and is a breaking story," said Culligan, author of "You Can Find Anybody"

 

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GasBuddy
GasBuddy.com can help you find cheap gas prices in your city. It is comprised of 170 gas price information web sites that help consumers find low gasoline prices

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Keyhole
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AskNow
AskNow provides immediate and reliable information from librarians throughout California 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Now you can ask a researcher at the library abnything you wannt to and ask for free. You have to provide a CA city and zipcode to get answers.

Leah Hulan's Grumpy Bail Bonds
Just for fun, you will want to take a look at this former Mrs. Tennessee's bail bond web site. Although this is no bull, she doesn't look that "grumpy" to me.

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CWShredder v2.1
Eliminate an insidious pest that Spybot and Ad-aware can't stop.

Microsoft AntiSpyware Beta
Protect yourself from unscrupulous files that change your Internet settings and exploit private information.

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New Net Technology

Blinkx New Generation Search Technology For 2005
Your going to love this. Blinkx is a tool for your PC that changes the way you interact with all kinds of information. Fundamentally, blinkx understands what you are looking for. Blinkx reads what you have on your computer screen (or opened email or opened web page) and automatically links you to related information - Web sites, the latest news on the Web, even documents and e-mails on your own computer It also creates "smart files" that automatically update themselves.

Google Launches Video Search Engine!
Listen to their release.. Our mission is to organize the world's information, and that includes the thousands of programs that play on our TVs every day. Google Video enables you to search a growing archive of televised content – everything from sports to dinosaur documentaries to news shows.

a9.com More New Cutting-Edge Search Technology
You have to take a look at this new search engine technology they call a9! Run a search and notice you can hit the "get site info" button and you willl get a host of site information such as traffic rating, other sites people also went to from this site, ownership and on and on. A list of graphics from the site will appear on the right. Really worth looking at.

The Future Internet Is Starting To Arrive!
The Internet went from boom to bust and then kind of got lokced in it's status quo for a few years. But now the next big things are starting to arrive and they are driving the future.

Retrieve Public Records Search Engine
Retrieve is a search engine that is specifically geared towards finding public records relevant to a person, business, or address. Our search database knows about thousands of public records sources, and can match your search information to the relevant sources for you. And, even though we already cover a large number of public record sources, we are constantly expanding our coverage to offer even more search results.

Simple Snoop-Proof Email Launched
Software that aims to make encrypted email communications simple enough for even computer novices to use has been released.

Three Cool Search Gizmos
These three simple little search gadgets each do one thing, but do their tasks very, very well. Sometimes less is more.

Best Online Reference Sites
Looking for an answer to a specific question? Check out this list of the best reference sites of 2004, as compiled by the American Library Association.
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Two Executives Hit By Same Secretary For $10 Million
How Rose Erwin allegedly fleeced top dealmaker andZenith's former CEO out of $10 million while answering their phones! Where did Rose M. Erwin, a secretary from southwest suburban Mokena, get the know-how and nerve to allegedly steal $9.5 million from her boss, former Zenith Electronics Corp. CEO Peter S. Willmott?

State Supreme Court Rules PI's Surveillance Is NotStalking
Lansing, Mich. -- A private investigator's surveillance for an insurance company does not constitute harassment under the state's anti-stalking law, the Michigan Supreme Court ruled.

Piracy Crackdown Nets 5.9 Million Discs In Asia
In a wide-ranging sweep of the Asia-Pacific region, the Motion Picture Association (MPA) seized 5.9 million pirated optical discs and local police arrested 277 suspected motion picture pirates, the association said.

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Physicians Being Targeted In Identity Theft Scheme
The OIG says scammers are getting the information so they can file false claims with Medicare.

Find Out How You Can Cash In On Piracy Investigation As A Private Investigator.

 



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Bill Seeks To Create New Domestic Violence Law
Nashua Telegraph - Nashua,NH,USA... retaliating against the abuser. As a former police officer andcurrent private investigator, Republican Rep. Daniel Dumaine said ...

FBI Abandons Web Surveillance Technology
The FBI has effectively abandoned its custom-built Internet surveillance technology, once known as Carnivore, designed to read e-mails and other online communications among suspected criminals, terroristsand spies, according to bureau oversight reports submitted to Congress.

Bill Would Allow Criminal Records Of Students By Schools
Boston - Citing the stabbing death of a school counselor in Springfield, Attorney General Thomas F. Reilly is leading an effort on Beacon Hill to giveschool superintendents sweeping new powers to obtain the criminal records of students.

Identity Theft So Massive Police Can Not Investigate
All Of Them In Baltimore

The Baltimore County state's attorney is seeking money to hire additional staff to handle identity theftcases, so numerous that some currently don't even get investigated by police.

 

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Is A New ID Theft Scam In The Wings?
An e-mail security executive warns that a new method of ID theft he calls “pharming” could crop up in the near future.

 

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