Monday, October 26, 2009

Is My Spouse Cheating?

We all want to believe that our spouses would never be unfaithful. They love us till death do us part, right? Unfortunately, this is not always the case as much as we all would like for it to be. Sometimes a spouse makes it really easy for us to find out that they are cheating. By easy, I mean they come home smelling like someone else, we find other people's undergarments, we find lipstick on clothing, and they start working late hours. Basically, they manage to offer us every sign of a cheating spouse on a silver platter. You have practically caught them red handed and with their pants down.

The problem is not all spouses make it this easy for us to find out they are cheating. So how do you find out for sure that they are cheating? One method that has proven to work is by hiring a private investigator. What can they do that you cannot you may ask? They have the time to put in when it comes to finding your spouse, and following your spouse. They have the skills and equipment to get the information that is needed without "spooking" your spouse.

An investigator can help account for those few hours that have started accumulating in regards to your spouse's regular schedule. They can make sure that "friend" is whom they have suggested them to be. They can account for business trips. All those time we cannot find evidence that our beloved spouse is cheating, but have the terrible pit in our stomach that something is wrong, this will give us that answer. Everyone knows when something is wrong, just some of us choose to find out the truth. There is one way to the truth if our spouse is unwilling to tell us, that is a private investigator.

It is time to find out the truth.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Private Investigators News

German bank implements surveillance to track breaches.

Deutsche Bank, one of Germany’s big banks has implemented surveillance methods to find out a suspected breach of its data privacy, suspected within its own organisation. The bank had hired PI’s as well as used security services from within the organisation to conduct these series of surveillances to root out the cause of this problem. The breaches of data were reported to be in contradiction and violation to privacy laws and a report provided to the legal representative of the bank reports that a number of employees, including a supervisory member, a manager and even a company share holder were key to the investigation and offences disclosed. It is not known as to how many PI’s are working on this case, even the bank is not willing to leak out any updated on this issue.

Michael Jackson’s family hires Private detectives.

The family of the pop singer Michael Jackson have hired private detectives to investigate his death which they believe as untimely. The parents of the singer believe that there is foul play in their son’s death and are eager to find updates from the investigators. Recent reports stated that he was not willing to do his shows that were scheduled, the hired investigators are all set to look into this and investigate the death of the singer which was a suspected heart attack.

Private investigator Anthony Pellicano faces more charges.

The already jailed Anthony Pellicano based out of Hollywood who is facing a 15 year span for illegal phone tapping, his stay in jail is now believed to have increased by 3 years for more charges against him, and Anthony Pellicano has already been in prison for on a number of occasions like carrying of explosives and home made grenades. He is also believed to be America’s most notorious private detectives.

News Paper Agrees having paid private detective after conviction

One of Britain’s top news papers are believed to have paid a private detective for illegal activities of phone tapping to obtain breaking news, and it is also known that the private detective has already been convicted for such issues regarding illegal phone hacking and breaching the press code of conduct. The admission came to light after the news group News International admitted to settling a claim for its involvement in a phone hacking complaint made by the chief executive of the Professional Footballers Association, Gordon Taylor. It alleged that private investigator Glenn Mulcaire, who was convicted of phone hacking back in 2007, was paid by the news group who also claim Mulcaire had earned the rights to payment as a contracted employee.

How to find a job as a Private Investigator?

First of all print a card with contact details for the purpose of getting clients, pass it ton to people who you may want your service at anytime, follow the internet and local news papers for news related to theft, fraud and various other such activity, go through the article or news to watch for any contact detail of the victim, you can approach them directly or get in touch with them through email or phone. You might have a chance to be chosen to work with them.

Frequently visit websites of private investigating agencies to follow news and other activity to keep you on track, there might be an opening or they might want to hire a few people or they may outsource a project to you.

Meet business firms with your experience material and profile, so that when a need arises they might want to give you a call, Insurance companies are the key places that you might want to go to, banks and other firms are also a good option, keep track and follow cases that lead to divorce and other marital relationship problems, you might have hope there as well, make a couple of friends with lawyers as you might be able to strike a deal with them under some cases.

Keep track of business companies and firms, start with smaller ones and then make your way up to the larger companies, you might be able to make a good portfolio by then. And experience counts so organise each and every case that you’ve worked on carefully for future use, it is always to have a website or a profile of yourself on the internet because most people don’t find time to search, the internet is the only source for people who work with less time, add your profile online so you may get a call from someone who needs your service.

You could also join a private investigator directory which could generate leads for you.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

The Need to Know for New Investigators

When it comes to being a private investigator, veteran or beginner, it is very important to research the laws within the state you are practicing. The laws regards surveillance and validity of information in court varies from state to state, and also on federal levels.

The world of surveillance is constantly changing which makes your learning a constant as well.
Some of the most recent changes are in regards to electronic surveillance, in regards to areas in which an individual should have an expected amount of privacy, and license and certification requirements, as states are always changing the requirements and credentials that make a private investigator valid.

The guidelines for methods such as social networking, also known as social engineering, wire taps, and recording of conversations have begun to work their way out of the grey area of investigation and starting to be filled with rules and guidelines turning them into black and white procedures that are being heavily monitored by local, state, and federal governments.

Being a private investigator can be a great business, just make sure you stay up-to-date on the rules and regulations of your business in your area of the country.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Private Investigator Job Outlook

With the job perspectives of almost all industries being hit hard by the economic troubles of nations everywhere, there are many that have been contemplating the idea of becoming a private investigator. It is a very competitive business, but a fairly cheap one to become a part of.

It is predicted that the demand for private investigators will be increased by 24% in the upcoming year. It is a job in which self-employment is showing positive signs for profit and growth. Someone looking to join this field of work can obtain a license within the $300 to $500 range depending on the course length and where the course is taken.

Once you take into account the average pricing of simple jobs performed by private investigators the original funds required to become licensed will be reimbursed fairly fast and then head onto the road of profit. With a low starting cost and endless promise of profits, it is definitely a reasonable profession to consider.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

How to Find Out if Your Spouse Really Is Cheating!

When is comes to cheating, most people really are not that smart when it comes to covering things up. The simple measures of adding perfume or cologne, making excuses for being late, and cleaning the evidence commonly found in a spouses email or cell phone just does not cut these days. Most people can detect these slight but obvious changes in a relationship, but the hardest part is proving that your suspicions are actually true. As someone who cares for a spouse, it is hard to leave, or seek help to fix a problem that feel is happening but cannot prove.

That is where a private investigator comes in. It is there job to find that proof that will either turn your suspicions into a fact or just simple unwarranted worrying. An investigator can provide you will everything from photographs, videos, phone conversations, and/or the true whereabouts of your spouse to compare to what they told you. Sometimes an investigator will come up empty which results in a positive result for everyone.

The cost of an investigator to bring a peace of mind to a troubled relationship or provide you proof that your worrying was justified is well worth it. Instead of all this worrying, and stress being placed on a relationship that could possibly already be strained, just hire an investigator to find out the truth.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

How Much Is That Private Investigator Going to Cost You?

Private investigators are like every other profession in the market as you have those new to the business which are obviously cheaper than the veteran investigators. Depending on the complexity of your needs and services, will determine how much you really need to shell out to get the job done.

The typical charges for simple cases with include the investigators time, and expenses regarding background checks or physical surveillance. For the more complex cases, costs could rise do to having to "pay off" informants, simply those that needed a reason to give you the information you wanted, travel expenses, working time, and equipment. There is more to investigating than simply following a person around as you have learned. So built-in costs will also include equipment upkeep.

Those photographs, video tapes, or phone conversations that you confront your cheating spouse with, or all the documentation and evidence you hand to a court once you have located the person who skipped town when it came time to pay child support cost money to make, this is cost to you.

Typically a simple job such as easy and low hour surveillance can run as low as $50, while extensive searches, checks, and multiple forms of surveillance can run well over $500. The cost is often evaluated on a situation by situation system. Factor in the experience of your investigator and there is your price. It is always good to shop around, but never sacrifice quality for a cheaper investigator. Make sure your comparisons are apples to apples and not apples to oranges.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Insurance for Private Investigators

Just because a private investigator is out seeking the truth does not mean he or she is free from persecution. If you have thought about becoming a private investigator, you need to know about the insurance options that could make a difference in how long your new found career actually lasts, and if you get to stay on this side of the jailhouse bars.

While there are many insurance options out there, a few in particular stand out in the immediate needs category of insurance.

Immediate Needs:

  • General Liability policy
  • First & Third Party Dishonesty
  • License Bonds
  • Financially Reasonable Prices
  • Assault & Battery
  • False Arrest
  • Invasion of Privacy
  • Malicious Prosecution
  • Libel & Slander
  • Personal Injury
These are simply a few that are highly recommended in the private investigator field as you have to remember you are working for a client in regards to finding information, location, or serious heartbreaking news to loved ones. Many things can result to the information in which you have disclosed. Denial and anger can often result in serious problems for you, the investigator. Make sure you get covered if nothing else with the minimum coverage before you take the streets as a new or experienced investigator.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Skip Tracing: What is it?

Skip tracing is simply gathering the proper information to find the whereabouts of an individual. The most interesting part about this "skip tracing" term is it originated from the idea of locating people who have skipped town for any reason. It is often that people disappear avoiding legal matters, spouses running off into the wild blue yonder, or those who wish not to be found for other reasons.

This is when the tactics such as visiting neighbors, tracking credit card transactions, wire tapping, and putting notices out on the appearance of an individual or make and model of their car comes into play. The primary objective is to gain as much knowledge as possible about the person before they left by identifying places the person may seek refuge or places that may provide a sanctuary to someone on the run. The longer they are gone, the harder the person may be to track.

Skip tracing means researching someone's past, present, and potential future. How does a private investigator obtain all this information? Most of the information is available through public records, such as employment history, places of residence, and utility bills. For the more personal information there is a tactic called social engineering that is brought in. This is a method in which you may or may not be using false pretense to get people in carious positions of the person you are seeking life to provide you with personal and harder to come by information.

Skip tracing is a hard and tedious task depending on how prepared the person who skipped town was in their planning or simply by how they lived their life. Skip tracing is in a nutshell finding those in which do not wish to be found.