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1“Those private yachts, custom homes, and pieces of expensive jewelry that I flash around are all just a facade.” 2“That 5,000-square-foot beach house was bought with your hard-earned money.” 3“I pulled off a multimillion-dollar investment fraud a few years back and even served three years in prison for it.” 4“I hired some guy in China […]

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Private Investigator Medical Records

As every investigator knows, palm trees aren’t the only shady things in Florida. I was bored a few weeks ago, and started doing some research on a company that had sent a blast email promising “medical records” and “prescription info.” Given that obtaining these records is completely illegal and this person included a price list […]

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Even in their most basic form, nearly all background investigations will include some form of identity verification, some criminal history (the depths of which may vary), and watch list research, but there are varying levels of background investigations where you can find information, from a $19.95 online service to a several-hundred-thousand-dollar background investigation such as […]

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What Is Pretexting, and Is It Legal

I have had an ongoing debate about pretexting with a fellow private investigator over the past several years. This colleague loathes the word “pretexting,” in part because of the definition of the term. Pretexting is defined by the Federal Trade Commission as “the practice of getting personal information under false pretenses.” Sounds pretty ominous, right? […]

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Linkedin Online Romance Scammers

In July, we received a call from Ruby, a middle-aged professional in Singapore who’d been in an online relationship with an American man for several months. As their relationship grew, so did her suspicions. Over the next 20 minutes, she told me a dizzying story about Rick Charles Moore, an American oil executive who had […]

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