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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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Private investigators have suffered from dozens of ethical lapses over the last several years. The other thing that could dramatically decrease these ethical lapses is a standardized code of ethics. In this post, we describe …

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For as long as long as I can remember, I’ve wanted to play baseball for the majors. It was only until I landed in a pile of goose shit diving for a game winning catch that I realized that I wasn’t going to be a baseball player…

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Over the years, we have written dozens of blog posts in order to answer some burning questions people have had about private investigators. Now I’ve decided to put these answers into one convenient list: 1Do private investigators need to be licensed? In most states, yes; 45 of the 50 states require a private investigator’s license […]

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