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Private Investigators: Why Proving Value for Online Services is So Important

A recent tech scandal saw a major online private investigator service go under due to massive fraud that offered an idea of an online portal to connect hopeful clients to PIs…but instead cheated investors and used funds for everything from jewelry to vacations – all while lying about company growth. While generally troubling, this event [...]

By |2020-12-23T11:18:30-06:00December 9th, 2020|Categories: Private Investigator Industry News|

Surveillance During Pandemic Lockdowns: Here’s How Private Investigators Have Responded

PI firms across the country have been dealing with a broad variety of situations brought on by COVID-19 and related local regulations – an issue that continues to be prominent in the United States. Surveillance jobs, in particularly, were put under strain by pandemic conditions, as daily habits shifted and the ability to monitor someone [...]

By |2020-12-02T14:24:51-06:00November 16th, 2020|Categories: Private Investigator Industry News|

The Top Reasons So Many Journalists Are Hiring Private Investigators

Journalism and private investigation industries have always gotten along well: In fact, it’s a common move for journalist to eventually move into private investigation if they are looking for another type of employment. The reverse is also true: Many journalists have full schedules and may need help tracking down details or leads, so they turn [...]

By |2020-12-02T14:29:41-06:00October 28th, 2020|Categories: Private Investigator Industry News|

How to Get Government Contracts as a Private Investigator

Does your experienced private investigator firm have what it takes for government work? This part of the industry is sometimes ignored by PIs who are otherwise qualified for important contracts that can open up a number of new business opportunities. Interested in learning more? Here’s a quick guide on what you should and how to [...]

By |2020-09-24T07:15:20-06:00September 24th, 2020|Categories: Private Investigator Industry News|

Can Private Investigators Use Information on Social Media? Here’s How It Works

With social media being a wealth of personal information stretching years into the past, it’s no surprise that these platforms have become treasure troves for all kinds of investigations. But at the same time, it is important for private investigators to know the boundaries when diving into social media – and to keep in mind [...]

By |2020-09-02T08:23:02-06:00August 20th, 2020|Categories: Private Investigator Industry News|

Private Investigators and the New Rise of Work-From-Home Fraud

It may not surprise you that 2020’s tumultuous changes have led to significant new business practices, particularly remote work situations and work-from-home setups. More remote work solutions are being used to get around social distancing and lockdown issues created by COVID-19 – and they’re expected to last long after the virus is gone. But remote [...]

By |2020-07-23T09:45:59-06:00July 23rd, 2020|Categories: El Dorado News, Private Investigator Industry News|

PIs and Trespassing: How to Make Sure You are Following the Rules

All experienced PIs know that they have to stay within the lines – but trespassing can pose an especially rigorous temptation, especially if the information that a PI is after remains just out of reach. It’s why there are always ongoing cases about private investigates snooping on computers at a business to gather protected data [...]

By |2020-06-25T09:49:27-06:00June 18th, 2020|Categories: Private Investigator Industry News|

Cyber Investigator vs. Private Investigator: What You Should Know About Their Services

As our lives are increasingly connected to the digital world, the need for cyber specialization has grown everywhere – including private investigation services. Today you will see some PI businesses label themselves as "cyber investigators." But what does that mean, and how does it differ from someone calling themselves a "private investigator"? Let's take a [...]

By |2020-05-26T10:57:26-06:00May 26th, 2020|Categories: Private Investigator Industry News|

PI Interviews: Phone vs. In Person vs. Video Chat

The private investigator has three methods for direct interviews available today: Phone, in person, and video chat. Which method is best can depend on the situation and additional circumstances (lockdown orders from COVID-19, for example, are quickly changing PI interview strategies around the world these days). Let’s take a look at these options and their [...]

By |2020-05-22T15:51:50-06:00April 28th, 2020|Categories: Private Investigator Industry News|

Private Investigator Prices: Tips on How to Advertise Your Rates and Fees

People choosing PI services will have a number of questions about privacy, experience, specific skills, and much more. However, one thing they will want made very clear is your fee structure, and how much they can expect to pay for specific services or ongoing jobs. Private investigators should always try to state this information as [...]

By |2020-05-22T11:33:53-06:00February 25th, 2020|Categories: Private Investigator Industry News|
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