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Important Tips for PIs Interested in Becoming Process Servers

Private investigators and process servers share a lot of overlap in their duties – locating and tracking people, interviewing, using the latest technology to gather information, and so on. It’s no surprise that many PIs choose to expand their offered services by also offering to serve legal papers. This can be a significant source of [...]

By |2021-07-22T16:48:47-06:00July 12th, 2021|Categories: Private Investigator Industry News|

The Practical Gadgets PIs Should Actually Add to Their Kits

The PI world is inundated with products marketed toward those interested in surveillance and security. Unfortunately, most of them are unnecessary and shouldn’t be cluttering the kits of any professional private investigator. That raises an especially important question for PIs out in the field: What equipment is beneficial for the job or adds important capabilities [...]

By |2022-03-23T15:35:08-06:00June 10th, 2021|Categories: Private Investigator Industry News|

7 Important Surveillance Tips for PIs Watching Remote Workers

One corporate field of investigation has seen especially high growth in 2021 – surveilling at-home workers. With the sudden spike in remote work situations across the majority of industries dealing with COVID-19, companies found themselves wanting a way to make sure that key workers were actually performing their duties…and if they weren’t, actionable evidence that [...]

By |2021-05-18T16:43:12-06:00May 13th, 2021|Categories: Private Investigator Industry News|

The Risks (and Benefits) of Hiring PI Subcontractors

Subcontracting is a potential solution for busy PIs that need help juggling cases. A PI can either hire a subcontractor independently by personally interviewing clients or use a vendor that offers specific PI services from a larger pool of candidates. Either way, this option has its own risks as well as advantages: Here’s what PIs [...]

By |2021-04-20T10:44:16-06:00April 20th, 2021|Categories: Private Investigator Industry News|

Situations Where a Private Investigator Should Always Notify the Local Police

The independence of private investigators from local law enforcement can be an advantage to many clients, especially when it comes to privacy and discretion. However, there are situations where an experienced PI needs to ask, “Should I go to the police with this?” Some of these situations are obvious, and some require a careful balance [...]

By |2021-03-25T08:24:58-06:00March 25th, 2021|Categories: Private Investigator Industry News|

7 Rules Every PI Should Know About the Ban on Pretexting

If you’ve been watching the news or following social media stories the past several years, you have probably noticed a growing number of stories about how people have outed others – often criminals – through dating apps, catfishing, email phishing, and generally misrepresenting themselves online. It’s effective and may look like an attractive option to [...]

By |2021-02-22T07:27:09-06:00February 22nd, 2021|Categories: Private Investigator Industry News|

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 |2021-01-26T21:24:57-06:00November 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 |2021-01-27T10:24:29-06:00September 24th, 2020|Categories: Private Investigator Industry News|
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