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Many people who hire us have never hired a private investigator before and don’t know the ‘protocol’ and have lots of questions. That’s why we created a blog where we discuss everything from asset protection practices to surveillance expectations. We talk about how we work in child custody cases, how we work with law teams, when to consider asset protection, why background checks are so important to families who hire nannies or in-home help, how to read signs of infidelity, ways we have solved cases in the past that may be similar to yours, and more tips and insight to good investigative practices.
If you have any questions for us, feel free to give us a call. In the meantime, read through some of our blogs to get a better idea of how we work and what we recommend to our clients who need our services.
Inside tip of the day
If you have a family and drive a vehicle that you put stickers on such as “Proud Parent” of a child at a certain school, you are making your family an easy target. Never give out personal information by posting it on your vehicle.
Having every family member and the family dog represented by stick figures is cute, but it’s telling everyone how many kids there are and that you have a dog. This gives bad people information they could use in cases such as robbing your home, or preying on your children. So remember, NO BUMPER STICKERS SAYING WHERE YOUR HONOR STUDENT ATTENDS SCHOOL OR PLAYS SPORTS.
The Evolution of Scams, from Mailers to Sliding Into Your DMs￼
There have always been scammers, since society has been around and cities have always been hotbeds for scammers. Scammers trying to scam innocent people out of money and expensive property has simply changed and evolved over the years. In the 80s and 90s a big scam...
Locating and Serving a Difficult Person to Find for Legal Action
Sometimes lawyers call us on behalf of their clients, while other times people call us directly because they need help serving someone papers for legal action. You’ve heard the phrase, “he got served..” which means they were given official documents for a legal...
Corporate Investigation Surveillance Services
Most businesses don’t think about us until they really need us. We are not something people often put into their quarterly budget or into their business plan. But inevitably, any business that has employees and is around for a few years, ends up calling us for...
Finding Teens Who Run Away with Someone They Met on Social Media That Is Actually a Predator
We get a lot of teen runaway cases here in my office, and the majority of them start with online connections. Social media, to be exact. Teens get emotional and go through a lot of internal thought rearranging during their high school years. When kids experience...
Understanding How The Tindler Swindler Takes Hold: A Beverly Hills Private Investigator Gives Insight on the How and Why, and Advice on How to Spot a Romance Scammer
Normally we hear tales of men being tricked and fooled by a beautiful lady they met online, from some dating app or online social channel. It is not uncommon to hear that man say, “I thought we really had a connection” or “I really thought she cared about me” followed...
When Your Friend or Family Member Has A Mental Illness, Is Living On The Street, And Needs Help But The Police Can’t Help You
Life can be a very difficult place. People fall on bad times from different life experiences. Relationships end, addictions take over, mental illness becomes too much to manage, people get severely depressed… there are many reasons that lead to homelessness or living...
Finding The Young Girls That Get Mixed Up In the Dark Underbelly of Los Angeles When They Go To Hollywood In Search of Fame and Fortune
It’s such a common story: A young pretty girl comes to LA hoping to become a model or an actress, or simply to have a good time in the LA nightlife scene. She then runs into the wrong person who claims to have a great connection to get her into movies or television,...
Finding missing persons who suffer from mental illness
Handling missing persons cases are not all the same. Different techniques and approaches must be taken, depending on the specific situation. When it comes to missing persons, there are many different types of missing persons cases that we get in our office. One very...
What Exactly Does A Private Investigator Do?
What is entailed in the daily work of a private investigator and in the services that private investigations companies provide? Private Investigators and investigations companies can offer a broad range of services to people seeking answers and information around...
How To Find And Hire The Best Private Investigator
When people find out what I do for a living they inevitably ask me right away, “So what famous people have you worked for?” I can’t tell you that. They also ask me, “How do I know if a private investigator is good or not?” I can answer that! I hear horror stories from...
Paying For Justice
Then Attorney General, now United States Senator, Kamala Harris, with the full forces and resources of the California Attorney General’s Office headed up the investigation and prosecution against Mark Feigin.“The prosecutor, who is supposed to carry the burden of...
Defending Against Construction Fraud
"The typical organization loses 5% of its annual revenues to occupational fraud, according to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Report to the Nation on Occupational Fraud and Abuse."Construction fraud has issues ranging from physical asset theft to...
Technology And Self-Incrimination
In my career, there have been many times we have downloaded car, phone, and other electronic data for our clients. This is a legal practice that has been going on for years. Onboard computers will divulge absolutely all the information gathered from your car. Cell...
Sexting And Revenge Porn
We do everything possible on our phones: video chat, work emails, grocery home delivery, vacation photos, fitness training...you name it and our phone is most likely doing it for us in some way or another. Through our phones, we navigate personal relationships as...
Putting The Privacy Settings On Your Life And Assets
I will give you the advice I give to my clients: treat your life, your assets, your privacy like you would treat your Facebook profile. And by that, I mean, don’t put it out there if you don’t want people knowing about it. Why would people not want their public...
Phone Security in 2019: Avoiding The Obvious And Not-So-Obvious Privacy Pitfalls of Phones and Apps
BY ANDY KAY
Every day, 3 million people have their private information compromised. This year alone, the world has experiences 5 major data breaches, from Target to Citibank. Keeping the information on your personal devices private is a constant effort. To help you in these efforts, here are some tips and advice:
Halloween Safety Tips for Keeping Your Kids and Home Safe on the Fall Holiday
BY ANDY KAY
Every year October rolls around and parents try to juggle everything from costumes to house decorations and can easily get distracted from awareness of putting safety first. As a private investigator, I get asked by parents all the time what kind of advice I have for making sure their safety checklist is complete.
Business Owners: Beware of New Hires
BY ANDY KAY
Business owners have a million things to worry about on a daily basis. They need to make sure their staff show up on time and are being productive; they need to make sure accounting is accountable and they have to manage the entire health of their company. Once you hire an employee, it can be very difficult and expensive to fire them.
Finding The Facts About Your Inheritance
BY ANDY KAY
Do you think money that belongs to you was given to someone else? Was there a hidden will you know about or was there a will unlawfully discarded? Was something promised to you in a will that you didn’t receive? We help people in these sorts of cases all the time. Here’s a Q&A that hopefully gets you started on your way
Safe Dating for the Tinder Lovers And Dating App Members
BY ANDY KAY
Modern technologies have developed many ways to make dating, looking for love, or just hooking up, a much simpler and faster process. You can now browse for a temporary or permanent partner in the comfort of your home without even shaving your legs.