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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.
Amazon Phishing Scam: When A Text Message Tells You That You’ve Won an Amazon Raffle
According to the security firm, ProofPrint, mobile phishing attempts increased by more than 300 percent in the third quarter of 2020, compared to the second. Most come in the form of alerts going to your text messages and voicemails from popular delivery companies...
Apple Phishing Scams: When An Email Appearing To Be From Apple Tells You To Click On A Payment Link
Apple is one of the top service providers in terms of entertainment, apps, and electronics. Due to Apple’s success as far as consumers go, it comes with susceptibility to fraud and scams. Apple is aware of this and offers support and advice to their consumers who...
To Catch a Teenager…
Recently we were hired by a mother with a troubled teenage boy. He was a good student but has recently began associated with the wrong crowd. Lately he has been lying about his whereabouts, telling his mother he was at a friend’s down the street when he was not. A...
Digital Fraud During The Holidays Spear Phishing
The holidays can be a lonely time for people without family. Hackers and scammers know this and take advantage by targeted vulnerable people. Beware of unsolicited emails and text messages containing clickable links. Often, they are socially engineered by hackers...
Step-By-Step Guide to Hiring the Best Private Investigator
BY ANDY KAY Hiring the best private detective for your case and your individual needs is an important decision that requires the right kind of information and research. So let's dive into the guide that will help you find the...
How Much Does It Cost To Hire a Private Investigator
There are many things that factor into how much it will cost to handle your investigation and get the answers you need. It depends on things like how complex your case is and how much information you already have about your problem.
What To Do After We Catch Them Cheating
Private Investigator, Andy Kay of Kay and Associates Investigations, Breaks it Down for Us…Ok, so your spouse has been caught cheating on you and you have made the painful decision to divorce them. What to do next? Other than the obvious emotional inner dialogue, you...
Protecting Your Home During Holiday Travel
During the holidays, especially, home burglary is a major problem. According to the FBI, December is the peak month for burglaries. And with that in mind, here are a few tips and tricks from a seasoned private investigator (that's me) to help you protect your home...
Protecting Your Identity, Family, Security and Assets
After over 30 years of combined investigations at the state and federal level, as well as founding and running Kay and Associates Investigations, Andy Kay is one of the premier experts in the field of protecting your privacy and assets. I’m going to start this off...
What Is Microcheating And Is It Really Cheating
Keeping a dating profile online Having dinner with someone you are attracted to Following an ex on social media Sexting with someone other than your partner Sending sexy photos to someone other than your partner Paying for cam girl services Lying about your...
Collecting Your Debts, With A Private Investigator Theft
Investments go bad, and sometimes the person who convinced you to invest in the first place ran off with your money in pocket. This isn’t something that happens to “stupid people.” It happens to very smart and successful people every single day.Someone stole a lot of...
Valet Parking Perils And How To Avoid Them
Most people pull up to a five star establishment and assume ‘their employees are gonna take great care of my car!’ tossing the valet the keys and running into the place to have a good time. Meanwhile, the truth is, that establishment hires a sub-contracted business...
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.