How to chose the right private detective

We know it’s difficult to accept that there may be a problem in your life – whether it’s a business matter, a family member acting oddly or even the disappearance of a relative or friend. Even more difficult is finding the right private detective to help you discover the truth. Our team of highly-trained private investigators generally have backgrounds in either the military or police service and often possess specific skills such as surveillance training, social media expertise or the ability conduct a forensic examination of company finances. It’s not the same worldwide though. In India, Rajani Pandit, who is Continue reading

 


 

Who hires a private detective?

Most people can never imagine needing to hire a private detective and yet it’s an increasingly common part of everyday life. And this month we’re looking at a few of these private detective cases to see why people opt for a private investigator. Private detective team to help burgled businessman A businessman in Lanarkshire who took his family on holiday to get some winter sun was burgled to the tune of five figures. The family whose house was burgled lost jewellery and other personal possessions after a door was smashed and the CCTV system compromised. The man in question said Continue reading

 


 

The global growth of Cyber Crime

A small business in Christchurch, New Zealand, is just the latest victim of a growing area of crime – the ‘cyber inside job’. While many organisations recognise the risk from outside attacks such as hacking and fraud, few are as well aware of the risks that arise from cyber sabotage or cyber blackmail. Cyber sabotage This crime results from a member of staff being disciplined or sacked, or sometimes simply passed over for a promotion or bonus. People have been known to wipe the data from a whole organisation, damage computers or attempt unauthorised computer access remotely to damage the Continue reading

 


 

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Private Detectives and Child Welfare

Who is my ex dating and how do they treat my children? Increasingly we see that our trained private detectives are being hired to investigate child welfare and assist families who are involved in child custody cases. It can be stressful to think about the fact that your ex-partner is in a new relationship and your children are being cared for by somebody you don’t know whose background is a mystery to you. Our investigatory teams have developed special skills that allow them to explore the history of new people in your ex’s life and provide you with a complete Continue reading

 


 

Cybercrime and Cheating Partners

In December 2016 Yahoo revealed that hackers stole data from more than 1 billion user accounts back in August 2013. It’s one of the biggest data breaches in the history of cybercrime and it follows on a similar announcement that in 2014, data from 500 million accounts was stolen. Even the worst mathematician can add that up and discover that more than 1.5 billion yahoo-based emails have been hacked in the past three years. What went missing? Names, addresses, email addresses, telephone numbers and dates of birth. Yahoo says that credit card details and bank account information were not taken, Continue reading

 


 

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Corporate criminal responsibility – how private detectives can help

There’s been an increasing focus on company bosses, from Sir Philip Green’s knighthood being questioned to The Director of the Serious Fraud Office, David Green CB QC, calling for corporate criminal responsibility and a new corporate offence of ‘failing to prevent economic crime’ in 2014. As a result, many companies are calling for more support in assessing whether they may be liable for any corporate misdemeanours undertaken by employees. There’s a real concern on two levels: Due diligence – employers are increasingly concerned to ensure their staff have the qualifications they claim, and even to be sure that they are Continue reading

 


 

Fraud, cyber-fraud and the private detective

We all know about fraud these days. From Nigerian scammers to those bogus calls from the police claiming that fraudsters are hacking into our bank accounts, most of us are aware that our savings and our actual identities are at risk. Knowing how to protect ourselves against cyber-fraud is something else entirely. Protection against fraud Business is the biggest target for cyber fraud, although most of the stories we hear about are the tales of individual loss. Why? Because no business wants to admit it’s been scammed and because insurance companies often require businesses to remain silent about losses. But Continue reading

 


 

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Private Detectives Quash Convictions

Several recent cases have shown that private detectives quash convictions: David Bryant conviction quashed with help of private detectives Five years after being found guilty of sexual assault David Bryant was freed from jail when his wife, Lynn, hired a private investigator and put together a new legal team to prove that his accuser, Daniel Day, was a chronic liar whose story simply couldn’t be true. Attempts to overturn the conviction were made on three distinct fronts: Revealing that police evidence was inaccurate: historical research and interview of those working at the fire station where Mr Day claimed he had Continue reading

 


 

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Private investigators in international cases

Very few of a private detective’s cases actually involve working across international borders – which is why very few PI agencies have the kind of experience that allows them to conduct an effective investigation transnationally. This issue is about to become even more important with the Brexit vote, because as international police and crime information sharing structures are dismantled, it will be vital that private detectives are able to call upon their personal networks to enable cooperation across national boundaries. Flight MH17 private detective report An interesting example is the case of the German private detective who has been looking Continue reading

 


 

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Private Detectives in the news worldwide

The Osbourne’s marriage and private investigators It’s astonishing to the professional private investigators at Private detective.co.uk how often a private detective ends up in the news, often related to stories about celebrities. This month is no exception – once again it’s cheating partners that are making headlines.Sharon Osbourne has been working with a private detective to keep tabs on her straying husband Ozzy Osbourne – apparently this time he’s been spending quality time with a much younger woman who’s a celebrity hairdresser. Whether or not this will end the marriage is anybody’s guess. Like most private enquiry agents we don’t Continue reading