Thomas G. Martin was recently featured in this article from Wired / Backchannel about smartphones, privacy and data collection. With just a smartphone number, Martin says, investigators and information brokers have a window into “private information that is stored by almost all business corporations, financial institutions and – thanks to us – social media networks… It is like looking into your living room of life.”Details
Thomas Martin was recently interviewed for an article in Business Insurance magazine.Details
Private investigator Thomas Martin featured in an article from the HuffPost regarding the hidden cameras found in an Airbnb stay.Details
“Predators know where to find prey,” says Thomas G. Martin, private investigator and former federal agent with the U.S. Department of Justice. “To a con artist, dating sites are a huge pool of potential marks putting themselves out there, looking for love [and] sometimes a little too willing to suspend disbelief and common sense.”Details
Keep your cell phone number to yourself. “The new Social Security number … is your cell number,” said Thomas Martin, president of Martin Investigative Services and author of “Seeing Life Through Private Eyes.” Your smartphone “is a gateway to your living room to your bedroom, to your life.”Details
I gave my cell number to private investigator Thomas Martin, a former federal agent and now president of Martin Investigative Services in Newport Beach, Calif., and asked him to do his thing. A few days later a three-pound, 150-plus-page dossier arrived at my front door via FedEx. Martin didn’t trust regular mail given the nature of what it contained, which was tons of my private information.
“We didn’t even scratch the surface,” Martin told me later. He also made a point of telling me that I was “cleaner than a Safeway chicken.”Details
Cellphone numbers are slowly becoming personal identifiers – a role all-important social security and national numbers have fulfilled for decades. But these mobile gateways to your life are left unprotected in an age of hacking, data mining, and sheer negligence.Details
Many easily turn over their cellphone number to social media, retail and other companies without thinking twice.
Yes it is – a person’s cellphone number is the new social security number, according to Thomas G. Martin, President of Martin Investigative Services and former agent with the Federal Department of Justice.Details
No matter what Americans do to protect their digital privacy, especially on our handheld devices, it’s impossible to keep up with new threats. Now, there’s a new risk to our privacy and security: Our cell phone numbers are being used increasingly by information brokers as the window to personal information that’s kept by nearly all corporations, financial institutions, and, yes, social media networks.
Among those sounding the alarm bell is private investigator and former Drug Enforcement Agency agent Thomas Martin, who recently wrote a blog post titled, “Your cell phone number is your new Social Security number.” Martin’s message was clear: We are way too lackadaisical about keeping our numbers private.Details
Thomas G. Martin’s May 31, 2017 appearance on The Bill Meyer Show on Oregon’s KMED AM 1440.Details
The majority of crimes against businesses are committed by their own employees, according to a lead private investigator and former federal agent in the U.S.
Thomas Martin, president of Martin Investigative Services and author of the soon-to-be-released book, Seeing Life through Private Eyes: Secrets from America’s Top Investigator to Living Safer, Smarter, and Saner, said his company’s investigations show 75 per cent of workplaces with 100 employees or more are victimized by employee theft.Details
Thomas G. Martin appears on Consumer Talk with Michael Finney on San Francisco’s KGO 810.Details
Thomas G. Martin, founder of Martin Investigative Services, appeared on Business Insanity Talk Radio with Barry Moltz to discuss financial infidelity and financial ignorance, and what spouses can do to protect themselves from financial ignorance.Details
Thomas G. Martin appears on All Politics Is Local on WCRN 830 AM Radio in Boston to discuss the interview and interrogation process that possibly took place between FBI agents and Hillary Clinton, and the opioid problem in the United States.Details
Thomas G. Martin appeared on Trending Today USA with Rusty Humphries on the USA RADIO NETWORK/IRN to discuss his opinions on how the FBI would have interviewed Hillary Clinton.Details
Thomas G. Martin appeared on KAAL-TV ABC6 News on May 11, 2016 to discuss the role of social media in law enforcement.Details
An alleged crime ring was busted this week in connection with what police say was the theft of $15,000 worth of toy loot, mostly Legos. “Legos are like gold,” Thomas Martin, who runs a private investigative service in southern California, told ABC News today. “Every child wants them; they last forever and are passed down through generations.”Details
Derek Seehausen is a 26-year-old medical student that went missing on or about August 5, 2014. This is a collection of articles regarding the case.Details
Here are some of the most common cases my private investigation firm sees every single year. While most of these problems can be avoided or circumvented altogether, management is usually unaware that these are actually happening within their company.Details
While organized retail crime has become a growing trend that vexes businesses, what appears to be an old-fashioned five-finger discount recently plagued the mother of all jewelry retailers, Tiffany & Co.Details
It may be the most wonderful time of year for retailers, but it’s also a good time for workers who want to steal from them.
Employee theft has been known to pick up during the holiday hustle and bustle – and with the labor market on the rocks and cash-strapped Americans bracing for the fiscal cliff, retailers across the country could see more of it this holiday season than ever.Details
Shoppers are not the only ones looking for things to buy during the holiday season; thieves are on the hunt too. Police say people are out to re-sell luxury stolen goods or to enjoy them for personal use.Details
Former Federal agent Thomas Martin, owner of Martin Investigative Services, discusses the cloak & dagger business side of running a private investigation outfit.Details
This page has a collection of press pieces about an investigation by Martin Investigative Services regarding missing comedy club owner Mark Anderson. Sadly, after being missing for more than three weeks, Mark Anderson was discovered dead in in Buckeye Park, Arizona on June 6, 2012.Details
The problem of employee theft is motivated by an ever-growing sense of entitlement, as well as a blatant disrespect for the employer and the law.Details
It happens at virtually every business.
Sometimes it’s nothing more than a missing stapler or a box of paperclips – items many employers would assume have been misplaced.
But employee theft can ramp up quickly.Details
Like most retired federal agents, Thomas Martin wears a navy blue suit.
“It’s what we sleep in,” he says.
Old habits can die hard and after a career as an agent, the crisp suit is just one throwback. The other is salty vocabulary that I can tell he’s doing his best to restrain.Details
Thomas G. Martin quoted on the rising price of gasoline.Details
In these recession times, people do bad things. About 80% of employees are currently stealing something. They steal time, product or money from their employers who then call us to (find) the bad guys.Details
Stats on cheating can seem overwhelming, so we looked to Thomas Martin, a former FBI agent and president of Martin Investigative Services, a California private investigative service. With 38 years under his belt, Martin could write a book. So he did, online at investigatorconfidential.com. An entire chapter is about determining if your partner is cheating.Details
In these recession times, people do bad things. They steal time, product or money from their employers who then call us to fret out the bad guys. Most security experts agree that about 80% of employees are currently stealing something.Details
Thomas Martin, known as “America’s PI” says, “Snooping through a friend or mate’s stuff now accounts for client’s initiating 38 per cent of our marital-type surveillances. We have done over 34,000 surveillances; 80 per cent of our clients are women, 20 per cent men. We catch 97 per cent of the people we follow.”Details
For more 30 years, Newport Beach private investigator Thomas Martin, head of Martin Investigations has been keeping a private list of the best attorneys in various specialties. Martin has now published his list of top, trusted Orange County businesses on his Web site. He still doesn’t share all his attorney resources.Details
One of Mr. Martin’s Valentine’s Day clients is a doctor whose wife, also a doctor, aroused his suspicions when she told him she would be changing her regular daytime shift on Tuesday and instead working until 8 p.m. Like virtually all private detectives, Mr. Martin won’t reveal his client’s names.Details
Valentine’s Day is an opportunity to catch lovers in the act of illicit romance.Details
In the nearly four months since Cal Poly Pomona student Christina Burmeister, 20, was slain, her family has waited for a breakthrough in the perplexing case.
None has come, so the Cerritos family has hired private investigator Thomas Martin, president of Martin Investigative Services in Anaheim.Details
A good chunk of Thomas G. Martin’s 60-hour or so workweek is spent tracking down people.
The former federal agent turned private investigator figures he’s searched for hundreds of missing relatives since he started Martin Investigative Services in 1981.Details