Thomas G. Martin appears on Consumer Talk with Michael Finney on San Francisco’s KGO 810.Details
For private investigators, the week of Valentine’s Day used to be the “Superbowl” of cheating spouse surveillance cases. The common wisdom was that a cheaters pretty much had to see the other woman on or around Valentine’s Day. It doesn’t work that way anymore. Here’s why.Details
So you’re ready to walk down the aisle with the love of your life. But have you done all your homework?
By and large, these divorces are usually a direct result of one or more of three things: infidelity, substance abuse, and/or money problems.
Here I’ll explain two easy things you can do before marriage to save yourself from these problems.Details
I recently appeared on a segment on Chelsea Handler’s Netflix show. You can watch the episode now if you have Netflix. The episode is 2016 S1 E63, titled “It’s Girl Empowerment”.
Here’s how that appearance came to be, my thoughts on the appearance and Ms. Handler.Details
If someone you had just met asked you for your social security number, you would likely not it to them. What if the same person asked you for your cell phone number? My guess is that you would readily tell them the ten-digit number. After you read this, maybe you won’t be so quick to hand out your number.Details
Last week we received quite a few calls regarding adoption searches and reunions. This is a frustrating segment of the private investigative business, as leads are usually thin and relevant information almost non-existent.
Still our staff tries to prevail under some very difficult circumstances. They know we are often the last hope for our clienDetails
During the 2015 holidays, I was asked to locate a young man named Michael and try to get him help for his addiction problems. I initially turned down the case, but the boy’s grandfather persuaded me otherwise. His plea was enhanced by showing me a photo of the 16-year old in a football uniform. The football uniform was from the same high school my son graduated. It seemed like it was meant to be.
In September 2016, I received a call from Michael on my cell phone. He was doing well and had been sober for nine months. He wanted to go to lunch when he returned from another state where he was in rehab. I reminded him it was his turn to buy since I had treated him at McDonald’s the day he was found. He laughed but politely agreed.Details
As the president of a private investigative agency with 5 offices and 22 investigators, we regularly get calls from people that want us to track down and find missing or lost pets. I am very sympathetic, but I will not take your money or your case.
The reality is that you don’t need a private investigator. When it comes to finding a lost pet, you honestly have the ability to do everything a PI can do.Details
There are multiple IRS scams that are happening with increasing frequency. Even if your caller ID says the call is from a US government agency, IT’S A SCAM.
Here’s the details of one of the most current IRS scams going on, and what the scammers are doing. Arm yourself with education, and educate others so they are not taken.Details
Our PI firm receives thousands of calls a year. Every day, we have to explain to at least one caller that some of the things they want us to do for them are in fact illegal – and punishable by prison and fines. I decided to compile a list of these requests, and group them into categories. This allowed me to come up with a top 10 list of services we either won’t perform – or will only perform only under very tight restrictions, under the direction in writing from an attorney and/or they meet the severe limitations of the civil and criminal codes of conduct.Details