Thomas G. Martin is a former supervisory Federal agent, and the owner of Martin Investigative Services. He oversees 22 male and female private investigators, many of whom are former agents with the FBI, DEA, IRS and Secret Service. Martin posts updates from time to time on Facebook and YouTube.

What to do with teenage girls texting nude photos. Author: Jason, Flickr. Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.

What To Do When Your Teenage Girl is Texting Nude Photos

In the past decade, I’ve had more and more clients consult with me about the online activity of their daughters. It has come to the point where I definitely have some standard talking points when the parents hire me to talk with their tween and teenage girls.

When if comes to posting, texting or “sexting” naked photos, the odds run about 9 to 1 that young females will get in trouble with this, as opposed to young males. Boys don’t have to send anything… they’re spending all their time and energy trying to get girls to take off their clothes, take a pic and hit send.

Wired's Technique Critique & Tradecraft Videos Are Really, Really Good

Wired’s Technique Critique & Tradecraft Videos Are Really, Really Good

A few weeks ago, I was sent a couple videos from Wired’s YouTube Channel that I really enjoyed, and I wanted to share them here.

In the first series of videos, Technique Critique, experts from various professional disciplines break down Hollywood movies and TV shows, and explain what they got right and wrong.

I was so impressed with this series, I reached out to Wired and volunteered to do one on private investigation should they do a second season.

Thoughts on 'Hannibal', Hollywood investigations, serial killers & intuition

Thoughts on Hollywood investigations, serial killers, intuition & ‘Hannibal’

As a professional private investigator and a former Federal agent, it can be very hard for me to watch television. With rare exception, nearly every Hollywood depiction of private investigation and criminal investigation consistently gets it wrong.  (I’ve written a few posts about the Hollywood vs. reality aspect of private investigation: here, here and here.)…

The Martin PI TV show that never was, plus a review of “Cry Wolfe”

I’ve taken part in more than a few television shows as an interview subject. In recent years, I was approached by two of the major studios, as they wanted me to help create and star in a reality-based television show about private investigators. I have ended up turning down many interviews and all of the reality shows – because I insisted upon keeping the reality aspect intact.

Here’s how these things typically go.

A Practical, Straightforward Approach to Internet Marketing

A Practical, Straight-Forward (& Free) Approach to Internet Marketing

This summer I’ve had a few calls from people who have felt they’ve been scammed by “quick and easy” Internet marketing companies and their lofty promises.

Instead of taking these cases and then trying to retrieve any investments, I’d rather see these people invest money in something that works, instead of spending their money to recoup other, previously-wasted money.

What follows is the entire, straightforward approach to marketing from my new book, Seeing Life Through Private Eyes.