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.)…
You’ve probably wondered at some point: If someone ran a background check on me, what would be in it?
Believe me when I say you would be shocked at what’s actually in these reports: I’m a private investigator whose agency performs hundreds of these background checks and asset searches every year.
The sheer amount of data in these reports is staggering: Many of them are a hundred pages or more.
Here’s exactly what can be found in an asset search, and what methodologies can be used to discover the data.
Millions of people will get engaged during the next few months, with almost three million people changing their status on Facebook to engaged.
From my chair as President of Martin Investigative Services in Newport Beach, California, it means dozens of requests for background investigations and reports on their sons and daughter’s future mates.
“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.”
The skills and knowledge of private investigators can help businesses make informed decisions and protect their assets. Here are the top 5 reasons every business needs a private investigator.
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.
Financial ignorance is when a partner knows nothing about the financial affairs of their own home. During a divorce, it can cost women everything.
Last year, longtime Subway spokesman Jared Fogle was convicted of possessing child pornography and traveling across state lines to pay for sex with minors. This resulted in a sentence of fifteen years in federal prison, where he is reportedly eating a steady diet of knuckle sandwiches these days.
This is not just another sordid story of just how fast and far someone can fall – it is also a perfect case study of a wakeup call for corporate America with regard to background checks.
In any divorce due to an affair, you’re going to see financial infidelity – the hiding of assets.
Our case of the week involves a woman in exactly this situation.