Money

How to avoid investment scams (Investigate financial advisers using little or no money)

A few days ago, the Los Angeles Times reported that Irvine Police Department detectives had arrested three people in connection with an elaborate plot to defraud more than a dozen people for nearly a million dollars. As the case unfolds, there is no doubt this number will go even higher. The scheme was not elaborate,…

Comic-Con International San Diego & cheating stormtroopers

Comic-Con International San Diego & Cheating Stormtroopers

Four of our San Diego-based private investigators are attending Comic-Con International this weekend, but they are not on official duty. We have learned over the years not to take people’s money to conduct surveillance jobs at this venue. It is simply a nightmare. Here’s why. A spouse from Denver, Colorado calls our office and wants…

Interrogation, Questioning, Interpellation, & Interviewing

Interrogation, Questioning, Interpellation, & Interviewing

This post discusses details about the most useful tool in any skilled private investigator’s arsenal: The art of interview and interrogation. This seems to be a topic of great interest to people, mostly because of the portrayal of interrogation on television, from the multiple incarnations of Law & Order to Jack Bauer threatening to shove…

Private investigators for celebrities, and when someone is trying to ruin your name

Private investigators for celebrities, and when someone is trying to ruin your name

We’ve had hundreds of cases where we’ve been hired as private investigators for celebrities. Clients have included everyone from A-list movie stars, to rock and roll legends, billionaires, to big name rap artists, elite athletes, and Fortune 500 CEOs. We have provided services for and against many “one-named celebrities.” The cases have run the gamut…