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Private Investigator Phone App Promises vs. Practicalities

Private Investigator Phone App Promises vs. Practicalities

In March 2015, a new iPhone app launched with the promise to revolutionize the Private Investigation world.  The app is promoted as “Uber for PIs”.  The founder, who is not a private investigator, claims to want to make private investigators “less skeezy”.  His app connects anonymous clients with PIs for the bargain price of $59 […]

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Cheap Background Reports: Bad Idea?

Cheap Background Reports: Bad Idea?

We are routinely contacted by lawyers and private clients inquiring about just what information we can provide about a person or business.  We are asked about finding  things like prior work-related (industrial) injuries and treatment, other injuries (such as car accidents or bicycle accidents) bank accounts, and even travel plans. More recently, our clients have […]

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Credit Card Chips and Identity Theft

Credit Card Chips and Identity Theft

Can you identify this symbol? It is the symbol placed on RFID chipped credit cards, cards you may well have in your wallet which are transmitting your personal information without you even knowing. Radio-frequency identification (RFID) chips first gained traction as a payment method in 1997 when ExxonMobil debuted their Speedpass key chain device. Just […]

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Social Media and Service of Process

Social Media and Service of Process

As private investigators, it is part of our job to keep up to date on the fast changing social and professional networking sites currently in favor with the general public. A recent case in our office highlights the usefulness of these sites, not just when gathering evidence about the other side, but when locating and […]

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Workplace Investigations

Lawsuits regarding claims of sexual harassment in the workplace are being filed in ever increasing numbers. More importantly, courts have made it clear that employers are legally required to take steps to protect their employees from this kind of treatment or face possible financial liability following a lawsuit. So, what can employers do to prevent […]

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Pre-Employment Credit Check Limitations

We are often requested by companies to conduct pre-employment background investigations.  These investigations typically fall within the confines of the Fair Credit Reporting Act and California’s Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies Act. We conduct such investigations within the legislated parameters and with prior written notice to the person being investigated.  The person also needs to authorize […]

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GPS Trackers: Perception vs. Legal Realities

Global Positioning Systems or GPS units are commonly used devices for mapping and tracking all over the world. The systems itself is a space-based global navigation satellite system that provides location information anywhere on the Earth. Many do not know that it is maintained by the United States government and is freely accessible by anyone […]

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Bill Gailey commended in California Senate Resolution

Senate Resolution Number 946 was presented to Mr. Gailey by the Honorable Tom Harman of the 35th Senatorial District in California. The resolution was passed on July 21st, 2011 in recognition of Mr. Gailey’s leadership while serving on the California State Bar Board of Governors. Mentioned in the resolution was Mr. Gailey’s vast investigative experience, […]

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Unlicensed Workplace Investigators in California

The rise in the number of workplace investigators has been a noticeable trend in the private detective industry. This is in keeping with the rise in the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s record number of charges filed in the 2010 fiscal year*. The EEOC in 2010 charged nearly 100,000 employers in cases ranging from retaliation […]

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Nursing Home Investigations, The Sad Truth

As our parents and loved ones get older and decline in health many of us are faced with a path of questions that become increasingly more difficult to answer. Does my mother or father need help around the house? Are they remembering to take their medicine on time? The questions progress over time to ones […]

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