Author: Alison Harris

Warning: Thieves Operate in this Season

In the UK, we are all familiar with the sign ‘WARNING: Thieves Operate in this Area’. You will find it in tourist hotspots, busy high streets or crowded car parks, but it could be hung almost anywhere. What do you do when you see this sign? I would wager my purse that most of us…
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Volunteer Services and Your Safety

The world we live in has changed a lot in the past months. While we have been physically distant, communities have come together to help their most vulnerable, celebrating the fact that we are all in this together even when we are apart. From community Facebook groups to national services, it has been humbling to…
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Shopping Scams

Oh the weather outside it frightful Online shopping is so delightful And that’s when your guard is low Scammers know, scammers know, scammers know. Buying gifts for loved ones during the holiday season can be a huge source of anxiety and stress for many of us, particularly focusing on stretching finances and finding the time…
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Safeguarding Children: Childminders

When you make the decision to trust your children with a someone else, it is obviously not a choice you should make lightly. Choosing the right childminder can be a minefield if you do not know what to look out for and whoever you decide to go with, for whatever reason, should exceed a minimum…
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Investigators Role in Divorce Proceedings

Divorce proceedings are rarely pleasant. Even in the case of mutual break ups, the dissolution of a marriage is a complex thing and, in instances where the trust has been broken and communication has become an issue, you may feel your ex spouse is hiding something that could affect the case. There are a number…
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Hidden Assets in Divorce Settlements

Even the most amicable divorce can be messy and complicated. In the main, it isn’t a particularly pleasant topic to talk about, but with 101,669 divorces processed in 2017, it is unfortunately a common discussion point among my profession. The Office of National Statistics reports that unreasonable behaviour was the most common reason for heterosexual…
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Elite Dating Sites – How to Stay Safe

The phrase ‘have it all’ can mean a lot of different things to a lot of different people. For some it’s being able to afford trips abroad, seeing the world. For others it is being at the top of your career. Others still feel it’s owning your own home and filling it with all the…
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Facebook Stalking

Valentines Day is fast approaching and, with that in mind, it may surprise you just how many of my investigations are of a personal or intimate nature. From serving divorce papers to finding those long lost loves – there are a plethora of reasons why you may want to involve a PI in your romantic…
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Missing Persons 5 – Getting Back in Touch

As the festive period is drawing to a close, I have chosen to end this segment on missing persons by discussing how to get back in touch with long lost loved ones. During Christmas, we tend to notice if someone is missing. A space at the dinner table or one less Christmas card is hard…
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You’ve Been Served – The Reality

You have likely heard the phrase ‘You’ve been served’ on TV or in film at some point, and while often integral to the plot it seems strange that few of us really know what it means or why it is happening. Typically (on the screen at least) it involves someone being tricked into admitting who…
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