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Matrimonial Investigations: What to do if you suspect a cheater?

When you take your wedding vows, the seriousness of the contract you are entering into is often overshadowed by the romance and giddiness of the day. It is a beautiful moment, one that you cherish. But when you suspect that your partner has broken these vows, amidst the emotional turmoil you experience, you may need…
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Missing Persons 4 – The Role of the PI

Welcome to the fourth instalment of our Missing Persons series. Previously we have looked at defining the term ‘missing person’ and the differing reasons why people may go missing. This issue is a glimpse into what I do as a Private Investigator to locate a missing person. There are hundreds of methods a PI may…
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How to spot a fraudulent document

Identity documents are used as proof of identity, employment, status and access. These documents are extremely important and unique to each person. Identity documents are critical, but there are thousands of fraudulent versions out there, compromising the security and integrity of people and businesses across the UK. Identity documents include all official papers including: Passport…
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Missing Persons Part 3 – Adults

Welcome to the third instalment of my missing persons study. So far, we’ve had an overall look at what missing really means, and at vulnerable children. This time we’re looking at reasons why adults go missing. Statistically, one in every 500 adults go missing each year, under a variety of circumstances which I will outline…
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Why Are Fingerprints Unique?

Every investigation is unique, no two are ever the same and they’re a full of twists and turns – and so is this blog’s topic: a brief look at fingerprints. The skin on the underside of our hands and feet are covered with indentations known as papillary ridges. These ridges form the patterns that make…
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How social media has changed Private Investigation

Social media has changed the way the world works. From how we communicate with each other each day to how businesses operate. It’s become a part of everyday life so far that most people post everything about their lives without really thinking about it. On a personal level, this rarely causes complication, but for a…
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Missing Persons – Part 2: Children

Welcome to the second issue of my missing persons reports. In the first issue, I touched on some of the main topics of discussion and defined what it means to be ‘missing’. In this second issue, I’m looking into cases of vulnerable children, trafficking and runaways. Research by Missingpersons.org charity, aims to shed some light…
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Ethical Investigations

At its core, the role of a Private Investigator is to find information that might not otherwise come to light. Its more than likely that this information might only benefit one particular party and that the other might not want the information to be discovered. This particular role means there are certain considerations to be…
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Missing Persons, Part One – Introduction

In the UK, on average a person is reported missing every 90 seconds. The National Police Chief’s Council defines a missing person as “anyone whose whereabouts cannot be established and where the circumstances are out of character or the context suggests the person may be subject of crime or at risk of harm to themselves…
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What is a background check?

Background checks are a common task for a private investigator. There are many reasons why one might be necessary, especially in cases of missing persons or fraud. In today’s blog I’m talking about what background checks involve and why they’re important. Speaking broadly, background checks are common when applying for credit, renting a home/office and…
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