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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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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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