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Holiday Safety Shopping Tips – Protect Yourself and Your Identity

Holiday Safety Shopping Tips – Protect Yourself and Your Identity

Holiday Safety Shopping Tips – Protect yourself and your identity It’s that time of year when customers will be out in full force in the stores and spending online. I want to provide you a few tips to protect your information from identity thieves who will be ready and waiting for you as well as give general ideas for physical safety when shopping in a public venue. Online Shopping If we’re anything alike, you eschew the grind of mall shopping and do the majority of your present purchasing in the comfort of your own home. Wine? Check. Laptop? Check. Credit card? Check. Forget about the crowds and craziness. Tips for […]

Privacy in a Brand Name Hotel – Protect Your Possessions

Privacy in a Brand Name Hotel – Protect Your Possessions

A YouTube user posted this video of a hotel housekeeping associate going through his belongings. Check our comments below for prevention tips! Do you really require a clean set of sheets every day you stay in a hotel? Not so much. Normally, hotels offer one enough amenities to allow a single occupant to stay for three days without needing new towels, etc. We strongly recommend using the Do Not Disturb signage on your door at all times and leaving the TV on in your room when away. This will give the appearance that the room is occupied. Single room occupants can give a simple shout into the room upon departure […]

STOP Sex Offenders From Using Apple Airdrop on YOUR iPhone

STOP Sex Offenders From Using Apple Airdrop on YOUR iPhone

When we think of a flasher we tend to think of a creepy guy wearing a trench coat and nothing else. There’s a new kind of flasher on the loose these days and Apple’s Airdrop on the iPhone makes it easy for cyber-flashers to find immediate victims. Watch the short video in this BBC link to learn how to keep your phone safe… and prevent the need for eye bleach … and therapy 😉 http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-33889225

Is My Daughter Dating An Axe Murderer? How to Run a Background Check on Anyone – Part One

Is My Daughter Dating An Axe Murderer? How to Run a Background Check on Anyone – Part One

Reasons for a Background Check: One of the most common inquiries we receive at our firm is to look into someone’s background. Some clients need to know with whom their children are spending time. Others want to check out a potential spouse. The more financial savvy individuals are looking to find whether a potential investment is sound or if the deal may be a scam. Persons of a more litigious nature want to dig up the dirt before getting into the courtroom to either get something on the other guy, or make sure their own witnesses can stand up to cross examination. The number of reasons for a background check […]

Private Parts Exposed – Part One

Private Parts Exposed – Part One

In today’s technologically advanced society, those in the know (or want to know) are constantly developing new ways to get at your private information. As a result, privacy laws are in a perpetual state of evolution in efforts to keep up with that technology. In the field of private investigation, we have to take continual steps to keep up with those laws to avoid ending up on the wrong side of them. If you’re undertaking an investigation, you’d better keep up, too. As stated in previous blogs, I’m not an attorney. I have one on retainer. Get your own. As the title suggests, when ones private information is made available […]

On The Road

On The Road

I criss-crossed the country this week to manage the needs of four separate clients. Eight flights later and I’m nearly home. This week I’ll be working on reports based on my field work, having done SCADA & CESCO assessments for specialty needs clients.

Pretty Little Lies

Pretty Little Lies

It’s been brought to my attention that one of our competitors has been blogging negative information about our firm and me specifically as the owner, Melinda Kidder. Personally, I prefer not to talk down about other people. The falsehoods in these blogs of which I’ve spoken are broad and varied and a lawsuit is pending. In the meantime should you have any questions for me or require proof of competency and health please do not hesitate to approach. I will be more than happy to provide. Take care, Melinda