July 25, 2017

How Would You Feel If You Were Put Under Investigation?

How Would You Feel If You Were Put Under Investigation? This question was raised, albeit paraphrased, on a website called Quora, an interesting question and answer forum, similar to the likes of Yahoo! Answers, and I thought it appropriate to share some insight into how […]
July 19, 2017

Developing Service Delivery for Even Better Results

There’s Never Been a Better Time to Hire a Private Investigator Precise Investigation has been quiet for the last two months across our social spheres as a result of a series of intrinsic changes we’ve been making to our team; bringing in and training up […]
April 28, 2017

How to Avoid Paying Out a Multi-Million Dollar Insurance Fraud

You Can Kiss Your $2 Million Goodbye CNP Finance, an Australian insurance firm specialising in Workers’ Compensation recently took us up on our tender, allowing us to provide the company with the very best in insurance and litigation-specific investigations. With that in mind, prior to […]
April 24, 2017

12 Year-Old’s “Epic Journey” Across Australia – A Solemn Reminder

A 12 Year-Old Boy Drove 1300km Across Eastern Australia, Alone. As some of you may have already heard, read or seen on the news, or pretty much anywhere on the web, a 12-year old boy was arrested on Saturday after he was found to have […]
April 19, 2017

Study Shows Most Domestic Violence in Australia Is Enacted By Family Members

Violence Towards Women – A Family Matter? A new case study surrounding assault victims treated in Australian hospitals has shown that violence against women is “usually” carried out by a partner or spouse and, in the majority of cases, the perpetrator is a family member. […]
April 12, 2017

A Peek at The Results of the Australian Census

Just How Average Are You? “Average” – possibly the worst word to describe many things, but yet a word that we rely on so much to describe normality. It’s a word that’s used to make us feel ok, because, hey, it’s what everyone else is […]
April 10, 2017

How to Rip Off Your Insurance Company

Green Slip Prices Set to Spike in NSW?  In light of the numerous articles we’ve released recently regarding insurance fraud and scams in Australia, and having come across yet another startling insurance scam this morning, we thought to share a handy “How to” – or […]
April 5, 2017

How to Get Out of the Friend Zone

Sometimes, If You Really Want Something, You Just Have to Steal It! … That should not to be taken as professional or even friendly advice – it’s merely a statement referring to an observation we made during our latest infidelity case. Most affairs are pretty […]
April 3, 2017

A Complicated Gold GST Scam Stole $700 Million from Aussie Taxpayers

March 28, 2017

Proudly Supporting Oakleigh’s Local Community

Supporting the Greek-Australian Community through Sports and Entertainment Some 25 years ago, when I was starting out in Australia, my first home was in Oakleigh, Victoria – a place that made emigrating here all the more worthwhile. It was in those first few years in […]
March 22, 2017

More than $150,000 Lost to Fake Online Stores | Fraud and Scams Australia

Over 1,000 Reports So Far This Year – More Than 50% Report Financial Losses In light of an article we can across on Scamwatch.gov.au, reporting a shocking number of successful online scams wreaking havoc in Australia, once again, we thought to firstly share the news […]
March 20, 2017

How to Effectively Manage and Mitigate Insurance Fraud in Australia

Working Towards a Better, More Efficient and Cost Effective Insurance Industry Reflecting on our most recent case article, describing an employee’s attempts to outsmart his employer and their respective insurers into paying out on a fake back injury, and the fact that he is just […]
March 15, 2017

Workers Compensation Fraudster Caught Bowling with Bad Back | Fraud Australia

Your Back’s Practically Broken – Why Are You Bowling? Gravalax Pty Ltd is a concrete and cement manufacturer with offices across a number of states in Australia and Tasmania, and it’s main insurer, QBE Assurance, are both a long-term clients of Precise Investigation. While Gravalax […]
March 14, 2017

How to Recycle Plastic and Make a Pretty Penny Doing It | Theft Australia

In December of last year, Precise Investigation was approached by a leading supermarket chain to investigate a series of mysterious disappearances from two of the company’s warehouses in Victoria. Daniel Evans, the warehouse manager at the northern branch, first noticed that a number of the […]
March 8, 2017

The Benefits of Long-term Commercial Partnerships

Our Commitment to Long-term Commercial Partnerships Precise Investigation prides itself on being able to deliver successful, key investigation services across a multitude of commercial, industrial and domestic settings – at least, that’s what many of our clients associate us with. As integral as the standards […]
February 28, 2017

The Importance of Closure and How Best to Obtain It

How To Get Closure in Life, Love and Business Closure, as a subject, may seem to be an excessively wide-ranging topic to cover in a short period of time, and it is – but we’re going to focus in on the bare essentials and explore […]
February 22, 2017

5 Reasons to Be More Observant | Investigations and Surveillance Australia

differences between listening and hearing How and Why You Should Be More Observant in Everyday Life Being observant and having a keen eye for detail are traits that most would assume a good private investigator, federal detective, spy or other form of federal agent might […]
February 19, 2017

Getting Under Their Skin | Crocodile Skins & Theft in Australia

Desperate Times Call for Desperate Measures   Jack Brown owns a marsh-land property in Hotham, in the Northern Territory, and makes a living by selling Crocodile river tours on his propeller hover craft, with accommodation, and trapping and transporting bigger crocs for harvest on behalf […]
February 17, 2017

Workers’ Compensation Fraudsters Caught Red-Handed | Fraud Australia

A third party insurance company, and client of ours, KLC Insurance were recently alerted to a potential case of WorkCover fraud after a succession of dubious injury claims were made by a landscaping company based in Northern Hobart, Tasmania. In 2015, the company had filed […]
February 16, 2017

Welcoming Precise Investigation’s New Principal Consultant for Workplace Risk Investigations

Precise Investigation has done well to maintain an enviable reputation as one of Australia’s leading private investigation firms, for close to three decades, mainly as a result of employing only the most appropriate, experienced and efficient front and back-end staff, investigators and management. Over the […]
February 13, 2017

Love Knows No Bounds – Or Does it? | Infidelity and Relationships Australia

A Lover’s Travels Just a Front for Adultery? Surely Not… Infidelity investigations are the bread and butter of most private investigation agencies, not just in Australia, but across the world – there’s just something about love that causes people to grow so untrusting and jealous […]
February 9, 2017

Faking Family Ties | Identity Theft Australia

A Pleasant Surprise Turned Nasty Sisters, Gina and Adele Treje emigrated to Australia in 2001 after Gina managed to successfully grow her Talent Management agency in Spain. With the same ideas, connections and motivation, Gina set about making her life a success here too, quickly […]
February 6, 2017

Sometimes It’s Best to Leave it Be | Background Checks Australia

Why You Shouldn’t Be Too Quick To Judge a Person Christopher Murphy is a screenwriter from Perth, mostly known for his theatrical pieces and occasional collaborations with documentaries and historical productions for television. Now in his early sixties, Chris has seen his fair share of love […]
February 1, 2017

How to Listen | Life, Love and Careers Australia

There’s a Big Difference Between Hearing and Listening Precise Investigation prides itself on being able to identify essential pieces of information, from an array of media, in any day-to-day setting, and we’re able to do so because we know how to listen. While that might […]
January 31, 2017

Score Maximum Points with Precise Investigation | Competitions and Contests in Australia

How to Score Max Points in the Precise Investigation Competition The Precise Investigation to win a GoPro Hero 5 action camera is well under way, with four images already having been released for perusal and about 50 people playing across four social media channels! While […]
January 25, 2017

New Years’ Resolutions – Will You Fail? | Goals and Aspirations Australia

Statistics Suggest Your New Years’ Resolution May Have Failed Already Statistically speaking, and taking into account that those statistics are somewhat dated – it would seem that few people have put the effort in to make proper sense of the ol’ New Years’ Resolutions – […]
January 23, 2017

Australian Commerce Expects a $62 million hit on Friday | Employment and Careers

Australia Day to Cost Aussie Businesses more than $62 million With Australia Day (26th January) looming, employers around the country are growing anxious at the prospect that a number of their staff, contractors, associates, business partners and clients are going to temporarily disappear. Nope, they […]
January 20, 2017

The Precise Investigation Competition Leaderboard

Here it is, in all its glory! Well done to those of you that have scored points so far! For the full rules, terms and conditions and how to play, please have a look at our Competition Blog Post  
January 19, 2017

The Issues Surrounding Unpaid Labour in Australia | Employment and Careers

Unpaid Labour In Australia – Should Something Be Done? When I was a teenager, unpaid labour was something that people could expect to engage in if they had little or no education; if they were going into a job that required skills and training that […]
January 16, 2017

Stalker on the Prowl | Crime and Harassment Australia

Stalker Harasses Newly Weds as They Settle In On 14th November 2016, Justin Potter and Charlotte Gutridge were married after spending 7 years together, in a small catholic church just outside of Sydney’s lively CBD. The date was chosen to commemorate both of Charlotte’s grandparents, […]
January 11, 2017

A Fashionista’s Dream Turned Nightmare | Theft and Crime in Melbourne

Fashionista Makes a Fortune Online… Illegally Kimberley Simpson, a 26-year-old Sydney Sider with an eye for fashion set her sights on creating one of Australia’s top indie clothing lines, with the dream of seeing her label go global. In her late teens, Kimberley had already […]
January 9, 2017

What Happened Last Year? | Crime and Fraud Statistics Australia

Crime and Fraud in Australia Over 2016 With 2016 now well and truly behind us, we can look back and compare how we did, as a nation, in overcoming the ongoing struggle we face against economic crime, fraud and scams. Notoriously, the elderly tend to […]
January 4, 2017

Put Your Skills to The Test and Win a GoPro Hero 5 | Free Competition Australia

This year, Precise Investigation is doing something special; something a little different… something specifically aimed at our friends, fans and followers on Social Media, something to say thank you and Happy New Year! We’re holding a competition that begins this Friday (Friday 6th January 2017) […]
December 19, 2016

Christmas Gift Ideas from your Neighbourhood PI | Christmas & Holidays Australia

Last-minute Gift Ideas From Your Neighbourhood PI   As a family man, myself and with Christmas only a few days away, if you haven’t been able to find the perfect gift for your husband, uncle, brother, grandfather, best friend or male co-worker, I’m going to […]
December 12, 2016

There’s Something in The Basement | Insurance & Property Crime Australia

What Would Someone Do With an Illegal Basement? You might be asking yourself what an “illegal basement” actually is? Let’s find out: In 2007, Vinnie Ervin and his business partner, Stanley Kershaw, leased a small commercial property to front their first entrepreneurial venture; selling large […]
December 7, 2016

Is it Getting Harder to Start Small Businesses | Business & Commerce Australia

Is it Getting Harder to Start a Small Business? While Precise Investigation has been operating for nearly three decades, I have done my best to ensure that the company doesn’t grow beyond its means – taking on more customers than we can manage and ultimately […]
December 5, 2016

How to Protect Yourself from Christmas Scams | Scams and Fraud in Australia

How to Avoid Getting Scammed This Christmas As some of you will know, and hopefully more of you will come to learn as we get closer to this year’s festivities, Christmas isn’t only a season of love, sharing and giving, but it’s also the hottest […]
November 30, 2016

Are Professional Resume Services Unfair? | Jobs & Employment Australia

Do Professional Résumé Services Give Candidates an Unfair Advantage? Last week I had a young man contact me in regards to one of my field agent job postings. He was fresh out of the “academy” and was looking to get his foot in the door. […]
November 23, 2016

Should Infidelity Lead to Separation? | Love & Relationships Australia

Is Infidelity a Good Excuse to End the Relationship?   It might sound like a crazy question, and don’t get me wrong – if I had to come home one afternoon to find that my partner had been doing the dirty with someone else, I […]
November 21, 2016

Neighbourhood Watch Hires PI to Investigate Vandalism | Properties, Vandalism and Crime in Australia

Neighbourhood Watch Hires PI to Investigate Vandalism  As most of you are aware, vandalism is the act of causing purposeful damage to another person or company’s property. There is no “one shape fits all” reason for why people go about vandalising things; rage, envy, jealousy, […]
November 16, 2016

Are Urine Tests as Useful as They’re Made Out To Be? | Criminology & Toxicology Australia

Are Urine Tests as Useful as They Seem? Believe it or not, testing urine samples has been a practice since as long ago as 6,000BC, with Ancient Babylonian and Sumerian physicians inscribing their first evaluations of urine into clay tablets as early as 4,000BC. So, […]
November 7, 2016

Should Google Be Doing Something? | Fraud and Scams in Australia

Should Google Be Doing Something? This isn’t a blame game, but given that Australia is one of the World’s hottest spots for economic crime; with 32.3% of the $61 million stolen so far this year stemming from emails and a further 7.3% from general internet […]
November 2, 2016

The Dangers of Online Dating | Relationships Australia

The Dangers of Online Dating: Jonathan Snellings, AKA Jon-Jo, is a 44-year-old electrical engineer, who’s spent most of his career working in the Iron mines in Western Australia. Mr Snellings was married once before, from 1996 to 1998, when his then wife met another man […]
October 31, 2016

Halloween’s Killer Clowns | Facts about Halloween in Australia

The Halloween Crime Spike – What to expect in Australian this Halloween:   Tonight Australia is going to embrace an primeval celebration, most renowned in America, where houses are adorned with lights, creepy decorations, cobwebs and pumpkins and children of all ages dress in cute […]
October 26, 2016

The Real Effects of Grief | Missing Persons Australia

The Real Effects of Grief: I’ve been a private investigator for over thirty years now and, throughout my career, year in and year out, I’ve been approached by grieving mums and twisted dads, bent over the fact that they have no idea where their children […]
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