September 7, 2016

And So the Scams Continue | Fraud and Scams in Australia

And So the Scams Continue: Monday’s blog was the first we’d released in a few weeks and it’s shocking to find that since then, there have been over 40 different stories in the press about frauds being jailed, scams being undertaken and con-artists being freed […]
September 5, 2016

The Ultimate Matchmaker | Private Investigators Abroad

The Ultimate Matchmaker:   While not exactly the perfect definition for any private investigator, it would seem that our capacities in the field allow us the opportunity to delve into people’s lives and ultimately help them to better understand each other; particularly in moments of […]
August 11, 2016

Australia’s New Cyber Intelligence Unit – Is It Enough? | Australian Law and Investigations

Australia’s New Cyber Intelligence Unit – Is It Enough? In the news this morning, it was brought to our attention that the Australian Government, along with a few others around the world, may have started taking cyber crime a bit more seriously. Most of us, […]
August 9, 2016

Bittersweet Revenge – A Student Gets His Own Back | Revenge and Investigations Perth

Bittersweet Revenge – A Student Gets His Own Back: Gary Davis was employed by a small human resourcing company in Perth since he left school at the age of 17. Nearly ten years later, he’d realised that HR and recruitment was a long way off […]
August 3, 2016

What Do Private Investigators and Viagra Have in Common? | Humour and Insights into the PI Industry

What Do Private Investigators and Viagra Have in Common?   What a question! Unfortunately, nobody’s ever outwardly asked us that, and I’m pretty sure that no private investigator in Australia, and maybe even the entire world, has been asked either. The answer? Both private investigators […]
August 1, 2016

Domestic Cases Complement our Insurance Investigations | Private Investigation Industry

Domestic Cases Complement our Insurance Investigations: Precise Investigation works across both the commercial and domestic markets, as some of you may be aware but, what some of you might not know is that the company was originally founded to provide investigations to personal (private) clients […]
July 26, 2016

Casino gets Taken for a Ride | Casinos and Gambling Investigations Australia

Casino gets Taken for a Ride: One of Australia’s leading chains of premium casinos, Royal Flush, undertook an internal investigation, beginning in December 2015, after the company’s accountants found that hundreds of thousands of dollars were going missing every month, from various locations across the […]
July 11, 2016

Insurance Company Catches a Fraudster | Insurance Fraud Australia

Insurance Company Catches a Fraudster: Samantha and Frank Nesbit have been married for five years and started working together as mobile application designers as they’d both qualified in computer sciences and saw a niche in the market. Over a four-year period, the couple managed to […]
July 7, 2016

Defrauding Your Insurance Company | Insurance Investigations Australia

Defrauding Your Insurance Company: Earlier this month, Precise Investigation was hired by GHA Insurance, a commercial insurance provider, to investigate a claim. Chester and West, an up and coming digital marketing agency, filed a claim amounting to more than $45,000 after the sprinkler system in […]
July 4, 2016

How to Steal Your Own Child (Legally) | Child Custody Victoria

How to Steal Your Own Child (Legally): Freddia and Michael Pritchett met each other at a social event in 2010 and fell madly in love; it wasn’t long before they moved in with each other and, within a year, the two were happily married. Soon […]
June 29, 2016

What Visa Fraud Actually Means for Australia

June 27, 2016

13 Signs Your Husband is Having an Affair | Relationships, Affairs and Infidelity

13 Signs Your Husband is Having an Affair: Infidelity can be incredibly difficult to detect and, although not entirely bulletproof, we have put together a list of 13 signs that can ultimately help you to determine whether your husband is having an affair. 1- PRIVATE […]
June 22, 2016

Escaping an Early Death | Attempted Murder Australia

Escaping an Early Death: Dana Valehart, an 83-year-old retired accountant, mother of three and grandmother of five had managed to set her entire family up for life as she, in her earlier years, worked for one of Australia’s top fifty companies listed on the ASX […]
June 20, 2016

Women’s Role in Australian Fraud | Fraud and Scams

Women’s Role in Australian Fraud: Yet again it has been revealed that Australia’s fraud situation continues to go from bad to worse, this time following a report from KPMG, based on their latest fraud barometer. The report compares the frequency of fraud and the financial […]
June 15, 2016

Estate Agent Steals $50K from Clients | Theft and Pilfering Northern Territory

Estate Agent Steals $50K from Clients Manolis Karapsitis, the former director of the Northern Territory estate agency, Your Real Estate NT, has pleaded guilty to thirty-five counts of theft after he was found to have stolen more than $57,000 from his clients to fund a […]
June 8, 2016

$500,000 Visa Fraud | Australian Immigration and Visa Fraud

$500,000 Visa Fraud: Yet again, Precise Investigation has come to hear that Australia has once more fallen victim to internalised economic crime. In light of our three previous articles on the subject, it is becoming increasingly apparent that Australia, as a nation, and regardless of […]
June 6, 2016

Woolworths Caught Up in Laundry Scandal | Dodgy Dealing Australia

Woolworths Caught Up in Laundry Scandal: After a Federal Court hearing on Friday, Woolworths has admitted to “being knowingly concerned in the making of, and giving effect to” a shady agreement between Colgate-Palmolive, Unilever and PZ Cussons in which the three companies arranged to pull […]
June 1, 2016

Honest Policy Holders Paying for Insurance Fraud | Insurance Fraud Investigation

Honest Policy Holders Paying for Insurance Fraud: In light of the article we published earlier this week, we felt that it was important to share the latest news concerning yet another economic crime situation that’s affecting Australia. ABC News has released a story that doubles […]
May 30, 2016

Australia’s Appalling Economic Crime Situation | Finance, Insurance & Fraud

The Dire Economic Crime Situation in Australia: It has recently come to light that Australia has managed to claim a title that no nation wants to bear: the world’s most economic crime-affected country. Following the latest report issued by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), an internationally-recognised assurance, tax […]
May 25, 2016

Home Alone | Youth and Responsibility Sydney

Home Alone: A wealthy family based in Seaforth, Sydney were growing suspicious of their youngest son’s behaviour after he left school. Josh Edgar, 19, was a stellar athlete, playing football, rugby and even swimming to represent his school – he was described as being polite, […]
May 23, 2016

Peace of Mind for Patent Attorney | Patent Attorney Adelaide

Peace of Mind for Patent Attorney: Johnson & Abram is a long-standing Intellectual Property specialist based in Melbourne, assisting companies and individuals across Australia, as well as numerous foreign inventors to protect their ideas through professional IP solutions. Taking their customer confidentiality very seriously, it […]
May 18, 2016

Employees Bunking Off Work to Search for Other Jobs | Employee Misconduct Melbourne

Employees Bunking Off Work to Search for Other Jobs: Over the last five years, WMP Ltd, a small web development company based in Melbourne’s bustling CBD, managed to build an enviable reputation as one of the city’s leading SEO agencies. With that reputation came a […]
May 16, 2016

Investment Scams Overtake Romance Scams | Investment Scams

Investment Scams Overtake Romance Scams: Over the last year, Australian losses to investment scams have doubled to an incredible $24.4 million – in 2015, six individual investment scam victims lost more than $1 million each, according to the latest scams report issued by the Australian […]
May 11, 2016

ANZ and Westpac – Victims of Chinese Fraud | China & Private Investigators

Victims of Chinese Fraud Two of Australia’s largest banks, ANZ Banking Group and Westpac Banking Corp have recently discovered that both have approved hundreds of fraudulent home loan applications, backed by fake Chinese income documents. Despite the banks’ strict verification processes, which include obtaining bank […]
May 9, 2016

The Importance of Private Investigations Today | Domestic and Commercial Investigations Australia

The Importance of Private Investigations Today:   Long gone are the days of grey trench coats, deer hunter hats and magnifying glasses – if, in fact, there was ever a time when private investigators really sported such a dress code. Along with the misconception of […]
May 4, 2016
Visa fraud in Australia

Australian Visa Fraud Exposed | Australian Visas and Immigration

Visa Fraud Exposed: Precise Investigation has worked closely with many government agencies, businesses and individuals throughout the years, assisting them to overcome any number of corporate or private concerns. With that being said, we support and enjoy the positive outcomes of other agencies’ investigations, especially […]
May 2, 2016
Scam Statistics 2016 - Australia

Australian Scam Statistics 2016

Scam Stats 2016: With the recent news of a Western Australian woman falling victim to the first-ever reported case of a surrogacy scam, Precise Investigation would like to share a few statistics regarding Australian scam rates so far this year. Before we do, however, let’s […]
April 27, 2016
New iPhone Scam | iPhone 5 5s and 6

New iPhone Scam | Technology and Scams Australia

New iPhone Scam Hits Australia: This is a public announcement: A new iPhone scam has emerged this week, that targets all iPhone users across the globe in what is becoming one of the most dangerous scams on the device yet. The scam is simple, yet […]
April 25, 2016
Anzac Day - Remembrance - 2016

ANZAC DAY 2016 | Remembering Those We Lost

ANZAC DAY 2016: The team at Precise Investigation wishes to share in today’s remembrance, giving sincere thanks and praise to those who fought, suffered and lost their lives for the betterment of not only Australia and New Zealand, but the modern world. War, although seemingly […]
April 20, 2016
Victim of domestic abuse fights back

Domestic Abuse Resolved by the Victim | Relationship and Abuse Investigations Brisbane

Domestic Abuse Resolved by the Victim: Jennifer Lawson, an accountant at a small real-estate company in Brisbane, came to us one afternoon a few weeks ago to discuss an issue she was having at home. She’d been married to her husband, David, for two years […]
April 18, 2016

Training Institute Loses Out to Slackers | Employee Misconduct Melbourne

Training Institute Loses Out to Slackers: Harper Victoria is a training institute that focuses on helping people of all ages to gain qualifications in wide range of careers; from the Responsible Service of Alcohol certificate through to specialised Mechanic, IT and Office Administration Diplomas and […]
April 13, 2016
Even Beer Producers can fall victim to Fraud

Bar Fraudulently Rakes in Insurance Payouts | Theft and Insurance Investigations Melbourne

Bar Fraudulently Rakes in Insurance Payouts: Charlie’s, an “indie” bar in Melbourne’s South West reported a series of break-ins to their insurer, and our client, Munich Sterling Insurance. The incidents were reported to the police and, with the bar having several CCTV cameras installed, everyone […]
April 11, 2016
New Scam Targets Businesses

New Scam on the Rise – Targeting Australian Businesses | Australian Fraud and Commercial Scams

New Scams Targeting Australian Businesses: With America’s Federal Bureau of Investigation alerting nationals of the dangers associated with a new scam, and the fact that one of our own recently stumbled across it, himself, we thought to share with you what could end up costing […]
April 6, 2016

Scams Have a Wider Effect than Some Might Think | Scams and Fraud in Australia

Scams Have a Wider Effect than You Might Think: At some point in our lives, we’ve all come across or at least heard of or know someone who has come across an online Get Rich Quick scam. Now, while some of us share a predisposition […]
April 4, 2016
Public Announcement

Precise Investigation Opens New Head Office Facility & Appointed as Accredited Provider on Behalf of Worksafe Vic | Government Licenced Investigators

Precise Investigation Appointed as Accredited Provider on Behalf of Worksafe Vic Precise Investigation are delighted to announce the following: The opening of our new, flagship facility in Oakleigh, Melbourne; and Our recent appointment as an accredited investigation services provider on behalf of WorkSafe Victoria and […]
March 30, 2016

How to Track Someone on a Budget | Affordable Bugs and Bug Sweeping Services Melbourne

How to Track Someone on a Budget: At some point in our lives, a great many of us have met someone in whom we put a great deal of trust; a girlfriend or boyfriend; a spouse; a colleague; an up and coming employee or; a […]
March 23, 2016

Fraud In Australia | Economic Crime

Fraud and Economic Crime in Australia: The definition of “fraud” is, “wrongful or criminal deception intended to result in financial or personal gain” or “a person or thing intended to deceive others, typically by unjustifiably claiming or being credited with accomplishments or qualities.” While Australia, […]
March 21, 2016

What Does Mental Illness Mean for Workplace Injury Fraud? | Fraud and Scams Melbourne

What Does Mental Illness Mean for Workplace Injury Fraud? As most of you are aware, Worksafe Victoria is Government-backed organisation which aims to help minimise the number of work-related injuries, provide low-cost workplace injury insurance to employers, help injured workers to return to work and […]
March 16, 2016

Malicious Mentor | Rehabilitation and Surveillance in Melbourne

Malicious Mentor: Christine Madison is a recovering meth addict. After her family held an intervention for in late 2015, she agreed to enter a rehabilitation program at Melbourne-based clinic. As Christine had never suffered any previous convictions, or become wrapped up with police regarding her […]
March 14, 2016

How to Make a Forklift Disappear | Labour and Equipment in Sydney

How to Make a Forklift Disappear: Precise Investigation was recently tasked with uncovering the truth surrounding a mysterious case in Sydney, where one of the city’s largest forklift and hardware suppliers were having their stock stolen from delivery sites. On numerous occasions over the last […]
March 9, 2016

Music To Our Ears | Musical Instruments Melbourne

Music To Our Ears: Robin Holson, a music enthusiast and guitar collector of 20 years, recently brought a case to Precise Investigation after purchasing three limited edition Yamaha, Gretsch and Ibanez electric and electro-acoustic guitars. He bought the items from a newly established music store […]
March 7, 2016

Slavery or Abuse? | Schooling and Education in Perth

Slavery or Abuse? We were recently tasked with running a surveillance operation on Michael Finley, an arts teacher at High Gate Secondary School, a mid-sized, co-ed institution in Perth, after the parents of one of his students became suspicious of the work he was asking […]
March 2, 2016

5 Real-life Reasons to Run an Investigation | Private Investigations Australia

5 Real-life Reasons to Run an Investigation: Whether it’s through a surveillance operation, a series of background checks, a fully-fledged fraud investigation or any of our associated services, we’d like to share why it’s so important that you run an investigation. Through our own personal […]
February 29, 2016

Nasty Surprise for Off-Duty Private Eye | Holiday Horrors

Nasty Surprise for Off-Duty Private Eye: Like so many of us, it’s not uncommon that we private investigators take work home, or in this case, even on holiday with us – we’re never really “off-duty,” as such, but there comes a time and a place […]
February 24, 2016
Relationship due diligence

So, You Met in a Bar? | Relationship Investigations Sydney

So, You Met in a Bar? James E. Payton is a wealthy online marketer, having spent most of his career developing successful brand campaigns for mid and high-level businesses internationally. He’d been head-hunted from a company he was working for in Singapore, to provide his […]
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