October 20, 2016

What A Surprise | Relationships Australia

What A Surprise: Carmel and Hugh Jones have been married for a year – they met when Hugh and his friends vacationed in Greece over a summer holiday two years earlier. On and off for the year leading up to their marriage, both admitted to […]
October 17, 2016

Qualifications Exist For A Reason | Background Checks Victoria

Qualifications Exist For A Reason: WARNING – THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS IMAGES THAT SOME READERS MAY FIND DISTURBING. DISCRETION IS ADVISED. Jonny Verazzo is a 29-year-old man from Italy who decided to emigrate to Australia to improve his quality of life, make more money for his […]
October 12, 2016

The Spies Among Us | Corporate Espionage Australia

October 10, 2016

There’s Something In The Sushi | Drug Abuse Melbourne

There’s Something In The Sushi: Vanessa Redgrave owns a small business consultancy just outside Melbourne’s bustling CBD. She regularly works with other small businesses to help them improve their position in today’s turbulent online marketplace, and she’s been very successful to date. Earlier this year, […]
October 5, 2016

What If It Was You? | Missing Persons Australia

What If It Was You? Australia’s Missing Persons: Picture yourself on a Friday night; it’s been a long week, work’s been tough and now it’s your time to kick back with a few friends and enjoy that long-awaited weekend feeling. You throw back a shot […]
October 4, 2016

Crash Test Dummies | Car Insurance Fraud

Crash Test Dummies: Michael Turck is a 21-year-old psychology student with an affinity for speed – and his best friend, Ben Ülrich is much the same. Michael’s aunt passed away in early 2015 and left both him and his brother with a small inheritance, money […]
September 28, 2016

Made To Fight | Animal Abuse & Background Checks

Made To Fight: Tash Hunter owns two wildlife rehabilitation centres in Australia; one in Victoria and the other just a short trip from Hobart in Tasmania. Her sanctuary takes in sick, injured or discarded animals from the wild, the side of the road and from […]
September 21, 2016

Smoking Gun | Fake Products Sydney

Smoking Gun: James Wenju, a successful businessman originally from Japan, has been living in Australia for close to fifteen years, working for a reputable accounting firm here whilst maintaining three businesses overseas for additional income. On his 40th birthday, a dear friend of his, Ken […]
September 19, 2016

Ex’s Vigilance Really Pays Off | Relationship Issues Melbourne

Ex’s Vigilance Really Pays Off: Larisa Boumont was involved with a man, Bernard Lewis, for five years before she realised that he was becoming increasingly violent towards her. She originally speculated that it was all due to alcohol abuse, but as the time went by, […]
September 14, 2016

Sexually Transmitted Debt | Financial Issues Australia

Sexually Transmitted Debt It’s on thing to fall in love with a person, only to find out after a few months that they had a nasty biological surprise waiting for you under the bed sheets… a surprise that you’d then start learning about after realising […]
September 12, 2016

The Australian Tax Office and Scammers | Australian Tax Office Hobart

The Australian Tax Office and Scammers: I find myself here looking through my inbox to see that over the last month I have received various news bits from around Australia that are specific to scammers taking advantage of people by posing as the ATO. Surely […]
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 […]
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