September 9, 2015
The young, the elderly and those prone to dementia are most at risk

Man Sentenced to Six Years in Prison for a Malicious Myki Porn Scam | Melbourne Scams and Pornography

Sentenced to Six Years in Prison for Myki Porn Scam: Kenneth Palliser, a 62-year old computer technician based in Victoria, has pleaded guilty to multiple counts of fraud, deception and child exploitation. In 2010, Palliser was employed to fix a teenage boy’s computer, but later […]
September 7, 2015
35000 People Go Missing in Australia Every Year

Exposed: Even Vending Machines Can Fall to the Hands of Fraud | Commercial Investigations and Fraud

Even Vending Machines Can Fall to the Hands of Fraud: One of Australia’s leading vending machine distributors almost lost its largest clients before they were able to determine the root of the cause. Floyd Grossman, a vending machine technician hired on a contractual basis, was […]
September 4, 2015

16 Years of Marriage Thrown to The Wayside | Marriage and Infidelity in Australia

16 Years of Marriage Thrown to The Wayside: Precise Investigation is regularly sought out to investigate husbands and wives on their spouses’ behalves, following rising suspicions of their after-work activities, sudden changes in mood or behaviour, a need for private phone calls or apparent lack […]
September 2, 2015
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Exposed: Employees Steal from a Leading Soft-Drink Company | Theft and Crime in Australia

Employees Steal from a Leading Soft-Drinks Company: Most companies account for small losses in their stock, usually as the result of handling or shipping accidents where products can fall over during transit or break after being dropped. With that, a few months ago, Precise Investigation […]
August 31, 2015
The Vehicle That Michael Bought, Drove and Smashed

Even the Biggest and Most Respected of Organisations Can Be Fraudsters | Fraud and Scams in Australia

Even the Biggest and Most Respected of Organisations Can Be Fraudsters: Ever heard of 7-Eleven? For those of you in the Northern reaches of the country where the brand is a little less prevalent, 7-Eleven is one of Australia’s most common corner stores, selling every-day […]
August 28, 2015

Deception in Marriage Can Have a Happy Ending | Infidelity and Affair Investigations Melbourne

Deception in Marriage Can Have a Happy Ending: Precise Investigation was recently hired to investigate a concerned woman’s husband after she grew suspicious of his late-night activities. Lisa, a leading sales rep for a reputable plumbing company in the heart of Melbourne, has been married […]
August 26, 2015
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Even Victoria’s Public Transport Network is Affected By Scams | Fraud and Scams in Australia

Victoria’s Public Transport Network is Affected By Scams: For those of you who don’t know what a Myki Card is, a few years ago, Public Transport Victoria revealed a top-up card that you could simply “touch on” and “touch off” throughout the Victorian public transport […]
August 21, 2015
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How to Expose a Cheating Partner | Love and Relationships Australia

How to Expose a Cheating Partner: Following on from the ongoing gossip surrounding the Ashley Madison scandal, where hackers have invaded the company’s databases and threated to reveal more than 17 million people’s secret identities, Precise Investigation has decided to give those in need a […]
August 19, 2015
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Identity Theft is Still Very Much Alive | Identity Theft Australia

Identity Theft is Still Very Much Alive: …and a very serious problem! CIB detectives have recently charged a 34-year-old, Parra Hills-based man with over 20 counts of fraud and deception following his arrest on Monday. The man created numerous false identities and used those guises […]
August 18, 2015

Thinking of Advancing Your Career? | Profiling, Education and Background Checks Australia

Thinking of Advancing Your Career? Background checks aren’t just for people – with the constant rise in fraud reaping Australia, even the college you’re thinking about enrolling in might need a quick once over. A recent investigation, carried out by the Victorian State Government, has […]
August 14, 2015

The Dangers of Marriage | Background Checks and Profiling Melbourne

The Dangers of Marriage: Being unfaithful is notoriously a frowned-upon notion, but few ever really consider the long-term effects of living with a partner who has no intention of keeping to their vows. Precise Investigation was recently hired to follow a lady’s husband after she […]
August 12, 2015
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Why Professional Location Services Matter | Skip Tracing and Locations Services Australia

Why Professional Location Services Matter: Timothy Hewett, a long-standing investment specialist, has made a great deal of money in recent years by injecting capital into failing businesses and then working alongside CEOs as a means to help them build their brands and increase profits. For […]
August 10, 2015

5 Things a Private Investigator Can Do For Your Business | Commercial Investigation Services Australia

5 Things a Professional PI Can Do For Your Business: It’s a common misconception that Private Investigators are only summoned to spy on cheating spouses or to help the Police to track down mass murderers… Hollywood is very good at creating stereotypes and, unfortunately, what […]
August 7, 2015
Our Operatives Find the Perfect Vantage Point

The Effects of Alcoholism on Small Business | Corporate and Commercial Investigation Services

The Effects of Alcoholism on Small Business: Alcoholism is defined as an addiction to the consumption of alcoholic liquor or the compulsive behaviour resulting from alcohol dependency. There are a few telltale signs that give away a person’s addiction to alcohol, or any substance for […]
August 5, 2015

How Phone Data Recovery Can Help Your Business | Phone Data Recovery Services

How Phone Data Recovery Services Can Help Your Business: Many Australian businesses, and organisations around the world for that matter, give their employees company mobile phones to use for work purposes. Some are more lenient and allow for a small amount of personal use, but […]
July 31, 2015

5 Ways to Spot a Lie in Normal Conversation | How Tos and DIY in Australia

5 Ways to Spot a Lie in Normal Conversation: Lying is something that a lot of people would admit to have done at least once in their lifetimes… some would probably admit to lying a lot more often than they should, whilst others can even […]
July 29, 2015

Greece’s Unfortunate Situation Doesn’t Give Locals a Reason to Become Criminals | Greece, The EU and Crime Rates

Greece – Giving Locals a Reason to Become Criminals? Despite Greece’s economic situation, fraud is on the rise as people attempt to keep vital taxes from the government. Greece has been the victim of a serious economic downturn in recent years and most of its […]
July 27, 2015

Warning: Scammers tap into AirBnB’s Website to Steal From Clients | AirBnB Theft & Online Security

Scammers tap into AirBnB’s Website to Steal From Clients: We hate to be the bearers of bad news but, yet again, scammers are finding new ways to invade people’s lives and steal their hard-earned cash. AirBnB is an online portal that people use to find […]
July 24, 2015

Even Our Air Service Officials are Prone To Fraud | Airports and Fraud in Australia

Australia’s Air Service Officials Prone To Fraud: Fraud is a notion that many of us tend to dismiss as being, “irrelevant to us” or “something that can’t happen to me.” Sound familiar? Precise Investigation is at the forefront of fraud investigations, throughout Australia, and we […]
July 23, 2015

Ashley Madison’s Cyber Attack & The Unsurprising Honesty of Our Fellow Aussies! | Ashley Madison Perth

Ashley Madison’s Cyber Attack: As most of you may have heard by now, Ashley Madison was recently the victim of a major cyber attack that ruined the company’s plans to increase their investment potential in the UK. You can read more about the financial aspects […]
July 20, 2015
Taxes are crucial to a sustainable community

4 Types of Fraud that Could Ruin Your Business | Corporate Risk Reduction and Investigations

4 Types of Fraud that Could Ruin Your Business: Occupational fraud is estimated to affect at least 1 in 2 small business owners over their business lifecycle. That means that if you were to have two entrepreneurs sitting in front of you, it’s likely that […]
July 17, 2015

770,000 Australians Fell Victim to Identity Theft Last Year | Identity Theft Australia

770,000 Victims of Identity Theft Last Year: Identity theft is no laughing matter, nor is it something that we can dismiss as only being relevant to the US or Europe. It’s real, it’s here and it’s cost us Aussies over $30 Billion over the last […]
July 15, 2015
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Precise Investigation – Always Going One Step Further | Professional Investigation Services

Always Going One Step Further: Private Investigators are often thought of as being the “mysterious detective” type, you know, the kind of guy who wears a long, grey trench coat with a matching Fedora, and never leaves home without his trusty magnifying glass. …Hollywood never […]
July 13, 2015

An Uncomfortable Thought: Even Your Doctor Could Be a Scam Artist! | Scams, Frauds and Fakes in Australia

Even Your Doctor Could Be a Scam Artist! Not all scams involve suspicious emails, and not all fraud implies that an ex-employee’s trying to drain your wallet. Sometimes, fraudsters can take the form of even the most trusted individuals in our society, who use their […]
July 10, 2015

Precise Exposes Sugar Mama Scandal | Affairs and Infidelity Investigations

Sugar Mama Scandal Exposed: Many of us have heard the term, “Sugar Mama,” and we often associate it with a woman who’s come into money and, at a later stage of her life, decides that she’d like the company of younger men. The thought processes […]
July 8, 2015
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Exposed: Immigrants Buying Their Way into Australia | Visas, Immigration and Fraud in Australia

Immigrants Buying Their Way into Australia: Precise Investigation has recently been tasked with uncovering one of Australia’s most significant immigration scams to date. What could be involved in an immigration scam, we hear you ask? Well, to be perfectly clear, it’s not so much a […]
June 27, 2015
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Blog Watch | Precise Investigation’s Blog Updates

Blog Watch: John Ioannou and the team at Precise Investigation is taking the Precise Investigation blog to an all new level, and we’re excited to share the news with you. It might not be much for the moment, but keep your eyes peeled and discover […]
June 2, 2015

STOP Posting Everything About Your Life on Facebook | Online Security and Privacy

Stop Posting Everything About Your Life on Facebook: For many of us, Facebook has grown to become an integral part of our lives, giving us the means to communicate with distant friends and family, stay up to date on the latest news, see what our […]
May 25, 2015

Fake Rebate Scams on the Rise | Fraud and Scams in Australia

Fake Rebate Scams on the Rise: If you receive a call from someone claiming to be from the “Department of Finance” or the “Office of State Revenue,” informing you that you’re entitled to a sum of money but you’re required to pay a small fee […]
May 25, 2015

Big Vulnerability in Hotel WIFI Routers Puts Guests at Risk | Online Privacy and Security

Vulnerability in Hotel WIFI Routers Puts Guests at Risk: You may have already seen our Blog post about the security risks involved when using public WIFI, but would you ever have thought it possible that the hotel’s WIFI that you’re using could be corrupted too? […]
May 25, 2015

What It’s Like to be Recruited By ISIS Online | ISIS, Terrorism and Investigations Australia

What It’s Like to be Recruited By ISIS Online: A few years ago, organisations, like ISIS, would have had to rely solely on their physical ability to infiltrate a person’s life and convey their messages, preach their ideologies and drive a person to follow their […]
May 25, 2015
Precise Investigation: The Dump Site

PI Hired To Track Down Welfare Cheats Who Lie About Their Income | Fraud and Scams in Australia

Tracking Down Welfare Cheats Who Lie About Their Income: Fraud can take on many different forms; from identity theft to misleading benefit claims and, as such, there are always new investigations being carried out to crack down on the culprits. Many people don’t take into […]
May 12, 2015
Precise Investigation: Ethiopian Coffee Beans

Hiring a Private Investigator 101 | Private Investigations Australia

Hiring a Private Investigator 101: Need to catch a corrupt business executive or require evidence to prove your spouse is cheating? There are a million and one reasons you might need to hire a private investigator! The question is… where do you start? To help […]
May 5, 2015

Locating a Missing Individual | Missing Persons Australia

Locating a Missing Individual: Individuals may go missing for any of a number of reasons. In cases where they go missing of their own accord, those left behind are typically left with a number of questions that they need answered. Is their loved one safe? […]
March 29, 2015

Getting a Divorce? Here’s 3 Reasons You Need to Hire a PI | Why Hire a Private Investigator?

3 Reasons You Need to Hire a PI When Getting a Divorce: Did you know that there were 49,917 divorces granted in Australia in 2012?* That is a staggering number… and it’s up by 982 (2 percent) compared to the previous year. What’s worse is […]
March 23, 2015
Meerkats are among the 5% of truly monogamous animals on Earth

Precise Investigation To The Rescue | Animal Abuse Victoria

Precise Investigation To The Rescue: Believe it or not, our subject isn’t always a person. Take this case in Victoria for example whereby the subject (or shall we say subjects) were actually small defenceless puppies. This particular case came after local law enforcement agencies were […]
March 3, 2015

20 Most Common Reasons People & Companies Currently Look To Hire Private Investigators | Domestic and Commercial Investigations

20 Reasons People & Companies Currently Hire Private Investigators: When it comes to working as a private investigator (PI) we specialise across the board in domestic, commercial and industrial investigation work. Fortunately, this gives the Precise Investigation team flexibility to work with many types of […]
February 6, 2015
The importance of a supportive parent is unquestionable

5 Things You Don’t Know About Life as Private Investigator | Investigations Australia

5 Things You Don’t Know About Life as Private Investigator: The notion of being a private investigator (PI) drums up all kinds of indulgent images of a life less-ordinary. You think fast cars. You think action-packed drama. You think James Bond and Austin Powers. To […]
January 22, 2015
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Sex, Lies… and All Caught on Video Tape | Surveillance Investigations Australia

Sex, Lies and All Caught on Video Tape: When you think of hiring a private investigator to follow someone… you think criminal acts, missing persons, fraud… that sort of thing… right? You don’t think of spying on your own family, much less your own children. […]
January 19, 2015

The Real Life of a Private Investigator | Investigators Australia

The Real Life of a Private Investigator: Recently I was approached by journalist, Karla Dondio, to do an interview for an article she was publishing called The Real Life of a Private Investigator. The article explores the intricate life of a private investigator and uncovers […]
December 23, 2014
Precise Investigation: Freight bringing casino merchandise into Australia

Christmas Scams – Don’t Let the Grinch Steal Christmas | Fraud and Scams over Christmas

Don’t Let the Grinch Steal Christmas: Precise Investigation is urging all readers to be weary of scams this Christmas, following an update from Scamwatch. With online shopping presenting such an effective way to purchase presents leading up to Christmas, it unfortunately has a range of […]
December 12, 2014

Online Dating Case Opens Pandora’s Box of Lies and Deceit | Online Dating and Romance Australia

Pandora’s Box of Lies and Deceit: The online dating world has been around for decades and is just another means to finding true love for many single Australians. It’s a simple equation, right? You post a profile and then search for someone you find attractive […]
December 12, 2014

10 Tell-Tale Signs of a Tell-Tale | How Tos and DIY Australia

10 Tell-Tale Signs of a Tell-Tale: Liar, liar pants on fire. Remember that chant from school days when kids on the playground would out their mates for lying. If only adults were that ruthless. Seems the older we get, the easier it becomes to lie, […]
November 25, 2014

John Ioannou Guest Speaker At The ASSI | ASSI Australia & Private Investigations

John Ioannou, Guest Speaker At The ASSI: Wow! What an exciting week it’s been. Not your ordinary day in the office… let’s just say that. In fact, this week, I, John Ioannou, did the unimaginable and went back to school. Who would have ever thought, […]
November 17, 2014

Precise Investigation Digs up the Truth On Shifty Plumber | Domestic Service Investigations Perth

Digging up the Truth On Shifty Plumber: If you are suspicious that an employee is being disloyal in any way whatsoever then this story will certainly be of interest to you. It looks at how one of our Perth clients, a small private building company, […]
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