November 17, 2014

5 Tips for Finding a Loved One | Missing Persons Australia

5 Tips for Finding a Loved One: One of the most common reasons people knock on our door at Precise Investigation is to help them search for a loved one. Mother, father, brother, sister, aunt, best friend… the list is long and the motivation varies […]
November 9, 2014

Private Investigator vs Public Investigator | Insights into the PI Industry

Private vs Public Investigators: We throw the term investigator around a lot but what is actually the difference between a private investigator and a public investigator (aka PI)… is there any? There sure is! Simply put, a “public” investigator refers to police officers and government […]
November 9, 2014
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Bug Sweeping… Keeping Out The Pests! | Bug Sweeping Services Australia

Keeping Out The Pests: When it comes to bug sweeping, the idea is to protect yourself from pests who might be recording or monitoring your every move. Sounds awfully cliché, but it’s true! While illegal for someone to tap into your private space, it doesn’t […]
October 19, 2014
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A Real Life Sherlock Holmes Talks to Neos Kosmos | Neos Kosmos on Private Investigations

A Real Life Sherlock Holmes: The secret lives of us A real life Sherlock Holmes talks to Neos Kosmos as we unearth the suspicions that drive many members of our community to seek his services At first sight, John Ioannou is your average middle-aged bloke […]
October 12, 2014

Top 10 Signs Your Partner is Cheating | Infidelity and Affairs Australia

Top 10 Give-aways That Your Partner is Cheating: Suspect your partner might be cheating? We deal with cheating partner investigations more often than we’d like to admit. One of the downsides to being a private detective is telling your client that their partner is being […]
October 12, 2014
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Fraudulent Work Cover Claim Leaves Employees Financially Wounded | Fraud and Scams in Australia

Fraudulent Claim Leaves Employees Financially Wounded: Take one major corporate Australian company and one deceitful employee and you’ve got the makings of one very elaborate work cover investigation case… in fact, when it comes to commercial work cover cases, this one’s an absolute doozy. It […]
October 7, 2014

5 Myths About Private Investigators | Private Investigations Australia

5 Myths About Private Investigators: When it comes to working as a private investigator (PI) there are so many preconceived notions… like driving fast cars, breaking and entering, tapping phone lines… all that kind of stuff. Maybe these stereotypical ideas come from TV shows? Who […]
September 30, 2014

Our Surveillance Team Busts Ex-Hubby Dodging Child Support | Child Support & Custody Investigations

Ex-Hubby Dodging Child Support: Precise Investigation recently undertook an assignment regarding child support which was undertook in Melbourne. The case follows Mark Sinfred, a 45 year-old executive from the northern suburbs. Mark’s ex-wife Joanna contacted Precise Investigation following her suspicions that her ex, Mark, had […]
September 30, 2014

How Can a Private Investigator Help Your Business? | Commercial Investigations

How Can a Private Investigator Help Your Business? Gathering information on corporate espionage executives, road representatives, and even senior partners can be important to understand their mentalities. Business owners with secrets that competitors must not discover, or simply those who don’t want their best workers […]
September 4, 2014

Why You Should Hire a PI to Help with Child Custody Battles | Child Custody Services Australia

Why a PI Should Help You with Child Custody Battles: During child custody battles, a private investigator from Precise Investigation could be an invaluable tool in helping you win your case. A parent is not able to spend every moment with a child to ensure […]
August 6, 2014

Private Investigators Want a Look at the Electoral Rolls | Elections & Investigations Australia

Private Investigators Want a Look at the Electoral Rolls: Private investigators are the latest group to call for the Australian Electoral Commission to restore access to the electoral roll, saying recent changes inhibit their investigations, which often carried out on behalf of Commonwealth and state […]
August 6, 2014

Tasmania Yet To Have Mandatory Background Checks for People Working with Children | Child Protection and Background Checks Tasmania

No Mandatory Background Checks for People Working with Children: Despite the personal tragedies highlighted by the Royal Commission on child sexual abuse, one Tasmanian says he was a victim of a cold case assault 27 years ago but can’t get justice. ROSITA GALLASCH reports. AT […]
July 31, 2014

Are Drones The Future for Private Investigators? | Technology, Drones and Investigations

Are Drones The Future for Private Investigators? Drones make for highly effective evidence gathering tools. Their ability to be remotely controlled and hover silently metres above the ground is a definite selling point to any potential investigator. Using drones allows Private Investigators to give clients […]
July 31, 2014

Apple’s “Location Service” Allegedly Invades Consumer Privacy | Privacy and Confidentiality Laws in Australia

Apple’s “Location Service” Invading Consumer Privacy: There’s a lot of us out there who think that Apple products are amazing, and there are some of us who prefer the design and functionality of other manufacturers and providers. Whilst the differences between Apple products and other […]
July 31, 2014

How Private Investigators Stay Healthy | Health, Wellbeing and Motivation

How Private Investigators Stay Healthy: Private investigators that are stationary for prolonged periods of time (such as from conducting surveillance or sitting at a computer) are more pronged to health-related problems. This can lead to weight gain and back pain. Surveillance also presents additional challenges […]
July 25, 2014

Killer’s Sentence Reduced For Man Who Tracked Wife with Private Investigator | News, Murder and Investigations

Killer’s Sentence Reduced: A man who stabbed his wife to death after she hired a private investigator to track his movements has had three years knocked off his minimum sentence. Killer Stephen McPhee was originally jailed for 20 years, with a minimum of 16, over […]
July 24, 2014

Filter “Fake” CVs with a Background Check By Precise Investigation

Filter Out “Fake” Résumés: Job seekers are regularly misleading bosses about their employment history, academic qualifications and visa status, industry research shows. Background checking of employees has become a hot topic in the past few weeks after retail giant Myer was embarrassed over its bungled […]
July 24, 2014

Welsh Boxer Banned After Background Check | Professional Background Checks Australia

Welsh Boxer Banned After Background Check: Background checks are employed by small companies, global events, leading corporations and individuals alike as a means to ascertain whether a given person is telling the truth about their history or not. Take Commonwealth Games for example, where a […]
July 16, 2014

Family Law Researchers Seeking Feedback on Independent Children’s Lawyers (ICL) | Family Law Australia

Seeking Feedback on Independent Children’s Lawyers (ICL): We wanted to share this with all the Dads out there who feel that they may have been discriminated against by Court appointed Independent Children’s Lawyers (ICLs). Family Law Researchers have released a survey that they hope will […]
July 13, 2014

Trusting Your Employees – Get Answers with Precise Investigation | Employee Surveillance

Trusting Your Employees: It’s important to be able to trust the people you hire to help run your business. Most of the time, that isn’t a problem. However, there are always times when a once-reliable employee can raise suspicions among you and the rest of […]
July 9, 2014
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Rolf Harris Guilty and Given 5 Years | Rolf Harris Charged over Paedophilia Allegations

Rolf Harris Guilty, Given 5 Years: Rolf Harris, the former Australian entertainment icon, has been found guilty on twelve charges of indecent assault, from 1968 to 1986, against four underage women. Justice Nigel Sweeney confirmed that a jail term was the most likely outcome of […]
June 24, 2014

Growing Intolerance for Violence, Court Data Shows | Australian Courts, Violence and Investigations

Court Data Shows Growing Intolerance for Violence: We found an interesting article over on that delves into a surprising find that’s come about after researchers systematically analysed Court Data. Their findings? In a nutshell, it’s been shown that court rulings have continuously evolved to make […]
June 24, 2014

Private Investigator Faces Trial, Accused of Unlawfully Obtaining and Passing On Information | Australian Law & Investigations

PI Accused of Unlawfully Obtaining and Passing On Information: A private investigator is facing trial accused of unlawfully obtaining and passing on information gardaí had on three people. Yesterday, Michael J Gaynor, trading as MJG Investigations, from Beatty Grove in Celbridge, Co Kildare, appeared at […]
June 24, 2014

Parents Hire Private Investigator to Find Son | Skip Tracing and Location Services Australia

Parents Hire Private Investigator to Find Son: The parents of a missing North Dakota State College of Science student say they’ve hired a private investigator because the police investigation has gone cold. Twenty-year-old Andrew Sadek left his dorm on May 1 and hasn’t been seen […]
May 4, 2014

Botched Background Check Cost Him the Job Offer | Employment and Background Checks

Shoddy Background Check Cost Him the Job: When conducting a background check, you’d think that any professional organisation who provided them would follow up with accurate results, right? Well it turns out that one particular company, Sterling Infosystems, which claims to be “the world’s largest […]
May 4, 2014

Computer Checks on Taxi Drivers with Criminal Pasts Halted Due to NSW Gov Job Cuts | Government Job Cuts Australia

Job Cuts Mean No Background Checks on ex-Criminal Taxi Drivers: What’s your opinion on this? We, as Private Investigators, insist on performing background checks on individuals who serve the public; not as a means to violate their privacy, but to protect the interests of those […]
May 4, 2014

Jealous Husband Beat Cheating Wife to Death after PI Uncovered Affair | Murder and Infidelity in Australia

Jealous Husband Beat Cheating Wife to Death: Infidelity can have very serious consequences. Most of us imagine a break-up to be pretty straightforward, albeit hurtful and emotionally draining, but it’s not uncommon for people to resort to domestic violence in their bouts of anger. The […]
May 4, 2014

Man Faces Court Over $42,000 in Fraudulent Flood Claims | Fraud Queensland

$42,000 in Fraudulent Flood Claims: Private Investigators can help uncover fraudulent claims, insurance scams and a wide range of corporate and domestic exploits – you’d be surprised at what we find. Take this case for instance; a man from Helidon Spa is accused of committing […]
May 4, 2014

Beware – Energy Bill Scams On The Rise | Fraud and Scams in Australia

Energy Bill Scams On The Rise: Readers and relatives alike, please be vigilant of energy billing scams that are currently making themselves known. Scams are a serious problem, especially when taking into consideration the growing number of targeted, online scams that aim to appeal to […]
May 4, 2014

Protecting Privilege and Confidentiality With a Private Investigator | Privacy and Confidentiality Australia

Protecting Privilege and Confidentiality: When it comes to confidentiality and client-privilege, Precise Investigation will always put our clients’ interests first. The law and its clauses can be overwhelming and, quite honestly, confusing at times so it’s no wonder that many of our potential clients ask […]
April 28, 2014

SCAM – Fake Tickets to The FIFA World Cup 2014 | Scams and Fake Tickets Australia

Fake Tickets to The FIFA World Cup 2014: A PI’s tip off: How to avoid being ripped off buying fake tickets to the World Cup. SCAMwatch, a leading Australian anti-scam and anti-fraud organisation, and FIFA are warning football fans to be vigilant when seeking to […]
April 28, 2014

Private Investigator Recovered Over $2M for Psychic Fraud Victims | Fraud and Scams in Australia

Recovering Over $2M for Psychic Fraud Victims Fraud can find its way into people’s lives in a number of ways, many of which would go unnoticed by your average Joe. People often think that they’re not likely to be targeted and, if they were targeted, […]
April 28, 2014

Record Aussies Take Sickies Between Easter and Anzac Day Long Weekends | Surveillance and Monitoring Australia

Taking Sickies Between Easter and Anzac Day’s Long Weekends: Many people have heard of, or seen, evidence of people purposefully missing work days by claiming that they’re sick. While it may be a great way for employees to kick back and relax, it can cost […]
April 28, 2014

Think of The Children – The Effects of Infidelity | Affairs and Infidelity in Australia

Think of The Children: Our Private Investigators specialise in infidelity-related investigations and, as such, we see the negative outcomes associated with the act of infidelity. Considering the emotional wellbeing of the children involved, for instance? Many people don’t take into consideration what a small “dispute” […]
April 28, 2014

How You Can Really Detect Lying | How Tos and DIY Australia

How You Can Really Detect Lying: We all encounter a liar, here or there, as we move through life, but as we take on more responsibilities, those liars can wreak havoc in our lives. By instilling your trust in someone who doesn’t intend on keeping their […]
April 15, 2014

Protect Yourself From Cyber Bullying | Bullying and Harassment Australia

Protect Yourself From Cyber Bullying: Cyber Bullying is the “new kid on the block” in terms of legislation because it’s only recently been acknowledged, by the government, as a significant problem. Cyber Bullying is a crime that falls under the same categories as “harassment”, “assault” […]
April 15, 2014

The Heartbleed Hit List: The Passwords You Need to Change Right Now | Online Safety and Vigilance Australia

The Passwords You Need to Change Right Now: Ever heard of the Heartbleed bug? Well it’s said to be one of the biggest security threats to have ever invaded the Internet and it’s even had an effect on the likes of Google, Facebook, Amazon and […]
April 15, 2014

Watch: Man Who Collected Disability Caught on Camera Pumping Iron | Insurance Fraud Australia

Man Collecting Disability Caught on Camera Pumping Iron: Watch the story here: Private investigator John Iaonnau specializes in catching fake injury scammers on video. Call Precise Investigation today on 1300 856 011 for a professional, Private Investigation Service
April 10, 2014

Falsified Job Applications – How To Protect Your Company from Bogus Résumés | Background Checks Australia

How To Protect Your Company from Bogus Résumés: “53 per cent of resumes and job applications contain falsifications.” People will often lie when telling the truth won’t get them what they want, such as a job or promotion. That means that your new hire could […]
April 8, 2014

Parents Hire Private Investigators To Keep an Eye on Their Student Children | Surveillance and Monitoring Australia

Private Investigators Keep an Eye on Student Children for their Parents: Rich parents hire private detectives to find out if their student children are mixing with the wrong crowd Last year, a few weeks into the summer, a mainland University of Hong Kong undergraduate told […]
April 8, 2014

CHEATING: Australia’s Biggest Love Rats’ Occupations | Infidelity and Affairs

Australia’s Biggest Love Rats’ Occupations: What is a “love rat,” exactly? Well, generally speaking, it’s a person that fails to abide by the norms of a romantic relationship, in that they seek the romantic attention of others, despite what they already have. With that, it’s […]
April 3, 2014

Blogger Pulls Off $30,000 Sting to Get Her Stolen Site Back | Identity Theft Australia

Blogger Pulls Off $30,000 Sting to Get Her Stolen Site Back: is a Blog that’s written by Jordan Reid, an up and coming lifestyle guru. In 2010, Jordan encountered a serious problem with her website that resulted in her having to employ the help […]
March 31, 2014

April Fools Pranks, Brand Image and Lawsuits | April Fools in Australia

April Fools Pranks, Brand Image and Lawsuits: We just had to share this: Most people can appreciate a good April Fools’ joke or prank, especially when they’re not the ones on the receiving end. This can sometimes lead to problems, for employers and the companies […]
March 31, 2014

How To Deal With Workplace Theft | Corporate Theft and Investigations Australia

How To Deal With Workplace Theft: Theft in the workplace is more common than most expect and, moreover, according to a recent study, nearly 80% of workers admit that they have or would consider stealing from their employers. Source.  Isn’t that just a ridiculous figure? […]
March 31, 2014

Community Calls to Crime Stoppers Records Best Ever Results! | Crime Stoppers Adelaide

Calls to Crime Stoppers Records Best Ever Results: Crime Stoppers has grown to become an integral part of community safety and crime prevention, as people gather and supply information that’s then passed on to the police and other law-enforcement agencies. In 2013, Crime Stoppers announced […]
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