March 31, 2014

SCAMwatch March 2014 – Scammers pretending to be from Telstra Technical Support | Telstra Technical Support

Scammers pretending to be from Telstra Technical Support: Scammers are constantly finding new ways to deceive people and it comes as no surprise that they’re now impersonating Australia’s largest and most established telecommunications provider, Telstra. SCAMwatch, one of the country’s leading watchdog organisations, and Telstra, […]
March 31, 2014

Does Being An Ethical Private Investigator Mean Simply Following The Law? | Ethics in Private Investigations

Does Being An Ethical Private Investigator Mean Simply Following The Law? It’s a common misconception for people to think that Private Investigators are above the law or immune to it, in some way. That’s simply not the case – Private Investigators aren’t given any special […]
March 26, 2014

SCAM Targeting Small Businesses | Commercial Scams and Fraud in Australia

New Scam Targeting Small Australian Businesses: SCAMwatch, one of Australia’s leading anti-fraud information hubs, published an interesting case where we can see, full-well, how elaborate certain scams can be and how those scams target small businesses. In 2005, a small bed and breakfast in South […]
March 26, 2014

Protect Yourself from Dating and Romance Scams | Romance Scams and Australian Fraud

Protect Yourself from Dating and Romance Scams: Online dating has flourished in recent years, especially with the introduction of companies like Match.com, Tinder and eHarmony making it even easier for people to find their perfect match. People are starting to invest more time and energy […]
March 26, 2014

Scammers Using Videos of Malaysan Airlines Flight MH370 to Spread Malware | MH370 Scam

Scammers Using Videos of Malaysan Airlines Flight MH370 to Spread Malware Isn’t it sad to think that some people feed off of others’ suffering, sadness and angst as a means to exploit and extort them? Take Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370, for example. Following the story […]
March 26, 2014

How Do I Stop Telemarketers Calling Me? | Stop Telemarketers

How Do I Stop Telemarketers Calling Me? In today’s day and age, where many of us are reliant on mobile communication, it can be incredibly frustrating to receive calls from people that we don’t want to speak to, especially when it comes to telemarketing. Telemarketers […]
March 21, 2014

Is Your Identity Thief Hiding in Your Family Tree? | Identity Theft Australia

Is Your Identity Thief Hiding in Your Family Tree? Identity theft is a serious crime that can often leave victims under heavy financial strain, disrepute or worse. Many people are blissfully unaware of the dangers associated with identity theft and assume that they’re unlikely to […]
March 18, 2014

Infidelity in Pop Culture | Infidelity and Affairs Australia

Infidelity in Pop Culture: Infidelity was once a notion that caused uproar amongst the community, with individuals being shamed for their actions and a concert of disapproving whispers that usually follow. However, in this day and age, we often come across stories and hot gossip […]
March 13, 2014

Risks Involved When Not Doing Background Checks | Professional Background Checks Australia

Risks Involved When Not Doing Background Checks: Running a background check could save you from a world of turmoil – but so many people don’t think about it because “background checks” just sounds so harsh, so corporate, so vigilant. Any ordinary person looking to dig […]
March 7, 2014

Female Muderer Gets the “OK” to Use Private Investigator | Investigations Australia

Female Muderer Gets the “OK” to Use Private Investigator: No matter how serious a crime may be, putting people behind bars with little or no evidence of their involvement is a very concerning notion. Here we have a case that many may feel is unfair, […]
March 7, 2014

Our Daughter’s Facebook Brag Cost Us $80,000 | Social Media & Facebook

Our Daughter’s Facebook Brag Cost Us $80,000: We came across an interesting story that we thought we’d share with you, about how one post on social media can change your life for the worse. Many people dismiss the idea of posting personal information on social […]
March 7, 2014

“I Spent Six years in a Fake Relationship” – Casey Donovan | Background Checks Australia

“I Spent Six years in a Fake Relationship.” Casey Donovan, a singer, author, and previous winner of Australian Idol, has revealed that her six-year relationship with a mysterious Sydney-based, IT professional was a ruse. It’s with stories like this in mind that we stress the […]
March 7, 2014

“Fake” Professionals Putting Lives At Risk | Professional Background Checks & Investigations

“Fake” Professionals Putting Lives At Risk: Horror stories about unlicensed professionals putting their clients in jeopardy, and employers getting sued for negligence, are commonplace in the news. The list of those committing fraud is extensive from lawyers and dentists to professors and doctors. A man […]
March 7, 2014

Can a Child’s Testimony Determine the Outcome of a Custody Case? | Child Custody

Can a Child’s Testimony Determine the Outcome of a Custody Case? Case Study: “I recently spoke to a friend who has been going through a custody battle for a few years now. This friend had initially been granted majority custody after a judge’s preliminary ruling, […]
March 7, 2014

The 10 Types of Guys You’ll Meet on Tinder | Online Dating Enquiries

The 10 Types of Guys You’ll Meet on Tinder: We found an interesting article over on hercampus.com – you needn’t ask why we ventured over there – but in discovering it, we thought it would be a good idea to shine a little more light […]
March 3, 2014

5 Cybercrime Predictions for 2014 | Online Scams, Fraud and Crime Australia

5 Cybercrime Predictions for 2014: According to WatchGuard Technologies, 2013 will be remembered as the year of the cyber threat. From the NSA hacking scandal to the massive Adobe Data Breach, high security incidents have reached an all-time high. Because of this we’ve compiled a […]
February 17, 2014

Is Your Partner Leading a Double Life? | Surveillance and Monitoring Australia

Is Your Partner Leading a Double Life? It’s a frightening notion to think that the person you love and hold dearest, could be hiding in a world of lies and deceit. We, as Private Investigators, are often summoned to help people expose the truth about […]
February 17, 2014

IKEA Hiring PIs to Snoop on Angry Customers | Commercial Private Investigations

IKEA Hiring PIs to Snoop on Angry Customers: According to a French news portal, Mediapart, IKEA hired a Private Investigator to follow up on an angry customer’s claim that she’d been having to stay at a hotel whilst waiting for her overdue delivery. Hannah, a […]
February 17, 2014

Should I Do a Background Check On My Future Spouse?

Should I Do a Background Check On My Future Spouse? Private Investigators, the world over, have been called upon to provide background checks on people, whether they’re husbands, wives, CEOs, executives or just a new employee, time and time again – a background check is […]
February 17, 2014

Where to Look for a GPS Bug on Your Car if You Think You’re Being Tracked | Bug Sweeping Australia

Where to Look for a GPS Bug on Your Car: Even though most of us would never expect to be tracked, there are a few occasions where you might consider having a look under or around your car before pulling away. It could be that […]
February 16, 2014

Technology Making Infidelity Easy | Affairs and Infidelity in Australia

Technology Making Infidelity Easy: With online dating sites, chatrooms, forums and social networking sites openly available and [mostly] free for use to the general public, the internet has created a pool of limitless possibility when it comes to meeting new people. However, as innocent as […]
February 10, 2014

How To Trace an IP Address | Skip Tracing and Locates Australia

How To Trace an IP Address: There are a number of reasons as to why someone would want to trace an IP address. Whether, for example, you’re being inundated with spam coming from the same account or you’re receiving ongoing abuse over social media from […]
February 2, 2014

The Anatomy of a Missing Person | Missing Persons Australia

The Anatomy of a Missing Person: There are numerous studies available on the Internet, which describe, in detail, what types of people go missing, how often they go missing and the reasons why they go missing. According to the AFP (Australian Federal Police), approximately 35,000 […]
January 28, 2014

Finding Someone Who Owes You Money | Skip Tracing & Locates Australia

Finding Someone Who Owes You Money: Although Precise Investigation offers industry-leading, personal location services; services that you could apply to find a distant relative, a missing friend or even a lost family connection, we thought we’d share an interesting article about finding someone who owes […]
January 28, 2014

Outraged Parents Breach Family Court Custody Orders | Child Custody – CHURCH – Australia

Outraged Parents Breach Family Court Custody Orders: CHURCH, along with various domestic violence groups, have been accused of helping parents to breach custody orders by allowing them to “kidnap” their own children. Parents who feel that Family Court decisions are unfair, or wrong, are taking […]
January 28, 2014

How to Catch a Workers’ Compensation Fraudster | Fraud and Scams Australia

How to Catch a Workers’ Compensation Fraudster: …Or just let them come to you! Workers’ Compensation isn’t an overly abused system. In fact, of all the claims, a study by PBS Frontline has shown that only 1-2% are fraudulent. However, the damage and costs incurred […]
January 27, 2014

Health Inspector Fired After Private Investigator Tracks Her Work Day | Surveillance Investigations

Health Inspector Fired After Private Investigator Tracks Her Work Day: Private Investigations can often lead to a number of benefits for parents, husbands and wives, business partners, employees and companies alike. You’ll frequently hear news about someone being caught after doing something they shouldn’t have […]
January 22, 2014

Today Tonight Feature – Employees who steal from the boss | Today Tonight Sydney

Employees who Steal From the Boss: A pay rise is a welcome gift to most employees, but there are some who just can’t wait for it. Watch the video from Today Tonight, by clicking here and discover, in detail, why dentist, Jim Davies, regrets the day […]
January 20, 2014

Ex-Cop Had Mate Search Victorian Police Data | Private Investigations

Ex-Cop Had Mate Search Victorian Police Data: It’s always bad to hear about people, in our line of work, who push the limits of their capabilities and permissions – Private Investigators have the same legal rights as any other person. By definition then, we are […]
January 18, 2014

How to Keep “Work From Home” Employees Honest & Accountable | Employment Australia

How to Keep “Work From Home” Employees Honest & Accountable: Working from home has had a bad rap lately, with Yahoo! CEO, Marissa Mayer, implementing a ban on the practise altogether and other, larger organisations incorporating strict restrictions on their “Work-from-home” policies. It needn’t be […]
January 18, 2014

Tracking Employees Increases Productivity and Reduces Theft | Business Development Australia

Increase Productivity and Reduce Theft: Last year, a business that provides landscaping services to homes and workplaces, hired the services of a Private Investigator to keep watch over employees who work mostly outside the office.  She had them track nine of its 16 employees.  A […]
January 15, 2014

Our Tips On How To Erase Yourself From the Internet | Online Privacy Australia

Tips On How To Erase Yourself From the Web: These days, people are uploading more and more of their personal information on the web, particularly through social media. It may be all “fun and games,” but be weary of prying eyes and untrustworthy “friends.” With […]
January 15, 2014

Yahoo Hires PI to Find Missing Programmer | Skip Tracing & Locates Australia

PI Hired to Find Missing Programmer: Luke Arduini, a bright-spark programmer over at Yahoo!, specialising in Javascript, has been missing since New Year’s Day. Yahoo! executives brought a search team together, including the expertise of a leading private investigator, James Vierra, in an attempt to […]
January 13, 2014

Showing The Courts You Are a Fit Parent | Parenting and Child Custody Australia

Showing The Courts You Are a Fit Parent: Separation can be one of life’s most difficult moments, and when little ones are involved, the whole thing can escalate beyond our imaginations. Some are lucky and have the ability to move forwards without too much anguish, […]
January 12, 2014

What Can a Private Investigator Do For Me? | Private Investigators Australia

What Can a Private Investigator Do For Me? Here’s a list of 101 things that we, as Private Investigators, can do for you. We have experience across a wide and diverse spectrum of cases and, as such, we approach each with the appropriate means, tools […]
January 12, 2014

3 Reasons to Hire a Private Investigator to Catch a Cheating Spouse | Affairs and Infidelity Australia

3 Reasons to Hire a PI to Catch a Cheating Partner: If you ever suspect your partner or spouse of having an affair, or cheating on you, then you may be inclined to confront them. So what happens when they deny it? Where do you […]
December 12, 2013

Victoria’s New “Sexting” Laws to Protect Minors | Child Protection and the Law in Australia

Victoria’s New “Sexting” Laws to Protect Minors: Victoria is to become the first state in Australia to implement new laws surrounding “sexting”, the act of sharing sexually explicit images over the Internet or by phone. The idea is to protect minors who take and share […]
December 11, 2013

12 Cyber-scams of Christmas | Christmas Scams and Fraud Australia

12 Cyber-scams of Christmas: This Christmas is set to be a stormer, especially in the realms of online shopping. However, not everyone’s expecting to pay for their gifts, in fact, there are lots of people who are aiming to use this festive time to their […]
May 31, 2013

NBA Star, Tim Duncan Hires Private Investigator To Follow Wife | Surveillance and Evidence Australia

Tim Duncan Hires PI To Follow Wife: Hiring a Private Investigator isn’t just something you’d do if you thought there was a murder on the prowl, or if you needed to spy on a competitor – there are hundreds of services that a professional Private […]
May 11, 2013

Axe Murder of Private Detective Suggests Police Corruption | Investigations Australia

Axe Murder of Private Detective Suggests Police Corruption: Private detectives’ lives are often likened to what we see on TV and cinema screens; long trench coats, magnifying glasses and the occasional bullet are amongst the many misconceptions. Although these perceptions are a little far from […]
March 23, 2013

10 Signs You Are About To Get Scammed | Australian Fraud

10 Signs You Are About To Get Scammed: Think you’d be easily tricked into buying something? What about if you didn’t even know that you were buying it? These days our email accounts are so clever, filtering out all of the junk that we don’t […]
March 19, 2013

Gambler Uses Casino Surveillance To Steal $32 Million | Stealing from Australian Casinos

div id=”block-f0f1cf7a0285e43fdb6c” class=”sqs-block html-block” data-block-json=”{“html”:” A high-rolling gambler has allegedly won $32 million at the Crown Casino in Melbourne, Australia, thanks to a little network hackery carried out by accomplices. Games like poker are much easier to win if you know some or all of […]
March 7, 2013

Catching Mr Smiley | Skip Tracing and Locates Australia

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February 24, 2013

6 Ways To Find Someone Online In Australia | Person Lookup Australia

Finding Someone Online in Australia: If you ever need to track someone down or locate a missing person, we highly recommend alerting the Police or, depending on the circumstances surrounding your search, hiring a company like Precise Investigation to do the looking for you. With […]
February 13, 2013

8 Tips For Online Dating | Online Dating Australia

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