Using Private Investigators to Chase Debt

Using Private Investigators to Chase Debt

The incidence of debt in the U.K is very common under normal circumstances, but the Coronavirus pandemic has had a notable impact on those levels. The Guardian newspaper reported in December 2020[1] that, while higher-income households have generally managed to make savings through working at home, approximately 700,000 people have been “pushed” into poverty, and […]

GDPR and Private Investigation: Exploring Post-Brexit Impacts

GDPR and Private Investigation: Exploring Post-Brexit Impacts

Data privacy has always been an important issue in the field of Private Investigation. In many respects, the sole purpose of Private Investigation is the collection of various forms of personal data – whether that be movements and behaviours, or private financial information. It is a complicated area because, while the industry is technically unregulated, […]

Agricultural Crime: The Private Investigator Solution

Agricultural Crime

In terms of the current population, the U.K government estimates that 17% of us (9.5 million people) reside in rural areas.[1] The rural areas of the U.K are dominated by agriculture, with 149,000 farm businesses currently in operation. This is a vital industry that employs over 4 million people and contributes more than £120 billion […]

Why Security Risk Management is Vital in Event Planning

Security Risk Management

The 20th January 2021 marks the inauguration of the 46th President of the United States, Joe Biden. This four-yearly event is a long-standing tradition, and usually features a parade, and a public swearing-in ceremony attended by crowds of thousands in Washington, D.C. A significant proportion of the senior leadership of the U.S.A also attend, along […]

Protecting Yourself Against Romance Fraud

Romance Fraud

In today’s digital world, online dating is big business. While the first online dating service was technically launched in 1959 – using a questionnaire and an IBM 650 to create matches – the rapid expansion of internet usage from the mid-1990s onward has seen exponential growth in the range of dating sites available. Since the […]

When Christmas Isn’t Merry: Dealing with Family Breakdown

Dealing with Family Breakdown

There are many myths and legends that surround Christmas. There’s the story of the red-suited man delivering gifts around the world in a single night. There’s the story of Rudolph, the ostracised reindeer, who rises to the challenge and earns the respect of his team-mates. Then, there’s the story of unhappy family members suddenly cheering […]

What is a Private Investigator Allowed to Do?

Private Investigator

Before you hire a Private Investigator, it is important to have an understanding of what exactly these professionals are allowed to do in the U.K. In order to understand that, we must first acknowledge the fact that the Private Investigation industry is unregulated by the U.K government. This may sound unnerving from the perspective of […]

Private Investigation Can Be Your Answer to Corporate Cyber Crime

Cyber Crime Investigations

Awareness of corporate cyber crime has significantly increased in recent years but, for all the media attention on the highest profile cases, it can be difficult to develop an understanding of the best approach to protecting your own business. Installing the latest security software, and training staff in data protection are both legitimate internal defensive […]