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Is it Legal to Hire a Private Investigator?

A question we’re asked time and time again is whether it’s even legal to hire a Private Investigator. The short answer is yes! In fact, there are several things you should know before you hire a Private Investigator, which is perfectly valid and legal when working with a certified professional. There are various tasks they …

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4 Tips for Conducting an Employee Background Check

It’s every employer’s nightmare. The resume and cover letter were great, the interview was fantastic, but now that their new employee is hired, they’re falling woefully short of expectations. This can usually be avoided by vetting via a thorough background check process. Here are some important aspects to consider when performing one. Behavioural Interviewing There …

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Surveillance Investigation Skills and Techniques

As a Private Investigator, your operation has the potential of going belly-up the moment you get caught. Surveillance can be tricky, especially in a world where people are increasingly on the lookout for privacy invasions and have grown wary of strangers. Here are a few tips for going unnoticed when performing surveillance-related investigation duties.  Before …

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5 Signs of Identity Theft

With so much information being shared online, it’s easy for someone to hack into accounts and snag enough sensitive data to steal your identity. To keep your identity safe, it’s important to stay informed about potential red flags that could indicate a threat. Here are five signs of identity theft to keep an eye out …

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5 Reasons for a Corporate Investigation

Company owners in Canada are responsible for the activities that happen within their organization – even the activities they don’t witness themselves. But it can be challenging to be aware of what’s happening at all times and what concealed actions may be threatening your company. That’s where internal investigations can help. Whether it’s employee misconduct, …

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What is Smishing?

If you’ve started to receive random text messages on your phone from unknown senders, it’s important to avoid opening these. In this article, we’ll tell you why and explain what you can do to protect yourself from falling victim to a smishing campaign.  Smishing is where a hacker sends a text message pretending to be …

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5 Security Precautions You Should Always Take

With less face to face interactions occurring these days, fraud and identity theft is easier than ever to commit. To avoid falling victim to identity theft and online scams, you need to take certain safety precautions to protect your personal information.  Create Complex Passwords  The more complex your passwords are, the more secure your online …

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Am I Being Catfished?

Do you have a feeling you’re being catfished? In most cases, when people are concealing their true identity online, it’s because they’re running scams and don’t want to get caught. How can you tell if the person you’re talking with online is the real deal? If you sense there’s something fishy going on, here are …

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Hiring New Staff: Catch a Catfish with Background Checks

Hiring New Staff: Catch a Catfish with Background Checks With changing times comes big changes in the hiring process. Many companies are moving to make hires online during this global pandemic, which means an increased need for background checks. Avoid Hiring a Catfish While exciting, hiring new staff online can come at a cost. Without …

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How to Identify a Business Email Compromise Scam

Cyberattacks and phishing schemes like Business Email Compromise (BEC) are becoming more common than ever. These happen when a cybercriminal attempts to impersonate an executive or someone within a company to get access to data and money. Though these may sound simple enough to avoid and recognize, BEC is increasing and becoming more sophisticated and …

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