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Toronto: Top 10 Legal Blogs

As Canada’s most populated city, you can expect to find a wide array of lawyers in Toronto to represent those who find themselves in legal matters. Beyond lawyers, many clients find that they benefit from the help of a private investigator. While the services offered amongst professionals differ greatly, they often complement each other well. …

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Female Private Investigators: It’s All About Trust!

The Smith Investigation Agency is the largest female-owned private investigation company in Canada. Therefore, we know firsthand that women make great private investigators. While we’ve got plenty of reasons why the main reason has to do with trust. In general, people tend to trust women more than they trust men.  This absolutely isn’t to say …

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How To Hire A Private Investigator In Toronto

Like with any service you wish to conduct you first seek out the best! Nowadays with our phones, it can help us find the best private investigators in Toronto by simply saying Siri “find a private investigator near me” and voila you have a list to choose from. Now, how do you find who is …

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What we “can” and “cannot” do!

As investigators, we deal primarily with insurance companies, legal firms and businesses. When it comes to working with the public there can be some “misconceptions” as to what we can do. It is important for the general public to understand the role a private investigative agency will provide. Simply put, investigators are data collectors and …

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How to Hire a Private Investigator in Canada

As a respected and well-regarded private investigation agency and dedicated training provider, we deal with thousands of cases – and clients – per year. There’s also a very large variety of cases, as everyone’s individual need for private investigative services is unique.  When we work with our regular clients in the insurance, corporate, and legal …

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How Can Landlords Benefit from Using Private Investigators?

When you own a rental property, it’s important that you do everything necessary to protect your asset. And finding the right tenant is the first step in achieving this goal. It is, however, more difficult than it may sound. While most tenants look good on paper, it’s often complicated to determine what type of person …

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Security Guards Have Rights Too!

In Canada, there are over 100,000 working security guards. These men and women earn a good salary. However, a security guard’s job often puts them into very dangerous situations. As this is the case, one would think that the general public might regard security guards with a little more empathy or respect—especially by the company …

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The Affects of Paranoia on Private Investigators in Canada

Paranoia and delusions are just some of the many ways mental illness affects Canadians every day. According to the Government of Canada, 1 in 3 Canadians suffers from mental illness at least once during their life. Many Private investigators see some evidence of mental illness up close and personal. Sometimes, agencies will receive calls from …

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Privacy Acts and Private Investigators – What You Need to Know

The Smith Investigation Agency gets a lot of requests from potential clients. While we’ve handled many different types of requests over the years, there is one thing that our private investigators will never do: break the law. It’s incredible how many potential clients ask us to tap into their spouse’s cell phone messages or even …

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A PI’s Point of View: The Difference Between Urban and Rural Surveillance

A licensed private investigator in Ontario will have received training in surveillance. A good private investigator in Ontario will know and understand that when it comes to surveillance they need to modify their approach when it comes to urban and rural areas. Ultimately, a private investigator must have a good understanding of the area they …

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