May 2020 Authors: Tina Thomas & Jody Squires Your company’s partners have found investors, you have raised capital, you have generated transaction leads, and now you have a potential deal.  Maybe you have gone so far as to do some initial research into the company’s principals.  Now what?  Now it is time conduct a consented
April 2020 Author: Tina Thomas While we are trying to figure out what the new normal is for us and our businesses, Debtors still owe their Creditors (your clients) money.  How do you help your clients find the money when Debtors are defaulting?  Is this the right time to be investigating a Debtor’s financial viability?
As if COVID-19 hasn’t already caused us enough stress and anxiety with concerns about our health, jobs, money and the future, now comes the next dose – fraudsters and scammers ramping up to take advantage and serve us more pain and aggravation. Just this morning, I read about a CBD oil manufacturer claiming its products

Investigator Update

Investigative Trends Amid COVID-19 March 2020 Author: Joe S. Bettner As we continue through these uncertain and unprecedented times, now more than ever is it important for each and every individual to do their part in helping contribute to the overall health and safety of the world.  For many of us this also means continuing
Have you ever considered what kind of people commit fraud, and why?  Research has revealed certain behavioral traits that are common among most people who commit fraud, such as living beyond their means, financial difficulties, entitlement, and belief of inadequate pay from their employer.  The surprising fact is that these individuals are not typically career
July 2019 We are often asked if background checks should be conducted on independent contractors.  The issue is becoming increasingly relevant with the continued rise of the gig economy and evolving changes in contractor relationships. For the most part, the answer is yes.  And it is typically in the best interest of companies to have
May 2019 The House of Representatives is reviewing a reform bill that may lead to significant changes to the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), as reported by the Consumer Data Industry Association earlier this month. These changes will directly affect how consumer reporting agencies (CRAs) like Subrosa report information in our employment background checks.  Most notably
Author: Ellie St. Aubin March 2019 What does a Private Investigator really do? When you hear the words “Private Investigator;” “P.I.;” “Private Detective;” or “Private Eye,” your head is bound to start spinning of fantastical ideas.  What pops in your head first?  Perhaps Sherlock Holmes, with the hat, a magnifying glass and a tobacco pipe?

Don’t Let Your Dollars Catch Fyre

We see it every day, and it seems like it’s everywhere. Eye-catching headlines tell us how investors are defrauded out of large sums of money after a deal didn’t turn out as promised.  Things just aren’t always as they appear.  The recent Fyre Festival debacle is a great example of this.  Investors lost millions after

OSMOSIS 2018

OSMOSIS 2018 Author: Brian Devine, Investigator I started working in the investigative field roughly a year and a half ago, and ever since then I’ve heard a lot about OSMOSIS and how beneficial the experience is. For those who are not familiar, OSMOSIS is a two-day conference focused on sharing the latest and greatest in
Employers are erring on the side of caution in the hiring process to avoid paying big bucks for non-compliance of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).  A recent SHRM publication revealed that some businesses have already been forced into million dollar settlements because they weren’t compliant with FCRA.  This year alone nearly 30 employers nationwide
The short answer is NO. If you’re only ordering a “Criminal Package” on your Applicant, then Restraining Orders and Orders of Protection are not covered because of their civil nature. A police report may be filed at the same time as a Restraining Order or Order of Protection, but if the victim doesn’t press criminal
  Social Media Checks: What’s the latest? October 2016 A candidate comes across your desk and for most employers (approximately 60% according to Career Builder) it’s a natural next step to do a quick social media search.  Maybe a look at their Facebook page.. or Twitter account… and then YouTube.  Before you know it, you’re looking 54
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