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USA: PROCESS SERVICE ADVISORY

NEWS “without comment” Posted by Ted Folkman - Letters Blogatory E: tfolkman@lettersblogatory.com Monday, 12 October 2020 The Scandal of the Day: Washington, DC  -  Sewer Service Josh Kaplan of DCist published a major exposé on fraudulent service of process in...

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EU: Due Diligence, often too late in the game?

NEWS “without comment” ‘The Modern Detective,’  - An Interesting Read/Book Nikola’s downfall shows why the investing world needs more private investigators  As revealed in the new book ‘The Modern Detective,’ private investigative work has become an essential tool for...

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Russia: PI’s are to be given court status

NEWS “without comment” Civic Chamber member proposes admittance of private detectives in criminal proceedings [Russian Civic Chamber] Vladimir Burnov MOSCOW, September 24 (RAPSI) – Private detectives are to be given the status of participants in criminal proceedings...

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UK: Victorian female ‘super sleuths’

NEWS “without comment” Women detectives: meet the Victorian female super sleuths September 4, 2020 Source: https://www.historyextra.com/period/victorian/female-detectives-career-womens-history/ From the mid-19th century onwards, an increasing number of women...

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UK: Barclays Accused Of Spying

NEWS “without comment”   Big British Bank Barclays Accused Of Spying On Employees—This May Be The New Trend Jack Kelly - Senior Contributor August 13, 2020 Have you ever felt that your boss was spying on you? Maybe she peeked over your shoulder to see if you’re really...

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UK: THE ABI PROPOSAL TO THE ICO

NEWS “without comment”   The ABI - Association of British Investigators proposed GDPR Code of Conduct. As you may be aware, the ABI is preparing a Code of Conduct for investigative and litigation support services. The draft document went out for the first phase of the...

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US: TRUSTIFY PI PLATFORM FOUNDER CHARGED

NEWS “without comment”  Follow-up from: News “without comment” dated Friday, 19 April 2019 https://www.law.com/nationallawjournal/2019/04/17/buckley-tangles-with-pi-startup-over-246000-in-unpaid-legal-fees/?slreturn=20190319055517  DOJ (DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE) charges...

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RUSSIA: THE PI’S LOT & FUTURE STATUS

NEWS – “without comment” True detectives The precarious, not altogether lucrative, and often illegal life of Russia’s private investigators June 29, 2020 - Anna Shnygina for Meduza THE FULL ARTICLE PRESENTS AN INTERESTING READ – AN INSIGHT INTO LIFE AS A PI’S IN...

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U.K. ‘Thought’ Police – unlawful

A High Court judge has ruled that Humberside Police’s investigation into Harry Miller for ‘transphobic’ tweets unlawfully restricted his freedom of expression., Miller, a former police officer, was visited by police at his workplace after a complaint was made that he...

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UK: PI’s in contempt and under orders!

FBME’s investigators: in contempt and under orders February 4, 2020 By: Dominic Carman, journalist, writer and legal commentator. www.dominiccarman.com English judges are known for choosing their words very carefully:  In this context, the recent Commercial Court...

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UK: PI caught fitting tracker!

Monday, Feb 3rd 2020 Man caught ‘tampering’ with Rangers player Alfredo Morelos’s £150,000 Lamborghini was a ‘PI hired by star’s pregnant wife to fix GPS tracker' - but she denies claim saying 'show me the evidence' Striker Alfredo Morelos saw a man 'tampering' with...

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UK: PI’s in contempt!

Source: https://www.law360.com/articles/1234518/print?section=corporate-crime-uk PIs Who Broke Ex-Bank Client Confidence Found In Contempt By Bonnie Eslinger Law360, London (January 15, 2020, 4:42 PM GMT) -- A judge ruled on Wednesday that two private investigators...

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Belgium: PI’s tail Journalists!

Real estate group had investigative journalists shadowed by private detectives Thursday, 12 December 2019 Source: https://www.brusselstimes.com/all-news/business/83323/real-estate-group-had-investigative-journalists-shadowed-by-private-detectives/ An Antwerp-based...

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Council ‘Trash’ Diving!

Bin spying: why council inspectors are peeking at your recycling By Tom Cowie December 8, 2019 Rifling through someone's bins at dawn might have once been the domain of private detectives hunting for incriminating details. Now, it's more likely to be a council worker...

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USA: PI given probation for blagging banks!

USA: Arizona News Scottsdale private investigator given probation for tricking banks KTAR.com - September 22, 2019 PHOENIX — A long-time Scottsdale private investigator was sentenced to three years’ probation for lying about his identity to banks. Keven Lawrence Cody...

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UK: PI convicted at Old Bailey!!

A private investigator who was caught on camera in an anti-Muslim rant has been found guilty of six counts of possessing terrorist material., Pawel Golaszewski was convicted after documents were found on his computer giving instructions about bomb-making., His car was...

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CH: Swiss get tough on welfare fraud !!

Switzerland set to get tougher on welfare fraud The new rules would not cover the issue of private detectives to uncover welfare cheats. This will be discussed separately in parliament and be subject to a referendum. 21/09/2018 - By Le News New sanctions against those...

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UK: PI Regulation is not difficult!!

An example of a Licensing System – of interest to those that support PI regulation in the UK. Minnesota Administrative Rules CHAPTER 7506, PRIVATE DETECTIVES AND PROTECTIVE AGENTS BOARD OF PRIVATE DETECTIVE AND PROTECTIVE AGENT SERVICES...

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UK: Fraudulent PI hailed

October 30, 2017 A man who posed as a private investigator in an attempt to take money from the families of victims who had died abroad has been jailed for ten years. Simon Delow, aka Simon De’Gresser, 48, from Gloucester, pleaded guilty to ten counts of fraud by...

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INDIA: PI alleges Bribe in Swiss Bank

CBI To Look Into Private Detective's Allegations In Bofors Case Owner of private detective agency Fairfax, Michael Hershmam alleged that the bribe of the Bofors gun scandal had been parked in the Swiss account All India | Press Trust of India | October 18, 2017 The...

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THAILAND: The Thailand Child Abduction Act

Thailand - September 29, 2017 What can one parent do if the other parent kidnaps their child and flees to Thailand? The response to this question before 2013 would have been, “nothing, except try to negotiate for the child’s return.” Even though Thailand is a...

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USA: Well Known New York PI Accused

A Blackmail Case with Prostitutes, a Video and Sex Abuse Charges By ALAN FEUER – SEPT. 19, 2017 Read at: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/19/nyregion/blackmail-vincent-parco-sex-abuse-case.html Like many private investigators, Vincent Parco has, for nearly 30 years,...

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Introduction from the Chairman

Users of Professional Investigative Services including members of the public, legal profession, business and corporate clients, are able to select a credible Professional Investigator who is recognized as a “professional” and as such is a member of an established and approved professional association such as The World Association of Professional Investigators (WAPI).

Further Reading;

Update from Chairman Sept 2020

Tony Smith, Chairman

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