Okay, this is a little bit of a rant and a little bit of a public call to attention! Abusing the NCIC database results in drastically different consequences depending on whether the offending party is a public or private sector investigator. Last week as I was going through some posts in one of my Facebook groups, I came across the post listed below which pointed out the glaring difference:
Lets face it, we live in a digital world. Almost everything in our life is connected to the information highway now. Smart cars, smart phones, and now even smart homes! We can instantly know what our bank account balance is just from a few clicks on our smart phone. We can adjust the temperature in our house with a few clicks on our smart phone. Along with all of these conveniences also comes certain threats to our assets, the belongings that we have worked hard to accumulate and enjoy, and to our families. There are people out there that would rather engage in scams to take what honest hard working people have earned, as opposed to earning it themselves. The purpose of this article is to give the consumer a few tips on how to protect their hard earned assets from con artists. [Read more…]
In the wake of the Edward Snowden leaks detailing NSA bulk data collection techniques, warrant-less wiretaps, and other Orwellian-like practices, many people feel as though the tools the US federal government are utilizing in these endeavors are some advanced out-of-reach form of technology. While there is no private sector alternative to wiretaps, many people are not aware of the fact that the same databases that they hear about government agencies such as the National Security Agency using, are the databases that have been used by skilled private investigators for years.
From the beginning, Rick Gurley and his private investigation agency have been sought after by people wanting to get into the private investigation business. And Rick has always been receptive to training investigators how to get into the business, how to set up a private investigation agency, and even how to successfully conduct private investigations. [Read more…]
The private investigator answers the phone, it is a regular attorney client. The attorney says that he was just retained by a client who claims that the local police beat him up for no reason. The private investigator asks two key questions, where and when? The attorney explains that is was within the past 30 days and it was at a convenience store. The private investigator knows the store and knows that it has video cameras, the private investigator also knows that he will be having to deal with digital evidence in this case. The private investigator knows that what he does from this point forward will be critical to this case. He knows that part of this case will involve a cyber-investigation. The private investigator also knows how to respond. [Read more…]