A dangerous and creepy private investigator client.

As a responsible private investigator you need to be screening your clients before you take their cases.

In this week’s video I share with you some real warning signs about one type of person who will (for sure!) try to hire you one day.

If your potential client (in this case, usually male) ask you to follow a subject (usually female) home from work, that should raise some serious red flags.

In my experience, this is usually a man who wants the woman’s home address, but he won’t ask you for that directly. And when you talk with the potential client, he’ll have a poor reason (or a few changing poor reasons) for why he needs her followed (or her address).

You might say to yourself that no ethical P.I. would take that case and you’d be right, except… here’s what can happen… Continue reading

A warning about B.O.L.O.’s

This week I explain why you always need to take a BOLO with a grain of salt.

What is a BOLO?

B.O.L.O is an acronym for “Be on The Lookout”.

You will hear it used like this… “We have a BOLO for a 60 something white male with glasses, driving a White Chevy four door who threatened violincello against a female employee. If you see him call 911 and then the Security Manager.”

Now, here’s the warning I have for you about BOLO’s… Continue reading

How to charge a non-refundable retainer as a private investigator.

You can charge a non-refundable retainer as a private investigator and in this week’s video I teach who to charge and (maybe more importantly) how to charge it!

While I don’t charge a non-refundable retainer to my regular clients (like law firms and human resources departments), I do charge it to clients who come to me “off the street”. These are the one time clients who find me and usually want to hire me for surveillance.

Let me know if you have a question you’d like me to answer in one of my weekly videos.

Committed to you success,
Larry Kaye, P.I.

P.S. – Don’t miss my special report titled… If You Want To be a Private Investigator Give Up… Unless You Do These Three Things. You can get it on the home page of my blog.