A quick and easy counter surveillance trick.

Counter surveillance can help protect you, your privacy and your family.

How can you tell if someone is following you?

This week I want to teach you a slightly advanced counter surveillance trick.

First of all, make sure you are doing the basic check to see if you are being followed. Is someone behind you and following you turn for turn as you drive? That’s the most obvious sign that you are being followed and that will work for the untrained amateur that’s trying to tail you. But… Continue reading

When can you lie on the witness stand?

This week I want to share with you a lesson that I’ve tried before to share.

I’ve recorded it and deleted it and just not been happy with it. This week I’m going to push through and share it with you.

Why have I held off for so long? For 18 months or more and I wanted to share this with you. Every week when I blog and try to give you something a very specific lesson. Not just the story of a case that I’ve worked on, but solid usable information.

This week I do have a lesson for you and it’s pretty fundamental and basic. I’ve just been reluctant to put it out there because it’s so fundamental, part of me wants to believe it doesn’t need to be said… but, it probably does.

This is a criminal defense case I worked and the man, my client, was accused of drunk driving.

The police found his car in a ditch on the side of the road with him still in the car. Naturally, they called paramedics and the paramedics come down and checked him out.

As they’re bringing him out of the ditch, his foot slips and he bumps his head on the running board of the ambulance that came to help him.

The medics checked him out to see that he was okay and the officer begins a field sobriety test, which the man fails.

More than that, he had just come from a bar and he had been in there for hours.

So when he fails the sobriety test he’s charges with Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence (OMVI).

Fast forward several months… Continue reading

The trials you’re going through are the key for you as a private investigator.

The trials you’re going through are the key to every other opportunity you’re going to have.

You’re having trouble breaking into this line of work. If nobody will hire you because you’ve got no experience. Nobody will bring you on and even working on for free just to train you it’s just tough. It’s a trial. It’s a difficulty. But there’s something good in that for you and I’m going to share that with you this week. Continue reading

The “Why Now” interview technique.

When you’re conducting an interview and the subject says something, ask yourself, “Why is he telling me this now?”

We know what the person says is important, but take it one step further and ask, “Why is he telling me this now? Why is he telling me this at this time rather then earlier or later?”

This is a VERY powerful tool to add to your investigative tool set!

And by the way, whether you’re a Private Investigator, Loss Prevention Officer, security guard or police officer, be sure to check out 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.