How to Protect Yourself from Online Romance Scams

With online dating having become, arguably, the most popular way for singles to find love, it has also become a bastion of opportunity for scammers looking to pull on someone’s heart strings in an effort to pull open their wallets. According to the FBI, online scams have increased by almost 25% since 2019, and has resulted in a loss of over $500 million dollars to unsuspecting individuals. In this post, we’re going to go through some of the most common scams, how to avoid them and what to do if you believe you’ve fallen victim.


How a Private Investigator Can Help in a Divorce Case

Divorce is in one of the most challenging, emotional and personal issues that any adult can face. Imagine a situation wherein your former life partner is now a stranger who may be out to get what you have or take away what is rightfully yours, including your children. During this critical time in your life, you can use all the help that you can get to get the best possible divorce settlement so that you can move on with your life. So how exactly can a private investigator help in a divorce case? Below are some of the ways that a private investigator can help in a divorce or child custody case.


Best Practices for Secure Passwords & Logins in 2024

You always make sure to lock your home and your car whenever you’re away, then it should go without saying that you should do the same for your passwords and logins. In this age where almost everything can be accessed digitally, your password falling into the wrong hands can mean letting thieves gain access to your sensitive data that they can then use to steal your identity, steal your money, steal your reputation, and a lot more.


The Top Scams That Will Dominate 2024

Like previous years, the numerous scams anticipated in 2024 are likely to be modern variations of long-standing fraudulent schemes. Exploiting both new technologies and the emotions tied to forthcoming significant events, scammers and fraudsters aim to deceive and intimidate individuals. Their ultimate objective remains constant: obtaining your personal information or finances. Keeping informed about these evolving tactics is crucial to remaining vigilant and safeguarding yourself from falling victim to these schemes.


The Top Holiday Scams in Canada for 2023 and How to Avoid Them

The holidays are once again just around the corner and although it’s the favourite time of year for many Canadians, it’s also a favourite time for the many scammers and fraudsters who like to take advantage of this giving season. In our latest blog post, we’re going to look at the Canadian Fraud Centres top holiday frauds and scams and how you can avoid being their next victim.


Hiring a Private Investigator for Employee Theft

Regardless of a company’s scale, every business faces susceptibility to employee theft in various forms. According to the CRA, an unsettling 75% of employees said they’ve stolen from their employer at least once. While the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners estimates that companies lose an estimated 5% of their total revenues to fraud, which includes employee theft. Our latest post delves into why companies opt for private investigative services and provides guidance on recognizing theft and understanding when the involvement of a private investigator is warranted.


9 Reasons to Hire a Private Investigator for a Cheating Spouse

There are various considerations that might prompt you to think seriously about hiring a private investigator for a cheating spouse. In situations where the relationship is clearly coming to an end, initiating an open and honest conversation with your spouse is the recommended course of action. However, if your spouse denies the affair, the option of hiring a private investigator becomes more compelling. In our latest blog post, we explore the key factors and reasons for hiring a private investigator for a cheating spouse.


Vet Before You Invest: The Importance of Due Diligence Investigations

For anyone looking to engage in potential business or investment opportunities, it’s more important than ever to have a team of professionals perform due diligence, to ensure everything is above board.  At Haywood Hunt, we specialize in offering tailored, comprehensive due diligence investigations to meet your unique needs, prioritizing ethical practices and granting you access to resources that remain beyond the reach of the general public.

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The Vital Role of Data Security in Our Investigations

Preserving data security stands as a vital obligation for our private investigators. Given the highly sensitive information integral to our investigative work, maintaining the confidentiality and integrity of data is absolutely imperative. In this blog post, we delve into the best practices associated with data security within the private investigation industry. These practices encompass critical measures that we embrace to protect client information and uphold a foundation of trust.


The Importance of Ethics in Our Private Investigations

Ensuring professionalism and integrity from our staff and investigators is absolutely critical and of utmost importance here at Haywood Hunt & Associates Inc. In this blog post, we’re going to talk about the essential aspects of conducting ethical private investigations.