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Beware of Black Friday and Cyber Monday Scams

Now that Christmas is only a month away you can expect to see the Christmas ads start to ramp up.  As well as the tv ads, your Inbox should also be starting to fill up with “Don’t miss out!” or “Unbelievable deals!”  Well, there is a reason why they are unbelievable.

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Lest We Forget

Shamelessly, we set aside only an hour or so, once every year, to express our general appreciation for those who sacrificed, and continue to sacrifice, everything to provide all of us the rights and freedoms we enjoy today. Is that enough? Is the actual level of sacrifice properly and adequately recognized?

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Utilizing Public Records for Private Investigations

Private investigators have been using OSINT, or open-source intelligence to obtain clues and other leads when investigating someone for decades. If your private investigator talks about using OSINT or public records for their investigations, below are the biggest advantages of this practice that you should know about.

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Civil Remedies for Victims of Fraud

What is the most important resolution for victims of fraud? Is it to ensure that the perpetrators are brought to justice? Is it to assess your vulnerabilities with a view to mitigating against future attack? Is it to attempt to recover the funds that you have lost? Or, is it best to simply cut your losses, accept your fate, and move on?

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Beware of Free WiFi

Canada has some of the highest mobile data costs in the world – yes, the world!  So when we get the chance to use “free” WiFi away from home we are happy to connect.  Who doesn’t want to stream that tv show, movie or music list over free WiFi? Why use up your own data plan when you can use up your coffee shops? What could possibly go wrong? Well, many things.

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Hiring a Private Investigator for a Child Custody Case

Child custody cases involve a lot of accusations from both sides. It is unavoidable for people to get emotional and for important details to get murky. It is best to find people who can shift through the available information and present facts that can help tilt the outcome to a favourable decision for you.

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Look, Free Money!

My name is Mark Fenton and I specialize in investigating online crimes. When I worked in the Computer Crime Unit one of my side projects was tracing fraudulent emails.  I was curious about who was behind them and why people kept falling for them. We often laugh and ask, “Who would fall for these?” I think the answer would surprise you.