Corporate & Personal Investigations
Corporate Background Checks
Whether you’re renting real estate, selling your business, going into a business venture with an individual, you’re making a commitment which could have long-range implications that will affect your future. Finding out the history of those individuals can be vital to the success of achieving your goals. We’ve all been duped at one time or another in our lives, and may even have even been referred to such people by a friend. Has the party been involved in previous litigation? How do they pay their bills? Do they have a criminal or violent history? Were they good tenants and neighbors to the other tenants?
Some of this information is available in our investigative databases, but nothing really takes the place of good old fashion detective work. This includes checking the various courts, state and government offices, and talking to individuals that have first-hand knowledge of their previous activities, business dealings and relationships. Learning how an individual conducted himself in the past will give you a good indication as to how they will treat you in the future. Knowledge is power and the ability to control your future.
We conduct extensive employment background checks to include: obtaining the applicant’s credit history, driving records, and court records which will divulge previous criminal activity, civil litigation, and possible drug and alcohol usage. We also verify the applicant’s previous employers and the validity of any recommendations the individual may have provided on their application.
Corporate Layoff Security
We have worked with a number of Fortune 100 companies including Citizens Bank, Levi Straus Corp., Morgan Stanley and others, providing protection services during layoffs, discharge of problem employees, strikes, transportation of Company VIPs, and during more serious situations, when an employee has been threatened, and there may be added risk to company assets or data. We are trained to control and defuse any potential volatile situations when they occur to ensure a safe and secure workplace environment.
As a claims investigator, we have investigated numerous property damage claims cases where intelligent trusting landlords rented their property to individuals who seemed like nice people, may even have been referred by someone they knew, but those individuals ultimately destroyed their property.
These landlords were so traumatized by the experience that many were willing to do anything to get the tenant out of their property and willingly accepted the many thousands of dollars lost. When asked the question why they didn’t check references, most didn’t have a good answer.
Wouldn’t it make better sense to eliminate the thousands of dollars in repairs and the aggravation associated with the eviction process by conducting the proper tenant investigation?
Our tenant screening program ensures that your rental property will be a profitable and trouble-free vehicle from which you can earn income.
Having grown up with three sisters, and during an era when male chauvinism was accepted as the norm in many family structures, our founder has always been especially concerned with women’s and children’s rights and their safety. We all want our family members to be happy, safe, and to socialize with mentally healthy people.
In order to ensure you don’t waste your time starting a relationship with the wrong one, it makes great sense to check out all your potential partners. It’s all too easy to get caught up in a romance finding out after investing a lot of time, that they aren’t who they say they are. And the risk of meeting someone who has abusive tendencies, a criminal history, drug or alcohol problems, or is involved in another relationship, happens all too often. Anytime you’re making a commitment with someone, you should know your partner.
For the first meeting, we would recommend at a minimum conducting a preliminary background investigation to determine where they live, who they live with, and what they do for work. That way you know if they are who they say they are. If we find, for example, they are living with a female and they share the same last name, and are of a similar age. It’s possible the female is a sibling, but it’s also possible the individual is married. If there are much younger individuals living at the residence, there’s a good chance, it’s your potential partner’s children. However, we are also able to determine who has lived in your potential partner’s residence over a period of time and if they moved, where they moved to, where they lived prior to that and with whom. From that we should be able to get a good idea of the individual’s family structure, marital status, and if they have a live-in girlfriend.
For your personal safety we can also conduct a criminal background check, to determine if he or she has a risky history, restraining orders, records of assault, alcohol or drug abuse, etc. You may choose to conduct the criminal background check after your first meeting if you decide you want to go further with the relationship.
KNOWING YOUR POTENTIAL PARTNER’S CORRECT IDENTITY GIVES YOU POWER
A female client of ours recently went out on a date. After getting to know him as well as one can on the phone, they met at a bar for a few drinks. She decided soon afterwards that she had no intention of meeting with him again. After escorting her to her car, he tried to force her to kiss him. She immediately pushed him away and said, “That will be enough, Mr. Smith.” He asked her, “How did you know my last name?” She responded, “I’ve already had you checked out by a private investigator.” She left safely and that was the end of that!
For Safety concerns:
- Our GPS Tracking Service: We can track your whereabouts throughout your entire date.
- Our Emergency Pick-Up Service: If you’re at all concerned about getting home safely after your date, our security transport service will pick you up and get you to where you want to go safely.