1. Surveillance Factors-Educate Claims Personnel
  2. Surveillance & Trespassing
  3. Surveillance Seasons
  4. Errors in Investigations
  5. Driving Records
  6. Motor Vehicle Records
  7. On Target
  8. Deer Hunting
  9. Improving on Depositions
  10. Boating
  11. Licensing, Liability & Credibility
  12. The First Twenty Five years
  13. Pre-Employment Screening
  14. Subrogation & Asset Searches

Articles 1-10 focus on surveillance on suspect injury claims. These publications dissect fraud investigations and explore what works, what doesn't and how to increase investigative effectiveness. The writings are also relevant on locates, background and other type of investigations. All nine articles have previously been published in our newsletters, PI Magazine, Claims Education or The Investigative News. Some have been modified to reflect changes in technology and the law.

Surveillance Factors-Educate Claims Personnel is the best of the above. It provides an objective analysis to determine if surveillance is even feasible. It goes beyond the traditional check list of suspected fraud. A case may have all the classic signs but may also have so many overwhelming negative surveillance factors you might want to switch investigative gears. If that is the case, a proper background check might be the way to go. It is substantially cheaper than surveillance and offers the potential for relevant information on activities, employment, undisclosed health history, criminal convictions and more. If you would like to receive a copy of this publication, contact our office.

Article 11 is a must read. If you use investigators or your opposition does then you need to know where possible weaknesses on both sides exist. Do you risk having crucial evidence obtained by an unlicensed investigator or agency not admitted under the fruit of the poisonous tree doctrine? How can you use the licensing law to undermine the evidence of the opposition? Licensing of investigators in Missouri and Illinois is covered in this timely article.

Article 12 first appeared in a 2006 issue of PI Magazine. This work outlined for fellow investigators business practices for making it in a tough industry. The publication also makes an open statement about our business philosophy.

Article 13 has application for anyone involved in the hiring process. For those not practicing safe hiring, it also provides a primer for plaintiff and defense attorneys on what records should have been checked now that a bad hire has resulted in litigation.

Article 14 provides an overview on subrogation evaluation and caveats about data bank records.