Missing 12 Year Old in Petaluma

*** Update:*** The missing girl has been located and returned to her family. Thank you to anyone who called in tips. Incident Summary: On May 1, 2023, at 8:13 am, the Petaluma Police Department received a call regarding a runaway juvenile. The twelve-year-old juvenile was last seen by her mother at 7:30 am this morning. She […]

iPhone Security: How To Lock Down Your Apple Device

As phones, computers and other devices become more ubiquitous and connect to more areas of our lives, keeping track of what information is shared becomes more difficult. For people who need to protect themselves from being tracked by a stalker or other malicious person, the process of locking down a device can be complicated. Apple […]

Charity Scams and the Coronavirus

Scammers are already using the Coronavirus crisis to take advantage of fears and kind hearts. Emails and calls, promoting donations and offers for unproven treatments are on the rise. Below is an example of a phishing email: What should I do? First, don’t click on links in emails, even if the emails appear to be […]

SF Based Micro Loans Worldwide

Why Do We Support Kiva? This news story is admittedly unrelated to private investigation in the SF Bay Area. We want to share with you our interest in and support of a local, SF based micro loans, charitable organization, Kiva.org. Kiva is a micro lending organization that operates in 75 countries. Kiva helps people to […]

The History of Private Investigation

The history of private investigators is fascinating; in 1833 Eugène François Vidocq  became the first private detective; a soldier in the French Revolution, he was able to solve cases that confounded the police. Much to the disapproval of French officials, he founded the first private detective agency named “Le Bureau des Renseignements Universels pour le […]

Fraud Alert for US Attorneys

Attorneys, like investigators want to get quick results for clients.  Attorneys are also accustomed to handling large amounts of money, on behalf of their clients.  Con artists in China are capitalizing on the goal oriented efficiency of US attorneys by targeting them with the scheme described below, the use of which is currently growing.  It […]

Private Investigator FAQ

Information about California PI Licensing and Conduct Have you ever considered the idea of becoming an investigator?  If so, we have included pertinent information below which should provide the reader with basic knowledge and answers to key questions such as “who, what, where, when, why, how and how much”. The information listed below was written […]

Chinese – Mandarin Cantonese and More

SF Chinese Speaking Private Investigator When a person is looking for an SF Chinese speaking private investigator in the US, they often do not understand that there are several dialects of Chinese. Mandarin is the official language in China and Cantonese is used in Canton, centered in Guangdong and Hong Kong regions, but many people […]

International Dating Scams | Fraud

Can I trust the person I met on an international dating website? Overseas dating scams and fraud are growing phenomenon, as ripe pickings and difficult law enforcement create an environment in which scammers can operate with little risk. Our global community and technology make it possible for anyone to find and develop a relationship with […]