Signs your partner may be cheating on you (Infographic)

Signs your partner may be cheating on youIt's that time of year again. Valentine's Day is approaching. Romance is in the air… and private investigators are out on the streets catching the unfaithful.Yes, that's right. It's the time of year when people also question their relationships and wonder what it's like to live...

Dangers of Online Dating

Dangers of Online Dating "The heart wants what it wants. There's no logic to these things. You meet someone and you fall in love and that's that." — Woody AllenWe all, at some point in our lives, will look for love…. companionship…. that soul mate. While the prospects of our journey to finding Mr./Ms....

Three Things “Creep Catchers” Need to Know about Investigation

  Three Things that “Creep Catchers” Need to Know about Investigation By Jack WeatherellFor most of us there is nothing more sacred than the innocence of a childMost of us would go to great extremes in order to protect a child. These are noble ideas of which few could argue. But sometimes, in our attempt to...

Craigslist Scams to Watch Out For

by Laura-Lee WalkerCraigslist is a vibrant marketplace brimming with deals, but it also has a dark underbelly because it’s a cesspool of scammers wanting your money.Some of the scams grossing the most money include rental and car buyer and seller scams.Rental scamsOne common rental scam involves con artists duplicating ads for properties and offering...

Terrorist Propaganda and the Sophisticated Use of Social Media

by Laura-Lee Walker“The advance of an army used to be marked by war drums. Now it’s marked by volleys of tweets”.-J.M. BergerTerrorists are increasingly using social media networks, such as Facebook, YouTube and Twitter, to further their message and goals because of its accessibility, global reach and affordability.CIA director, John Brennon, spoke about how...

Identifying Terrorists’ Vulnerabilities

by Laura-Lee WalkerAlthough terrorist attacks come in all shapes and sizes and are orchestrated by a wide variety of groups and lone attackers, there are commonalities that are helpful to identify to combat terrorism. Specifically, there are six stages of the terrorist attack cycle. The terrorist begins by identifying a target and surveillance on...

Location-based Intelligence as a Powerful Tool

by Laura-Lee WalkerLocation intelligence involves using geographical data to make decisions. Geographic information is being used in a wide variety of sectors including transportation, retail, healthcare, government, and education.Insurance companies can use it to better understand their risk exposure. Distributors can use location intelligence to improve stock levels and save money on shipments. Politicians...

Kusic and Kusic Recommended Book List

This week we are featuring a recommended reading list from authors that have made an impression on our staff at Kusic and Kusic Private Investigators. The books range from educational to fictional and offer good reads for the sleuths or curious onlookers in your life.Introduction to Social Media Investigation: A Hands-on Approach by Jennifer...

Social Media as a Powerful Tool For Investigators

Written by Laura-Lee Walker“All that sharing and interaction [on social media] leaves behind a long, complicated, and informative trail about a person’s personality, motivations, friends, activities, patterns of behaviour, and actions. That makes social media a powerful tool for investigators.”— Jennifer Goldbeck, Introduction to Social Media Investigation: A Hands-on ApproachThe main reasons that people...

The Unintended Consequences of Using Social Media

Written by Laura-Lee Walker (Photo Credit: Courtesy of HTSABO)“The problem is much larger than any one individual’s ability to control their personal information, because there are so many new ways every week or every month in which we can be tracked or things can be inferred about us.” –Alessandro Acquisti, privacy economistThe reasons we...