What Private Investigators Do at Home to Stay Healthy

You’ve already read about what private investigators can do to keep healthy at work, but what about a home? Although a private investigator may not have extensive time off the job to take care of their health, there are some quick and effective ways to stay healthy.1. Get a good night sleepMany private investigators...

How to Spot a Fraud

“53 per cent of resumes and job applications contain falsifications.”–The Society of Human Resource ManagersPeople will often lie when telling the truth won’t get them what they want, such as a job or promotion. That means that your new hire could be a potential liability.Incidences of people misrepresenting themselves are commonplace, and the consequences...

20th Anniversary at Kusic and Kusic

As the world turns...March 1994: The Loch Ness Monster photo is confirmed to be a hoax. Silvio Berlusconi wins the Italian general election. The 66th Academy Awards has Schindler's List winning 7 Oscars. Tonya Harding pleads guilty for her attack on figure skater, Nancy Kerrigan. The Church of England ordains its first female priests....

Pseudo Professionals Put You at Risk

Horror stories about unlicensed professionals putting their clients in jeopardy, and employers getting sued for negligence, are commonplace in the news.The list of those committing fraud is extensive from lawyers and dentists to professors and doctors.A man in Washington was recently apprehended for pretending to be a doctor. He treated his patients for issues related to...

VINTAGE PI: Making it work

December 11 marks my twentieth wedding anniversary to my wife Ilona.Not only my wife, but 2014 marks the twentieth anniversary of Kusic and Kusic.Ilona is also my business partner.We have both reached the age were marriage and business could be described as “vintage”. The dictionary describes the characteristics of that word as “excellence, maturity,...

The Future of Professional Investigation

"Growing demand for private investigation and related security services across the country has spurred greater professionalization within the industry." –Taras Hryb, President of the Private Investigator Association of British Columbia (PIABC) There are numerous incentives for investigators to join their professional associations, such as the PIABC. Members are able to participate in networking events, support professionalism...

Investigating the Counterfeit Problem on eBay

The challenges that brands face to protect their intellectual property on eBay is significant. It's commonplace for individuals and organized crime groups to use online marketplaces, such as eBay, to sell replicas of brand name items from Prada bags to Ugg boots.To highlight this problem, Lollipuff did an eBay search for “Herve Leger” listings during a...

The Female Advantage to Being a Private Investigator

Women have a “distinct advantage… because of their ability to multitask and are better at playing a role… and superior to men when it comes to reading situations… and suppressing their ego in order to attain the goal.” - Tamir Pardo, Director of Mossad, Israel’s national intelligence agencyWhat comes to mind when you think...

Working Together to Crackdown on Counterfeits

Counterfeiting is a criminal activity that tarnishes brand image and produces inferior goods to the tune of over $700 billion worldwide annually. Profits made from the illegal sale of counterfeit goods are often used to support organized crime and fund terrorist activities.Online collaboration efforts represent one line of defense against counterfeit goods. Websites and apps...

Combating Counterfeiting with Consumer Awareness

Counterfeited items, mostly coming from China, are a global problem. Knock-offs range from tobacco and air bags to baby formula and drugs.The consumer often ends up with an inferior product or even worse, gets a serious illness. The owner of the intellectual property suffers financially from a weakened brand image.What’s the solution to the...