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At our recently held Charity Auction we raffled off the domain (  This auction was opened up to the whole of our Membership as well as our Open eGroup.  We want to congratulate and thank, Andy Trevan of Exmet Investigations in Surrey, UK who purchased the domain name for £550.00.

This money has been donated to the Charity Combat Stress

CH: Swiss get tough on welfare fraud !!

Switzerland set to get tougher on welfare fraud The new rules would not cover the issue of private detectives to uncover welfare cheats. This will be discussed separately in parliament and be subject to a referendum. 21/09/2018 - By Le News New sanctions against those...

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UK: PI Regulation is not difficult!!

An example of a Licensing System – of interest to those that support PI regulation in the UK. Minnesota Administrative Rules CHAPTER 7506, PRIVATE DETECTIVES AND PROTECTIVE AGENTS BOARD OF PRIVATE DETECTIVE AND PROTECTIVE AGENT SERVICES...

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IRELAND – ROI: Civil Servant sold Data to PI!

THE IRISH TIMES • Wed, Nov 1, 2017 Donegal civil servant sold citizens’ data to private investigator Letterkenny man Rory Lenihan was paid a total of more than €60,000 for information A Letterkenny civil servant has pleaded guilty to corruption and theft. Rory Lenihan...

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UK: Fraudulent PI hailed

October 30, 2017 A man who posed as a private investigator in an attempt to take money from the families of victims who had died abroad has been jailed for ten years. Simon Delow, aka Simon De’Gresser, 48, from Gloucester, pleaded guilty to ten counts of fraud by...

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INDIA: PI alleges Bribe in Swiss Bank

CBI To Look Into Private Detective's Allegations In Bofors Case Owner of private detective agency Fairfax, Michael Hershmam alleged that the bribe of the Bofors gun scandal had been parked in the Swiss account All India | Press Trust of India | October 18, 2017 The...

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THAILAND: The Thailand Child Abduction Act

Thailand - September 29, 2017 What can one parent do if the other parent kidnaps their child and flees to Thailand? The response to this question before 2013 would have been, “nothing, except try to negotiate for the child’s return.” Even though Thailand is a...

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USA: Well Known New York PI Accused

A Blackmail Case with Prostitutes, a Video and Sex Abuse Charges By ALAN FEUER – SEPT. 19, 2017 Read at: Like many private investigators, Vincent Parco has, for nearly 30 years,...

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GREECE & UK: Missing for 26 years

24th July 2017 - by Holly Christodoulou FULL ARTICLE & PHOTOS: MISSING FOR 26 YEARS Ben Needham disappearance and search timeline and what the toddler would look like...

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UK: Councils use of PI’s – Legal ????

Councils Using Private Investigators to Spy on Parents May Be Breaking The Law 21 Jul 2017 Posted by Natasha in child welfare, Researching Reform A recent judgment in the Family Court highlights the ongoing use of private investigators by local authorities to spy on...

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UK: PI outs a Conman!!

20th July 2017 Walthamstow conman Christopher Theile told bosses he had terminal cancer- then used sick leave to scam his company out of £1 million Tom Barnes - Reporter covering Waltham Forest. T: 07795 507440 Theile is facing jail time over the elaborate scam A TECH...

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Shot Dead In Gunfight In Texas:

Fidel Garcia and Gabriel Bernal were licensed private investigators from Corpus Christi hired to track down Ramon Michael Hutchinson for an outstanding drug case in Minnesota. (Bounty Hunting Assignment) FOX4NEWS: GREENVILLE, Texas - Cell phone video shows the...

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USA: Memorial Day 2017

What is Memorial Day? Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday of May. It commemorates all men and women who have died in military service for the United States. Many people visit cemeteries and memorials on Memorial Day and it is traditionally seen as the start of...

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Private detective agency couple to face trial

Tom Tuite - April 4, 2017 - The Times Ann and Eamonn O Mordha are accused of disclosing information they had obtained illegally to insurers A private detective agency accused of illegally obtaining...

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UK: Britain’s Dirtiest Murder Cover-Up!!!

Interesting read and podcast from The Guardian in the UK on the murdered PI Daniel Morgan, follow this link: “In 1987, Daniel Morgan was found dead in a pub car park with axe wounds to the head and £1,000 in his pocket. Now a gripping new podcast is lifting the lid on...

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USA: PI Day – July 2016

National Private Investigators Day This day was started over two decades ago by Bob Mackowiak, then owner and publisher of PI Magazine. It was in October for a couple years and then forgotten. In 2014, Arthur Athas of Private Investigators now in Australia contacted...

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IRELAND: PI Guilty of DPA Breach

Private Investigator Guilty of Data Protection Breach Oct. 10, 2016 Source: The judge said it was important to publicise prosecutions of this nature The director of a Galway-based...

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Private Detectives Face Fines

Private Detectives Face Fines for Blagging Information for Clients Including Brighton and Hove City Council 6:29pm Wednesday 20th November 2013 - The Argus Private investigators who tricked GP surgeries, utility companies and TV Licensing into handing out personal...

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Posted by PI Magazine October 7, 2013

Colleagues,   There is no doubt we can all learn a very valuable lesson, especially by the wrong doings of a fellow investigator. A Connecticut jury has found Gerald O’Donnell, a local PI guilty of bribery and witness tampering. He was found not guilty of two...

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CANADA – The Investigators

By Francesca Fionda There is some justice today for the Canadian clients and victims of two former private investigators. In February we brought you the story of Cullen Johnson and Elaine White after a number...

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Woman Says Private Eye Saw Too Much

Woman Says Private Eye Saw Too Much By RYAN ABBOTT RICHMOND, Va. (CN) - An estranged wife sued a private detective agency, claiming it trespassed to film her and her boyfriend having "an intimate encounter," and gave the video to her husband. Catherine Williams and...

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Word from the Chairman

Users of Professional Investigative Services including members of the public, legal profession, business and corporate clients, are able to select a credible Professional Investigator who is recognized as a “professional” and as such is a member of an established and approved professional association such as The World Association of Professional Investigators (WAPI).

Tony Smith, Chairman