PI Blog

Welcome to our Private Investigator Blog! Here we bring you information and stories that we find interesting along with helpful tips. On our PI blog we also share some of our thoughts and insights about the business of private investigations. In our line of work we meet many people, and our clients usually have some kind of need or concern. We hope that sharing based on our experiences will be helpful and enlightening to you.

We post to the blog every week. In addition, we post other items when we come across information we think would be useful. We hope you will check back regularly to see what new information we have for you here on our private investigator blog.

Feel free to comment or leave feedback. If you have questions, always feel free to give us a call.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted by on Nov 26, 2015 in Holiday Greetings | Comments Off on Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

So many people love Thanksgiving. It’s a time of family and fun and being thankful. Our family is blessed that we get to be with each other: moms, dads, grandmothers, grandpas, grandchildren, aunts, uncles, sons, daughters… all together to share food, laughs, stories and memories. 2015 has been an interesting year for us at OI, as we moved to a new, larger office suite back in June, and have had our busiest year ever. It’s been a year full of triumphs, along with its share of challenges and difficulties. But through it all,...

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Everybody Loves Moving, Right?

Posted by on Jul 7, 2015 in Moving | Comments Off on Everybody Loves Moving, Right?

Everybody Loves Moving, Right?

Whether it is your house, your apartment, or your office, we all know that everybody loves moving, right?!? No! Moving is painful, time consuming, and exhausting. That is exactly what we at Owens Investigations have been dealing with during the past few weeks. We had to move our offices. Here in the Dallas area, and much of Texas for that matter, April and May brought a level of rain that we haven’t seen in decades. That was a wonderful thing in terms of helping to mitigate the drought that much of Texas has been dealing with for...

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Fourth of July

Posted by on Jul 4, 2015 in Holiday Greetings | Comments Off on Fourth of July

Fourth of July

Happy Fourth of July! This is always one of those fun holidays, especially when it falls on a weekend! Enjoy your cookout, a parade, your family, a baseball game, fireworks, or whatever you choose to spend your weekend doing. You will find people who are in their 90’s and they are still celebrating our country, and you can find immigrants who just became citizens last week celebrating our home. Today, it so often seems we are fighting with one another, and that there is constant strife and division. Hopefully, at least on this day, we...

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Father’s Day 2015

Posted by on Jun 21, 2015 in Family, Holiday Greetings | Comments Off on Father’s Day 2015

Father’s Day 2015

Father’s Day. It’s an interesting holiday. On the surface, one might be fooled into thinking it’s on par with Mother’s Day. But any of us who have had a mother, been married to a mother, or been a mother know that isn’t true (if you are keeping score, that’s pretty much everyone). Forbes ran a story a couple of years ago comparing spending for moms vs for dads (hint: mom won). Even the way we celebrate moms v dads tends to be different. Maybe the kids bring mom breakfast in bed, or the family goes to brunch or lunch at a nice restaurant. On...

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The TALI Winter Conference 2015

Posted by on Mar 23, 2015 in Business, Domestic, Legal | Comments Off on The TALI Winter Conference 2015

The TALI Winter Conference 2015

Last month, the team of investigators at Owens Investigations attended the TALI Winter Conference 2015, sponsored by the Texas Association of Licensed Investigators. So why did we attend this, and why would I bother telling you about it here on our blog? There are several reasons why we attend; some you may be able to guess, and some you might not. People often think we attend to find new business, but that is probably the last thing I expect to find when I attend a TALI Convention. However, there are some important business related aspects....

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Visa Wants to Track Your Smartphone

Posted by on Feb 19, 2015 in Privacy, Tips, Travel | 2 comments

Visa Wants to Track Your Smartphone

So does the headline creep you out? Before you get too worried you should know the whole story. Visa wants to track your smartphone so that when your Visa labeled credit or debit card is used, they can more accurately determine if you are actually using it, or if you are a victim of fraud. Sound any better now? Banks and credit card issuers how a lot of time, money and technology invested in trying to prevent credit card fraud. This type of fraud cost banks $11 billion each year! The idea behind this premise is that if your cell phone is in...

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What Do Private Investigators Really Do?

Posted by on Feb 17, 2015 in Awards & Recognition, Legal, Litigation Support | Comments Off on What Do Private Investigators Really Do?

What Do Private Investigators Really Do?

One of the questions I get asked a lot from people who are not familiar with my business is about exactly what do we do. Like most things in life, if you don’t have any experience in a particular area, then the only things you know about that topic is what you have seen, heard, or read. Private investigators have long been the focus of movies, TV shows, and books. So I encounter people all the time whose only understanding of what a private investigator does is what they have seen on a television show. Unfortunately, what I typically do...

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Top Investigators on Twitter 2014

Posted by on Jan 6, 2015 in Awards & Recognition, Internet, Tips | Comments Off on Top Investigators on Twitter 2014

Top Investigators on Twitter 2014

Each year, the folks at PInow.com put together a list of the top Private Investigators on Twitter for the past year. They consider investigators from all over the globe, analyzing their content, consistency, nominations,  scores on social media websites like Klout and RetweetRank, and more. At the end of 2013, our first year on social media, we were proud to have broken into the Top 20 on their annual list of Top Investigators on Twitter. This year, for 2014, we made the Top 10! We are very excited to announce that we came in at Number 8 on...

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Happy New Year!

Posted by on Jan 3, 2015 in Holiday Greetings | Comments Off on Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

2014 was a good year for Owens Investigations. We have been privileged to help many people this year, which is one of our founding principles. We really enjoy helping people. Sometimes we are solving problems, sometimes we are getting truth and answers so they can move forward with their life. Regardless of the situation, if we can help people we feel like we have done good work.   During 2014 we reloaded our offices from Dallas to Las Colinas in Irving. While it is only about a 15 minute drive from the old location to the new, we are...

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Merry Christmas

Posted by on Dec 24, 2014 in Family, Holiday Greetings | Comments Off on Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” As a child, when I heard Andy Williams singing the first line of that wonderful song on my parents’ stereo, I knew the Holiday Season was starting, and that meant weeks or fun, decorations, and anticipation. Time spent at my grandparents’ house, seeing extended family… I truly loved every minute of it. Merry Christmas wasn’t a toss away phrase; it was a heartfelt expression of both what I felt and what I wished for others to have. This Christmas, I get to...

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