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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.

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12 Days of Christmas Tips – Day 7: Holiday Travel Tips

Posted by on Dec 16, 2013 in Safety, Tips, Travel | Comments Off on 12 Days of Christmas Tips – Day 7: Holiday Travel Tips

12 Days of Christmas Tips – Day 7: Holiday Travel Tips

Let’s face it, traveling is exciting, exhausting, wonderful and horrible. Sometimes, the difference between amazing and catastrophic is all about how you prepare. As I sat down to share travel tips, I realized there are literally 1000’s of good tips that could be shared, and many of them depend on what type of trip you are taking, where you are going, and who you are going with. So I have narrowed it down to a handful of what I believe to be key Travel Tips for the Holidays. Suitcases with wheels. This is number one on my list. It doesn’t...

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12 Days of Christmas Tips – Day 6: Home Safety Tips While Traveling

Posted by on Dec 13, 2013 in Safety, Tips, Travel | Comments Off on 12 Days of Christmas Tips – Day 6: Home Safety Tips While Traveling

12 Days of Christmas Tips – Day 6: Home Safety Tips While Traveling

Many of us know that traveling can be a major part of the holiday season. If you are going to be away during the holidays, here are some Home Safety Tips While Traveling that might be helpful for making sure your home is safe and sound while you are away. -If you have a family member, close friend, or neighbor that you can trust, ask them to keep an eye on your house, and drive by daily. When possible, leave them a key and ask them to check on the interior of the house while you are gone, especially if you are worried about things like a...

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12 Days of Christmas Tips – Day 5: Holiday Tips for Divorced Families

Posted by on Dec 12, 2013 in Child Custody, Divorce, Domestic, Family, Tips | 2 comments

12 Days of Christmas Tips – Day 5: Holiday Tips for Divorced Families

It is difficult for families who have been divorced. For those of us who have been through this, we know it is hard on the adults, and even harder on the children. There is a family law attorney here in Dallas, Natalie Gregg, who has a saying… “You can love your kids or hate your spouse, but you can’t do both.” I think this is great advice for parents to remember, especially at the holidays. So let me suggest some holiday tips for divorced families. While it is sometimes difficult to set aside the anger, it is in your child’s best...

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12 Days of Christmas Tips – Day 4: Mall Safety Tips

Posted by on Dec 11, 2013 in Safety, Tips | Comments Off on 12 Days of Christmas Tips – Day 4: Mall Safety Tips

12 Days of Christmas Tips – Day 4: Mall Safety Tips

The last few years I have done most of my holiday shopping online. But for those who like to go to the Mall, let me remind you about some important Mall Safety Tips as you head out to the thief target area (better known to the rest of us as the shopping mall). Holiday season is also prime time for thieves. People are buying expensive items, they are buying lots of items, they are often distracted, and there are big crowds that make it easy to blend in and hid before and after they strike. Have you noticed extra police presence, or those “eye...

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12 Days of Christmas Tips – Day 3: Create Family Memories

Posted by on Dec 10, 2013 in Family, Tips | 1 comment

12 Days of Christmas Tips – Day 3: Create Family Memories

One thing I learned as my children were growing up… they have selective memory. There are many things that happened while they were growing up that they do not remember. But I have been surprised several times about things they shared with me as older teens and later as adults about special moments they do remember. If you make the time to create family memories they will recall them fondly years later. Often it will be an integral part of the way they perceive the holidays. I have heard my children talk fondly of special moments that we...

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12 Days of Christmas Tips – Day 2: Credit Card Fraud

Posted by on Dec 9, 2013 in Business, Privacy, Tips | Comments Off on 12 Days of Christmas Tips – Day 2: Credit Card Fraud

12 Days of Christmas Tips – Day 2: Credit Card Fraud

The holidays are a time when thieves really like to take advantage of credit card fraud. Because so many people are using credit cards more than they normally might, it is easier to slip through some charges that people might not otherwise recognize. There are some common sense tips that can help prevent you from be taken advantage of by thieves. -Keep a record of all your account numbers, expiration dates, and security codes, and the phone number at which you can report fraud or loss of cards. Keep that list somewhere secure where you can...

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Owens Investigations Recognized as a Top 20 PI on Twitter

Posted by on Dec 7, 2013 in Internet, Tips | 2 comments

Owens Investigations Recognized as a Top 20 PI on Twitter

We are proud to share with you that Owens Investigations was recently named one of the Top 20 Private Investigators on Twitter for 2013! PInow.com compiles a list each year of Must Follow private investigators on Twitter, and we were nominated and selected as #20 on the list. The list includes companies and individuals from all over the world. So are you reading our award winning Twitter account? If you are active on Twitter, we would love for you to follow us as well. We try to post useful and interesting information, tips, insights, and a...

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12 Days of Christmas Tips – Day 1: Start New Traditions

Posted by on Dec 6, 2013 in Family, Tips | 1 comment

12 Days of Christmas Tips – Day 1: Start New Traditions

Sometimes we get set in our way of doing things, and we miss out on opportunities to make changes that will make things better. I think this is especially true during the holidays. So I am suggesting that you consider starting new traditions. Sometimes it can help if you are in a transition time in your family; at other times, it can just make a good time even better. Let me offer 3 examples from my own life. 1) When my children were in grade school, our family went through a divorce. Part of the impact of that on them was that some...

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12 Days of Christmas Tips

Posted by on Dec 5, 2013 in Tips | Comments Off on 12 Days of Christmas Tips

12 Days of Christmas Tips

I’ll admit it. I love Christmas time! It is my favorite holiday. I love this time of the year and have many happy memories of the season. Certainly not every Christmas I have experienced in my lifetime has always been happy and fun-filled, but even those “challenges” over the years could not dull my enjoyment for this time of the year. So when our Director of Community Relations and Social Media approached me about writing a 12 Days of Christmas Tips series, she didn’t have to work very hard to get me on board. So what will a PI Blog’s 12...

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If Your Spouse Is Cheating the Holidays May Make It Obvious

Posted by on Dec 3, 2013 in Affair, cheating spouse, Infidelity | Comments Off on If Your Spouse Is Cheating the Holidays May Make It Obvious

If Your Spouse Is Cheating the Holidays May Make It Obvious

The holiday season can be a wonderful time of the year. But when you suspect that a spouse is cheating on you, it can turn what is normally a happy, family-focused time into a stress-filled, emotionally draining month. Unfortunately, the holidays are often a time where spouses become suspicious of infidelity as a result of their spouse’s behavior. Because many people’s work schedule changes over the holidays, you may notice odd behavior by your spouse. When an affair is happening, couples often follow a schedule of time when they can...

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