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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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Four Myths about Private Investigators

Posted by on Jul 2, 2013 in Business | Comments Off on Four Myths about Private Investigators

Four Myths about Private Investigators

People have many different ideas about what private investigators do, and how we go about doing it. If all you know about private investigations is what you have seen on television or in the movies, you may have a distorted view of what we do. While their lives are often glamorous and filled with danger and intrigue, real life for a PI is different. Let’s take a look at four myths about private investigators.   1. Private investigators have access to everything False. Despite what you see on television, finding real, useful...

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A Photo ID Is Now Required to Vote in Texas

Posted by on Jun 27, 2013 in Community, Legal | Comments Off on A Photo ID Is Now Required to Vote in Texas

A Photo ID Is Now Required to Vote in Texas

If you have voted in the past in Texas, you may know that simply presenting a voter registration card was adequate proof to be allowed to vote. This is no longer true; a photo ID is now required to vote in Texas. Two years ago the Texas Legislature passed a law that requires any person in Texas to produce a driver’s license or some other form of photo identification in order to vote. However, because of Federal voting rights laws, enforcement of this state law has been on hold. On Tuesday this changed, when the Supreme Court of the...

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Seven Steps to Take if Your Wallet is Stolen

Posted by on Jun 25, 2013 in Tips | 1 comment

Seven Steps to Take if Your Wallet is Stolen

“Where is my wallet?” The moment you discover your wallet is stolen, then you understand the panic that ensues, as well as the problems that occur as a result. In this day of identity theft, acting immediately can make a big difference in mitigating the damage that a thief can do. Today, Owens Investigations will share with you seven steps to take when your wallet is lost. One tip before it happens. Make a copy of everything in your wallet. Put all the cards on a copier and make copies of the front and back. This way you have all...

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Tips for Internet Safety Month for your Digital Child

Posted by on Jun 23, 2013 in Internet | 1 comment

Tips for Internet Safety Month for your Digital Child

June is Internet safety month. With school out for the summer, it is a great opportunity for parents, grandparents and childcare providers to talk to children about Internet safety. As more and more households have at least one device where kids can access the Internet, it is extremely important that kids understand how to use technology safely. Children learn at an early age now how to surf the Internet on computers and on smartphones so we must be vigilant about informing our children about the safety and the dangers of the Internet. Ten...

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Plan Ahead for the Texas Sales Tax Holiday

Posted by on Jun 18, 2013 in Community, Tips | Comments Off on Plan Ahead for the Texas Sales Tax Holiday

Plan Ahead for the Texas Sales Tax Holiday

For the past several years, the State of Texas has had one weekend in August where no sales tax is charged on purchases of clothing, shoes, school supplies and backpacks (as long as the item costs less than $100), officially referred to as the Texas Sales Tax Holiday weekend. The original motivation behind this was to offer parents a chance to buy their children new school clothes and supplies at the start of the new school year and save a little bit of money in the process. It has evolved into a big shopping weekend, and most clothing and...

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Is the Government Listening to Your Phone Calls?

Posted by on Jun 12, 2013 in Legal, Privacy | Comments Off on Is the Government Listening to Your Phone Calls?

Is the Government Listening to Your Phone Calls?

The big news broke last week that the US government has required Verizon to give them access to the records of all phone calls made on their networks since April of this year. They were granted this power by having a secret government court issue a top secret court order for these records to Verizon. This subpoena is in effect until July 19, but this time frame could be extended by the court if government officials request it and the court renews the order. So is the government listening to your phone calls? No. According to the documents...

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Make A Wish Foundation Selected as Charity Reward

Posted by on Jun 4, 2013 in Community | Comments Off on Make A Wish Foundation Selected as Charity Reward

Make A Wish Foundation Selected as Charity Reward

The team at Owens Investigations has joined the movement at EveryMove and chosen our reward to be the Make A Wish Foundation.  EveryMove is a team of health care entrepreneurs and technologists who believe in inspiring each other to better health. They reward you for moving, whether that is a jog in the park, walking your dog, a bike ride, or cleaning your home. The points go towards a reward of your choosing to keep you motivated. Owens Investigations is committed to building our business on integrity, compassion and unmatched service. In...

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National Missing Children’s Day, May 25th

Posted by on May 21, 2013 in Missing Children | Comments Off on National Missing Children’s Day, May 25th

National Missing Children’s Day, May 25th

May 25th is designated as National Missing Children’s Day. Many people across the nation will spread the word to renew efforts to reunite missing children with their families and remember those who are still missing.On this date in 1979, six year old Etan Patz disappeared on his way to school in Lower Manhattan. It was his first time to walk two blocks to catch the school bus, but he never made it to the bus. His parents never moved or changed their phone number in case he returned. His body was never found and he was legally declared...

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The FBI Child ID App and Missing Children

Posted by on May 7, 2013 in Missing Children | Comments Off on The FBI Child ID App and Missing Children

The FBI Child ID App and Missing Children

If you have children, then you have likely had the following unnerving experience. You are in a store with your child, you stop to look at some item, and then look back up a moment later, and your child is nowhere to be found. Your child is missing. You call out their name, you heart starts to pound in your chest, and suddenly, the pop their head around the corner. The relief floods over you as you grab them into your arms! But occasionally, it doesn’t happen that way. You can’t find the child immediately. You expand the search....

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Infidelity Phone Aids in Cheating on your Spouse

Posted by on Apr 23, 2013 in Infidelity, Tips | Comments Off on Infidelity Phone Aids in Cheating on your Spouse

Infidelity Phone Aids in Cheating on your Spouse

Have you heard of the infidelity phone? Can that be a real device? Yes, and apparently very popular in Japan. Fujitsu promotes the strong security features of its phones. It hides your chosen contacts as missed calls, emails and text messages. If that designated person tries to get in touch with you, the only sign on your phone is a small adjustment in the color or shape of how the battery sign or antenna bars are displayed. The change is so minor most people would never see it happening. If the owner of the cell phone does not answer the...

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