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The TALI Winter Conference 2015

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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. I talked with several vendors that I directly do...

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We Have Moved to Las Colinas

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We Have Moved to Las Colinas

Moving is always stressful, but we are happy to announce that our offices have moved to Las Colinas. Located in the heart of the Irving, Texas business district, Las Colinas is the home of many Fortune 500 companies, law firms, and businesses of all sizes and types. We are excited about the new opportunities to make new corporate and legal connections, as we continue to expand our private investigator business. We are actually closer to downtown Dallas and the courthouses now, and the central location of Las Colinas gives us access to major highways to get us all around the metroplex. We are...

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

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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 access it quickly when needed. -Check your monthly...

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Social Media Impact on Job Employment

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Social Media Impact on Job Employment

Are you looking for a job? Do you believe that social media plays an impact on job employment? According to the survey completed by CareerBuilder, thirty-seven percent of employers are investigating potential employees’ social media profiles. Check out these statistics: sixty-five percent viewed Facebook profiles, sixty-three percent checked LinkedIn profiles and sixteen percent viewed Twitter feeds for potential job candidates. Your social media footprint is an extension of your life and if not used properly can greatly influence an employers decision to hire you over other candidate. Check...

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What Is Due Diligence?

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What Is Due Diligence?

Recently, I had a client ask me about doing some background research on a potential business investment. When I used the term “due diligence” in the conversation, I realized from the response that while he had heard the term before, he wasn’t positive exactly what it referred to in context, so I thought I would explain that here. Anytime you are considering making a business decision, you need to do your “due diligence” before making a commitment. Whether it is buying a business; investing in a business, company, or idea; going into business or partnering with someone; or even bringing an...

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Four Myths about Private Investigators

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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 information about people isn’t as easy as it seems....

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