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How Does Cell Phone Tracking Work?

Every cell phone has the possibility of being tracked down by a cell tower. Every move you make, every call you receive and make, and every message you send and receive can be traced where your cellphone is located by a cellular tracker. This tracking process is done in seconds. What is a cell tower and how does it work? A cell tower is a radio transmitter and receiver communicating with mobile [...]

By |2022-11-10T11:54:43-04:00November 10th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How Does Cell Phone Tracking Work?

NRIA Fraud Charged and Under Investigation by SEC

You may remember back about a year or so ago we did an exposé on a potential fraud from a company called NRIA National Real Estate Investment Advisors. And this was a case where we had some clients or victims that came forward and were curious about how this company was advertising and potential fraud. We did some investigation and we found some troubling facts about the company. One was, one of [...]

By |2022-11-09T11:17:02-04:00November 9th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on NRIA Fraud Charged and Under Investigation by SEC

What is Personal Identifiable Information (PII)?

Personal Identifiable Information (PII) is any data that can be used to identify an individual. Typically this refers to information such as name, address, social security number, date of birth, etc. PII data comes in many forms and can be found in a number of locations online and offline. Examples include social media, resumes, websites, business cards, telephone directories, and lead-generation websites. Personal Identifiable Information can be used for identity theft or other malicious [...]

By |2022-11-07T11:47:51-04:00November 7th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on What is Personal Identifiable Information (PII)?

What is the “Wrong Number” Scam?

Have you ever received an odd text from the wrong number? Normally, you respond by letting them know it's the wrong number and they either don't respond or they say "oops sorry!" and the interaction concludes. But what if they keep texting you? It seems weird, but why would it seem weird? Yes, they're a stranger, but strangers can be thought of as friends we haven't met yet. However, this isn't how strangers become [...]

By |2022-11-04T11:07:22-04:00November 4th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on What is the “Wrong Number” Scam?

What Is A Data Breach?

A data breach is devastating for a business; from business interruptions to reputation harm and even potentially losing customers. Even though we're all becoming more aware of the importance of cybersecurity and encryption, data breaches still occur. It's not only the magnitude of the severity that matters - there are different categories when it comes to data breaches. But what exactly is a data breach? And how can a cyber insurance policy help to [...]

By |2022-11-03T10:17:00-04:00November 3rd, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on What Is A Data Breach?

Overpayment Scams On eBay & How To Avoid Them

As much as we like to think that fraud and scams only happen to others, it's important for all online sellers and businesses to understand how malicious users operate. As a seller, you may get a lot more innocent emails from potential buyers looking to purchase your product, but you should always monitor suspicious activity. The last thing you want is unknowingly become a pawn in an elaborate scam by an industrious con artist. [...]

By |2022-11-02T11:36:43-04:00November 2nd, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Overpayment Scams On eBay & How To Avoid Them

How to Safely Transfer Money by Wire Transfer

A wire transfer is a money transfer service that allows you to send money directly from your bank account to another person's account. This type of transaction is cost-effective and quick, and it's an especially good option for sending large amounts of money. Wire transfers can be made in any amount, but they usually cost more if you're sending less than $1,000. And while they're generally fast — most banks can complete the process [...]

By |2022-10-31T14:53:56-04:00October 31st, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How to Safely Transfer Money by Wire Transfer

How To Search For Hidden Bank Accounts

Today we're going to talk about bank account lookups and how to perform an asset search for bank accounts. The first step in the process is to determine what type of search are you looking for and where you want to search. What type of account are you looking for? Checking account  Savings account  Certificate of deposits (CD)  IRAs  Brokerage accounts Retirement accounts Where do you want to search for the account(s)? County-level State-level [...]

By |2022-10-28T12:15:15-04:00October 28th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How To Search For Hidden Bank Accounts

Recovering Deleted Data on iPhones, Androids, and Blackberries

Here's another really good example and technical description of how to recover lost or deleted data from a mobile device. Here's a perfect example from a large-scale technical magazine, Computer World, which has an article about deleted data from a mobile device and it talks about where they purchased some electronic devices where the owners thought they had deleted data. And they purchased these devices from eBay. They used one type of [...]

By |2022-10-27T10:08:55-04:00October 27th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Recovering Deleted Data on iPhones, Androids, and Blackberries

Searching For Hidden Assets: How A Paper Trail Can Lead To Millions

Uncovering hidden assets is a very common investigative type of case. It's done for many reasons. Sometimes it's a business deal gone bad, sometimes it's a judgment against the person, but more frequently we're seeing in family law cases and divorce cases where one party is attempting to conceal or diminish assets so that they're not recoverable by the other party. And there's a good article at a very high level about [...]

By |2022-10-26T10:24:20-04:00October 26th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Searching For Hidden Assets: How A Paper Trail Can Lead To Millions