Thank you for joining us today! We’re excited to engage with our subscribers and viewers in a fun and educational way. In this blog post, we’ll present a 10-question quiz to test your knowledge of the investigative business. The questions cover various aspects of investigations, focusing on background checks, asset searching, and fraud investigation. Remember, this quiz is just for fun and to give you insights into the investigative process.

Let’s jump right into the quiz!

Question 1: Real Estate Records

Where would you find real estate records?

a) Tax assessor
b) Clerk of court
c) Title abstractor
d) Zillow

Answer: b) Clerk of court

In most counties, real estate records are kept at the clerk of court or recorder of deeds. It’s crucial to avoid the mistake of relying on tax assessor records, as they may not accurately reflect the legal owner.

Question 2: UCC Filing

If a company has a UCC filing, how is a copy obtained?

a) Business credit report
b) Dun & Bradstreet report
c) 10K filing
d) Secretary of state

Answer: d) Secretary of state

Most states use the secretary of state to retain UCC filings. While other sources may have some information, the secretary of state is the primary location for these records.

Question 3: Bank Account Record

Which is the best way to get a bank account record?

a) Send a rebate check
b) Call the bank
c) Monitor swift codes
d) Trash pull

Answer: c) Monitor swift codes

Monitoring swift codes, which banks use to exchange information, is a GLB (Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act) compliant method for obtaining bank account records legally.

Question 4: Vehicle Ownership

Who can find out about vehicle ownership?

a) Only the police
b) A licensed private investigator
c) It is public information
d) Anyone with a permissible use

Answer: d) Anyone with a permissible use

Vehicle records are protected under the Drivers Privacy Protection Act (DPPA), and access requires a permissible use, which can be obtained by filling out a DPPA request form.

Question 5: Employment Records

Where is the best place to check for employment records?

a) Surveillance
b) Social media
c) LinkedIn
d) SSA (Social Security Administration)

Answer: a, b, c

Employment records are not centralized, but surveillance, social media, and LinkedIn are effective ways to gather information about someone’s current employment.

Question 6: FBI Background Check

What is an FBI background check?

a) Full criminal record of a person
b) Record search used by employers
c) Fake made-up phrase
d) Online database for criminal records

Answer: c) Fake made-up phrase

“FBI background check” is not an official term. Criminal record searches involve various databases, and the FBI is just one of the sources.

Question 7: Internet Domain Name

What is an internet domain name?

a) IP address for a website
b) Intellectual property
c) Corporation running an internet company
d) GoDaddy

Answer: b) Intellectual property

An internet domain name is a form of intellectual property that serves as an address for websites, pointing to an IP address.

Question 8: Hiding Assets

If a person puts assets into another person’s name to hide them, what is this called?

a) Fraudulent conveyance
b) Constructive trustee
c) Bad faith litigation
d) All of the above

Answer: d) All of the above

Hiding assets can be considered a fraudulent conveyance, involve a constructive trustee, and be deemed bad faith litigation.

Question 9: Investigative Actions

What can a private investigator do legally that a private citizen cannot do?

a) Use a telephoto lens to see inside a window
b) Record a conversation on the street
c) Access bank records
d) Do surveillance on a spouse

Answer: All of them

Private investigators can legally perform actions such as using a telephoto lens, recording conversations, accessing bank records, and conducting surveillance that may have legal restrictions for private citizens.

Question 10: Private Investigator Requirements

What must a private investigator do, except for which one?

a) Carry insurance and a surety bond
b) Work on a contingency basis with clients
c) Have three to five years of experience
d) Carry an official security division ID

Answer: b) Work on a contingency basis with clients

In most states, it is illegal for private investigators to work on a contingency basis with clients to ensure unbiased and truthful investigations.

We hope you enjoyed this investigative quiz and gained some valuable insights into the world of investigations. If you have any questions or want to share your quiz results, feel free to reach out to us. Remember, whether you’re conducting your own investigation or hiring a professional, understanding the process is key to achieving successful outcomes. Stay tuned for more engaging content, and thanks for participating!