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Investment Company 1PLUS12 Allegedly Involved in Fraud – Sued for almost $2M by Investor

1PLUS12 is an investment company that used to be trusted by their clients until news broke out that they are possibly linked to a $17M Toronto mortgage fraud. One of their consultants was also involved in a B.C. based financial company that lost almost $19M of its investors’ and creditors’ money.

Is Your Spouse Hiding Money? How Hiring a Private Investigator Can Verify Hidden Income

Financial problems are one of the leading reasons for fights between people in long-term relationships. The statistics are about the same for those who are married. It isn’t uncommon for someone to suspect that a spouse or partner is making more money than what they share. This can lead to problems with trust as well as suspecting that a partner is not contributing fairly to the needs of the family. 

Dishonest Pharmacists in Ontario Are Stealing Millions Meant for the Poor

Fraudulent pharmacists in Ontario have been pocketing millions of dollars meant for the poor over the past few years. Recent reports show that Ontario’s Drug Benefit program have been overbilled by dishonest pharmacists for hundreds of thousands of dollars up to a few million dollars at a time.

What is Skip Tracing and How Can It Help You?

Skip tracing is the term used to name the process of legally locating someone. It is often used by businesses for locating people who have debt, are missing, or need to be investigated. Law enforcement agencies as well as collection and investigative firms often use skip tracing services.Because of the above, skip tracing is one of the most common jobs for private investigators, amounting to thousands of cases or approximately 20% to 30% of private investigator work in Canada.

When Should You Hire a Private Investigator to Catch a Cheating Spouse?

Cheating or infidelity in marriage is one of the leading factors for a divorce. It is one of the most damaging acts that can destroy relationships and trust. If a partner suspects that the other is cheating, things can easily go downhill. The relationship can either end abruptly or end later after numerous fights. So, when is a private investigator needed for instances of cheating or infidelity?

Tricky Ways Your Partner Can Hide Money from You

Once a relationship goes sour, dividing assets is almost always an issue. This is why some individuals try to find sneaky ways to hide money from their partners to get the upper hand when the partner becomes an ex.

Brampton Restaurant Cheated Out of $4,600 by Point-of-Sale Terminal Thieves

A restaurant owner in Brampton was scammed out of $4,600 after some thieves switched her point-of-sale terminal and stole money by issuing refunds to themselves. The restaurant owner is at a bind because the payment company she uses thinks she is responsible.

How a Private Investigator Can Help You with Getting Child Custody

Making sure that you can gain custody of your children can be very tricky. The legal system has restrictions as to what it can accept as evidence as well as limitations on how it interprets the law and how the law applies in your specific situation. You can’t afford to make a mistake as one wrong move can mean losing custody of your children.

What is OSINT and How You Can Use It to Safeguard Yourself

OSINT or Open-source intelligence is data collected from sources that are publicly available and used in an intelligence context. The term “open” is understood in the intelligence community as publicly available or overt sources and is not the same as public intelligence nor open-source software. Now that we’ve defined it, what can you gain from understanding what is OSINT and how to use it?