Friday, December 30, 2011

Legal Services

If you've been following our blog, you know that Stough International is a private investigator service that offers many different services for your personal and corporate needs, but did you know we offer a host of legal services as well?

The following legal services are currently available:

  • Criminal
  • Civil
  • Service Process
  • Litigation Support and Intelligence
  • Criminal Records
  • Trial Preparation
  • Courthouse Research
  • Hidden Asset Search
  • Bankruptcies
  • Liens
  • Judgments
  • Skip Tracing
  • Witness Statements
  • Ghostwriting Services
  • Expert Surveillance

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Bug Sweeps

Do you suspect your home or office has been bugged? Could someone be listening in on your private and confidential information?

Signs you could be bugged:

  • Unusual static or sounds coming from your phone or phone head set.
  • Changes in your phone lines.
  • Business meetings where others want to sit in that shouldn't be there.
  • Radio interference.
  • Phone sounds that aren't normal to the ear.
  • Someone has been in your home.
  • Your television is not clear.
  • People know more about your business or personal life than they should.
  • Electrical panels have been tampered with.
  • Discoloration in  your ceilings.
  • New items you've not ordered have appeared in your home or office.
  • Dust, drywall grit or pain appear near your desk or phone at home.
  • Repair men and delivery trucks appear for no apparent reason.
  • Your business secrets have been compromised in some way.

If any of these applies to you, or you just feel something is amiss, call us to sweep your home or office for bugs and know, with confidence, that your personal information stays with you.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Risk Assessment

How safe is your company? Your employees? Your files? Your privileged information? Are you sure? Stough International offers corporate risk assessment. This process is a type of insurance on your company that can protect you from hefty fines and lawsuits months or years from now. Call us to schedule a corporate risk assessment. We want you to be safe, secure, and never sorry.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Infidelity and Divorce

If you suspect your spouse is cheating on you, even the suspicion is painful. You will need facts before you proceed with divorce. We can deliver you the proof you need to regain your peace of mind, and to present in court.

Monitoring can include items like:
  • Vehicle tracking
  • Asset searches
  • Email tracing
  • Computer forensics
  • Identification of the “other person”
  • Legal download of text messages

There are many sticky issues when it comes to proving infidelity, and bring your emotions into the situation are a recipe for disaster. You need to hire a private investigator as doing something the wrong way can get your evidence thrown out of court. For instance, downloading text message can be illegal if the phone is password protected, and can be considered tampering if the right kind of software is not used. We know the laws; trust us to prove infidelity and provide you with the evidence you need for a successful court outcome.

Sources: Cheating Spouse P.I., Divorce 360

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Trade Secret Theft Investigation

We live in an age of information, of secrets, and often, thin cyber-walls constrain us. But your business is valuable to you, and the ideas and work done there belongs to that business. What do you do when you think employees are dealing in your trade secrets? What happens when employs break a Non-Disclosure Agreement? You hire Stough International to investigate trade secret theft.

According to Computer Forensic Associates, "If you suspect intellectual property theft, theft of trade secrets or patent theft and you need to prove it, you need to to take immediate action to collect and preserve the evidence.

Take these steps if you suspect theft of intellectual property by an employee:
  • Identify all computers, laptops, smart phones,and external devices that may hold potential evidence.
  • Secure the suspect computers and prevent further use until a forensic image can be collected.
  • Begin documenting why you suspect IP theft, fraud or patent infringement.
  • ...Make arrangements to capture a forensically sound image so you preserve the evidence and prevent tampering or spoliation."

According to NDAs for Free, "Whether or not you have an NDA, you can take legal action against the theft of your trade secrets, known as misappropriation, under state laws. Misappropriation is the acquisition or disclosure of trade secrets by improper means including theft, bribery and fraud. Examples include:
  • A company promises a competitor's employee a better job in return for providing trade secrets.
  • An employee furnishes trade secrets to a newspaper reporter.
  • Key employees take confidential customer information and open a competing business.
  • A hacker breaks into a company's computer network, downloads trade secret information and posts it on a website."

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Stalker Prevention

How would you handle a stalker? Following you to the mailbox, your car, your work? Showing up at the movie theater while you're with your friends, at your kid's school? Among the myriad services we offer is stalking prevention. Before the problem gets out of hand, call us.

Here are some additional tips on stalking prevention:

    Confront the Problem by filing a police report – You need to have that document if you are going to prosecute the stalker. The police report is going to have detailed information of the incident to allow for the courts to see and be able to pass a fair judgment. Police reports are simply a form stating that you are documenting the incident and that you have informed the police to help you in the situation.

    Document – Put down when you see the man, where you were, and what he was doing whenever you are in contact with him. This way, you will have documented proof that he has been where you have been. He is going to have to show proof that he was there for other reasons and most likely then not, he won’t have the information.

    Defend yourself – If he is making contact with you, then you have the right to defend yourself from him. If he touches you in any way, you have the right to push or punch to get away from him. Hopefully it doesn’t get to that part. You are going to have to get away from him if he is going to advance. Running into the nearby shop is always going to be a good act to do if you are being followed. Crowds detract from stalking.

    Inform someone – You are doing well already by informing your husband about the situation and the police report is going to inform the police. This will also trigger the escort of a police officer to survey the area you go as well. You will be able to have the protection that is going to be needed. The more witnesses you have of this incident and the others, the better.

    Source: Law Advice Now

Friday, November 18, 2011

Background Checks

A thorough background check can protect your business, your home, your possessions, and even your family. Here's a listing of what you will get in EVERY background check we run:

Subject Full Name FAA Certifications
Subject Full Date of Birth FAA Aircrafts
Names/Aliases of Subject Watercraft
All People With Subject’s SSN
Voter Registration
Phone Records Hunting/Fishing Permit
Possible Criminal Records Bankruptcies in the last 10-15 years
Sexual Offenses State or Federal Tax Liens
Driver’s Licenses Small Claims Civil Judgments
Motor Vehicles Registered UCC Filings
National Motor Vehicle Accidents Property Ownership
Concealed Weapons Permit Possible Associates
Corporate Affiliations Possible 1st, 2nd & 3rd Degree Relatives
Professional Licenses

Please call for more information, 954-980-8444 , or Order Now.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

GPS Services - S.I.P.I. Rover

 Stough International's GPS tracking units are as small as a deck of cards, built with military-grade technology, and installed by professionals to be undetectable. They are accurate up to 3 feet every three seconds, and we have the capability to not only track your assets globally, but keep a full 12 months of history on file for you if you need it.

A glance at what you can do with the SIPI Rover:

GPS Fleet Track:
Go Online and locate fleet trucks & Cards using GPS Tracking Tools.

Track employees in company vehicles with GPS Auto Tracking

Auto Theft Vehicle Recovery:
If a vehicle is stolen, go online and GPS track location.

GPS Track Equipment:
Manage your construction and heavy equipment assets.

GPS Track elderly loved ones with Alzheimer's or disorientation symptoms.

Keep a mindful eye on your teenagers in their vehicle using a GPS. Give yourself the peace of mind knowing your child's whereabouts at all times. Teenage drivers are 370% more likely to have an accident than drivers of any other age.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Client Testimonials

"Stough International refuses to compromise quality or integrity. Other companies take shortcuts; Stough does it the right way every time."

Bill Kinirons
BMK Media

"Having the ability to locate our bikes with the degree of accuracy and dependability that the SIPI Rover affords us is an outstanding asset to our company."

Elizabeth Hernandez
Bourget's Bike Works of Florida

"I have found that when one of our Chamber of Commerce members needs help with an investigation or security issue Stough International is quick to respond. We are pleased to have them as a member of our Chamber."

Judy Hull
Executive Director
Islamorada Chamber of Commerce

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Our Personal Services

When events dictate the need for Personal Investigative Services, either domestic or financial, you can count on Stough International Protection & Investigation to apply sound, professional, legal techniques while insuring that your privacy is protected.

We believe that each personal investigation is unique and requires evaluation on a case-by-case basis.
Personal services we provide include:
  • Infidelity & Divorce
  • Child Abduction
  • Child Custody Monitoring
  • Supervised Visitation
  • Premarital Investigation
  • Stalking Prevention
  • Missing Persons
  • Telephone Searches
  • Family Protection Services
  • Address/Vehicle Information
  • Private Investigation
  • Ghostwriting Services
  • Surveillance 

Monday, September 26, 2011

Our Corporate Services

Corporations struggle with many sensitive investigations that require outside assistance. When faced with such issues, the services of Stough International Protection & Investigation will benefit corporate management in maintaining arms-length participation in these investigations.

Stough International Protection & Investigation's understanding of the need for propriety and sensitive information control will insure that the highest level of confidentiality is maintained.

Corporate services we provide include:

  • Corporate Investigation
  • Pre-Employment Screening
  • Risk Assessment
  • Security Consultation
  • Executive Bodyguard/Protection
  • Armed Escort/Chauffer
  • Industrial Espionage Investigation
  • Notary Services
  • Emergency Disaster Response
  • Covert Surveillance
  • Trade Secret Theft Investigation
  • Investigative Audits
  • Vendor Theft Investigation
  • Contract Fraud
  • Key Employee Background Checks
  • Bug Sweep
  • Service of Process
  • Anti-Terrorism

We Offer Emergency Response and Anti-Terrorism Services

Solutions: What we do
Stough International Protection & Investigation has developed systematic risk mitigation processes that identify, assess, and reduce clients' exposure to risk. We act as an integrator, combining industry-leading expertise with the latest technology to provide seamless solutions tailored to each client's specific requirements. We have been accredited and recognized nationwide working in the Middle East, Europe, Africa, South America, all across the United States, and Mexico, successfully completing significant projects.

Security Strategy & Services
S.I.P.I. works with government and corporate clients to reduce their security risks. This includes support in defining a stability and security strategy based on specific short and long term risks, to more detailed technical consulting on threat and risk to facilities (ranging from a building, to industrial parks, to a city or entire country), to managing implementation of security solutions, such as technology solutions for physical
assets and armed and unarmed protection.

Crisis Preparedness & Response
S.I.P.I. exhibits exceptional skills in the areas of research, analysis, strategic planning, program management, crisis intervention, hostage negotiation, conflict resolution, team leadership, training, and evaluation.

Specialty Scenarios Include:

  • Crisis Management
  • Natural Disasters
  • Malevolence
  • Confrontation Crisis
  • Workplace Violence
  • Risk Mitigation

What to Look for in a Protection & Investigation Firm

When choosing a Protection & Investigation firm, be sure to ask if they offer:

 Licensed Private Investigators  Military & Law Enforcement Training
 Discretely-armed Agents  Hand-to-Hand Combat Trained PI's
 Experienced, Licensed Pilots  Tactical Driving Experts
 Realtime GPS Tracking  Only Military-Grade Equipment
 Anti-Terrorism Services  Emergency Disaster Response
 24-hour Marine Security  Open Water Rescue Divers
 'K License' Firearms Instructors  Licensed US Coast Guard Captains
Rest assured, STOUGH INTERNATIONAL does!