Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Facebook Security

Professionally, we Private Investigators love that a great many people choose to participate in social media platforms like Facebook and to put all sorts of information up that is readily available to the public, like their photos, whereabouts, and relationships. It is very helpful information when we want to find someone, figure out if they are legitimately injured for their workman's compensation case, or figure out why they haven't been paying their bills.

Personally, we hope that you take a moment to review your settings and secure your information so that strangers cannot find out little details about you that could compromise your safety. So please, log into your Facebook account and do the following:

Secure your profile
  • In the upper right corner of the page, click the down arrow
  • Privacy Settings
  • Change "public" to "friends" or "custom"
  • You can modify your custom settings as you like
Review your "friends"
  • At the top of the page, click your name to see your Profile
  • Click the Friends photo box under your cover picture
  • Delete anyone you do not know personally
  • Delete anyone you no longer choose to keep contact with
  • Delete anyone who may pose a threat to your safety 
  • Note: Anyone you "unfriend" will NOT receive notification, and you can still phone them if you choose.
Secure your photos
  • At the top of the page, click your name to see your Profile
  • Click the Photos photo box under your cover picture
  • Delete anything that no longer needs to be there
  • If you organize your photos into Albums, you can change those security settings all in one click instead
    of individually for each photo.
Stough International is a full service protection and investigation firm offering services of the highest caliber to our clients in both the private and public sectors.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Ask an Expert

What's it like to be a PI?
How much does it pay?
What kind of cases have you handled?

Lifehacker answers questions about private investigation. Check out the candid question and answer session HERE.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Not a Runaway?

There may be times when a child (or even an adult) disappears and everyone, including the police, insist that he/she simply left of their own accord. Those that know the missing person best know in their hearts that running away isn't in the person's nature. What can an individual do?

Hire a private investigator! We have resources the police force may be stretched too thin to use. We can interview family, friends, classmates, and resolve the case for you, often reuniting families, or reopening a "cold case" that the police have given up on solving.

Read about a current case of missing teenagers some investigators are working on in Colorado HERE.

HERE is another case of missing teenagers in Colorado under investigation.