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DOMESTIC/Infidelity

We provide you peace of mind for you and your family.  At Powers Investigations, we provide surveillance, hidden cameras and background checks to help you deal with any uncertainty in your relationships.

 

Surveillance

Is the art of monitoring a target or subjects activities through observation and close watch.  It is observation of the behavior of people or objects.  At Powers Investigations, our team is made up of experienced experts who know what to look for.

CHILD CUSTODY

We focus on the children in a child custody case.  We provide you with the documentation to ensure that your children are taken care of going forward.

 

BackGround Checks

Help find out pertinent and specific information on an individual.  A background investigation can be conducted on your subject.  Each of our background investigations are individually customized to each clients needs and requests.

WORKER'S COMPENSATION

We believe that employers "Have the Right to Know!" any and all activities their employees are engaged in while receiving benefits.  At Powers, we use a specialized program called PowersWork.

 

Debugging

In today’s world, almost anyone can easily and cheaply acquire surveillance devices, or bugs, that can be used to invade someone’s privacy. Technical Surveillance Counter Measures (TSCM), or bug sweeps can help individuals and businesses protect their privacy. 

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Infidelity - is the most difficult situation a person can face

Although the fear and anxiety of a loved one being unfaithful is devastating, finding out the truth is essential to your peace of mind.  We believe "You Have The Right To Know!" Our team of investigators have the abilities to monitor your loved one through video surveillance, vehicle tracking devices, e-mails and internet activity, semen testing and asset searches.  If you suspect that your loved one is being unfaithful, your feelings may be correct.  Infidelity statistics show that a person's intuition is usually correct.  No one knows your mate better than you.  You know their habits, routines, and behaviors.  If you suspect your mate of being unfaithful, the statistical probability is your intuition is probably correct.  Gut feelings are usually the best indicators.  Below is a list of Signs that your significant other may be cheating:

  • SUDDEN INCREASE IN TIME AWAY FROM HOME, OR OFTEN UNACCOUNTED FOR
  • SUDDEN CHANGES IN WORK SCHEDULE, LAST MINUTE MEETINGS OR OVERTIME
  • DECREASED SEXUAL INTEREST IN YOU
  • WANTING TO TRY NEW THINGS SEXUALLY OR INCREASE IN SEX DUE TO GUILT
  • ACTING DISTRACTED OR DISINTERESTED, YOU HAVE BECOME IRRELEVANT
  • MAY BE "UNAVAILABLE" WHILE AT WORK, SECRETIVE ABOUT THEIR SCHEDULE
  • ATTENDS NEW FUNCTIONS OUTSIDE OF WORK, MAY WANT TO ATTEND ALONE
  • PHONE CALLS ARE NOT RETURNED TIMELY, PHONE OFTEN TURNED OFF
  • LEAVES HOUSE OR GOES TO OTHER ROOMS TO TALK ON THE TELEPHONE
  • USES COMPUTER ALONE AND SECRETLY, OR SETUP SECRET EMAIL ACCOUNT
  • ASKS ABOUT YOUR SCHEDULE MORE OFTEN THAN USUAL
  • MILEAGE ON CAR IS HIGH YET THEY STATE ONLY GOING SHORT DISTANCES
  • BEHAVIORAL CHANGES ESPECIALLY HABITS, ROUTINES, AND ATTITUDE
  • INCREASED INTEREST IN APPEARANCE, DIETING, WORKING OUT, NEW CLOTHES
  • UNEXPLAINED CHARGES ON CREDIT CARD OR WITHDRAWALS ON BANK STATEMENTS
  • CELL PHONE BILLS CONTAIN CALLS WITH LONG DURATION OR MANY TEXT MESSAGES
  • USING A PHONE CARD OR SECRET CELL PHONE
  • UNEXPLAINED RECEIPTS IN WALLET OR PURSE
  • SUSPICIOUS VOICEMAILS OR TEXT MESSAGES
  • SUSPICIOUS CELL PHONE NUMBERS STORED OR DIALED, OR DATA BEING ERASED
  • MAY HAVE THEIR PHONE BILL GO PAPERLESS
  • CAUGHT IN LIES OR INCONSISTENCIES, EXPLANATIONS THAT DON'T ADD UP
  • MAY HAVE A GUT FEELING THAT SOMETHING IS WRONG

Fighting for your children

Powers Investigations focuses on the children in a child custody case.  We provide you with the documentation to ensure that your children are taken care of going forward.  We collect evidence that can be used in a court of law.  There are many factors a court of law will consider when making a decision.  Powers Investigations can help you prove neglect, prove abuse, gain visitation rights, and help you complete an adoption.  Factors determining child custody:

  • STABILITY, LIFESTYLE, HEALTH AND SCHEDULES OF THE PARENTS
  • CRIMINAL RECORDS, INVOLVEMENT IN CRIMINAL ACTIVITY PAST OR PRESENT OR ASSOCIATION OF ANY CRIMINAL ELEMENT
  • EVIDENCE OF CHILD ABUSE OR NEGLECT. ANY UNFOUNDED ACCUSATIONS OF ABUSE BY A PARENT ABOUT THE OTHER PARENT
  • DOMESTIC VIOLENCE OR OTHER COMPLAINTS AGAINST A PARENT
  • EVIDENCE OF ALCOHOL OR DRUG ABUSE OF A PARENT
  • PARENTING SKILLS (PLEASE SEE NEGATIVE PARENTING SKILLS SECTION)
  • ABILITY TO PROVIDE FOOD, SHELTER, AND EDUCATION FOR THE CHILD
  • THE MORALITY OF THE PARENTS
  • THE PHYSICAL AND EMOTIONAL HEALTH OF THE PARENTS
  • THE HOME ENVIRONMENT OF THE PARENTS
  • THE PARENTS WILLINGNESS TO ENCOURAGE THE CHILD’S RELATIONSHIP WITH THE OTHER PARENT
  • ADDUCTION OR ABANDONMENT OF THE CHILD OR OTHER DEFIANCE OF LEGAL PROCESS BY ONE OF THE PARENTS
  • THE CARE AND AFFECTION SHOWN TO THE CHILLS BY THE PARENTS
  • THE ATMOSPHERES IN THE HOMES
  • THE FINANCIAL STANDING OF THE PARENTS
  • THE PARENTS PAST AND CURRENT CONDUCT
  • DOES THE PARENT ASSOCIATE WITH ANYONE THE CHILD SHOULD NOT BE AROUND

 

Worker's Compensation

Worker’s Compensation Fraud is one of the fastest growing insurance scams in the nation.  We believe that employers “Have The Right To Know” any and all activities their employees are engaged in while receiving benefits.  At Powers Investigations, we use a specialized program called PowersWorkTM.   Our investigators are specialized in obtaining information through video surveillance of the employee to determine the claim’s validity.  Powers Investigations has many years of experience in this area and is contracted by many corporations.  Employers, claims adjusters, third party administrators, and self-insurers use our Workers’ Compensation fraud investigation services to assist in identifying and proving fraudulent claims. Our detailed reports are easy to read, and accurately reflect our professional effort and surveillance results. Our investigators are highly skilled and able to conduct activity checks, and other types of investigation to successfully conclude these matters.  

 

What Is A Workers Compensation Investigation? 

It is estimated that workers compensation fraud costs the nation many billions of dollars each year. Workers comp fraud basically means that a worker claims an injury he or she does not have or exaggerates the extent of their injury in order to file a worker’s compensation claim. This can allow the worker to claim and receive workers compensation insurance that they are not entitled to.

 

What can a worker's compensation investigation do?

If you run your own business, are an insurance agent, or otherwise are responsible for employees or workers, a worker’s comp investigation can help ensure that each of the workers filing a worker's comp claim are entitled to the compensation they receive. This not only allows more money to be available for workers with genuine claims, but it also helps limit loss of manpower and loss of insurance money.

 

Investigators use a variety of techniques to uncover workers compensation insurance fraud:

  • Surveillance. Investigators may use audio, video, and other types of surveillance to determine whether an individual worker is really as injured as they seem.
  • Interviews and research. Workers compensation investigators may interview colleagues, friends, family, trying to find out how extensive the worker's injuries are.
  • Background checks and traditional investigative techniques. A worker's compensation investigator may check medical records, and other records to determine whether a worker is truly injured. They may also run background checks to see whether a worker has filed numerous compensation claims in the past or has been convicted of workers compensation fraud in the past.
  • Evidence gathering. Workers compensation investigators can gather evidence if they uncover workers compensation insurance fraud. This can help employers and businesses prosecute fraud and cut off workers compensation claims that are not legitimate.
  • Underpaid workers investigation. Workers compensation investigators can also help workers who are not getting adequate insurance money. If a company or insurance company is not paying workers comp to a genuinely injured worker, a private investigator can gather evidence about the company or insurance company in question. This can help a genuinely injured worker get their money through the court system.

Surveillance

Surveillance is the art of monitoring a target or subjects activities through observation and close watch. It is observation of the behavior of people or objects. At Powers Investigations, our team is made up of experience experts who know what to look for.  PowersScopeTM is the most comprehensive way to get the most valuable information in our powerful case tracker technology used by our surveillance experts.  Typical subjects or targets are people, places, and vehicles.  Surveillance is conducted in a covert manner in which the subjects or targets are unaware they are being watched. The activities are documented with detailed reports, video, and pictures. Our agency has vast experience performing surveillance cases throughout the world in various situations, settings and difficulty.

There exist an almost infinite number of reasons why you might need surveillance from a qualified private investigator at some point in your life. With marital infidelity on the rise, employee dishonesty increasing, and crime rates a concern for everyone across the country, surveillance is simply one of the smartest ways you can stay safe. Surveillance gives you the facts and proof you need about those people you trust with your home, your children, your money, and your life.

Surveillance is often used for the following types of cases: 

  • Catch a Cheating Spouse 
  • Domestic Cases 
  • Infidelity/Matrimonial Investigations 
  • Child Custody Cases 
  • Tracking a Teen 
  • Insurance Fraud 
  • Workers Compensation Lawsuits 
  • Verifying Employment

Debugging

In today’s world, almost anyone can easily and cheaply acquire surveillance devices, or bugs, that can be used to invade someone’s privacy. Technical Surveillance Counter Measures (TSCM), or bug sweeps can help individuals and businesses protect their privacy. 

Technical Surveillance Counter Measures (TSCM), or bug sweeps are services that are offered by trained, qualified investigators. These services are meant to uncover any illegal surveillance devices, any unknown technical surveillance devices, and any technical security weaknesses. Bug sweeps and inverse surveillance measures can mean uncovering wiretapping, hidden cameras, tracking devices, and spyware.

Why Do I Need Counter Surveillance Measures?

In a perfect world, no one would need bug sweeps. There are, after all, laws designed to protect individual privacy. In many cases, these laws make it illegal for someone to place surveillance on someone without consent. However, we do not live in a perfect world, and many people use surveillance to spy on other individuals. Some people may want to spy on those involved in litigation, in order to gather evidence that can be used in court or can be used to pressure someone to drop a case. In divorce cases, spouses may spy on each other in order to gather evidence against each other. Affluent people are often the target of spying, since individuals want to gather private information for criminal purposes. Some criminals may use illegal surveillance devices in order to gather information that can be used in identity theft. Businesses are big targets for illegal and covert surveillance, as competitors and criminals try to gather trade secrets, future business plans, and insider financial information from successful companies.

Everyone has a right to privacy, and bug sweeps and other counter surveillance measures can ensure that private information stays private. 

What is involved in an Inverse Surveillance Service?

A TSCM survey will usually involve a professional investigator or investigators who will audit a company’s technical security. Investigators will conduct visual, electronic, and physical investigations of company systems that may be affected by technical surveillance measures. If any security problems are found, investigators can use counter measures or can gather evidence so that the company can pursue legal action against those individuals involved in the technical security breach.  Bug sweeps and other counter surveillance measures work in a similar way, although, unlike TSCM surveys, they may not just consider technical spying. Bug sweeps and other measures usually involve an investigator who is trained to find surveillance measures. This person will use special equipment as well as visual and physical investigation to find any evidence of spying. If any security problems are found, the investigator will report the problem. In some cases, investigators will also work to find out who is responsible for a specific security problem.

Are There Different Types of Bug Sweeps?

Since there are different forms of spying, there are different types of counter surveillance measures as well. Technical security measures include vulnerability audits, TSCM surveys, SCIF Inspections, bug sweeps, wiretap detection, In Place Monitoring (IPM), TSCM sweeps, Off Site RF Monitoring, and many more. These services tend to be used by retail and business customers, although some services (such as bug sweeps and wiretap detection) can also be used by individuals who may have a security problem. 

 

Background Checks

Background Investigations help find out pertinent and specific information on an individual a background investigation can be conducted on your subject. Each of our background investigations are individually customized to each clients needs and requests. There are numerous and wide-ranging types of information that can be obtained on an individual via a background check. Examples of the types of information typically requested are criminal history records, employment status, marital status, address and phone, vital statistic verification, education, department of motor vehicle, military, and civil records are to name a few. Whatever information you are seeking consult our agency. We will answer your questions, advise you, and try to accommodate your needs.

 

Types of Background Investigations include:

  • Personal Background Check

  • Pre-Marital Investigation

  • Corporation Background Checks

  • Employee Background Checks