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Background Checks

  • Case Study: Catfishing

    Catfish /’kat, fiSH/ – to lure someone into a relationship by means of an online fictional persona. Words with new meanings are popping up all over the place. For example, the word catfish is also a verb used in connection with an online profile that stretches the truth or is fictitious. However for most people, the word “catfish” conjures up […]
  • Top 6 Vulnerabilities: An Open Door for Corporate Espionage

    Corporate Espionage: Top 6 Vulnerabilities. Most companies don't realize how and where they are vulnerable. Have you considered these possibilities?
  • Are Online “People Finders” Effective?

    The internet is flooded with people finders. They claim you can simply enter the information and *poof* you have all the information you wanted on that person. For a general search, “I wonder where my best friend from primary school lives?“, an online people finder could be a good starting place for you. However, for important and time-sensitive matters an […]
  • Is it legal to conduct a background investigation on a person without their consent?

    Is it legal to conduct a background investigation on a person without their consent? Yes, if there is reasonable cause and a legitimate purpose for conducting the background investigation. However, without a release form signed by the individual, the background investigation is limited to the research of public records. Learn more: Background Investigations
  • Background Investigation for Child Custody

    Hawk Private Investigations was hired in regards to a child custody investigation.  The child in question, Samantha was living with her mother; Samantha’s father had passed away the year before.  Samantha’s maternal grandparents were petitioning the court for custody, claiming Samantha’s mother was unfit.  Upon a temporary hearing the court ordered Samantha in the custody of her mother, with visitations […]
  • Online People Finders: Two Questions to Consider

    The internet is flooded with people finders – websites that provide information on a person with promises like “Find anyone, anywhere” or “… Billions of people search records available to anyone at no cost.” The websites claim you can simply enter the information and *poof* you have all the information about the person that you want. In a situation where […]