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
  • What is the difference between a Due Diligence Investigation and a Background Investigation?

    What is the difference between a Due Diligence Investigation and a Background Investigation? Background investigations and Due Diligence Investigations are a proven effective way to know who you are really dealing with. People in your life and associates in business will tell you all that they want you to know and believe about them. Unfortunately, they don’t tell you all […]
  • 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 […]
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