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Private Investigations are professional investigations requiring state licensure

IC3 Latest Scams

 The Internet scams never end. Here is a link from the Internet Crime Commission’s website

Current and ongoing Internet trends and schemes identified by the Internet Crime Complaint Center along with its description:

Auction Fraud
Auction Fraud — Romania
Counterfeit Cashier’s Check
Credit Card Fraud
Debt Elimination
Parcel Courier Email Scheme
Employment/Business Opportunities
Escrow Services Fraud
Identity Theft
Internet Extortion
Investment Fraud
Nigerian Letter or “419”
Third Party Receiver of Funds


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How hard is it to get a warrant?

cell phone recordConnecticut claims it is too hard to get a warrant to obtain the cell phone records. In Connecticut-the police can obtain the cell phone records of “anybody” with an “ex parte  application. Here is the article from “a public defender”.

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Don’t use cellular phone to track without a warrant

cell phone track“Police violated a burglary suspect’s state constitutional right to privacy when they located him using cellphone tracking information without first obtaining a warrant, a New Jersey appeals court ruled on Friday.

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With No Unified Database, Many Murder Victims Remain Nameless – WNYC

With No Unified Database, Many Murder Victims Remain Nameless – WNYC. The need for a national database of missing persons.

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Draft Dodgers and Private Investigators

The need for the a strong military defense in Israel can not be denied. It is believed that all citizens have a duty to help protect the state. In accomplishing that goal the Israeli Defense Force “has recently resumed private investigations into women who declare themselves to be religious in order to avoid military service”…”Such a probe would look into whether she observes Shabbat, dresses modestly and avoids intimate contact with men.”

“Private investigators are employed any time there is good reason to suspect applicants for either draft exemptions or financial assistance of submitting fraudulent information”

Possible steady employment. Pretty interesting. To  read more, 


MGEN Amos Malka, Commanding General Israeli De...

MGEN Amos Malka, Commanding General Israeli Defense Force, and other members of the Israeli Defense Force. A UH-60 Black Hawk (Blackhawk) is in flight in the background. Location: FORT HOOD, TEXAS (TX) UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (USA) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


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Training via the internet

Although I don’t know if this is spam or not, I have been exploring the links.  So for those interested in training, especially training to be a “Crime Scene Investigator”, Here are some links thanks to

50 Open Courses to become a Real Life CSI

I checked out some of the classes listed and am impressed especially with the offerings from Open University.

Below is a sampling from the webpage.


You’ll study the nature of crime in these courses.

  1. The Meaning of Crime: Find out exactly what crime is with the help of this course. [Open U]
  2. Aims and Limits of the Criminal Law: Take this course to learn more about criminal law. [Berkeley]
  3. Trials in History: Study famous trials in history through this course. [MIT]
  4. Crime, Heredity and Insanity in American History: This course will teach you about crime and insanity throughout history. [ND]


As a crime scene investigator, your job will require you to confront death. These courses can help you better understand it.

  1. Death: Professor Shelly Kagan discusses the philosophy of death in this course. [Yale]
  2. Living with Death and Dying: Check out this course to see how you can live with death and dying. [Open U]
  • Click here for the list.
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    Human Trafficking

    Just what is Human Trafficking? We heard about the case down in Moore County, NC which resulted in the Mother selling her daughter for prostitution.

    From the Bureau of Justice, “Characteristics of Suspected Human Trafficking Incidents”,  Human Trafficking has occurred if a person was induced to perform labor or a commerical sex act through force, fraud, or coercion. Any person under age 18 who performs a commercial sex act is considered a victim of human trafficking, regardless of whether force, fraud or coercion were present.

    It is defined as, “The recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for one of 3 purposes:

    1) Labor or services, through the use of force, fraud, or coercion for the purposes of subjection to involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage, or slavery

    2) a Commercial sex act through the use of force, fraud or coercion

    3) Any Commercial sex act, if the person is under 18 years of age, regardless of whether any form or coercion is involved.


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