Prejudicial Investigations: Trial by Social Media

As private investigators, we strive to keep abreast of developing technology. Over the last decade or so, we have witnessed significant changes in the way the internet affects our investigations. The increasing prevalence of social media in our lives has undoubtedly impacted on our work as private investigators. In many cases, it can be a … Continue reading Prejudicial Investigations: Trial by Social Media

The London Private Investigator writes: we’re raving about our reviews!

To our shame, we realise it’s been ages since we’ve updated this blog and all our followers on social media. So Dear Reader, apologies from the London Private Investigator. It’s been one of the busiest starts to the year here at Anderson Chance that we can remember. We’ve already successfully carried out more than 20 … Continue reading The London Private Investigator writes: we’re raving about our reviews!

Old v New – the London Private Investigator discusses Missing Person investigations

As Private Investigators, one of the most common requests we get, is to help locate a missing person. This can be for a variety of reasons – someone might want to find a birth parent, an old flame, an out of contact family member, an absentee landlord, or perhaps someone who owes them money. We … Continue reading Old v New – the London Private Investigator discusses Missing Person investigations

Don’t get blue on Black Friday – the London Private Investigator advises…

Black Friday, once only seen in the USA, has recently become a UK staple in the run-up to Christmas. It’s now a time when major retailers slash their prices to lure in enthusiastic and sometimes unsuspecting shoppers. Think of it as the mother of all January Sales come early. Traditionally it’s the last Friday of … Continue reading Don’t get blue on Black Friday – the London Private Investigator advises…

Playing Private Detective – a handy guide

The internet is an incredible source of information. Now more than ever, information is easy, and in many cases free. to access. Our personal lives and personal information can be readily shared, whether through choice or not. With this increased accessibility, there often comes a temptation to play detective and do a bit of sleuthing … Continue reading Playing Private Detective – a handy guide

A London Private Investigator writes: The Archers – The jury’s out (but only 11 of them)

As avid listeners of The Archers, we are used to sniggering over Linda Snell’s unintended double entendres, or marvelling at the size of Bert Fry’s (insert vegetable of choice here) for the Flower and Produce Show. The omnibus edition of The Everyday Story of Country Folk has long been our Sunday escape from the seamier … Continue reading A London Private Investigator writes: The Archers – The jury’s out (but only 11 of them)

Private investigations – internet security – Careless Whispers: Facebook has ears

Last week, in a moment of madness, we spent 5 minutes thinking about buying a new car. We quickly realised that a) our current car was fine, and b) the insurance on an Aston Martin Vanquish was a trifle expensive. This flight of fancy was shared, albeit momentarily, with a friend online. The next day, … Continue reading Private investigations – internet security – Careless Whispers: Facebook has ears

Due Diligence: All in due course…

One of the services we provide as private investigators, is pre-employment screening and due diligence. We know people lie. Let’s face it, we’ve probably all exaggerated our achievements at one time or another, in a bid to secure our dream job. And a little exaggeration can be fairly harmless. According to a recent survey, 38% … Continue reading Due Diligence: All in due course…

Super Injunctions: Gagging to know the truth…

As private investigators, we are well used to dealing with internet security issues, whether that be in terms of online fraud, blackmail, corporate intelligence leaks and so on. We carry out in-depth investigations into such matters on a regular basis. And increasingly, our prenuptial and matrimonial investigations also involve analysing and using social media. Private … Continue reading Super Injunctions: Gagging to know the truth…

Staying Safe Online: The biggest threat to internet safety? Ourselves.

Unless you have been living in a cave hidden beneath the plains of Outer Mongolia for the last twenty years, the concept of protecting yourself online will not be alien to you. Most new laptops and tablets come with built-in firewalls and sophisticated security packages. Most of us are aware of the need to protect … Continue reading Staying Safe Online: The biggest threat to internet safety? Ourselves.