A client was permanently disfigured in an unfortunate but common chemical fire at a medical Marijuana farm. Our office was hired to locate a then unknown delivery driver for possible claims of liability. Not only did we locate the driver, we uncovered many more additional defendants who were doing work at the farm for major corporations.
After months of investigation we located millions of dollars in assets and added as many as seven defendants. As a result of our discovery of additional parties and their assets, defendants immediately came to the table discussing settlement while we were still uncovering assets. Our investigation justified the addition of multiple law firms to help with prosecuting the claims.
We are contacted often to locate and conduct service of process on individuals. Equally as common is researching and investigating an individual’s associates. In doing so we have access to the most sophisticated and credible source of individual information – same source as used by the federal law enforcement. We are talking email, phone, addresses but also associates.
Time is money, so spending time filtering credible or outdated details is a pain. Tracking down old addresses, calling disconnected lines, or even just wrong information regarding the spelling of the name, age, or physical characteristics is avoided at all costs. Time spent deciding what contact information is correct and what isn’t takes time away from investigating actual facts. Nonetheless, some people feel that the internet can provide and delivery anything (including personal details about anyone) and does so freely.
Unfortunately this is not the case. The old adage, time is money is especially salient. So to highlight this, the following like “truepeoplesearch” is largely regarded by many as credible, if not, largely correct information. Admittedly, looking over our source data and the results of “truepeoplesearch” does show some correct information, if time frame was not important – as all of our searches returned decade old information – if it was even correct.
Try it out for yourself. Search for yourself and see how up to date or accurate the information is. As stated earlier, all the results we reviewed were at least a decade old, if not two decades old. Conversely, our data has additional metadata which tells us how many sources provided the phone, email, address, the dates of the reporting so we can parse through stale information quickly while still being able to view the individual with a complete picture.
If you hired an investigator and paid by the hour, ask yourself, would you want him sorting through a result page and figuring out what was accurate and what wasn’t? We think not.
Victims of hit and run automobile accidents have a new resource to turn to https://www.collision-advisors.com/. Collision Advisors has launched a new website and operation to make it easier for victims to be paired with medical care and legal representation.
The insurance industry is designed to reduce the claims brought by claimants and those individuals and properties damaged. The insurance industry is singularly focused on maximize their bottom line and quarterly profits. Insurance companies are reluctant to payout even when you are covered for accidents such as hit and runs. To better combat this unfair fight we fully support this effort by Collision Advisors. Specialized is offering a flat rate investigation fee to help victims identify the “phantom vehicle” in the hit and run. As well as connect you to representation in order to make sure you receive the treatment you deserve without paying all the costs.
A number of questionable individuals and attorneys were investigated by Specialized. In additional to sorting through the false names and layers of corporate shells, custom software was developed in C# to map the targets to corporate entities – due to the volume of corporate shells and the time period spanning several decades this was an enormous task. Additionally, the fraud-ring’s scheme to entrap individuals, take over start-ups and use the companies to launder unregistered securities, Specialized developed custom software.
The above software generated specific details of individuals, corporations, attorneys and volume of unregistered securities and the money they generated in pump and dump schemes. This information was provided to attorneys and law enforcement and resulted in a Qui Tam lawsuit filing, a RICO civil lawsuit, a SEC lawsuit and criminal charges in Southern District of New York.
In addition to collating evidence, the individuals needed to be tracked down and served. This was a feat within itself. Specialized was up to the challenge.
Specialized Corporate Investigator’s forensic computer analyst open sources an extensive Mac OS X Artifact Parsing Kit which allows for deep forensics on Apple Mac OS operating systems for the modern era. Everything from accessing the system passwords, to every print made from the system to all Messages, and Spotlight searches. Like we say at Specialized, “its almost offensive what data is left behind on everyday devices.”
Litigation is all about leverage. In 2018, a dishonest attorney involved in a divorce illegally accessed the opponents computer. We were hired to perform a forensic analysis of the computer. We were able to identify the individual’s access and create a detailed list of specific files they accessed. Our client used this information to sue the attorney and his client for Computer Fraud and Abuse.
While not explicitly enabled on the client’s phone, we developed software which accessed client’s online and device accounts and extracted GPS data from Maps, MileIQ, Facebook, Google, and other applications including cell tower communication logs, and plotted over time location maps used to cross reference allegations from two women claiming our client was stalking them. The data including phone logs proved that the women were in fact the aggressors by fabricating the stalking allegations and phone logs showed they called our client over 10 time for every 1 call. The protective order was dismissed and the two women were discredited, along with a priest, and four other adults.
A client in 2013 sought to serve a con-artist Canadian woman who operated under many pseudonyms, virtually making it impossible to local and server in a federal lawsuit for Racketeering. Specialized Corporate Investigations methodically search the background of all known associates and located vehicle registered to the con-woman but operated by her daughter. Her daughter had accidentally received a moving violation ticket which further revealed an address where the registration of the vehicle was mailed. A valid address to serve. We pride ourselves in finding and locating and ultimately bringing to justice those that believe they are above the law.