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Independent Investigations and the Benefits to Clients

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

In movies and television shows, private investigators are almost always portrayed as being the lone wolf, one-man band types. Occasionally the investigator might have a protégé, an assistant or otherwise a sidekick. While many investigative specialties are in fact structured as sole proprietor or partnership entities, the reality of insurance defense investigations is that there are many national agencies that operate in practically every state in the U.S. Though API has been asked to become affiliated with national investigative agencies, API has always remained 100% independent due to the many benefits that being an independent agency have for our clients.

Being an independent agency basically means there is no middle man. By not having a middle man, the structure between the client and investigative agency is free of unnecessary complexities. For example, all communication exchanged between the client and the investigative agency can remain within those two entities. By having a direct line of communication, there is less likelihood of miscommunication or delay in communication. Speaking of communication, because of the confidential nature of the communication, there is less likelihood of a breach in confidentiality.

API prides itself on maintaining high quality standards. By being fully independent, API has full autonomy to conduct the investigations according to its company standard, without input from third party investigative agencies. Everything from initial case information, research, background investigations, field investigations to reports, video and invoices are conducted and completed to API’s standards. In addition, the streamlined structure of API allows for a quick turnaround time. There is no middle man to pass reports and billing to.

Being fully independent also allows API to maintain a price structure that eliminates profits going to national parent investigative agencies. API also strives to maintain a low overhead on its day to day operations. As a result, API can provide our clients with extremely competitive rates.

As an independent agency, and one where the owners continue to be active field investigators, API is able to stay current and up-to-date with the continuous and dynamic changes that take place in the profession. If API were affiliated with a national investigative agency, it would not be able to maintain the streamlined structure that allows for staying at the forefront of those dynamic changes.

For all the reasons detailed above, API has been fully independent since the company started in 2006. As a result, API is committed to remaining fully independent. API’s clients will not have to jump through the hoops of national investigation agencies and third party investigative service provider apps to receive API’s services. Simply give us a call or email us to take advantage of the direct connection that a fully independent investigative agency like API has to offer!

– Robert Orozco

Signs You Could Be Being Stalked

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

At Advanced Professional Investigations, our surveillance and private detective services are second to none. We’re here to assist with everything from fraud to background investigations, with your discretion and privacy at the top of our priority list.

An item we get calls for pretty frequently is stalking. It’s a hidden world not many people are exposed to, but those who have dealt with a stalker have often been opened up to uncomfortable and sometimes horrific experiences. We’re here to help if you’re worried about being stalked, but only you can recognize the danger signs before you give us a call. Let’s look at a few of these warning signs.

Intensity

Most people who engage in stalking behavior are very intense in nature, part of what fuels their obsession. Simply being intense doesn’t automatically mean someone is a stalker, of course, but it can absolutely be an initial warning sign.

A stalker might sustain uncomfortably long eye contact, speak in loud and argumentative tones or have extreme facial expressions. If you see these habits along with any of our other warning signs, you might have your answer.

Personal Information

A stalker will often be eerily well-informed on your life and your personal details. They might track your schedule or your online habits, and it’s very possible they’re following your social media through anonymous accounts even once you’ve blocked them. They may start grilling you over the people you take pictures or spend time with, or reveal bits of information that it should be impossible for someone in their position to know.

Unannounced Visits

If the person suddenly seems to know your schedule and shows up far more often than random coincidence would suggest, that could be another sign. In some extreme cases, stalkers will continue to come around you even when you’ve asked them not to or told them you have other plans.

Physical Advances

When they do manage to get in your presence, many stalkers will engage in uncomfortable physical advances. This may just be standing too close to you or staring at you for long periods, or could include actual grabbing and physical touching. These are possessive behaviors that signal stalking.

Have you noticed any of these signs? There’s a real chance you need to speak with one of our private investigators at Advanced Professional Investigations.

How Surveillance Can Be Beneficial

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

They aren’t situations in which we prefer to operate all the time, but there are times in life where a private investigator may be necessary. In particular, many unfortunate circumstances may require the hiring of a professional to conduct surveillance services.

At Advanced Professional Investigations, our professional private investigators will work with you to quickly and painlessly resolve your issue. We know that these situations often involve discretion and privacy, and we’re experienced at providing these and keeping you comfortable.

What are some reasons you might need our surveillance services?

Marital Disputes

One of the most common uses of surveillance is during marital disputes, an often-ugly process that can begin when someone suspects that a partner is being unfaithful but has no way to prove this. Surveillance can often be the only way to definitely prove lack of faith, which can actually be a very important factor in divorce cases.

Additionally, surveillance can be used to assist this process when children are involved. Things like quality of parental care, time constraints and potential negative issues like abuse, neglect or drug problems are all areas proper surveillance can help weed out and bring to the forefront.

Workplace Issues

Billions of dollars’ worth of products are stolen from workplaces every year by dishonest employees and scammers, but proper surveillance can put a stop to this in a hurry. A surveillance specialist like Advanced Professional Investigations can also assist with other forms of employee misconduct, including drug or alcohol use and misuse of equipment.

Worker’s Compensation and Insurance Fraud

It’s common for people to fake or exaggerate injuries or other conditions that might allow them to collect worker’s compensation or other forms of insurance without actually doing any work (or without actually getting hurt). Other forms of insurance fraud that are common include personal injury and disability claims, both also areas which can benefit from proper surveillance.

Stalking Concerns

Stalking is more common than you might believe, whether it’s in person, online or otherwise. This can include frequent trespassing on private property as well, or in some cases people who have already been issued a restraining order and may not be complying. Each of these areas can be addressed in part through surveillance, which can uncover the evidence needed to take action.

Advanced Professional Investigations is a premier private detective service in the Denver area, with years of experience conducting surveillance and other private investigative practices. Our professionals are standing by to help with all your needs.