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5 Scenarios Where You Should Conduct A Background Investigation

Posted on: June 26th, 2014 by BrightStar Investigations

There is nothing more interesting for me as a private investigator than getting to look into the deep dark past. In my career, I have done background investigations for clients that ranged from international banking executives to hardcore commerce executives. When people think of a background investigation, they might think of basic employment screening or […]

Taking the Mask Off of ISIS Twitter Followers

Posted on: June 24th, 2014 by BrightStar Investigations

Ever wonder who follows groups like ISIS (The Islamic State in the Sham)? For a complete Xcel spreadsheet of everyone following and being followed by the Islamic State in the Sham (ISIS) on Twiter, click the link below. The short video shows how this open source information was collected. Download the file here –> IsisFile […]

Faces of Intelligence: Craig Smith

Posted on: June 24th, 2014 by BrightStar Investigations

This article was originally posted on by Mercyhurst University. Some people dream of joining a specific business or organization when they think of their career aspirations. Others create their own position. IIS-MU graduate Craig Smith is a member of the latter group. The proud owner of BrightStar Intelligence Group and BrightStar Investigations and the […]

Attorneys Can Now Scan The Social Media of Jurors

Posted on: June 23rd, 2014 by BrightStar Investigations

                        I have great news for attorneys today. The American Bar Association (ABA) just announced that attorneys can scan the social media accounts of jurors. This includes potential jurors, sitting jurors, and even goes as far as when jurors are in deliberation! Social media […]

Why It’s Important for VIP’s & Executives to Hire a Private Investigator

Posted on: June 20th, 2014 by BrightStar Investigations

One group of individuals that need a private investigator the most are VIP’s and Executives. A common misconception is that a VIP or an Executive would only need the help of a private investigator AFTER something has gone wrong in their lives; IE, divorce, stolen assets, threats of blackmail, breach of data, unwanted photographs published […]

5 Out of the Box Things That a Private Investigator Might Do

Posted on: June 15th, 2014 by BrightStar Investigations

I have found that a common perception of a private investigator is that all that we do is sit in cars, follow people, take pictures of cheating spouses, smoke cigars and wear trench coats. Ha! This could not be further from the truth. With a new wave of younger private investigators, new technology, and a […]

The Status of TrueCrypt

Posted on: June 13th, 2014 by BrightStar Investigations

I have to admit it. I was shocked when I heard that TrueCrypt had been compromised. After working with professional hackers that have experience in top-level intelligence operations—who by the way depended on the use of TrueCrypt AND taught me how to use the software–I was floored when I heard that this software is now […]