Identity Theft Case Studies

Filing your income taxes can be stressful. More so when you get a letter from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Further, when that letter states that someone with your Social Security Number (SSN) has already filed a tax return and the one you filed has been...

Is someone else pretending to be you?

One of the most popular television shows of the last ten years was Mad Men. The show’s main character was an advertising executive named, Donald Draper. However, Donald Draper was not really Donald Draper. He was actually Dick Whitman. How did Dick Whitman become...

Social Media Investigations Case Studies

Almost everyone, including my mother, has a social media profile. Even if you do not have a Facebook account, you just might have a profile on there that you knew nothing about. The rise of social media has assisted investigators, like those at FAI International,...

The Art of Social Media Investigations

Information on nearly any subject is at our fingertips. We simply log on to our computer, open Google, enter what it is we are looking for and “BAM!” there are the results. It has gotten even easier now that we can simply ask Siri or Alexa and they spout back the...

Cybersecurity for your home & business

Please allow me to take you back to November 24, 2014.  This was the day that a group called “Guardians of Peace” (GOP) released personal information about employees and family of Sony Pictures, emails, salaries and copies of unreleased projects.  Numerous articles...

Cybersecurity Awareness Case Studies

Every day I cannot tell you how many emails I receive that utterly garbage.  They are clever in their attempt to get you to open them and click on whatever link or attachment they have provided, but they are garbage, and go directly into the trash.  However, despite...