Black Friday Scams

Black Friday and Cyber Monday can be great fun – but they can also put you at great risk… and we aren’t talking about the WrestleMania scene in the Electronics Department! Scams are plentiful on this weekend that officially marks the start of the holiday shopping season, and you don’t want a phishing scheme or […]

Combating Gaslighting: Why even in a no-fault divorce state investigating infidelity remains important.

Gaslighting is an malicious and hidden form of mental and emotional abuse, designed to cause self-doubt and alter the victims perception of reality. Like all abuse, it’s based on the need for power, control, or concealment. Gaslighting can take place in any relationship and a typical scenario is when an intimate partner lies to conceal […]

Important Reminder GPS Tracking

Important Reminder: USE CAUTION when it comes to using a GPS unit to track a vehicle. A GPS unit is commonly used to receive communication from a tracking device for various purposes. In Michigan, however, it is illegal to install a tracking device on another individual’s vehicle pursuant to MCL 750.539l. Legal Exception: A LICENSED […]

BGI International Investigation

International Investigations and BGI With todays technology it is possible for a competent Professional Investigation Agency to offer international assistance to most any client. An experienced Professional Investigation Agency will have a vast network of investigators. To date BGI has conducted investigations in 7 different foreign countries and all across the USA. If you have […]

Forensic Handwriting Analysis

BGI and Forensic Handwriting Analysis While many initially think of fingerprints to prove or disprove the author of a document, the answer may be in the handwriting itself. BGI has successfully used forensic handwriting analysis to resolve cases. It is important to remember that in order to prove or disprove the author or signer you […]

Executive Level Background Screening

While many believe background checks are most effectively used to screen entry level employees, I respectfully disagree. I believe the most important and cost effective screenings are at the executive or key personnel level. Do not let past accomplishments nor business prowess cause you to overlook the need for due diligence when filing executive level […]

Tenant Background Screening:

Do you conduct background checks on your potential tenants? BGI is often called upon to locate former renters who failed to pay rent and were evicted. Once a judgement is entered,  in an attempt to recover unpaid rent, the client request BGI locate the defendant and serve them with civil process. We start with a […]

Social Media Investigations and Digital Forensics

When it comes to spying on social media sites, getting a screenshot of a Facebook post just doesn’t cut it. In many cases, you will need to establish relevance before you investigate a site, and you’ll need more than just a person’s posts—you’ll need the underlying metadata. As I have said many times, do not […]

USE CAUTION make sure they are LICENSED

Unfortunately, even in our industry it is not uncommon for an individual to represent themselves as a licensed investigator, when in fact they are not licensed to provide Professional Investigation Services. In Michigan it is a Felony to provide unlicensed investigative services. Do your homework and use common sense when acquiring investigation services. If it […]