Fraud in Mortgage Lending

By Trevor Morgan At the height of the housing crash and years to follow, the news was filled with horror stories about people trying to track down what company actually held their mortgage, banks overreporting stated income to bump up interest rates, and fraudulent “financial” companies scamming desperate homeowners facing foreclosure. Many lessons were learned, but that […]

Tips for Conducting Due Diligence In Canada

By Trevor Morgan Are you conducting a due diligence investigation on a federal corporation in Canada? The Canadian government’s Corporations Canada website allows you to conduct searches on a corporate name, corporation number, a business number, province of registered office, corporation status, and governing legislation. The database excludes financial, insurance, and loan corporations as well as trust […]

An Excellent Export & Import Resource

By Trevor Morgan Each year American companies, many small to medium sized, export over 2 trillion dollars of goods and services. As an investigator, you may be hired to conduct a foreign due diligence investigation. If so, the American Association of Exporters and Importers (AAEI) is an excellent resource. AAEI is a non-profit trade organization representing American […]

Understanding OSINT Framework

By Trevor Morgan Investigators and analysts are challenged daily with establishing those points and connecting those dots. In fact, this activity transcends all of the investigative fields, regardless if you are a federal agent, private investigator, intelligence analyst, or business researcher. Details of your report will almost always include the subject’s connections to the rest […]

OSMOSIS 2020 Capture the Flag Winners Revealed

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 12, 2020 Contact: Paul Atkinson Phone: 973.706.7525 Email:  OSMOSIS 2020 Capture the Flag Winners Revealed (Wanaque, NJ) OSMOSIScon Kicked Off Annual Conference with NW3C Capture the Flag Contest:  Did you get in on the action? Crafted by conference supporter, National White Collar Crime Center, this unique Capture the Flag event […]

Will you be the Official Capture the Flag Winner?

OSMOSIScon Kicks Off Conference with NW3C Capture the Flag Contest Get in on the action with this exciting opening kickoff to OSMOSIScon 2020! Crafted by conference supporter National White Collar Crime Center, this unique Capture the Flag event fuels our competitive OSINT spirit. This week, conference participants are cyber hunting and conducting open source drills […]

Announcing the 2020 Open Source Award Recipients

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 1, 2020 Contact: Paul Atkinson, 973.706.7525, The OSMOSIS Institute Board of Advisors Announces 2020 Open Source Award Recipients (Wanaque, NJ) The OSMOSIS Institute Board of Advisors is pleased to announce the first annual recipients of the OSMOSIS Open Source Awards for the following categories:  Open Source Intelligence Champion of the Year: […]

Fat Fingers: Hot Goods & Bad Spelling

By Trevor Morgan Stolen goods are often sold on auction sites with the description key words intentionally misspelled. For investigators tracking down stolen assets, should be one of your key OSINT tools. The website locates items listed on eBay with spelling mistakes in the ad copy. Search options on Fatfingers can include searching on correct […]

Thursday Quick-hit Podcast: Chris Poulter

Introducing OSMOSIS Speaker Chris Poulter Get a sneak peak at the upcoming OSMOSIScon Globalcast session with Chris Poulter, whose expansive career has delivered OSINT training to multi-national teams that service strategic, operational, and tactical objectives. This week, Chris sits down with PI Perspectives’ podcast host Matthew Spaier to discuss his upcoming conference session, Using Social […]

9 Bits & Bytes Presentations Await You at OSMOSIScon 2020

Do you remember the speed dating craze of the 1990s? Well, we’ve brushed it off, given it a facelift, and created a fun and speedy way to gather tradecraft tips in between sessions! Now in its 5th year, tables are replaced for chat rooms featuring industry specialists sharing expertise on trending topics. Enjoy sessions throughout the […]