Risk Monitoring: Twitter & Predictive Intelligence

by Matthew Golabek Today’s world has people afraid, angry, and traumatized by both COVID-19 and global events. It makes our jobs as investigators difficult. Fear of offending someone or being characterized as falsely reporting something has started to affect security—in and out of uniform. If a protest group is terrorizing the neighborhood or burning down […]

Risk Monitoring: Instagram & Predictive Intelligence

by Matthew Golabek Today’s world has people afraid, angry, and traumatized by both COVID-19 and global events. It makes our jobs as investigators difficult. Fear of offending someone or being characterized as falsely reporting something has started to affect security—in and out of uniform. If a protest group is terrorizing the neighborhood or burning down […]

Risk Monitoring: Facebook & Predictive Intelligence

by Matthew Golabek Today’s world has people afraid, angry, and traumatized by both COVID-19 and global events. It makes our jobs as investigators difficult. Fear of offending someone or being characterized as falsely reporting something has started to affect security—in and out of uniform. If a protest group is terrorizing the neighborhood or burning down […]

Info Exposed: Social Media–The Enemy in Your Home?

By Cynthia Hetherington Data, at its most annoying, is a commodity with social media sites selling your Likes to data providers. Data, at its most dangerous, allows terrorists and scammers—as near as your neighbor or from faraway lands—to farm from open sources the personal addresses of our military personnel to threaten them and their families. […]

Info Exposed: Identity Theft

By Cynthia Hetherington Data, at its most annoying, is a commodity with social media sites selling your Likes to data providers. Data, at its most dangerous, allows terrorists and scammers—as near as your neighbor or from faraway lands—to farm from open sources the personal addresses of our military personnel to threaten them and their families. […]

TikTok & Privacy: It’s Not Just About Mewing Kittens

By Trevor Morgan Designed for short video clips of content, TikTok is a new form of social media consumption that has taken the world by storm. This quickly growing China-based app has been at the forefront of smart-phone entertainment as of late, specifically during quarantine. If you’re a regular Hg follower on social media, you’re […]

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 […]