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Catfishing in the UK

‘Catfishing’ occurs when someone sets up a fake personal profile on the web to trick people. It’s usually an attempt to fool someone into a relationship. Sometimes it also involves convincing people to part with their money. Sadly, catfishing in the UK is an increasingly common occurrence. We’ve put together this guide to help you …

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Private investigations for insurance companies

If you work in insurance, you are probably aware of the cost of insurance fraud. According to the Association of British Insurers (ABI) the average cost of fraudulent insurance claims in 2018 exceeded £12,000 per claim, with 1,300 scams uncovered every day.  Insurance provider Aviva says there were over £53 million-worth of proven/suspicious fraudulent motor insurance …

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How Much Does it Cost to Hire a Private Investigator?

Unfortunately, the uncertainty surrounding the cost of hiring a private investigator can be off putting for many. In truth, there are several factors effecting how much an investigation may cost, such as type of service and its complexity Far from being shrouded in mystery as shown in films and TV, a reputable private investigator will …

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Are Private Investigators Legal? What They Can and Cannot Do

The idea that private investigators are not legal is a common misperception. As with any business, private investigators must operate legally in order to stay in operation. So how do private investigators ensure that they operate within the law? And what should you look for to ensure that a private investigation agency or individual investigator …

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