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How to Fake Your Own Death

I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed by an Algonquin College student writing an article about runaways and how to fake your own death. When her article is complete, you can find the link to it here. Below I have attached the transcript from our interview so that those interested in the topic can[…]

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How A Private Investigator Can Help In A Child Custody Battle

How A Private Investigator Can Help In A Child Custody Battle After going through a divorce, the question may arise on who deserves to take custody over the children. A child custody battle is one of the greatest focus areas for any Private Investigator. To win a custody battle, you must prove beyond reasonable doubt[…]

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Missing People: Where and Why They Run

Missing People: Where and Why They Run Annually, a great number of people end up as a missing report in a police station somewhere. While not all the missing people run away from their homes, there is a high number of them, especially teenagers, who do so. This creates a number of questions that raise[…]

The Reality Of Private Investigation

When many people hear private investigator, all they can picture is an iconic Hollywood private eye with a cigar sticking out of his mouth and wearing a trench coat. He usually drinks brandy, scotch or something on the rocks. He’s a rebel and has very keen investigative skills but cannot fit in an organized police[…]

The Best Surveillance Vehicle

This is going to be a quick and dirty blog update about the surveillance vehicles I’ve used, and the ones I currently us at Lapointe Investigations. There is a lot of speculation about what the perfect surveillance vehicle is, but unfortunately, there isn’t just one vehicle that can be used in all situations. That said,if you’re[…]

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21 Things That We Have Uncovered On Surveillance

As private investigators there are many things that we can determine from surveillance. The following is a list of some of the more common things that we find for our clients during a surveillance investigation. 1. Vehicle information We can determine the kind of car a person drives, it’s condition, model, and year. We can[…]

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What Tools Do Private Investigators Use?

Video Cameras/ DSLRs As a Private Investigator you are hired to get information. Often times that information is visual evidence, whether it be photographic or video-graphic. We use Nikon DSLR cameras with a telephoto lense for long range shooting. Up close we use standard high quality camcorders. Hidden Cameras A lot of times using a[…]

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Cellphone Records

What Information can a Private Investigator access ? At Lapointe Investigations we are proud of our determination and ability to locate difficult to find information, that is often hidden very well. It can take a lot of know how and persistence to locate the right piece of evidence. If we believe the evidence is out there,[…]

Scam Prevention Vol. 2: Enterprise Fee Scam

Today’s scam prevention tip will be a quick one. Everyone has heard of of the Nigerian Scam, or the Nigerian Prince scam. Enterprise Fee Scheme: The most famous version is the “Nigerian Letter.” It’s an unsolicited request for financial assistance in exchange for a great deal of money. This letter can come in the form[…]

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Scam Prevention Vol. 1: Car Hopping, “Car Shopping”

If you’re a car owner, chances are you’ve experienced, or know someone who has experienced this situation: You get up for work and head out of the house, only to notice one of your car doors slightly ajar. Once inside your car, you see your GPS is missing, and the coins in your ashtray are gone.[…]