Showing posts with label Social Media Investigation. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Social Media Investigation. Show all posts

Sunday, December 29, 2019

Background Investigations


A new nanny or babysitter, a potential tennant, your child's coach, online dating, prospective business partner — in today's society, there are good reasons for wanting to verify the background of people engaged in your life.

In some situations, not knowing someone's history can have dire legal, financial, and personal consequences. Instant online background checks have become widely available and are fairly inexpensive, however, they are often very limited in the scope of information and not always up-to-date.

Though, admittedly more costly, an investigation performed by the team at Brian Blackwell delivers far more reliable, accurate, comprehensive results. We perform a thorough, in-depth investigation that includes the individual's employment status and assets, not a background check that only provides limited information. You need to know the full story.

If you are considering entering into a joint business venture, merger, or acquisition, a professional background investigation report by an experienced, licensed investigator can mean the difference between financial ruin or success. Brian Blackwell can assist with substantiating facts before you assume legal responsibility and avoid unpleasant surprises.

Our thorough, Comprehensive Background Investigations consider personal history, business interests, regulatory history, professional licensing and history, criminal and civil cases, financial status and assets, associations, social media and online presence, and political contributions in our investigation.


Criminal History 
Asset Search 
Property Records 
Marriage Records 
Professional Licenses 
Social Media Investigation 
Civil Suits
Vehicle Information 
Driving Record

Brian Blackwell background investigations provide attorneys and businesses with valuable and important information. However, it is very important to be aware of their inherent limitations. Be aware that there is no such thing as a national criminal records check. There is one "nationwide" criminal database, the FBI database, also known as NCIC (National Crime Information Center) database. The FBI database is not public record and cannot be legally accessed by anyone other than criminal justice agencies. This is one of the reasons why we frequently physically hand-search documents in the actual courthouse of record.

Having handled a wide range of research assignments, and having access to sophisticated investigator databases, along with a nationwide network of professional investigators available, the team at Brian Blackwell stand behind their ability to deliver meticulously thorough background investigations. We are sensitive to the private nature of these types of investigations and work with our clients to acquire information as quickly, quietly, and efficiently as possible. We provide the information you need to protect your financial stability, safety, and personal interests.

Thorough, confidential investigations performed by professional investigators. We don't just research investigator databases, we also provide surveillance to ensure complete verification — we investigate. Database records often only tell half the story. We provide a Comprehensive Background Investigation for a total fee of $895.00. You get the 'complete picture.' You get complete verification of their personal history. You get 'the facts.'

Confidential services you can rely on, superior client relations, outstanding work product, and guarantee our focus will be to obtain the results necessary for you to win your case.

Trusted Professionals

Brian Blackwell Investigations 
Brian Blackwell Seattle Company 

1201 N. Orange Street # 700
Wilmington, Delaware 19801
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Friday, June 28, 2019

Seattle Skip Tracing and Missing Person Investigations

Whether you need to track someone down or know if he or she is committing fraud, you can count on Brian Blackwell Investigations in Seattle, Washington.

Don’t get ripped off by one of those “people finder instant search” services that you see popping up online. They normally give you nothing more than outdated public information, most of which you likely already know.

As a licensed private investigator in the State of Washington with access to powerful databases and other professional resources, I can get the results you need, often including addresses and phone numbers, at a reasonable cost. Everything is strictly confidential and legal.

Of course, the more information you can provide up front, the more likely it is that I will find the person you are looking for. But every case is different. For instance, it would likely be much quicker to find an old classmate you have lost touch with than it would be to find someone who is running from the law or hiding from creditors.

That means the cost will depend on the time it takes to get the job done. While no private investigator can give you a 100% guarantee of finding someone, Brian Blackwell Investigations has the experience and the tools to give you the best possible results at the most reasonable price. Brian Blackwell Investigations is A+ rated with the Better Business Bureau and your satisfaction is guaranteed.

Brian Blackwell  Investigations 
Seattle, Washington

Count on Brian Blackwell Investigations in Seattle, Washington, to provide you with unparalleled skip tracing and surveillance services.

Whether you need to track someone down or know if he or she is committing fraud, you can count on Brian Blackwell Investigations in Seattle, WA. Visit for background and list of services. A+ rated with the Better Business Bureau.

Brian Blackwell Investigations | Seattle, WA

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•  International Association Of Special Investigation Units
•  National Council Of Investigation & Security Services 
•  Better Business Bureau A+ rating 
•  Yelp 5 star reviews
•  Brian Blackwell Investigations is veteran owned

Clients include attorneys and law firms, major insurance companies, chiefs of police, school districts, journalists, corporations and small businesses, and general-public.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Social Media Investigations | Seattle, WA

Social media today is a booming industry. The use of social media as an investigative tool by private investigators is relatively new, since social media itself hasn't been around for very long. It is an ever-changing platform, but is here to stay, at least for now. With the millions of people on social media sharing their daily activities, opinions, photos, locations, and more, it would be foolish to ignore the wealth of investigative information that can be gathered.

Image result for social media imagesA social media investigation involves using various forms of social media to uncover a plethora of personal information about a subject or subjects. This typically includes, but is not limited to, photos, location information, opinions, political affiliations, friends, family, associates, events, personal details, and daily activities. Our investigations include top sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, but also include dating sites, blogs, and hundreds of other lesser known social media networks.

A social media investigation is more than just a scan through a subject's public Facebook posts. Sometimes, it is difficult just to locate a subject's social media profiles since they may be using an alias or aliases. Their profiles aren't always completely public. Maybe they've deleted incriminating content or deleted an entire profile altogether. These are all reasons why it may behoove you to hire a social media professional to find details that would never be found otherwise. Social media content can sometimes very well be "the smoking gun" of a case. It can provide the one piece of evidence that clinches a case, finds a person, or keeps you from involving yourself with someone who would have likely taken advantage of you in some way.

Our investigators have spent countless hours on social media, learning the ins and outs of each site. We can navigate quickly through numerous social media sites, collecting information on subjects of which the average social media user is oblivious.

We provide our clients with due diligence in our efforts to stay updated on the ever-changing world of social media and we make it our mission to find it if it's there.

Uses for Social Media Investigations:

  • finding missing persons 
  • locating clients or witnesses
  • locating family members
  • preparing criminal and civil litigation
  • insurance claims investigations, workers' compensation 
  • identifying and collecting evidence of online activity 
  • developing leads 
  • uncovering a person's assets 
  • piecing together a person's daily activities 
  • determining an individual's connections, associations, friends, and family members 
  • collecting personal information on individuals 
  • proving/disproving an individual's claims 
  • building a character profile 
  • checking employee social media activity for company policy violations, unauthorized disclosure of company information, and/or misconduct/abuse of time 
  • providing supplemental to any background, domestic, divorce, child custody, employee, workers' compensation, or other investigation 
  • investigating stalking or harassment 
  • uncovering probation or other court order violations 
  • proving or disproving workers' compensation claims 
  • researching activities of competitors 
  • assisting in juror selection 
  • verifying claims made by customers 
  • vetting people 
  • conducting supplier/vendor/partner investigations

Social Media Investigation | Seattle, WA

Social Media Investigation

What is a Social Media Investigation?

A social media investigation looks into the social media posts, status updates, photos, and conversations of an individual. You might require a social media investigation for a court case, custody battle, or as part of a background investigation. This can be used as evidence in court cases to support alibis and provide supplementary evidence, for risk assessment, and for active monitoring.
A private investigator can pull data from:
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Instagram
  • YouTube
  • Tumblr
  • Internet Messaging Services

Why Do I Need a Social Media Investigation?

Social media investigations are commonly used during court cases to provide information relevant to a case, to supplement evidence, establish character, support or disqualify an alibi. Social media is being used more and more in custody cases, divorces, and even criminal trials. You also might need a social media investigation as part of a background check or risk assessment.

What Happens During a Social Media Investigation?

In a social media investigation, a private investigator will search for key terms and posts relevant to the goals of the investigation. In most cases, they will use high powered software to search, monitor activity, and set up alerts for new posts and account creations.
The private investigator will walk you through the process, make sure they understand your goals, and move forward in the best way for your case.

What are You Searching For?

What you're searching for will depend on the investigation.
For the average court case, social media can be searched to establish foundation of character, verify or disqualify an alibi, and find supporting evidence. This includes looking at the location tags for Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram posts, verifying that the posts were original, and identifying what other individuals associated with the case are involved. For some investigations, like for crimes against minors, alerts and searches can be set up for specific search terms, and it can be discovered what type and age of individuals the person is interacting with.
For a domestic investigation, you might search for photos of your partner that support your suspicions of infidelity, or check the location data on posts on Twitter to verify he or she is where they say they are. Internet messaging, Facebook messages, and Twitter direct messages can also indicate whether or not the individual is staying faithful.
custody case can involve looking at photos posted across platforms to identify who the individual is associating with. Twitter posts could indicate whether the individual is suited and trustworthy for retaining custody, and a Tumblr investigation can reveal the individual's priorities, thoughts, and intentions.
Any case involving possible drug use can mean searching for photographs and posts across platforms that would indicate potential drug use, as well as a search for Tumblr posts of images or comments, reblogs, that support drug use. This type of investigation includes searching and setting up alerts for specific terms relating to drug use. In some cases, a sting can be set up to see if, through internet messaging services, the individual is dealing or affiliated with a dealer.

Why Should I Get a Private Investigator for a Social Media Investigation?

While anyone can conduct a social media investigation, private investigators have access to high-powered software that makes for a quicker, more efficient search. Professional investigators also have a strong understanding of ethics and know what data must be pulled for evidence to be admissible in court. This means they are well-versed in metadata, MD5 hash value, what is required for provability, and the rules that dictate what level of searching, friending, and following is allowed, depending on the case. Additionally, if you conduct a social media investigation on your own you could see your evidence, or even your case thrown out of court.