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HOW TO REALLY BECOME A PI – Part 1

By Dave Amis This article will give you an action plan to become a Texas Private Investigator.  It answers the question “how to become a Private Investigator?”, with a focus on needed skills.  Let’s get to it. There are four levels of investigative skills and each...

USEFUL CAREERS TO BECOME A TEXAS PI

By Dave Amis People often ask what careers are best for those that are wondering how to become a Texas Private Investigator.   There are a number of skills that are useful in our world, from sales to accounting to sketching to research – so there are many ways to...

DO I NEED TO BE A COP TO BECOME A PI?

By Dave Amis, Strider Investigations, Inc. An important question that often comes up is whether one needs to be a cop to be a good Private Investigator.  The answer is no. But…cops do have advantages when it comes to dealing with hardened criminals, investigating, and...

HOW TO REALLY BECOME A PI – Part 2

By Dave Amis This article will dive deeper into developing your plans on how to become a Texas Private Investigator.  It answers the question, “How to become a PI?” Let’s review one thing first – any serious investigator is going to be good at SURVEILLANCE or OSINT or...

Don’t Defund The Police, Double The Police!

Don’t Defund The Police, Double The Police!

Download the PDF version of this post here. The answer to safe cities with police that people can respect is so simple, you’ll understand it as soon as I share it.  But first… HOW DID WE GET HERE? Since 1829 when London established the first uniformed police force,...

6 Types of Financial Predators

6 Types of Financial Predators

What is a Financial Predator? There are six primary types of financial predators.  Within each type are multiple sub-types that specialize in a particular type of financial crime.  There are also 3 classes which relate to the amount of danger they bring.  Knowing your...

What to Do if Someone Stole Your Inheritance

What to Do if Someone Stole Your Inheritance

Investigating a Stole Inheritance There are a lot of ways this can happen.  So the first question is how did it happen: Did someone forge the will document? Did the deceased not include you, but they should have? Was probate was closed and you didn’t get a chance to...

What To Do If My Trustee Is Stealing From My Trust?

What To Do If My Trustee Is Stealing From My Trust?

If you or someone you care about has a trust, and you believe the trustee may be using it inappropriately or even stealing, there are three important things to do. Gather all of the documentation you have concerning the trust.  This should include: The initial trust...

Five Best Ways to Guard Against Financial Predators

Five Best Ways to Guard Against Financial Predators

This blog will sound like I’m paranoid and want you tobe.  Exactly!  You’ve heard the expression, “it’s notparanoia when someone actually wants to kill you?”.  Been there, done that.  But that’s another story.  This one is about financial predators and ournew motto is...

5 Differences between TV and Real PI’s

5 Differences between TV and Real PI’s

Private Investigators VS TV Shows While old films are great, PI has evolved. TV PI’s solve their cases quick.  Each step of the case happens right after another.  Real PI’s work cases for weeks or months and sometimes years.  Real PI’s may have to sit on surveillance...