info@xinvestigations.com (305) 929-3513(954) 899-0333(813) 579-5120

Blog

October 3, 2017
No Comments

Hiring a private investigator, or PI for short, can be a daunting task. I’ll be the first to admit that the private investigation industry sometimes has a ‘less than stellar’ reputation. But that doesn’t mean you can’t find an upstanding, ethical PI. Doing your research can make all the difference in the world! What is their

May 1, 2017
No Comments

Crossroads Investigations is now open for business and ready to help find the hard-to-find in the greater Tampa Bay area. For the first time, the Crossroads Investigations team is offering its services to law firms, business owners and individuals in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Sarasota, Hernando and Polk counties. Firm president, Marc Hurwitz, along with Client Relations

August 15, 2016
No Comments

  I always like to believe the best of people, but that can oftentimes get you into trouble! My motto is: Have all of the information so you can make an educated decision!   We don’t like to believe that people could be lying to us, cheating on us, hiding money and assets from us…but

June 9, 2016
No Comments

Hiring a private investigator, or PI for short, can be a daunting task. I’ll be the first to admit that the private investigation industry sometimes has a ‘less than stellar’ reputation. But that doesn’t mean you can’t find an upstanding, ethical PI. Doing your research can make all the difference in the world!   What

December 9, 2015
No Comments

Daily Business Review Names Crossroads Investigations Florida’s Top Private Investigation Agency Miami, FL — (SBWIRE and Digital Journal) — 12/07/2015 — The readership of the Daily Business Review, South Florida’s top legal and business daily newspaper, has voted Crossroads Investigations as the best Private Investigation agency in the region. “We have worked very hard to become

September 2, 2015
No Comments

What should you do if you think you’re being followed on the road? Hopefully this will never happen to you, but if it does, keep these three simple instructions in mind. 1 — Determine where the nearest police station is, and drive directly there. Don’t try to ‘lose’ your surveillant — doing so will only

May 4, 2015
No Comments

Marc Hurwitz of Crossroads Investigations Spearheading Two Legal Events Featuring Judges and Elected Officials   Miami Beach, FL — (ReleaseWire) — 05/01/2015 — Marc Hurwitz, founder of Crossroads Investigations, is playing leadership roles for two upcoming legal community events: Co-Chair for Law Day at the North Dade Justice Center Courthouse and as Chair of the Aventura Marketing

March 10, 2015
No Comments

I’m writing today to present a gift – our Social Media Privacy Tip Sheet – it’s a step-by-step primer on how to lock down your privacy settings for Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram. Click here for the Tip Sheet I ask that you share it with anyone you believe may need it – especially parents and schools.

January 14, 2015
No Comments

If you have ever wanted access to an online, low-cost system to run background checks on employee, tenant and nanny candidates, then look no further than Crossroads Investigations.   While we do offer a very in-depth national background dossier report, sometimes clients need a more basic and less expensive solution for employee, tenant and nanny screening. Such background reports need to be

November 12, 2014
No Comments

How To Trace A Phone Number by Marc Hurwitz   Today I’m giving away a free investigator’s trick.  Have you ever wanted to trace a mysterious phone number that called you? Okay, here’s a freebie. My feelings aren’t hurt that you try to do an investigation on your own before you call me. I actually prefer that –

September 30, 2014
No Comments

How To Be Your Own Investigator by Marc Hurwitz   Have you ever wanted to practice your private investigation skills? The Crossroads Investigations resource section includes many links to free databases. Here are four tips on how to be your own investigator using free resources: County Criminal Records. If you suspect a subject has been involved in a crime

September 4, 2014
No Comments

How To Screen Employees and Tenants by Marc Hurwitz   If you’re an employer or landlord, chances are you conduct background checks on potential employees or tenants. When conducting a background check, there are a few rules you should keep in mind. First, the subject should sign a consent form that you keep. Click here for the form

July 2, 2014
No Comments

How Mystery Shopping Can Help Your Business by Marc Hurwitz We’ve all rolled our eyes at ads about mystery shopping, an industry sullied by unprofessional and ill-qualified companies. Yet, mystery shopping done right can bring a lot of value for business-owners. That’s why I’m proud to share that our business-support services is expanding – not only can

June 11, 2014
No Comments

When Should You Utilize Surveillance? by Marc Hurwitz Have you ever wondered when and why you should utilize surveillance? When I tell people I’m a private investigator, often times their first question is if we do a lot of surveillance of cheating spouses. While we do have an expert surveillance team headed by a former FBI special

May 24, 2014
No Comments

Social Media Investigation by Marc Hurwitz I am excited to announce a brand-new capability – the Crossroads Social Media Search. The Crossroads analytical team has long searched social media sites as part of our deep investigation projects, but now we have acquired a method to systematically check almost 150 sites instantaneously. Perhaps you’d like for us

May 14, 2014
No Comments

How To Check Someone’s Background by Marc Hurwitz Have you ever needed to investigate someone for personal or legal matters? A background check may be just what you’re looking for, and a private investigator is the perfect resource to conduct that background check. If you look around, you’ll find a multitude of online services offering background

April 27, 2014
No Comments

Four Reasons to Hire a Private Investigator by Marc Hurwitz   When should you hire a private investigator? As you can imagine, we get calls everyday asking for all sorts of things. Before doing any investigating, I always ask a lot of questions because I like to know why someone wants a certain piece of

August 6, 2013
No Comments

Employment Screening Compliance by Marc Hurwitz Here’s a great Crossroads story.  A new client just phoned and told us that they had previously used an online ‘person search’ company for their employment screening.  The search, however, did not pick up a grand theft charge, because the publicly available online systems generally have stale information. Additionally,

July 23, 2013
No Comments

Where’s My Car? by Marc Hurwitz A lot of our cases at Crossroads Investigations focus on post-judgment asset recovery.  This is truly an art because, after all, the targets know that their assets are up for seizure, and take extreme measures to keeps their rightful owners at bay.  My job is to ensure that Crossroads

July 17, 2013
No Comments

The Death of Privacy by Marc Hurwitz The new film release “Terms and Conditions May Apply’: The Death of Privacy” nicely echoes the American struggle with the flow of personal information to government, businesses, and each other … Consider this: The same person who pays for identity protection services may not hesitate to allow Driver

April 27, 2013
No Comments

Federal Courts Release iPhone App by Marc Hurwitz Crossroads Investigates helps clients track down records, and that often includes locating federal court documents.  Now, everyone can have this access via their iPhones, via the Federal Courts PACER System iPhone app. Click here for the link to the iTunes store. This app contains the full text

April 26, 2013
No Comments

How Much Are They Worth? by Marc Hurwitz   One of the most frequent services that Crossroads Investigations provides is an Asset Search, which includes bank account searches.  In fact, finding assets has become an expertise.  Estimating an individual’s wealth is most certainly an art rather than a science, but Crossroads has combined some excellent tools to

March 13, 2013
No Comments

Your Very Own Research Department by Marc Hurwitz I take great pride in ensuring Crossroads’ clients have access to the best and most up-to-date information possible, whether it’s for comprehensive background reports, skip tracing, or for other hard-to-find information, such as social security numbers, vehicle information, dates of birth, etc. In fact, clients often request

February 6, 2013
No Comments

Be Your Own Investigator 101 by Marc Hurwitz Clients use Crossroads Investigations as a resource to find hard-to-find data or to sift through a lot of open-source data to find useful information. We always try to find ways to save clients money, and one way we do that is by pointing them to FREE resources

January 8, 2013
No Comments

Protect Your Emails From Snoops by Marc Hurwitz At Crossroads Investigations, not only are we great at finding hard-to-find information on other people, but we also advise our clients on how to to keep their own information secure. Because I’m a former CIA officer, I have a wide network of experts to draw upon to

November 28, 2012
No Comments

Holiday Phishing by Marc Hurwitz Crossroads Investigations has seen an uptick of identity theft cases.  In one recent case, a fraudster used a client’s personal information to create corporate entities and purchase properties.  It should come as no surprise, since the Federal Trade Commission has given Florida the top prize in highest per capita rate of

November 8, 2012
No Comments

Lunch is On Me by Marc Hurwitz As many of you know, Crossroads Investigations is more than just a private investigation agency.  Our Due Diligence practice produces studies on par with the top consulting firms – we subscribe to the same restricted databases, and the Crossroads analysis team is comprised of former federal intelligence officers whose expertise

September 22, 2012
No Comments

Who’s Working For You? by Marc Hurwitz As a former CIA officer, who has seen his fair share of sketchy behavior, I am NOT a very trusting person. But even if you are, there are some people you really shouldn’t be afraid of knowing absolutely everything about. The nanny or babysitter who watches your children,

September 22, 2012
No Comments

Interview Tips by Marc Hurwitz As a Private Investigator, I get asked a lot to check into the backgrounds of potential employees. But whether you’re that potential employee or an employer, there’s some simple advice I always pass along. When conducting a job interview, make sure to ask, “Are there any individuals or any records

September 22, 2012
No Comments

A Tip for Preventing Identity Theft by Marc Hurwitz Did you know that nearly 12 million people became victims of identity fraud last year? We would like to offer an easy tip to help limit your exposure to Identity Theft. Instead of signing your name on the back of your credit cards, write in large

January 17, 2012
No Comments

Due Diligence: Do Your Homework by Marc Hurwitz Driving out of a dealership with a brand new car can be pretty exciting. That new car smell and feel is memorable. But before even signing any paperwork or putting money down, most of us research, comparison shop and go for a test ride. Then why is

December 13, 2011
No Comments

Surveillance: Somebody’s Watching You by Marc Hurwitz Have you ever had the feeling that someone’s watching you? You look over your shoulder, walk a little faster or duck into a crowd just in case. Oh wait a minute, that’s just your imagination thinking back to the movie you watched last weekend. Well, if it’s done

November 24, 2011
No Comments

Asset Searches: Finding a Penny in a Haystack by Marc Hurwitz Criminals are crafty. From my days with the CIA and the U.S. Department of State, I can say I’ve seen the bad guys try it all. But they also make mistakes, and that’s why bad guys almost always get caught. The hard part can

Click to Call us now for a free consultation!

Click here to call or email us for a free consultation!