When you’re ready to hire an employee or lease to a tenant, be sure to use a Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)-compliant background report so that you remain compliant with federal laws. An FCRA report means that the candidate must sign their consent, and they have the right to see the report used to make
One of our most popular products at Crossroads Investigations is our National Deep Background Report, which we sometimes call a hard asset report. This is a great thumbnail sketch of a person or company. The best part is we can turn this around in one business day. The report includes such items as nationwide criminal arrests, properties,
Surveillance is one of the most common services people think of when private investigation comes to mind. It should come as no surprise that the Crossroads Investigations surveillance team is very busy! Surveillance is best used when there is a specific place and time where and when you believe the subject may be engaging
At Crossroads, we believe nothing spells ROMANCE like a comprehensive background check on your special love interest! If something doesn’t quite add up, let us dig for you – the subject will not know and we can turn the report around in under 24 hours. The nationwide report includes arrests, liens, bankruptcies, judgments, foreclosures, evictions, properties, vehicles, businesses and
Crossroads Investigations has taken a unique spin on jury consulting to provide our legal clients with an efficient and economical approach to vet potential jurors, real-time. Our process includes using three staffers – one with our client in the courtroom, and two supporting from our office. As we learn the jurors names, we instantaneously
A lot of our investigations include searching social media for clues. But we want our friends to stay safe from snoops like us! That’s why we’ve vastly updated our “Crossroads Investigations Social Media Privacy Tip Sheet” – a 19-page guide to ensuring your privacy settings are set correctly for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.
When we tell people what Crossroads does, the first thing that comes to most people’s minds is surveillance. While we offer many other services to our clients like asset searches and deep research, surveillance is indeed one of our primary service offerings. What differentiates Crossroads Investigations? We are not a guy and a car. We are an
When most people think of private investigations, the first thing that comes to mind is infidelity surveillance. We certainly get our fair share of those. As we tell all our clients, the best use of this is when the client knows when and where something is going to happen. But there are other investigations that
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
4 things to consider when deciding to hire someone to do surveillance work.
Skip Trace, how you locate the lost.
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
Business due diligence can have many facets. It can be connecting the dots among business entities; or researching a company's reputation - not only online but what people are saying offline.
Prevent identity theft with these 5 steps
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
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
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
Marc Hurwitz of Crossroads Investigations Spearheading Two Legal Events Featuring Judges and Elected Officials
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
What an Asset Search Should Include by Marc Hurwitz Without a doubt, asset searches are an art, not a science. With so many moving parts, no asset search is ever the same. When conducting asset searches, we divide assets into three separate categories: 1 – Hard assets such as vehicles and properties, or anything else
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,
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
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
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
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
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
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
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,
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
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