Using Social Media to Bust Insurance Fraud


For better, or for worse, social media has become a ubiquitous staple permeating every facet of our lives. Sites like Twitter, Instagram and wunderkind Mark Zuckerberg’s brainchild, the monolithic Facebook, are so deeply entrenched into the fabric of our society that individuals and businesses alike are finding ways to use these applications to connect and expand their purview to a … Read More

Ethics and Intellectual Property


An idea can become a prosperous business or popular product; it can change lives and the world. From inception to fruition, an idea needs to be protected. Before an idea is pitched to members of a market, it should first be established whether or not a similar idea previously, currently, or is intended for use. To obtain these results, an … Read More

Mortgage Loan Frauds


A two month investigation reveals frauds committed by individuals claiming to be United State Government employees are on the rise. In addition to frauds where individuals are pretending to be government employees the unstable housing market has created a rise in illicit companies preying on individuals struggling monetarily by guaranteeing loans despite poor credit scores and credit histories; these are … Read More

Digital Forensics – A Necessity in Todays Age of Technology


As the age of technology continues to grow, so does the need for digital forensics. Each day the number of cyber-crimes grows exponentially; however thanks to computer forensics and cellular forensics, these cyber criminals can be brought to justice. In addition to the growth of cyber-crime, the presence of digital evidence in litigation is also becoming more predominant in the … Read More

PIs Protect IP Rights A Case Study in Professionalism


When Gidatex filed suit against Campaniello Imports Ltd. for trademark infringement in 1997, their counsel called upon Kessler International to help build the case. Though the defendant wanted to exclude the private investigator’s testimony, the United States District Court of the Southern District of New York affirmed the right of litigants to employ undercover investigators and praised them as an … Read More

Identity Theft


With an increase in the personal identity theft incidents coupled with mass advertising campaigns touting their protective services, it’s time to separate fact from fiction and see what can be done about protecting your financial security. According to the FTC, “Identity theft occurs when someone uses your personally identifying information, like your name, Social Security number, or credit card number, … Read More



It may sound innocent enough when a potential business partner or client takes you out for dinner or a round of golf. What you may not be aware of is those outings can actually be bribes. Yes, it’s true that bribes can be solicited in the form of a comp dinner or round of golf. Bribery is the practice of … Read More

Nursing Home Abuse at Alarming Rates


More Common Than You Think Elder abuse is a serious problem in the United States. The exact number of occurrences is difficult to determine. According the Center for Disease Control (CDC), in 2008 one in 10 elders reported emotional, physical, sexual mistreatment or potential neglect. Many cases go unreported because elders are afraid to speak out. Many victims suffer physical … Read More

Money Laundering Online


Modern criminals are now focusing on the internet more than ever before in hopes to launder money. Laundering money online is highly lucrative but highly dangerous. It’s a never ending game of cat and mouse, between the cyber criminals and law enforcement. Since the technology always moves faster than the legislation, it’s a race against the clock. The lucrative ways … Read More

Fake Passports, Degrees and Police Badges


The Problems Are Growing In a report published in May of 2000, by the U.S. General Accountability Office (GAO) detailed the results of an undercover investigation where federal investigators utilized fraudulent law enforcement badges and credentials to penetrate the security at federal buildings and airports. The investigations found that investigators were 100% successful in penetrating 19 federal sites and two … Read More