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$45 Locate For Debtors Or Other People

Posted by Christine Burke on Thursday, November 22, 2018, In : Missing Persons and Locates 


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Process Server: One And Done

Posted by Christine Burke on Thursday, November 22, 2018, In : process server 


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How Do I Serve Thee?

Posted by Christine Burke on Wednesday, September 20, 2017, In : Process Serving 


Are you having issues with finding a competent process server? Did you know there is more than one way to serve someone?  Difficult service is really not "difficult" at all when you know the other alternatives at your disposal. That's why we recommend hiring a licensed, experienced process server. If YOU are the process server and are frustrated with your "success rate", please give us a call or visit our school for technical training and continuing education. We are always happy to be of S...
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Putting Integrity First!

Posted by Christine Burke on Thursday, November 19, 2015, In : Background Checks 
How often does integrity come into play in your life? Rather, should I say lack of it? Me, I hear it almost every day and sometimes many times a day, depending on the situations my clients have experienced.

I met Realtor Melynda Wolter of Keller Williams Integrity First Real Estate several weeks ago and we have been discussing the issues of scams and crimes involving homes, real estate and rentals.

Many folks try to find their rentals or purchases on their own and they may run into scams on sit...
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Free Shredding in Scottsdale and Mesa to Support Shop With A Cop

Posted by Christine Burke on Saturday, October 3, 2015, In : Causes 



FREE SHREDDING for donations in Scottsdale and Mesa to support SHOP WITH A COP and PROJECT BLUE CHRISTMAS.

We are volunteering to help underprivileged children have the Christmas they deserve. We are working with AZ LEOS to raise money and assist at the event.

Please check out the link below for SHREDDING dates and times.

We are requesting unused Gift Cards for Target and Walmart to be used at the event to shop for the kids and also items for the Silent Auction. We are trying to raise $100 per c...


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GPS Locator and Tracking For Your Child or Aging Parent

Posted by Christine Burke on Wednesday, September 30, 2015, In : child custody investigations 



Are you having child custody concerns? Do you want to feel more confident when your child is with the ex, at school, or other function?

I was recently brainstorming with a client during a custody investigation. We were finding that the other custodial parent was not adhering to the Judgment and Agreement.

Usually we recommend a locator program on a cell phone but this was proving difficult due to the child's age. Through research, my client was able to locate this neat Care F GPS and Emergency ...
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Most Important Thing In A Divorce

Posted by Christine Burke on Thursday, September 10, 2015, In : Family Law and Divorce Cases 



I was recently talking with one of my family law attorneys about divorce cases. We were discussing the most helpful things to prevail in a divorce case as far as "What do you want to know?" and the answer was MONEY. 

Who has the money, who had the money, is it being hidden and how can we find it. That's where a good private investigator comes in.

We have many ways of finding money, for divorce, custody and alimony as well as asset location and finding deep pockets for litigation.

If you are look...

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We've Won Best of 2015!!!

Posted by Christine Burke on Wednesday, September 9, 2015, In : private investigation 

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Strategic Intelligence Services PLLC has been awarded a Best of 2015 award because of your great customer reviews. Confetti toss! You can enjoy being featured here on our site as one of Thumbtack’s most highly-rated businesses.

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What's the Cost? Pay now or pay later.

Posted by Christine Burke on Sunday, August 16, 2015, In : private investigation 


As I'm sure with many professions, I get asked the question, "What does it cost to do a background check?" or "How much do you charge for this?" 

A recent posting in our investigator forum was talking about a new service whereby investigators would work at a set rate, which is at least 2/3rd's lower than my rate. And, from the comments on the post, I gather it was well below what those investigators were charging too.

If you were going in to have a serious surgery or procedure done, let's say b...
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How Do You Know? Trust Your Gut!

Posted by Christine Burke on Saturday, June 6, 2015, In : private investigation 


Sometimes when I review a case. or talk to a person, an idea or determination comes to mind. I just know what to do, or what is going on. Clients, friends and family will ask me, "How do you know?" and my answer most of the time is, "I just do" and I can't pinpoint why.

I am truly a believer in "Gut Feelings" as those gut feelings kept me alive on the street for many years. It still saves me today in both my work and my personal life.

A lot of times though, because you can't elaborate on the w...
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What Happens If It Isn't Served In Time?

Posted by Christine Burke on Thursday, May 28, 2015, In : Process Serving 


Well, it could be a BIT more than a parking ticket.....you could lose important evidence in your case, or if worse comes to worst, have your case dismissed!

Just yesterday, I had conversations with an attorney and one a business owner. Both were complaining about other process serving firms who were late with serving documents and delivering critical case documents. It's unfortunate that I hear this foo often lately....well, not unfortunate for me because I now have two NEW clients.

The questio...
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What Is Due Diligence?

Posted by Christine Burke on Thursday, May 28, 2015, In : Background Checks 


I was talking recently with a client and we were discussing due diligence. In this case, the client had to sue a customer to recover money owed to the client. Of course, future preventative measures came up, which led us to the subject of due diligence.

Merriam-Webster has two definitions for due diligence, ":  the care that a reasonable person exercises to avoid harm to other persons or their property, :  research and analysis of a company or organization done in preparation for a business tr...
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Use of Force Investigations

Posted by Christine Burke on Tuesday, May 5, 2015, In : criminal defense investigations 


Recently we have seen incidents of complaints against the police for improper use of force and negligence in death investigations. These cases are instigating public demonstrations and investigations into officer behavior and departmental policies.

Aside from making the national news, use of force should be examined in each case when someone has been arrested and may or may not have been charged with an assault on an officer. Many departments have implemented and utilize a Use of Force policy....

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What's The Alternative?

Posted by Christine Burke on Friday, February 20, 2015, In : Process Serving 


I was recently discussing serving papers with a client and they asked, "What happens if you don't serve them the first time?" I was happy to say that we usually get our serves on the first attempt :) but when someone is evading there are other means of Alternate Service of Process.

When there are problems serving, such as being unable to locate the party or when the party is evading service, the court can allow other methods for alternate service. The process server, when there is an unsuccess...
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Can You Help Me With My Insurance Claim?

Posted by Christine Burke on Monday, February 2, 2015, In : Insurance Investigations 



Yes, we can! Don't just take "no" for an answer!

In trying to have an insurance claim paid, it can be a big fight depending on what company you are dealing with, what claims representative you get, the circumstances involved and how much money is on the line.

Take it from me, who just recently had to fight her own battle. And, I used to work for an insurance company - I knew what they were telling me was not right and I continued to move forward until my claim was taken care of properly.

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What Can Be Done In Child Custody Investigations?

Posted by Christine Burke on Wednesday, January 21, 2015, In : child custody investigations 


"My custody arrangements are not fair!" 
and "Can you get me evidence for my custody hearing? are two things that we hear quite a bit about.

Whether your divorce has been finalized or you are currently involved with divorce proceedings, you may wish to consider hiring an investigator. There are many ways that we can help.

Recently we assisted with a custody investigation to verify assertions made by one parent regarding availability for child care and stated current job responsibilities. Our cli...
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About Christine Burke, Private Investigator


Christine Burke, Private Investigator Welcome to my blog! It seems that every time I meet someone and tell them my profession, I get the "Wow, that must be so cool" or "I always wanted to be a private investigator" or "Where were you when I needed you", "What types of things do you investigate" and most of all, "Can you help me with...." I thought that this blog might be a good way to answer these questions and more. Please feel free to comment or send me your question!

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