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BORED with those same old ho hum CE classes?

Posted by Christine Burke on Wednesday, September 19, 2018, In : classes 


Run on over to our school where we not only have continuing education for process servers, private investigators and other legal professionals. we have FUN too!


Classes like:


*Making Your First Serve

*The Most Common Types of Police Reports That Are Helpful For Process Servers, Private Investigators and Attorneys

*Website 101

*You CAN Write Now

*Grab More Customers With Google

*Introduction To Court Pleadings And Other Docs

*Arizona Private Process Server Exam Prep Class

*Background Checks: Beyond The...


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New Class Launched For Private Investigators and Process Servers

Posted by Christine Burke on Tuesday, May 8, 2018, In : Private Investigator and Process Server Marketing 


We launched a new class for our private investigator and process servers! You can check it out and register here.
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Judgment Recovery Workshop

Posted by Christine Burke on Tuesday, May 8, 2018, In : judgment recovery asset investigations 



We just scheduled a complimentary workshop:

Today is THE DAY! It's Judgment Day!

It's your day, right now, right this second, as you read this page.

You may have just won a small claims, civil case or difficult divorce. Maybe you have just recorded your judgment and don't know what to do. Could it be that you have worked so hard on this, by yourself, and don't know where to go now? Better yet, maybe it's the day that you say "Enough is enough!" and take action.

Today it's about satisfaction....no...


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Maricopa County Contract Investigator Resources

Posted by Christine Burke on Friday, December 1, 2017, In : criminal defense investigations 

We are excited to announce we are an approved Maricopa County, Arizona, approved contract vendor for private investigation.
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Educational and Marketing Deductions for 2017

Posted by Christine Burke on Monday, November 13, 2017, In : Private Investigator and Process Server Marketing 


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Website 101 - Private Investigator Edition Class

Posted by Christine Burke on Monday, November 6, 2017, In : classes 


Would you like to know how I generate 99.9% of all new investigation business from the web?

Best yet, this is happening a majority of the time while I am sleeping, working with other clients, or goofing off :) 

You have the skills and ability to help others in your investigator business but that doesn't mean a damn if they can't find you.

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My name is Christine Burke and I...

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Unleash Your Inner Investigator - Pre-registration Now Open!

Posted by Christine Burke on Sunday, October 29, 2017, In : classes 


We are SO excited to announce our newest class. You KNOW you've always wanted to be a private investigator and now you can UNLEASH YOUR INNER INVESTIGATOR during our class and beyond!

We are taking pre-registration before opening to the general public and this will allow you to take advantage of FREE or low cost tuition. 

You are able to register on the website now. 

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Are YOU Prepared For All Eventualities?????

Posted by Christine Burke on Tuesday, September 12, 2017, In : Background Checks 


We all love this saying but it sometimes seems hard to implement when we are dealing with someone we love, or parting with money. 

We (my family and I) are coming out of the most recent Hurricane Irma and it can be a very frustrating time. I remember going through Hurricane Andrew and the waiting seemed to be unbearable, along with all of the clean up after. Now, we are VERY thankful that the hurricane treated South Florida better than expected.

And, like with background checks, gut feelings, d...

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Update On Continuing Education And Training Classes

Posted by Christine Burke on Saturday, August 12, 2017, In : classes 


Hi, I hope you are enjoying your weekend! I wanted to send some updates on our classes and educational materials...

For Our Process Servers

First of all, congratulations to our most recent graduates of our Arizona Private Process Server Exam Prep course!!!! Way to go!!!!! Everyone passed the licensing exam and we haven't lost one yet!

If you are seeking licensing for process serving and you have not taken your test, we have just scheduled our remaining classes for October, November, Dec...


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New Class - How To Conduct A Proper Background Check

Posted by Christine Burke on Friday, March 17, 2017, In : classes 


Been burned by a service worker or duped by a partner (business or personal)? How about relied on someone else to properly check someone out and learned the hard way that no one cares like you do? Or, do you just wonder what all the hoopla is about background checks?

If so, you've come to the right place!

In our How To Conduct A Proper Background Check class, you will learn not only WHERE to look for information but WHAT and WHY you need it!

Taught by a former police detective and working privat...


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Marketing Your Private Investigator or Process Server Business

Posted by Christine Burke on Thursday, February 16, 2017, In : Private Investigator and Process Server Marketing 


These are the stats from one of my sales channels for January 2017. You can see (hopefully) that 20% of total sales came from a mobile device and new buyers make up 93% of total shoppers.

What does this mean for you? If you do not have a website or your website is not mobile optimized, you might be missing out on 20% of your customers. Too, did you know that Google has been rumored to down rank sites that are not mobile optimized?

And, how would you like to get 93% more new clients each month? ...

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Valentine's Day Gifts Are Here!

Posted by Christine Burke on Tuesday, February 14, 2017, In : private investigation 
Check out our Facebook page to learn more and get your present!
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Starting Your Own Private Investigator Business - Class

Posted by Christine Burke on Tuesday, February 7, 2017, In : classes 


Starting Your Own Private Investigator Business

Always Wanted to be a private investigator? Are you currently working as a police officer and are ready to retire? How about working for someone else and are ready to launch your own agency?

We would love to talk to you about the REAL experience of setting up your private investigation agency and what it takes in order to have a successful career.

Taught by a former police officer and agency owner (since 2008) you will learn best practices to work ...


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Continuing Education and Training For Process Servers, Private Investigator and Legal Professionals in Arizona and Across The Globe

Posted by Christine Burke on Sunday, February 5, 2017, In : training and classes 


Have you seen our list of courses? If not, here are some below and we are always creating more!

Continuing Education, CLE and CE's for Individuals, Corporations, Process Servers, Investigators, Attorneys, and other Legal Professionals

Please check our Calendar for current offerings or Contact Us to schedule a class.

I have had the pleasure of knowing Christine for the past 5 years.  When I first started my Private Investigations business in Arizona, Christine was one the first people that sat do...


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Got a Deadbeat? Wish them a Merry Christmas With Our Presence

Posted by Christine Burke on Saturday, November 5, 2016, In : child custody investigations 
Check out our video showing how we helped locate a deadbeat dad and got him to pay up.

Give yourself and your deadbeat parent a neat present this year.
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When In Vegas....

Posted by Christine Burke on Tuesday, October 4, 2016, In : private investigation 


NOW SERVING NEVADA:

What happens in Vegas doesn't have to stay in Vegas....let the chips fall where they may!

With our team of expert investigators, we uncover the truth, whether undercover, on the street or through the use of technology.

Do you have a cheating spouse? Are you concerned about where the money goes? Need to know what's really happening during visitation? And best yet, we love those, "I can't work" worker's comp cases where it seems that in Vegas, all bets are off!

Call or message u...


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New Video On Judgment Recovery Posted

Posted by Christine Burke on Tuesday, September 27, 2016, In : Resources 
If you haven't checked out our YouTube.com channel, you should. We regularly post content and educational videos such as the one here on How Judgment Recovery works.
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Don't Take Everything At Face Value

Posted by Christine Burke on Tuesday, August 30, 2016, In : Background Checks 


Wow, I can't believe it's been since June that I have posted here....I have been busy on our FaceBook page, LinkedIn and on YouTube so if you haven't been there yet, you're missing out.

Okay, back to the task at hand.....I get calls every day with situations where people thought that people, or situations, were different than they turned out to be. It sucks, frankly, and I do my best to get answers and help pick up the pieces.

Another call today, from a landlord that needed assistance with a ju...

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The Problem With Problem Employees

Posted by Christine Burke on Sunday, May 15, 2016, In : Background Checks 



Do you sometimes feel that your employees are like the spit backs in the box of chocolates? Is it hard to find qualified help, or, do you think you've found the right one or ones, only to find out they have taken advantage of you, tarnished your image with your clients or worse yet, stolen from you?

I recently met with Bob Wilson of Bob Wilson Solutions, based in Gilbert Arizona. Bob works with businesses to create very productive and low stress workplaces. He has many solutions in his arsenal...

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New Online Class - Introduction To Judgment Recovery $10

Posted by Christine Burke on Tuesday, April 12, 2016, In : classes 


In this course you will learn the strategies used by successful judgment recovery professionals. We want you to get satisfaction of your judgment; COMPLETE satisfaction, literally and emotionally.

We understand it can be confusing and we hope to shed some light on this process providing essential tools and techniques.

We will discuss Recording Your Judgment, Locating Debtors, Employers, Assets and Bank Accounts, Garnishing Money and Assets, Renewing Your Judgment and more.

This program has been ...


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Save On Locate Reports!!!!

Posted by Christine Burke on Tuesday, March 15, 2016, In : Missing Persons and Locates 


If you are looking for a deadbeat dad or mom, judgment debtor, family member or someone to serve, please let us know.
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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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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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If it walks like a......

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


Yeah, yeah. It's a Zebara, right? But what's so special about this Zebra? 

It's not just black and white. Meaning, not just a private investigator or not a private investigator. Anything can have stripe and call itself one of the herd. Here's why you want to look past the illusion....

We have a number of "licensed" investigators in the state of Arizona and across the U.S. Believe it or not, there are still some states that do not require licensing. Yep, go figure!

I have heard from and met quite...
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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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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 Was Your Last Meal Like? Maybe They Need A Mystery Shopping Investigation!

Posted by Christine Burke on Friday, February 13, 2015, In : Mystery Shopping Investigations 


Do you have a favorite restaurant here in town? You know the place, where it's usually great and then one day you get awful service? Or maybe it's a change of management?

I know just the thing! Yesterday I had one of the worst meal experiences in a local Tempe restaurant which is part of a small local chain. I love going to this restaurant, just not the Tempe location.

The best part of knowing a chain restaurant is supposed to be consistent service at all locations and knowing that your favorit...
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Is My Neighborhood Safe? Checking The Calls For Service Report

Posted by Christine Burke on Wednesday, February 4, 2015, In : Background Checks 


A few months ago a client was talking about moving and wanted my input on "safe areas of town". I advised him to visit the neighborhoods he was interested in at various days and times so he would get a feel of the neighborhood - as in the daytime many folks are at work - and kids are at school - all looks peaceful and quiet. I also recommended that he check any particular address, for a home he was seriously interested in buying, with the local police department.

Yesterday, I heard an ad on th...
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Clear As Mud - Some Legal Terms To Consider In A Background Check

Posted by Christine Burke on Tuesday, February 3, 2015, In : Background Checks 


While recently conducting a background investigation, I was seeking information for a client to determine if a particular applicant had ever been served with a criminal summons, questioned, arrested, taken into custody, indicted, charged with, tried for, pleaded guilty to or been convicted or, or ever been the subject of an investigation concerning the violation of any law, statute, ordinance, rule, regulation, or canon and it references including all incidents, however trivial, whether guilt...
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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.

If you ...

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How Do You Know When Someone Is Lying?

Posted by Christine Burke on Monday, January 26, 2015, In : private investigation 


Obviously it easy to tell that someone is lying when you already know the truth or the answers to various questions. When you are not sure of the answers, and maybe are not sure what questions to ask, you have to rely on your evaluation of the answers.

As a private investigator we are usually asking questions and seeking answers. Most times we are just documenting information but frequently we are asked to attempt to determine if someone is lying or if they are credible.

Some of the ways that w...
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Locating People To Serve Papers

Posted by Christine Burke on Friday, January 23, 2015, In : Missing Persons and Locates 


Frequently we get calls such as, "I need to serve someone but I don't know where they are" or "I need to serve someone but I don't know their exact name". Don't give up on what you need to do, get help from an experienced investigator so you can find the person.

We recently assisted two clients who needed to locate someone to serve papers. In one case, it was an estranged spouse and they were unsure where the party was located. We were able to conduct a database search (which can be quick an i...
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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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