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Tuesday, May 26th

UK Private Investigator Blog - "Oysters make you sick?"


Hi,

I’ve heard all the sorties about wives keeping tabs on their husbands to find out if they are cheating. Usually private investigators stay away from such cases, unlike what you’d hear from the movies. The reason is, if the husband’s not cheating it will be a battle to get paid. A surveillance bill runs into 100s of pounds, and fit he husband’s not cheating the wife won’t want to pay for useless information. So why bother accepting the case at this stage? The only matrimonial surveillances I’ve heard of being done are when the couple have reached the courts in a messy and expensive divorce.

Not living in London, it’s take a little while for this story to trickle down to me. In London you can buy an Oyster card. It’s a pre-paid transport card that can carry up to £90 of credit to use on London trains, underground and busses. The trouble is it also records the amounts paid for each journey and where each journey started and ended. There’s been more than a few wives sneaky enough to check up on their husbands using this information, after all he’ll leave his wallet and the Oyster card in his pockets when it comes time for her to wash them. You’ve been warned gentlemen. I doubt very much if London is the only city in the world with such a travel card, I know Sydney had something similar when I visited a few years ago.

Wikipedia Oyster Card Article:-
Oyster Card (Wiki)

I hope everyone enjoyed their Bank Holiday, and don’t be shy to give me an email if you need to find a lost family member, business associate or debtor. I’ll help you out as best I can.

Thanks,
Andy

Andy on 05.26.09 @ 03:02 AM CST [link]

Sunday, May 10th

UK Private Investigator Blog - “How to prevent being attacked on the street”


Hi,

Today’s topic is “How to prevent being attacked on the street”. I’m into martial arts, I’ve been training in several styles for many years. I don’t use them in a business or professional sense, Magnum PI is a myth my friends!

Well, I can’t tell you any martial arts tips in a few paragraphs that you could actually use as a beginner and without visual instruction. You can’t learn to kick ass by reading, one of my friends would say…

What you can learn is some survival tips to PREVENT a confrontation. The biggest killer on the street is surprise. If you are taken by surprise not even a soldier or martial artist can help. As you’re mind reels to take in the situation and by the time you know what’s going on they are walking away with your wallet.

1) Be aware of your surroundings. If you can see a possible attacker coming towards you have time to process the situation and you will not be taken by surprise. People taken by surprise rarely attack and often don’t see punches coming (so they get hit).

2) Stick to crowded areas, there is safety in numbers.

3) Don’t put yourself in situations that have a high chance of you being cornered. There’s a reason rapists hide in alleyways.

4) Project a confident attitude. A mugger will always go for the easy target someone walking along staring at their feet, headphones in and above all someone who looks weak.

5) Keep walking if a stranger tries to stop you. Once stopped the next stage is a confrontation. Usually this means begging for change, but if the motive is attack or mugging then they do this when you’ve been stopped and can be cornered.

6) Above all, muggers and attackers are animals. They often follow the basic animal psychology of attack. They will always posture first, posturing is to make them feel more confident about attacking you. They will talk down to you, stick out their chest, act aggressive. This is all signs that they are building up to attack a weaker opponent. You will be getting hit if you act weak or submissive. They chose YOU to mug, acting weak just makes the mugging easier on them.

Thanks,
Andy

Andy on 05.10.09 @ 12:55 PM CST [link]