The Spy Diary.

Stepping out of the shadows


My wife faced a dramatic day when she received a call saying that I had been kidnapped and that they were torturing me–this bastard even made her speak (supposedly) with me while being tortured. And they pressured her to transfer money… Sometimes, the story is that your loved one has been injured or that your […]


SEXUAL ASSAULT IN CHILE WHAT A FOREIGNER NEEDS TO KNOW The responsibility for preventing sexual assaults and rape lies with both men and women. It is part of a larger conversation we need to have with our sons about what it means to respect women and for us as men to know what a culture […]


He’d come back. As he had for the past couple of nights. Silent, watching her silhouette through the curtains as she picked up the phone. ‘Are you there?’ she said. ‘Yes’, I replied. ‘Don’t worry, I’m not going anywhere’. Little did he know the innocuous vehicle parked on the corner was a covert camera platform. […]


A leading UK Private Investigator has found that more than three quarters of workers have stolen from their current or previous places of work. The figures show that potentially over £432m of company goods, including laptops, confidential personal data, TVs, and even an office pet in one case are stolen in the UK each year. […]

Sitemap has arrived

In our ongoing battle to remain at the top of Google search engines for certain keywords and phrases, we have installed a new sitemap that will make it easier for Google to index the site and its inner pages.  “This plugin will generate a special XML sitemap which will help search engines to better index […]

Bad News for Catch Me If You Can Defendants

A private detective agency has completed its third year in Chile, offering Lawyers from all over the world a way to serve process on those defendants who flee the jurisdiction to Chile in order to evade process being served on them.   SALGADO INVESTIGATIONS operates from it’s offices in Santiago, Chile since 2010 and has […]


One of the techniques routinely used by investigators in the 21st century is the GPS tracker. It is used primarily to aid surveillance and to save money. Trackers were prohibitively expensive and they were big and heavy units. The prices of units have now come down to an acceptable level and a very good example […]

The Many Roles of a Private Investigator

A private investigator has so many roles that it would be an immense task to list them all in this document.  The SIA (Security Industry Agency) published a paper on this subject (SIA Research: Private Investigator Best Practice) in an effort to define the roles of a Private Investigator. SIA research identified that there were […]

What Is a Private Investigator?

A Private Investigator is a person who conducts investigations, usually for a private citizen, business, or organization. They also work for Solicitors in civil cases and criminal cases on behalf of a client. Private investigators have been around since time immemorial, whenever someone has needed to find someone, or to watch someone, a private investigator […]