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Nowadays, there’s no more calling on the phone and asking for a date. If you’re lucky, maybe you’ll receive a text message.

Online dating has become the second most common way for couples to meet. Over an estimated 120,000 marriages start online per year. So why is this concerning?

In some respects, it’s great. You have plenty of people to choose from: all shapes, sizes and with diversified interests. On the other hand, meeting people online can potentially open you up to nightmarish situations. These people are strangers and lots of bad things can happen. So how do you minimize the risk?

It’s incredibly important to know whom you are going to meet before you have that first face-to-face meeting. The easiest way is to have a professional private investigator run a background search. They are reasonably priced but well worth the investment. A background search usually covers the last 20 years of a person’s life. It can tell you about the person’s family, job, civil ligations, liens, judgments, criminal record and a lot more.

Additionally, an investigator will search for a person’s cyber footprint and discover whether or not your potential date has a history of embellishing or fabricating the truth. Stalkers may not have a criminal record but are very dangerous. Everyone has baggage. Some have a fanny pack and others a steamer trunk. Aren’t you worth the expense? Our investigators have many years of experience in finding out the truth about people. We can provide you with a complete profile about a potential partner to aide you in what may very well be the most important decision of your life.

Am I Being Stalked?

So you are in a relationship and for whatever reason you decide you are no longer interested. After breaking it off, it should just be over right? Not always!

Sometimes you find yourself in a situation of uneasiness, scared for you life, harassed and basically just feeling like prey.

Chances are you are being stalked. Here are a few signs of stalking behavior:

  • Someone calling, emailing or texting incessantly.
  • Showing up at your office,home or when you are out in public, unexpectedly.
  • Someone that loves you “too much”.
  • Someone that monitors your phone records or computer history.
  • Has anger issues, whether verbal or physical.
  • He/she won’t take no for an answer
  • Makes threats to hurt him/herself.
  • Makes threats to hurt you.

If any of this sounds familiar, TRUST YOUR INSTINCTS. Make sure that you report it and take the necessary actions to keep yourself safe.

There is no reasoning with a stalker so the only thing you should say is “NO”, once, and walk away. Never engage your stalker and never give him/her a reason to be encouraged.

There are several different types of stalkers. Below are some of the more common types:

  • Rejected Stalkers – these are people who have been in some type of relationship with you. Whether it’s as a friend or a romantic partner, they are not willing to let go even though you have expressed your desire to end it. They are seeking revenge or to make your life difficult because since they can’t have you, they don’t want anyone else too either.
  • Predators – these are people who will stalk you as prey. Usually they are looking for some type of sexual encounter. They are looking for total power over their victim.
  • Resentful Stalkers – these are people who are angry and feel the need to get back at you. They are revenge seekers. They feel that you have wronged them in some way and are trying to punish their victim.
  • Love obsessed stalkers – these are people that fixate on their victims but have had no intimate relationship with them. They believe that they are already in a relationship with the victim and need not to be encouraged in any way. Any positive or negative attention will be perceived as encouragement.

There are several other types of stalkers. As private investigators at Lakefront Investigations, Ltd., we are very experienced in handling cases for our clients involving stalking. We have also been very successful in turning them in to the proper authorities.

Criminal Merchandise Overbuy Scams

In today’s day and age, scandalous people are everywhere and trying to take advantage of you for profit. A new type of scam is very sophisticated and aims to obtain large amounts of merchandise without paying for them.

To obtain all the merchandise the criminals will first create a bogus company using fake credentials . They will then order merchandise from a few suppliers and then proceed to pay promptly. As time goes on, they use credit references for larger orders and no longer pay for the items. If your company has been the victim of the fraudulent actions of a bogus company, we can help you recover your losses. These hit and run scams are illegal and we can help you get the information you need to prosecute the criminals. At we have a team of private investigators that will get you fast, accurate and affordable results. Let us track down the guilty party, please contact one of our private investigators at (847) 795-1900.

Work from Home Envelope Scheme

These days more and more people are looking for job opportunities allowing them the ability to work from home. Working from home means no more time wasted on commuting, you can now work on your own terms and your schedule will be more flexible.

So far everything sounds great, right?

Finally you find a great business opportunity to work from home stuffing envelopes. For a small fee, you too can have your own envelope stuffing business. Eager to get started? The ad instructs you to do the following: First you have to pay an upfront fee that is required for your “envelope stuffing kit”. This is required before you can actually begin the position. Just simply mail a check in this amount to this address, that’s it! Secondly, you wait! At some point the kit comes in the mail allowing you to begin your new job. Then the scam reveals itself, you find out that the business promoter never had any work that needed to be done. Instead you receive a notification in the mail informing you that in order for you to make any money using this system, you need to send the original ad that you responded to, to all your family and friends. If they respond, you may earn a share. However, then you wonder how you would get credit for the referral if your using the original ad you responded to? Then it’s clear, you were scammed!

If you suspect that you have been a victim of fraud or other types of pyramid schemes, call us and will help you find the answers, report to the authorities and help you recover your lost funds. The experts at guarantee fast, accurate and affordable results. For more information call us at 847-795-1900 24 hours a day for your free consultation.

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