Rhino Surveillance Investigative Services
This is our “bread and butter”. We expertly use stationary and mobile surveillance to gather and document evidence regarding a subject or claimant. This is always done discreetly and sometimes involves more than one investigator. We use the latest/highest quality covert and overt cameras. There are many reasons to conduct surveillance, including:
- Child custody cases, including proving co-habitation
- Worker’s compensation cases
- Insurance fraud
- Personal injury cases
- Medical malpractice cases
- Family and Medical Leave Act abuse
- Non-compete agreement violations
Once we learn about your case, we determine the optimal ways to gather the information desired. Our pre-surveillance work always includes online and database research. It might also include on-site spot checks or activity checks. Sometimes an in-depth background investigation of the subject is logical. Clients are provided with a detailed surveillance report with accompanying photographs and video.
Background Checks and Due Diligence Services
Anonymous background checks are beneficial for many reasons. In the context of a child custody matter, you might want to know more about a partner that the other parent is exposing to your children. Or maybe you need to look into a new tenant, romantic interest, or nanny. We can help.
On too many occasions, we’ve encountered situations where basic upfront due diligence would have saved a company, an investor, or a consumer money, hassle, or pain. Whether in connection with unpaid debt, misplaced trust, shoddy performance, or any number of other contractual breaches, routine research on our part would have prevented or mitigated the damage. While a “passing” due diligence grade does not guarantee a satisfactory ending, it’s a good way to minimize risk and increase the likelihood of success, be it a loan, project, investment, or relationship –professional or otherwise. We tailor our research to your specific needs.
While each case is unique, we typically search publicly available information and public records including searches of court indices in logical jurisdictions, verification of occupational-licensure status and history, and online and social media sweeps.
Using a professional investigator to conduct asset searches is important because the information can be difficult to find and interpret. Common reasons for asset searches include divorce cases, collecting unpaid child support, pre-litigation net worth assessments, post-judgment collection/satisfaction, and debt collection.
Privacy laws work against identifying and locating most liquid assets absent a subpoena or release. The research we conduct is determined in part by the jurisdiction in which the subject lives and does business and in part by how much is already known. Usually we attempt to learn about net worth rather than just assets so we also attempt to identify existing liabilities. For both, we start with litigation, real property and motor vehicles in the appropriate jurisdictions. Depending upon the subject’s circumstances, UCC-11, business interests, etc. can be included. We can obtain a full consumer credit report with a release or a judgment.
Litigation Support including Criminal Defense
This involves a combination of our services. In this context, we assist lawyers by conducting surveillance and other evidence gathering, public records research, background investigations, asset searches, process service, locating and/or interviewing witnesses, document retrieval, criminal defense investigations (including CJA/public defender), and more.
We offer other services including the following:
Process Service: Do you need to have legal documents to be served? Whether you are private individual or an attorney, Rhino Surveillance manages service of process as quickly and professionally as possible. Using us for process serving can be particularly helpful when someone is being uncooperative or otherwise trying to dodge service.
Wellness Checks: this type of investigation includes face-to-face contact with the individual to verify overall life-style assessment including current health status, current residence maintenance, medical treatment details, physical activities, and current employment status.
Employee Monitoring and Workplace Investigations: Perhaps you suspect an employee is stealing from your business or not being where he or she is supposed to be. We can help. Our investigators use a wide variety of tactics, from hidden cameras to secret shoppers, to get the answers you need to make the right decision.