Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT)
In today's era of technology, there is a huge amount of information available to anyone with an Internet connection. Private investigators have been using the Internet for their investigations for years. Here are just some of the ways that open source intelligence (OSINT) is used for private investigations:
Private investigators use a variety of methods to gather information about their targets, including social media sites, public records databases and open source intelligence software tools.
Accurate and timely information is essential to any successful private investigation. Whether you are conducting an infidelity investigation, a background check on a prospective employee, or working on an insurance fraud case, much of the data you will need to complete your assignment will be available online.