Wednesday, 30 September 2020

THE THREE MILLING PILLARS OF PRIVATE RESEARCH IN SPAIN


Today I read in an analysis prepared by El País, of the three actors mythical of Spanish cinema; that have promoted the Spain brand internationally such as Antonio Banderas, Penélope Cruz y Sara Montiel. Then I asked myself: Who would be the three detectives of the Private Investigation in Spain? And the answer was very easy.
The selection that made was for all the vital importance that they dedicated to the investigation and that they obtained great contributions and discoveries leaving us a legacy to our profession, but it never hurts to recognize his merits to Daniel Freixa, Enrique Cazeneuve and Eugenio Vélez Troya for being innovative and for its repercussion in the society that each one had to live.


DANIEL FREIXA: Freixa first Spanish detective (probably), established his research office "La Vigilancia Urbana y Mercantil" in Barcelona in 1888, which probably makes him the first detective that Spain knows. His office was a pioneer in the preparation of commercial reports and collection management which are some of the first activities carried out by private detectives at the end of the XIX century and the beginning of the XX century around the world. Thus becoming one of the most important private security directories with the name of Regency international directory of private investigators, private detectives, security guards, security equipment suppliers, security services, debt collecting agencies, that is published in England at least since 1960.
Freixa, who occupied a position in the police until he decided to create his own agency, wrote two books: The world of crime (Luis Tasso Serra. Barcelona, 1888) and The Modern Police (Seix. Barcelona, 1893), in addition to two economic bulletins: The Protectionist and the Urban and Commercial Mutual Society



Our second detective is ENRIQUE CAZENEUVE, an enterprising and transforming detective from Barcelona who appeared at the end of the 20th century, getting around the image of private detectives, providing high level economic research service that is, an innovation to the service that was usually provided at that time.
Born Tolouse in the south of France son of a researcher from one of the commercial reporting agencies, It was a reference with regard to the typology of its clients, which were mostly large companies, insurers and banking entities; the service he gave was done from his Detective Office founded at the end of 1910.
Similar to Freixa, Cazeneuve left a legacy in the form of a book in "Practical Detectivism" (Tip Paraíso. Barcelona, 1925), known in his profession not only for its emblematic cover created by the illustrator Leonetto Cappiello, also because his work includes a curious glossary calé and a directory of the most frequent scams at that time.



The last of our reference is EUGENIO VÉLEZ-TROYA, was born in Torre de Juan Abad (Ciudad Real); who at the end of the 20th century founded the "Velez-Troya Detective Agency"; creator of the magazine Detectives in 1953, he was a member of the "World Secret Service Association of the United States", becoming delegate for Europe and North Africa; what allowed that in the year of 1961 Barcelona host the first international congress of private detectives in Europe; was one of the first to use the lie detector or polygraph in Spain (1964), from the United States.
Vélez-Troya in the same way left us two books, which are a reference in the detective bibliography, detectives or private investigators ( Barcelona, 1979) and The other footprints,  Memories of a Private Detective (Ediciones Obelisco.Barcelona, 1996).

"This article takes a historical tour what is the profession of Private Dectective in Spain, the Spanish detectives owe a lot to these three mythical characters of private investigation, in terms of training, innovation and the great legacy left us; and remember that private detectives do not just solve cases, but they prevent them from happening even more".



Wednesday, 22 July 2020

TELL ME HOW YOU WRITE AND I WILL TELL YOU WHO YOU ARE


The writing of a person is as unique as their personality, many people ignore that the moment we write our brain starts up, since the moment the writing of our hand begins to emerge, each and every one of the letters we go designing, planning and thinking.
In the digital age in which we live, and especially with the use of smartphones and computers have caused us to make less use of handwriting, to the point that now letters are no longer written by hand.

Today, psychography is one of the techniques used in Spain, which aims to study the personality characteristics of individuals through the interpretation of the dominated graphic aspects of handwriting, they also call it the “psychology of writing".

Through psychographic analysis we can analyze the presence of traits compatible with ertain pathologies and trends in behavior, graphologists try to know aspects of their personality that the person analyzed does not want to externalize, either because it is not convenient to do so or simply because they are unaware of it.


How do you analyze a writing?



1. Acquire a good sample: ideally to carry out a study that is infallible we must have a manuscript between 15 extension lines and a folio; It is perfect if it includes your signature and performs it on a white paper without a pattern; better still with at least a few hours of separation, because handwriting changes with the mood and circumstances.

2. Look at the pressure of the strokes: we have people who press hard against the paper and others have a light grip, we can identify this aspect through the pressure marks on the back of the sheet, this characteristic has the following meanings.
• A lot of pressure means that emotional energy is high. The subject could be intense, sensory or vigorous.
• An average pressure will indicate that the person is relatively calm but safe.
• A light pressure is a sign of introversion or is typical of a person who prefers situations with low energy levels.

3. Check the inclination of the strokes: the writing, especially the italics, usually tilts from left to right and analyzes the inclination in this way:
• Right tilt: when the writer is eager to write or does it quickly and vigorously; If this is repetitive, the person could be self-confident and confident.
• Left tilt: it could imply that the person wants to hide their emotions is a little collaborative person,
• Straight and vertical tilt: the subject controls his emotions well.


(Stroke inclination sample)



4. Baseline: when writing on a sheet without lines, people do not usually write in a perfect straight line.
• It is said that ascending writing shows optimism and a cheerful mood.
• Descending writing could be a sign of discouragement or exhaustion.
• The undulating writing that goes up and down could mean that the person is unstable or undecided.

5. Letter size: when they grow up, the person could be outgoing; on the contrary, small letters could indicate that this is solitary or introverted.

6. Letters link: if we study cursive letters, they are a prolific source because there are many possible variations:
• Garlands: these curves are cup-shaped and open at the top, they could externalize the strength and warmth of a person.
• Arcades: downward curves that are slower and more sober, but also associated with creative personalities.
• Filiform: the line becomes increasingly lighter towards the end of the word and sometimes there are continuous points on the sheet. This is a rushed and neglected style, although there are other variations.

                                                      ( Sample of filiform writings)


The writing speaks of ourselves, reveals our personality, fears, values, emotional balance, character among others; That is why our work at Oliver Detectives is accurate and infallible; We check through the graphic features the compatibility with certain behaviors or psychosocial aspects, only the one-page manuscript is sufficient to issue a broad personality diagnosis, determine signature authorship, personnel selection, analyze the character of the children including contributing to The choice of couple.

It can be decisive in legal and private processes, keep that in mind!



Wednesday, 8 July 2020

IS THERE A PERFECT CRIME?






For centuries, writers have taught us the thousand and one ways to kill. They have perfected methods, scenarios, weapons and alibis to elevate the murder to the category of art. We often observe with horror the modus operandi of current justice, of those who operate live and the inaction of the agencies that must protect the victims look the other way, leaving cases unresolved, do not confuse perfection with lack of discovery.

To conceptualize a crime as perfect, it only takes one fact and that the perpetrator of the crime remains a mystery. Although most cases are discovered sooner or later, some remain unresolved, because crime itself is a human behavior or activity and humans by definition are imperfect. In TV series such as CSI or Criminal Minds the culprit is caught after sophisticated analysis or impeccable autopsies, but the reality is different; some do not get resolved because a corpse is discovered very late and the evidence is very eroded, Others because they are not in the investigation.

Although we would like all criminals to go to jail, it does not always happen. There are those who manage to deceive justice and there are those who almost achieve it.
Of those almost perfect crimes we have a lot to learn:

·           The Unabomber

 It is one of the most talked about cases in the United States, in which a professor of mathematics attacked the nation placing more than 15 bombs by mail, causing 3 deaths and more than 20 seriously injured. The name of the protagonist of such atrocious act is Theodore Kaczynski. More than 50 million dollars were invested for its capture, without success; because The Unabomber did of his for 17 years. It was not until 1996 that his younger brother, David Kaczynski, he gave him away, charging a reward of a million dollars.


·           Murder with sexual mobile

A cleaning woman found last February 21, 2008, the lifeless body of a 35-year-old girl suffocated inside a flat in the Gracia neighborhood of Barcelona. The body was found with a plastic bag tied around the neck. The Mossos d'Esquadra found in a nearby room a wig that, incidentally, was the hair of the victim. Everything pointed towards a sexual mobile and that's where the investigations went, but the truth is that the security forces did not see it clearly. According to police sources, the detainee disguised herself, with a wig included, supplanting the identity of their employee to take out life insurance, of 125,000 euros, of which the owner of the company benefited If he pretended to be the victim. if he impersonated his identity, he could collect the insurance. To disguise the motive of the crime, he hired the services of some men who engage in prostitution. He paid them 70 euros in exchange for his sperm, which the detainee picked up and poured down the legs of the victim to simulate sexual assault. Finally, the skill of the policies pointed to the victim's boss, as her murderer, who has already been arrested as the material author of the events and has been imprisoned.   

                

Current technology may have brought light in cases now in neutral, but the criminologist does not believe that this was the problem. Most of the time the problems were due to the researchers not convincing evidence beyond doubt to seat a defendant on the bench and, unfortunately, those tests were not obtained. These cases of almost perfect crimes should be advertising and committing ruthless acts alone will take us directly to prisons (and in some cases, to death). Objects, looks, family and even strangers can get to uncover the criminals.

"Share your post to that friend who has the soul of a detective and discuss if the perfect crime exists".


Thursday, 11 June 2020

¡ ATTENTION TO PHISING !



The Internet is a breeding ground for anyone who intends it, you find many wonders but also many misfortunes, and today that we are 100% connected at a personal, work and leisure level, we consider it more necessary to emphasize the dangers that we can find ourselves in this environment.

After spending months between social networks, emails and videoconferences due to confinement, society sees 100% digitization as inevitable, a world is no longer conceived without these tools that streamline procedures and communications, but we do not live in a more world either. safe with them.
Lately phishing is the order of the day, and for this reason we see it necessary to show you an example so that you become aware of what it is all about.

Phising is a computerized term that refers to a set of techniques to deceive its victims by gaining their trust, impersonating the identities of people, companies or entities, to manipulate them and make them do actions to benefit, financially or through information.

Every day we are bombarded by a large mass of phishing campaigns and we are not aware, so we show you a clear example of this:

• Apparently it looks like a post, but we can already see a slip of punctuation in the title, along with some misspelling in the text of the email.
 • If we continue reading, and in the initial greeting we can see that it is generalized, without specifying the name of the recipient. Emails that are personalized are more credible since they refer directly to the person in question, phishing being large amounts of emails will never be personalized.
• Apparently they request an income of a quantity to be able to proceed with a shipment, however they do not expose any type of reference number or request related to said service.
• Later they provide a link for you to click on it. NEVER click on any suspicious email, as this could lead to providing a gateway for hackers and implant a virus within your device.
• If we set them at the end of the email, we will see that said email has been sent through a program called Mailchimp, that is why the logo and the mandatory points that Mailchimp orders that must be put in all emails to carry out campaigns appear. Correos, Netflix, HBO ... do not use any type of these platforms since their emails are executed by their own program.
• Finally, if we give more information to see the email of the sender, an email appears that is not intended to be an email at all: slreece@seu.edu.

However if you have received an email of this nature and ignore it, you are already on a blacklist. They will not stop sending you similar emails, impersonating the same or other entities and companies, so that one day you bite. You will have to deal with this for life or delete your email account, as much as you block the email from the pishing, they will create many more to keep sending them to you.

So ... learn these TIPS well, so that when you suspect an email you can check for yourself whether it is a phishing attempt or not.



Prevention in life in general is the key to guaranteeing a higher level of security, and I hope this article will help you live more peacefully and have no problems in the future.

Tuesday, 26 May 2020

ERTE AND WORK IN BLACK: BENEFITS OR IRRIGATIONS?


With the COVID-19 crisis and the state of alarm, businessmen have had to stop production and adapt to new scenarios.



Just six months ago, the event we are currently experiencing was only associated with a science fiction story or post-apocalyptic series, but this pandemic has caused society to undergo all kinds of changes from a social, economic and political point of view.


On March 14, 2020, with Royal Decree 463/2020, a state of alarm was declared in order to manage the health crisis caused by COVID-19. Faced with the progressive advance of the coronavirus and the halt of companies, businessmen have had to act immediately, in record time and at a high cost at a professional and personal level; many of them started the ERTE procedures for their workers.

The Temporary Employment Regulation Files (ERTE), allow companies to terminate the employment relationship with their workers for a specific time, this has become one of the effective measures for Spanish companies to deal with economic and technical issues , organizational or force majeure, such as the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on their productive and therefore economic activity.


COLLAPSE IN THE OFFICES OF THE PUBLIC SERVICE OF STATE EMPLOYMENT (SEPE)

The avalanche of ERTE presented by the companies, with the aim of avoiding the dismissal of their employees, has caused the collapse in the offices of the State Public Employment Service (SEPE), with the consequent delay in the transfer of the benefit.
For this reason, the majority of affected workers have not yet received the benefit corresponding to the previous month, according to data published by SEPE, about 80,000 benefits are being processed daily, a figure that could complicate even processing all benefits before the end of month.
In this situation that many households are going through, having a job in black is a very present reality for many people. Although it is totally illegal, especially when there are cases in which people are charging the ERTE.

  



For this reason we want to tell you about the main risks involved:

• Unprotection of the worker: The employer does not have any type of responsibility over the worker. Therefore, if non-payments occur, the worker will be totally unprotected before the law and will lose their right to denounce the employer.
• Withdrawal from work: If you work in a black company, in the event of an accident at work and need to be discharged for a certain period of time, you will not be able to claim the subsidy for this disability, in addition you will not be able to receive income from this cause.
• Sanctions: In addition, the Treasury and Social Security may investigate the worker and punish him.



Oliver Detectives Privados is an investigative agency with a long professional career and experience in collecting legitimate evidence in cases of labor fraud. Our high knowledge in this type of investigation allows us to find the appropriate operative for each case in an agile way. Therefore, this type of irregular actions, in the long run, will generate more costs than benefits and we can provide the solution.


Wednesday, 20 May 2020

CYBER CRIMES LOOK AT US


It is a reality that technology and the internet in particular have facilitated our day to day, we can be anywhere in the world in real time and carry out more than 10 conversations at the same time; This perspective of the technological world in which we live has also encouraged the appearance of new computer crimes as it is an easy way to commit a crime.

The landscape of computer crime in Spain has evolved in recent months; reason why the Ministry of the Interior has warned of a month of cyber-scams using the coronavirus as a hook, cyber-fraudsters have them install new applications on their electronic devices or visit web pages to obtain personal data and take control of their computers and mobile phones .

Inside cybersecurity experts highlight in their reports that criminals take advantage of the vulnerability of people in need to access information about the disease through the internet and social networks to find out the latest news of the pandemic or buy face masks or donations for hospitals.

PRECAUTIONS TO AVOID CYBER CRIMES:
Do not access public Wi-Fi networks: it is something that you cannot avoid, you must always try to verify that the network is what it seems. Some hackers create wifi networks with names similar to those of public networks to mislead users.
Create complex passwords: (combinations of numbers and letters, upper and lower case ...), change them regularly, install an antivirus and update your devices.
Fake emails: if you receive emails requesting personal or confidential information, do not reply to them, download or execute the associated files.
Offers of banking services: if you receive offers from online banking entities that claim to be authorized but their address is incomplete or does not exist, the contact is via mobile numbers or whose prefix is ​​not Spanish. They are usually fake web pages. Also be suspicious if you find financing or investment offers in very favorable conditions from entities located in remote countries, about which you cannot obtain information. They are almost always ghost entities that will ask you to send an amount of money that you will not recover.
Monitor the activity of minors on the network: minors are especially vulnerable to certain types of attacks, so they must be protected, monitoring their activity and preventing them from engaging in risky behavior.

Children, young and old we are not aware that the virtual world is as dangerous or more dangerous than the physical world. Many times it gives us confidence to sail from home without realizing that we are opening the doors to our private life. Many of these crimes can be prevented by changing habits and security systems of our navigation or devices, even with the education or supervision of the activity of minors on the Internet. We know that prevention is better than regret, we just need to apply it.

Wednesday, 29 April 2020

AFTER CONFINEMENT: DIVORCE EPIDEMIC?

The stress of isolation could affect the relationship.

One of the collateral effects of the coronavirus, which surely was not among the possible consequences analyzed by the government, are the problems of coexistence that have occurred in many Spanish homes; One of the reasons is spending too much time together that has brought back old and new couple conflicts. The closed door exacerbates the annoying effect we sometimes feel towards your partner's little hobbies.
We now spend 24 hours at home and 7 days a week, spending time with our partner more hours than we are used to; the lack of physical and social activity during confinement causes us stress and anxiety, so there are friction of coexistence, and many can decide to end the relationship, for their own mental health.
Just as it happens to us on summer vacations or Christmas, when we spend most of our time with the family, the coronavirus crisis will cause many couples to decide to divorce in Spain as soon as the state of alarm decreed by the Government has ended.

The Chinese city of Xi'an, which has already passed through the worst of the Covid-19 pandemic, has experienced a spike in divorces after compulsory quarantine has ended.
According to information published by the Chinese newspaper Global Times, the increase in divorce requests began to register on March 1, 2020. However, as the newspaper reports, some couples only quarreled during confinement, but once resumed the normal rhythm of life, things calm down; There were even some couples who started the process but repented and gave up divorcing. Some young couples even decided to remarry while their divorce certificate was being printed.

If you want this confinement due to coronavirus not to take its toll on your partner, don't forget:

  • Communication, fundamental.
  • Living together is not a race to see who is better and who does more.
  • Tolerance, we are doing the best we can.
  • Understanding and support, we help each other.
  • Consensus, we are a team.
  • Time for intimate moments as a couple and in solitude too.
  • Not making final decisions at such a critical time as this.

“If you try hard and win, everything will be fine. But don't forget, in the face of frustration and helplessness, zero violence. ”
Thursday, 23 April 2020

FURTIVE LOVES IN SANT JORDI


One more year the Sant Jordi festival arrives, which is celebrated with great joy and enthusiasm throughout Catalonia, as we all know on April 23 the streets of cities and towns gather with people, it is a day to stroll among stands of books and roses ; but this year the streets of Barcelona and all of Catalonia will be uninhabited, but he moves to our homes to make confinement more enjoyable.

Tradition establishes that on this day the gentlemen give a rose to their partner, their friends, companions or relatives, and they give a book to men; But even though the dyad has been postponed, couples, friends and families will want to show their love with a rose or a book.

Sant Jordi is a date that over the years is about remembering a tradition based on love and culture; this celebration is known in the world as the “Catalan Valentine”.

This Thursday is a day that is very special, especially for couples and lovers, but not for everyone, it is a day of love at its best, since several studies have found that it is on this date that couples break up usually discovered that they did not either what they expected or because extramarital affairs come to light.

BUT WHO WILL SUSPECT, IF WE NOW TELEWORK?

For some couples, 24/7 coexistence is a time bomb and online relationships an escape valve.

The magic of the internet and the use of social networks and platforms for extramarital adventures work very well to find people online during the Coronavirus, they predict that the longer the confinement lengthens, the more it will be pulled from these virtual meeting points.


There are many signs that give away a digital infidel and now we list some of them:

1. MESSAGES AT EVERY MOMENT: it is normal that you use your phone to communicate with your friends and family, you must be alert to the hours of use, especially if it is until the wee hours of the morning; Or are you always worried about responding, the situation is suspicious.
2. ALWAYS PENDING ON YOUR MOBILE: if you do not leave your mobile or go to the bathroom and get upset if someone touches you, the probability that you hide something are very high.
3. DELETE ALL: unless we are obsessive, very few delete their search history, WhatsApp messages and photos from phones or other mobile devices perhaps because there is something to hide.
4.    BLOCKS YOU FROM YOUR FRIENDS: if it is your partner, you do not have to hide from your list of friends, but if you eliminate or block it, it is a clear sign that something strange is happening.
5.    TURN OFF YOUR MOBILE PHONE WITHOUT EXPLANATION: many people turn off their mobile devices at night, but if your partner does it when a call or message occurs, it is because they do not want to raise suspicions.

Having an alternate relationship digitally has never been so easy, so if you notice any of the aforementioned behaviors in your partner and if you believe that your partner is being unfaithful you want to demonstrate it safely and legally, do not hesitate to contact Contact  with Oliver Detectives where we guarantee the necessary tests.




Thursday, 9 April 2020

NEIGHBORHOOD CONFLICTS: WHICH ARE THE MOST COMMON?




Living in the community should never be appreciated as a negative factor, since it can be very bearable if we follow the basic rules of coexistence, but currently with the state of alarm decreed by the Government to stop the epidemic of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) it is causing roses and problems between neighbors. Specifically, in Barcelona the City Guard received only this Tuesday a total of 1865 calls for problems of the neighborhood coexistence.

However, there are certain issues that can create controversy, but nothing that does not have a solution, they even come regulated in the Horizontal Property Law, which is in charge of ensuring that all neighborhood conflicts are resolved.

What are the main sources of problems in the community?

Now we list the most common problems and do a mental exercise to be able to solve it and succeed and with better results.
1. Respect for common areas: this is the cause of many conflicts and children are usually involved who, by not finding spaces in their homes, seek to spread outside of them.
2. The noises: this is perhaps one of the most common and protagonist of great discussions, especially in buildings where each step can be heard even with magnification; Even the barking of a dog represents one of the great neighborhood conflicts.
3. Individual reforms: carrying out works on the floors outside the hours established by the neighborhood council brings great pitched battles and even within the hours in which it could be carried out.
4. The parties: before parties or works outside the permitted hours (which in Barcelona is established in the strip that runs from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., although it varies in other locations, the most common being from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.), It is more advisable to ask the neighbor to kindly stop. If this neighbor decides to continue his activity, a complaint can be made individually to the authorities who will immediately go to stop the noise.
5. Late payment: if the neighborhood conflicts have already been agreed, they will continue when one of the members does not pay a fee agreed by consensus.
6. Take security measures: from closing a door as a security measure and everyone abiding by it will be a safe fight until something serious happens or the security of the group is violated.
7. The trash: if each floor or house is not responsible for removing it and placing it in the appropriate container and in the worst-case leaves traces of liquids or odors in the common areas when removing it, it will always generate neighborhood conflicts that will dilate with little aim to be solved.

Unfortunately, there are many occasions when confrontations with neighbors occur that can hardly be proven through a police the report, since the noise, waste, or any inconvenience, has already passed when the authorities arrive.


In order to face neighborhood conflicts with intelligence and a lot of patience, it is necessary to be attentive and with a cold mind in order to have several alternatives to solve the problem and our Oliver Detectives agency works to solve conflicts of this type, providing the necessary evidence so that our client has all the necessary tools for the authorities to take action on the matter.

Remember that everyone has different personalities and the secret is to understand him and learn to cope with differences. Your neighbors share the spaces with you, living with them is a necessity.

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