Frequently Asked Questions
It has come to our attention that there is a person, or people, using Affirm Investigations, our Logo, and Receipts, to blackmail people into sending them money. This is what the scam entails: The person being scammed, typically a male, has signed up on a dating website. The websites, from our understanding, are legit. At some point, the scammer, pretending to be a female, will send a nude photo of “herself” to the male. This nude photo, often times is requested by the male, but this is not always the case. Once received, the scammer will then claim that this nude photo is of an underage (minor) female. The scammer will then tell the male that he has to pay money in order for this to “go away” or they will report this to the police. The scammers ask for several hundred dollars to several thousand dollars. If you pay, they will then likely try and get more money out of you with the same threats. The scammers claim to be an employee working for Affirm Investigations. Sometimes they will even say they are the owner. Let me assure you that Affirm Investigations does NOT operate in this manner. We do NOT blackmail anyone, nor do we handle investigations this way. Do not send them money! If this was a real investigation, you would find out after the investigation when the police put handcuffs on you. Affirm Investigations does NOT ask for money to make things “disappear.”
If you are a victim of this Scam, please contact the police. In all fairness, there is not much we can do to stop this as they can use any phone number, any name, and any company they chose.
If you are unsure if a scam is being attempted, feel free to contact us so we can try and help you.
This has nothing to do with the law, this is about a money scam. Even if you broke the law by soliciting pictures of a known minor, Affirm Investigations would NOT attempt to get money from you, we would contact the police so they can charge you criminally.
If it sounds like a scam, it likely is a scam.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics says this: (Link)
“Private Detectives and Private Investigators search for information about legal, financial, and personal matters. They offer many services, such as verifying people’s backgrounds and statements, finding missing persons, and investigating computer crimes.”
- Search online, public, and court records to uncover information
- Conduct surveillance
- Investigate crimes
- Defense investigations
- Process service
- Fraud investigations such as Workers’ Compensation claims
- Conduct interviews and statements
- Investigate cheating spouse and infidelity cases
- Locate missing persons
- Gather evidence for clients
- Check criminal history
- Undercover work
- Counties, Cities, and Towns
- Other Private Investigators
- Video Camera
- Hidden Camera
- Pen and Paper
Yes. Affirm Investigations is licensed, bonded and insured in the State of Colorado.
Surveillance remains one of the most highly effective methods in use today. It is used for all types of investigations, such as Cheating Spouse and Infidelity investigations, Fraud investigations, Workers’ Compensation investigations, Child Custody investigations and much more. Surveillance allows us to obtain and gather information while remaining in the shadows. Most surveillance is done with a High Definition (4K) Video Camera, Hidden Camera and Binoculars.
The most effective way to catch a cheating spouse, or cheating partner, is to hire a Private Investigator to conduct surveillance. Surveillance, with the use of Video Cameras and Hidden Cameras, is the best way to gather evidence.
Private Investigators use many investigative techniques to determine how a parent or guardian treats the child. Investigators can monitor activity using surveillance, and document any abuse or neglect that is witnessed. P.I.’s can obtain video, and question potential witnesses or family members. With any case, Private Detectives watch for alcohol and drug abuse, criminal activity, reckless driving, and any other activity that may be detrimental to the child or to the adult.
- …accused of a crime
- …civil litigation (sometimes occur after a criminal trial)
- …prior investigations have produced little or no results
- …evidence gathering
- …interviewing witnesses
- …impartially examine facts about a crime or civil case
- …protection from injustice
- …criminal investigators are typically not limited by jurisdiction
- …can obtain evidence of a wrongful conviction or accusation
- …exclusively dedicated to the client
- …impartial and fair
Crimes must generally be proved “beyond a reasonable doubt.”
Civil cases are proved by lower standards of proof such as “the preponderance of the evidence.”
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