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The meaning of social media acronyms

by Mark Matthews on 19 May 2017

Mike LaCorte has written this useful article on deciphering dozens of abbreviations in use on social media. Read more...

Does plain packaging encourage illegal cigarette trade?

by Mark Matthews on 17 May 2017

Research shows some retailers in London selling illegal cigarettes for as little as £3.00. Read more...

WannaCry cyber attack 'a wake-up call' - Microsoft

by Mark Matthews on 15 May 2017

Microsoft's president issues a warning to governments after the WannaCry cyber attack. Read more...

Cyprus lures Russians wanting EU passports

by Mark Matthews on 11 May 2017

Russian high-net-worth individuals capitalise on a scheme offering EU citizenship in exchange for an investment in Cyprus. Read more...

Mike LaCorte offers asset tracing advice in Moscow

by Mark Matthews on 8 May 2017

Conflict International director Mike LaCorte is to speak in Moscow at a conference organised by the Russian Arbitration Association. Read more...

Clampdown on holiday fraud claims

by Mark Matthews on 4 May 2017

Private detectives are being hired by holiday companies to thwart touts who encourage fraudulent sickness claims. Read more...

Think your data is secure? Think again

by Mark Matthews on 30 March 2017

A journalist challenged hackers to access his personal information with startling results. Read more...

Fugitive caught in New York by Facebook

by Mark Matthews on 23 March 2017

The work of an eagle-eyed private investigator has led to the arrest of a fugitive who was on the run for two years suspected of murder. Read more...

Can Russia stop violence at the World Cup?

by Mark Matthews on 7 March 2017

Security experts believe there could be a repeat of clashes between Russian ‘Ultras’ and others at next year's World Cup. Read more...

Conflict International acquires London surveillance agency

by Mark Matthews on 6 March 2017

Conflict International is pleased to announce it has acquired London-based investigation and surveillance company Investigations Direct. Read more...

Are smart devices smarter than you think?

by Mark Matthews on 22 February 2017

You can command a smart device into action straight away by saying a recognised word. But what else is it hearing? Read more...

Meeting 'Burma's Lost Royals'

by Mark Matthews on 20 January 2017

Conflict International’s Business Development Manager Roger Bescoby has been in the Far East where he attended a reception in Myanmar’s largest city, Yangon. Read more...

Surveillance on the slopes

by Mark Matthews on 16 January 2017

Conflict International’s leading surveillance and intelligence service is available in many parts of the world. We can follow a subject of interest almost anywhere – including on the ski slopes. Read more...

January is peak for divorce enquiries

by Mark Matthews on 13 January 2017

There are more than 110,000 divorces annually in England and Wales alone. January is the month when solicitors traditionally see significant increases in enquiries about exploring the end of a marriage with some claiming their business doubles at this time of year. Read more...

Kidspiration gets under the skin of a private investigator

by Mark Matthews on 22 October 2016

Kidspiration.TV, a new online media channel for 8-12 year olds, has been behind the scenes at Conflict International with director Mike LaCorte. They wanted to find out how an investigator works and it produced an entertaining and engaging video for all ages. Read more...

Conflict appoints business development manager

by Mark Matthews on 7 October 2016

Roger Bescoby MABI has joined the team at Conflict international as Business Development Manager. He has extensive knowledge of the investigation and surveillance industry with more than 20 years’ experience in a variety of sectors. Read more...

Is your Whatsapp account secure?

by Mark Matthews on 23 September 2016

Conflict International director Mike LaCorte appeared on the Voice of Islam Breakfast Show to discuss privacy policy changes to WhatsApp accounts which will in future share users information. Read more...

Mike LaCorte elected as WAD 1st Vice President

by Mark Matthews on 19 September 2016

Conflict International director Mike LaCorte has been elected as first Vice President of the World Association of Detectives at their 91st annual conference in Bucharest, Romania. Read more...

Mike LaCorte named Investigator Of The Year

by Mark Matthews on 19 September 2016

The investigation of a blackmail case on behalf of a high-net-worth individual has earned Conflict International director Mike LaCorte the prestigious Investigator of the Year award from the World Association. Read more...

'Bugging device' discovered in All Blacks' hotel

by Mark Matthews on 22 August 2016

New Zealand rugby union officials say they discovered what appeared to be a sophisticated bugging device in a meeting room at their hotel in Sydney ahead of a match against Australia at the weekend. Read more...

Mother-in-law of F1 boss freed by kidnappers

by Mark Matthews on 1 August 2016

Brazilian police say the mother-in-law of Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone has been freed from kidnappers without any ransom being paid. Read more...

Conflict features at Russian Asset Tracing conference

by Mark Matthews on 26 July 2016

Conflict International director Mike LaCorte has been sharing his extensive experience in worldwide asset tracing at a conference in Moscow organised by the Russian Arbitration Association. Read more...

Reported kidnap of F1 boss' mother-in-law

by Mark Matthews on 26 July 2016

In a further blow to security in Brazil, it is being reported that the mother-in-law of Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone has been abducted in Interlagos, São Paulo and held to ransom. Read more...

Conflict International backs new kids TV channel

Conflict International backs new kids TV channel

by Mark Matthews on 20 July 2016

A new online media channel for 8-12 year olds has just launched, putting kids at the heart of the story. Read more...

English court awards £75m to divorcee

by Mark Matthews on 11 July 2016

The ex-wife of a billionaire Saudi businessman has been granted what is believed to be the largest award in a divorce settlement by an English court. Walid Juffali has been ordered to pay Christina Estrada £75 million in cash and assets. Read more...

Rio security 'terrible' says city's mayor

by Mark Matthews on 6 July 2016

The Mayor of Rio de Janeiro has branded the level of security for visitors to the city as 'terrible' and there is a warning that the state may not be able to protect them from violent incidents as the Olympic Games approaches. Read more...

The impact of the Panama Papers

by Mark Matthews on 4 July 2016

Conflict International director Mike LaCorte has written an article for the latest issue of the World Association of Detectives magazine, Beyond Global, on the impact of the leak of what has become known as the Panama Papers. Read more...

How social media can help private investigators

by Mark Matthews on 13 June 2016

Conflict International director Mike LaCorte appeared on The Radio Hustle on UK station talkRADIO on Saturday afternoon. Read more...

Lily Allen stalker sectioned by London judge

by Mark Matthews on 13 June 2016

A man who stalked singer Lily Allen for a number of years and broke into her home has been given an indeterminate hospital order and restraining order by a judge who said the ruling was entirely for his own well-being and that of the public. Read more...

Conflict International on talkRADIO this weekend

by Mark Matthews on 10 June 2016

Conflict International director Mike LaCorte will be appearing on The Radio Hustle on UK station talkRADIO this Saturday afternoon (11th June), talking about how social media is used in investigations. Read more...

Is your computer spying on you?

by Mark Matthews on 10 June 2016

Following news that FBI Director James Comey admitted to placing a piece of tape over his laptop webcam to guard against any breach of privacy, Conflict International's director Mike LaCorte was asked on radio whether we should all be doing this? Read more...