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Conflict CEO elected Chairman of World Association of Detectives

by Lynne Waldie on 5 October 2018

Conflict International CEO Mike LaCorte has been elected as Chairman of the World Association of Detectives at their Annual Conference in Las Vegas. Read more...

WAD featured on Daily Mail website

by Lynne Waldie on 2 October 2018

The work of the World Association of Detectives has been featured by the Daily Mail on their website. Read more...

Conflict New York appoints Operations Director

by Mark Matthews on 1 October 2018

Private Investigator Stephen Komorek is joining Conflict International’s New York office in a new role of Operations Director. Read more...

World Association of Detectives in Las Vegas this week

by Lynne Waldie on 24 September 2018

Some of the world's leading private investigators are in Las Vegas for The World Association of Detectives Annual Conference. Read more...

DIY detective work costs amateur sleuth a fortune

by Lynne Waldie on 7 September 2018

A $50 bug on an iPhone cost an amateur detective any claim to his ex-wife's fortune after he recorded her private conversations. Read more...

Matchmaker claims half of divorce settlement

by Jon Fawcett on 7 September 2018

A matchmaker is reported as saying he has a contract for half of a divorce settlement from a couple he introduced to each other.Read more...

Conflict at GSX Conference in Las Vegas

by Lynne Waldie on 9 August 2018

Conflict International's Mike LaCorte and Roger Bescoby will be hosting a lecture at the Global Security Exchange conference in Las Vegas this September. Read more...

Countdown to WAD in Las Vegas

by Lynne Waldie on 26 July 2018

The World Association of Detectives is holding its 93rd Annual Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada this September. Read more...

Conflict International at New York Superconference

by Lynne Waldie on 3 July 2018

Conflict International's Director of Compliance and Development, Roger Bescoby, is to be a speaker at a prestigious conference in New York later this year. Read more...

Warning issued over fake football shirts

by Lynne Waldie on 2 July 2018

A warning has been issued on behalf of all local authorities in the UK about the risk of buying fake football shirts and memorabilia. Read more...

Woman sues Thomas Cook over 'missing' daughter

by Jon Fawcett on 28 June 2018

An Inverness woman, who says her five-year-old daughter was abducted from a holiday kids club in Turkey, is suing travel operators Thomas Cook. Read more...

Tech is often the key to discovering infidelity

by Jon Fawcett on 26 June 2018

A new poll by an entertainment company shows unusual behaviour around phones is often the key to uncovering infidelity in a relationship. Read more...

Conflict International is hiring

by Stella LaCorte on 25 June 2018

Conflict International currently has a vacancy for an Asset Tracing Specialist to join our expanding team of investigators. Read more...

Ex-wife of tycoon receives £115m divorce settlement

by Jon Fawcett on 21 June 2018

The former wife of a dotcom multi-millionaire has been awarded a £115 million divorce settlement - but she may still appeal as it is only a quarter of her ex-husband's wealth. Read more...

Conflict sponsors Burmese veterans charity event

by Lynne Waldie on 20 June 2018

Conflict International is proud to support a dinner in London in aid of a charity searching for Burmese veterans who fought for Britain during World War Two. Read more...

Conflict International represented at ABI Conference

by Lynne Waldie on 4 June 2018

Representatives from Conflict International were in attendance at the Association of British Investigators AGM which took place in Brighton. Read more...

Hong Kong government logins 'leaked onto dark web'

by Jon Fawcett on 8 May 2018

A number of email logins and passwords belonging to Hong Kong government agencies were recently available on the dark web, according to private detectives. Read more...

WAD hails successful midterm meeting

by Mark Matthews on 2 May 2018

Over 100 members of the World Association of Detectives gathered in Barcelona, Spain for their midterm meeting. Read more...

Conflict supporting football safeguarding charity

by Roger Bescoby on 19 April 2018

Representatives from Conflict International will be attending a charity fundraising dinner in Manchester in aid of a safeguarding charity. Read more...

Further arrest in Kim Kardashian robbery case

by Roger Bescoby on 17 April 2018

A French court has charged an eleventh suspect over the robbery at gunpoint of Kim Kardashian West at her Paris apartment in 2016. Read more...

Businessman wins 'right to be forgotten'

by Roger Bescoby on 17 April 2018

A businessman has won a legal case in the High Court against Google over the right to have a previous conviction erased from results on their search engine. Read more...

World Association of Detectives set for Barcelona meeting

by Mark Matthews on 9 April 2018

Members of The World Association of Detectives will be gathering in Barcelona later this month for their mid-term meeting. Read more...

Charity screening of acclaimed documentary

by Mark Matthews on 4 April 2018

A special screening of an award-winning documentary is being held in London to help fundraising towards assisting HIV and TB sufferers in Myanmar.Read more...

GDPR and the future of investigation

by Mark Matthews on 29 March 2018

Changes to privacy laws across Europe in May are set to have a wide-ranging impact on how data and privacy is regulated. Conflict International's Roger Bescoby explains more. Read more...

We are 10!

by Kerry Kirby on 1 March 2018

In 2008, directors Mike LaCorte and Jon Fawcett combined their collective experience and joined forces in a merger to build a company, which continues to grow year on year. Read more...

Keeping safe at the World Cup

by Mark Matthews on 21 February 2018

It comes around every four years and sends the world into a frenzy. But as the globe gears up for the biggest football tournament around, this year, extra caution needs to be taken. Read more...

Cryptocurrency: the cybercriminal’s new target

by Mark Matthews on 9 February 2018

Over the last few months, the cryptocurrency world has been getting a lot of media attention. But is this Bitcoin boom too good to be true? Read more...

What would you pay for peace of mind?

by Mark Matthews on 26 January 2018

If money was no object, what would you pay for peace of mind? That’s a question that many clients must ask themselves before deciding to work with private investigators.  Read more...

Mike LaCorte attends Russian detectives conference

by Mark Matthews on 29 November 2017

Conflict International director and World Association of Detectives President Mike LaCorte attended the Association of Russian Detectives annual conference in Sochi. Read more...

JP Morgan fined for substandard background checks

by Mark Matthews on 28 November 2017

Securities broker JP Morgan has been fined $1.25m by US financial regulators for failing to conduct adequate background checks on employees. Read more...

Expert claims law firms at risk of cyber attack

by Mark Matthews on 27 October 2017

A legal expert believes confidential information could be stolen from law firms in the event of a cyber attack. Read more...

Investigator proves crucial in unfair dismissal case

by Mark Matthews on 25 October 2017

An Irish employer has won a case of unfair dismissal after evidence gathered by a private investigator proved crucial to the case. Read more...

British man guilty of currency trading fraud

by Mark Matthews on 25 October 2017

A US jury has found a former HSBC Holdings executive guilty of defrauding an energy company in a $3.5 billion currency trade. Read more...

Kardashians hire investigators to spy on Blac Chyna

by Mark Matthews on 24 October 2017

Celebrity websites are reporting the Kardashians are hiring private investigators to spy on Blac Chyna in the latest step of a battle between her and the notorious LA family. Read more...

Virgin boss issues warning after scam alerts

by Mark Matthews on 17 October 2017

Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson says he believes he was duped by an impersonator claiming to be the British Defence Secretary asking for help with a ransom demand. Read more...

Conflict CEO elected President of global association

by Mark Matthews on 16 October 2017

Conflict International CEO Mike LaCorte has been elected as the President of the World Association of Detectives at their 92nd annual conference in New Delhi, India. Read more...

Birmingham man jailed for insurance compensation fraud

by Mark Matthews on 9 October 2017

A fraudster who made two compensation claims over alleged injuries sustained in a bus crash has been jailed for three years. Read more...

Delhi prepares to host WAD Conference

by Mark Matthews on 2 October 2017

Leading private investigators from around the world are preparing to gather in New Delhi, India for the 92nd Annual Conference of the World Association of Detectives. Read more...

Fake exam certificate site shut down

by Mark Matthews on 28 September 2017

A website selling fake GCSE and A-level certificates for £400 has been closed down, according to the body regulating exam results. Read more...

Hurricane Headaches: Data privacy and fraud risks trigger BVI firms to take special steps

by Kerry Kirby on 18 September 2017

With Hurricane Irma wrecking havoc across the Caribbean, some businesses in battered offshore financial centres have resorted to taking “extraordinary” steps to secure client data.  Read more...

Does social media undermine the court system?

by Mark Matthews on 15 September 2017

The UK's top government legal adviser has opened a consultation to examine whether discussion of cases on social media undermines the integrity of the court system. Read more...

World Association of Detectives leading the way

by Mark Matthews on 8 September 2017

The World Association of Detectives is the longest established and largest global organisation of its kind, maintaining the highest ethical practices among private investigators. Read more...

U.S. Justice Department investigating Uber foreign payments

by Mark Matthews on 5 September 2017

The Wall Street Journal reports the Justice Department has opened a probe into whether Uber has violated a U.S. law against foreign bribery. Read more...

Fines for companies with alleged ties to North Korea

by Mark Matthews on 24 August 2017

The U.S. Government seeks fines of $11 million from companies accused of laundering money for North Korean banks. Read more...

Internet company CEO quits amid fraud allegations

by Mark Matthews on 16 August 2017

The co-founder of a UK stock listed internet company has resigned as CEO after allegations that he is wanted for fraud in the US. Read more...

Missing Lamborghini discovered in shipping container

by Mark Matthews on 10 August 2017

An eagle-eyed private investigator tracks down a missing £250,000 supercar to a container bound for Africa. Read more...

Investigator thwarts employee 'cancer' scam

by Mark Matthews on 26 July 2017

A private investigator uncovers a scam where an employee who claimed to have cancer tricked a company into a million pound fraud. Read more...

Conflict International sponsors event at ABI AGM

by Mark Matthews on 6 July 2017

Conflict International is to sponsor an event at the 2018 Association of British Investigators Annual General Meeting in Brighton. Read more...

Conflict International New York launches

by Mark Matthews on 29 June 2017

Conflict International is pleased to announce the launch of a brand new office in the heart of New York City bringing our renowned intelligence, investigation and surveillance services to North America. Read more...

Conflict helps reunite father and son

by Mark Matthews on 25 May 2017

The pilot for a TV programme has resulted in Conflict International helping a father and son reunite after many years apart. Read more...

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...