My name is Andrew. I am a private investigator during the and when I am not working I am creating content and sharing information on this website.    

I wanted to share my knowledge with others interested in becoming a private investigator as well as with others already in the industry.  I believe it is very important to continue educating yourself in the industry as things are always changing.  

So about 8 years ago the insurance fraud investigation industry took a big hit especially with the company I was working for.  This big hit was a wake-up call to me. At the time I was too complacent in my job. I was ok with $20.00 an hour and some mileage pay.  If you have worked in the private investigation industry you know there are times when you have more work then you can handle, or barely any at all.  So $20.00 an hour isn’t that great when you only work a handful of hours a week.  I had an associates degree in Criminal Justice at the time but it wasn’t enough to compete in the job market.  After talking with some coworkers I decided to pursue my Bachelor’s degree in Business Management.  I have completed my last class as of  June 4, 2012.  I am happy to be done.

In 2010 I began my own Private Investigation agency, Fortified Investigative Services and decided to put all the things I had learned over the past 9 years (at that time) into action.  I originally started with the intention of developing my business while working on this website but some things have changed and my business is in a holding pattern.  

In the meantime, I will continue to teach what I know on this site, create video and make podcasts for the Private Investigator Advice community.

Additionally, I would like to help other determine if this is the right job for them and help them along the way if they decide it is the right path.

I am hoping this will help others in the industry that want their own Private Investigation Agency or to help individuals get into this industry.

Thank you for taking the time to read this and I look forward to helping you on your investigation journey.


  1. Great info. Thanks for the advice!

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