Thursday, July 15, 2010

More Houses of Horror...

Sometimes I get sent to some strange and definitely creepy places.

One place that will always stay in my mind is what started off as a routine document service job on a woman who had missed quite a few payments on her mortgage.

It was a nice spring morning, the sun was shining and it was warm - perfect for going on a nice drive in the country. 

Perfect day for a murder...

Friday, July 09, 2010

Luck of the Devil

It is time to be completely honest with you, Dear Reader, but sometimes investigations are not broken by diligence, attention to detail, or hard work but by another factor entirely.

Blind luck.

The role luck can play is almost scary in some cases, like this particular tale of how I uncovered a serious fraud when I was actually conducting a simple background check.

Thursday, July 08, 2010

Not so Cool

Occasionally, and somewhat surprisingly that it doesn't happen more often, we have to deal with an angry individual who is not pleased to see us.

Whether they are threatening to kill us if they ever see us again (right before we come back to repossess their second vehicle that evening), or they are just generally abusive when we are making our enquiries - it isn't a particularly pleasant experience.

Of course, it would probably help to remember that it's not our fault they haven't paid their bills or whatever (although to hear them carry on you'd think that I was the former Camp Commander at Auschwitz or something).

Enter Mr Cool to illustrate this point.