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[infoguys-list] Re: The difference between P.I.'s and Information Brokers

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    P.I. ... From: Stephanie Reed To: Sent: Friday, February 18, 2000 9:24 AM Subject: [infoguys-list] Re: The
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      P.I.


      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Stephanie Reed" <SReed@...>
      To: <infoguys-list@egroups.com>
      Sent: Friday, February 18, 2000 9:24 AM
      Subject: [infoguys-list] Re: The difference between P.I.'s and Information
      Brokers


      > What type of license do you have?
      >
      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: Betty Tyson [mailto:bbtyson@...]
      > Sent: Thursday, February 17, 2000 12:03 PM
      > To: infoguys-list@egroups.com
      > Subject: [infoguys-list] Re: The difference between P.I.'s and
      > Information Brokers
      >
      >
      > Resellers and Information Brokers make it
      > >> harder for
      > >> investigators to do there job because of the unethical tactics they
      > >> take to
      > >> make a buck. If I'm wrong about resellers and information brokers
      > >> please
      > >> correct me.
      >
      > Independent information professionals are often called information
      brokers.
      > Most belong to a professional orgn you can find at www.aiip.org. Please
      do
      > no include this group of people if you discuss unethical information
      brokers
      > Betty
      > ----------
      > >From: labellest@...
      > >To: infoguys-list@egroups.com
      > >Subject: [infoguys-list] Re: The difference between P.I.'s and
      Information
      > Brokers
      > >Date: Thu, Feb 17, 2000, 7:26 AM
      > >
      >
      > > In reference to Taraneh Aminisaber's comment:
      > >
      > >
      > > It is true that all P.I.'s, no matter what their specialty, collect
      > > information for business and probably as a hobby. But a true P.I. does
      > > more than gather information and "resell it" to his client. A P.I.
      takes
      > > the information and assimilates it with any other information he already
      > > has, and then he ANALYZES the information to come to a conclusion about
      > > something. He UTILIZES the information, and assembles it for his client
      > > (in my case, the attorney) to be used for litigation purposes. He
      > > UNDERSTANDS the VALUE of the information that he has gathered -- whether
      > > it has value, and what value it has.
      > >
      > > One of my biggest beefs about INVESTIGATORS (maybe not P.I.'s because
      > > some of them really aren't very good investigators), is that some of
      them
      > > act as if they are "information brokers." I have seen some reports and
      > > statements taken by other investigators who worked a case before me,
      that
      > > really were of no value at all, except MAYBE to give me the person's
      name
      > > and address or phone. There was no assessment of the witness, the
      > > statement was not a Notarized Affidavit, the statement was not
      qualified,
      > > i.e. no reference as to how or where the witness was standing when he
      > > witnessed the event. In other words, there was an "investigation" done,
      > > but it was of little real value to the client.
      > >
      > > One of my biggest beefs about ATTORNEYS is that they often do not use
      > > investigators WELL, or AT ALL. Attorneys as a rule think that they
      "know
      > > it all." The attorney is trained and licensed to do all the legal
      > > "dancing" in and out of court, but he is not trained to do the
      > > nitty-gritty behind the scenes. Some attorneys are analytical -- those
      > > are the good attorneys. Nevertheless, it is a rare attorney who can
      > > track down a witness on a case, approach the witness and successfully
      > > find out what this witness knows and WHY or HOW the witness knows it.
      It
      > > is a rare attorney who can take a mountain of police reports and other
      > > court cases and organize them into something meaningful and useful in
      > > court (it takes a good paralegal to do this).
      > >
      > > So, Yes, Taraneh, there is a difference between information brokering
      and
      > > investigating, although in the State of Ohio, both fields need a P.I.
      > > license to operate. I have already "ratted out" one of these guys who
      > > thought he could take the easy way out.
      > >
      > >
      > > Cindy Thacker Schaefer
      > > Attorney Assistance, Inc.
      > > Dayton, OH
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > On Wed, 16 Feb 2000 10:19:01 -0600 "Taraneh Aminisaber"
      > > <taminisaber@...> writes:
      > >> I had someone recently ask me what was the difference between an
      > >> information
      > >> broker and private investigator. They said that there is no
      > >> difference
      > >> however, I disagreed. I was told by them that information broker is
      > >> just a
      > >> fancy name for investigator. I believed information broker as
      > >> someone who
      > >> resells information to anyone who pays for the info no matter what
      > >> they
      > >> needed the info for. Resellers and Information Brokers make it
      > >> harder for
      > >> investigators to do there job because of the unethical tactics they
      > >> take to
      > >> make a buck. If I'm wrong about resellers and information brokers
      > >> please
      > >> correct me. However, I have known resellers and information brokers
      > >> try to
      > >> say they aren't what they say they are. If you don't have a PI
      > >> license that
      > >> mean you are not a PI, so why do business like you are.
      > >>
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