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How to Be Your Own Private Investigator
Narrated by: Fred Berman
Length: 5 hrs and 15 mins
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Have you ever wanted to be your own private eye? Have you ever wanted to track down long-lost relatives or people who've scammed you? Have you ever wanted to know if your kids really are where they say they are? Or if your significant other is cheating on you? Or how to locate assets in order to collect on a judgment?

World-renowned private investigator Dan Ribacoff will show you how. With decades of experience in public safety, private investigation, and credibility assessment, Dan will teach you:

  • The do's and don'ts of surveillance
  • How to conduct a stakeout - from what to wear to what to bring
  • How to track down anyone anywhere
  • How to collect and interpret evidence
  • How to tell if someone is lying
  • How to utilize informants
  • How to protect your home, your valuables, and your privacy
  • How to go off-grid, for now or forever
  • How to know if you're being stalked
  • The fundamentals of garbage retrieval
  • And much, much more!

Learn the art of private investigation from a pro. With Dan's time-tested tips and stories of true-crime detection - straight from the gritty streets of New York City - you'll be hot on the trail in no time!

©2016 Daniel Ribacoff (P)2016 Macmillan Audio

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  • VC
  • 08-10-17

Helpful, But Won't Make You A PI

As an investigator I found this book helpful, full of tips from an experienced investigator, lessons learned, and a good foundation in which to build on. This book will not make you a Private Investigator, but does provide insight to get you in the right mindset.

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  • Ian Hutchinson
  • 02-09-16

Very practical and insightful

Useful guidebook full of useful ideas and examples. Cuts to the chase and well structured.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 21-05-19

Half and half.

First half of the book (about actually being and telling stores about being a PI) were very good. The second half about "protection" were pointless to the theme of the book. There are plenty of books I could've paid for to "learn" these basic and well known facts about protection. Overall, it was decent and got me through half my work shift.

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  • Oliver
  • 04-03-19

Better than expected!

I’d hoped this would be a useful book, but when you see the ratings or reviews you wonder. But this was full of the tips and tricks used by an experienced private investigator that you clamor for as a rookie, which I am. The section on identity theft was VERY informative. I can see why some people might think, “could he have included even more how-to?” But this isn’t an encyclopedia, and it would take a few volumes to capture all that information. It’s a great starting point, with simple things even the average citizen could do, and if he wrote a sequel I’d get it. In fact, the only issue I noticed was at the beginning when I couldn’t make out if he was saying “baseball”; it sounded like “basewoof”.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 18-04-17

great information

I love this book. I will definitely listen to is over and over. I think more people should read these kind of books or at least listen to it.