Wednesday 20 October 2021


The Coronavirus pandemic is leaving many changes in our society, both economic and social.

Many companies have been forced to stop their activity, others to lay off employees for a certain time and most of them have many of their workers on sick leave due to the virus.

The situation is very worrying since for several days it has already been facing a decrease in demand for its services or products or even before the complete pause of its activity.

In addition, the fact is added that for the employer it is very difficult to know if the sick leave of their employees are real, since if only mild symptoms are present, the doctors carry out telephone checks and recommend not to go to work and carry out a quarantine at home.

Given this situation, it is normal for human resources to wonder if their workers may be cheating the company with a sham loss.

An example: A man from South Carolina, named Jeffrey Travis Long, was arrested and faces charges as he was accused of falsifying a medical note. The note that the man presented to his boss assures that he tested positive for Covid-19 and that he would not be able to report to work until within two weeks after taking the test again, however, his lie affected all the workers of the company and had to close the building for five days to disinfect all the facilities and ensure that its employees were not at risk.

The role of the private detective in a sham discharge investigation

The private detective has a key role in the investigation of casualties:

Analyze Information: investigate official documents with a document copy expert whose purpose is to investigate and determine the authenticity or falsity of a document or its content, which have been presented from the beginning of the withdrawal.

Monitoring and Observation Controls: the monitoring of the employee by the detective, will allow to know if the person complies with the recommendations, such as: staying at home, except to get medical attention, staying away from other people, carrying out a detection test, among other.

Make a Report: after analyzing the documentation, the subject of the search for information and the follow-up, the detective will prepare a report on the facts verified in the investigation, always providing real evidence so that the company can make a decision.

At Detectives Oliver we help you verify if your daily activities are really related to those allowed and thus know the loyalty of your employees. We guarantee maximum discretion.


Tuesday 21 September 2021

In the mind of a filicide.

They are the hardest crimes to understand, but they happen more often than you think.

But… What is a filicide?

It is the generic term that is called to indicate the murder of a child by one of his parents.

Based on studies carried out by the psychoanalyst Resnick P.J (1969), he proposed several classifications for filicide based on the reasons for which the father or mother committed the crime.

1. Altruistic filicide: this category includes cases of major depressive disorders, psychotic depressions and even psychosis. It was found that most of the cases the expressions of the aggressors are of the type "I have given peace to my son" "he will be happier up there"

2. Sharply psychotic filicidia: these are those in which parents kill one of their children under the influence of hallucinations and delusions, this category is mental disorders or major where lack of reasoning abounds. It is important to note that aspects such as the abuse of alcohol or any drug are very rarely present as a direct cause of crime.

3. Filicide for unwanted children: this category includes the crime of neonaticide. In other words, the absence of a father figure to take care of the baby can be one of the main reasons why the mother can kill her child.

4. Accidental filicide: this category includes those cases in which minors are victims of physical abuse. They are thus defined because the intention of the murderer was not to kill but only to hurt and / or punish.

5. Filicide for revenge: these cases are those in which a parent kills their child as a deliberate way of making the other parent suffer, this type of filicide is known as “Medea complex”.

An example of this crime occurred on August 24 of this year, where a 44-year-old Argentine is accused of killing his 2-year-old son as revenge for his ex-partner, with whom he had separated a few days before. The brutal case occurred in a hotel in the city of Barcelona. Everything happened during the night of that day when Álvarez Giaccio appeared at the hotel where the boy lived with his mother.

The man said he wanted to go for a walk with the boy and took him to another hotel. From there he sent a message to his ex-wife in which he announced that "he was going to regret" the separation and a suggestive message: "I will leave you at the hotel what you deserve." The woman gave notice to the Police, so they went to the hotel quickly and in a room on the seventh floor, they found the deceased boy, apparently from suffocation, in the bathroom.

So, attempting against the lives of one's own children is called an unnatural crime, which must be sought for an explanation which must be given by science and operated by justice.

One of the main reasons to commit murder is to solve a problem. And for some people, the fact that the cause of this problem is their children is not an impediment to ending it.













Thursday 16 September 2021

Can you detect lies on Whatsapp?

We lie constantly and it is inevitable. What no one predicted is that new technologies would bring an increase in deception. While face-to-face conversations offer valuable context such as: the variation of the tone of the voice, facial expressions and hand gestures with which we can interpret the intentions of the other person, digital communications allow to hide these actions to determine if the person is he lying or not.

Some people have become masters of lies. They know how to compose their messages to make them sound true, explains Tom Meservy, a professor at Brigham Young University.

A study carried out by Meservy, was that a hundred university students responded to a questionnaire by computer. Half of your answers should be false, so the researchers will check for patterns in the lies. And there were: the lies included a lot of short words, took 10% longer to compose, and were edited multiple times during the process. In terms of Whatsapp, those messages written with a lie went from 'writing' to 'online' and so on, which betray falsehood or discomfort in the sender.

To determine the commonalities of insincere messages, here are the details to watch out for when you suspect they are being insincere with you:

Gets tangled up with many words

To justify himself, a liar feels the need to excuse himself with more words. If the person who responds to you does so with emphasis, with a short sentence, his answer probably corresponds to reality; but if he lingers in impossible sentences, he is most likely lying to you.

Evasive, evasive and more evasive.

Under conditional texts such as 'surely', 'maybe' or 'possibly'. Liars try not to lock themselves in with phrases that are too clear or that link them to a specific opinion and, therefore, their responses consist of words that leave the door open to free interpretations.

Quickly change the subject

This is another very reliable indicator; no one is comfortable in lying and, therefore, tries to divert attention as soon as he has a chance. Therefore, if you notice that before you have closed the topic he interrupts you with another question or with a radical change of topic, be clear: he is lying to you.

It takes life to answer

Bad business. He's thinking about it. He is mulling over the issue not to commit, to get out of this alive. Taking into account that most of us don't take too long to respond to any message, unless they are busy, but if you find that when faced with a potentially uncomfortable question, their speed in responding varies, again, be suspicious.

Hunch, intuition, sixth sense.

Call it what you want, but you know it works and it puts you on the trail of liars.

Finally we give you two examples of the "typical" messages of a liar and how to find out:

"I just read the message"

 A classic, how many times has a contact told you that?: "Sorry, I just read your message", and it turns out that the double blue check is there indicating that the message we have sent has been received, opened and read . The application has a function that tells you exactly how long ago that message of yours was read. And it is that Whatsapp has a hidden information screen that reveals this particular data to you. To find it, we must do the following: We open the chat window and look for the message that interests us in the conversation with the contact; we hold that message down until a series of icons appears at the top in the case of Android and iPhone slides the message to the left.

"I'm here; I'll be here in 10 minutes"

Another classic, that of being waiting in a place and that the person you have met does not show up at the agreed time is tedious. To do this, Whatsapp allows you to activate a function to send a contact the exact location where the other person is, and follow him in real time. You just have to open a chat, press the clipboard icon that is right in the text bar, and select from the options the one that says “real-time location”. And voila, so you will know if your contact is lying to you or not.

Wednesday 1 September 2021

Counterfeit COVID-19 certificates


With vaccination against the coronavirus, PCR and antigen testing at a good pace in most countries, the covid digital certificate will become a fundamental tool to promote mobility, the economy and / or mass events. But misfortunes are always taken advantage of by criminals and cybercriminals.

Vaccine research and development has been the target of cyberattacks since the beginning of the year, practically since the pandemic began. The same with the illegal sale of unapproved masks or "remedies" as treatment against COVID-19 promoted by scammers. Not to mention the false documents in which you get a document that can be from any patient, scan it and modify it with an editing tool.

In Spain this type of false covid certificates have not yet been detected, but they have been detected in other countries such as Germany, Mexico, etc. The authorities have reported the appearance of the first false certificates of both vaccination and PCR and antigen tests, and it is still a minor phenomenon in numerical terms, but supply and demand will increase.

And it is very likely that criminals will take advantage of the opportunity to produce and sell false certificates of Covid-19 tests, while forcing people to take tests to make any trip in times of pandemic.

Given the diversity of technological means available with HD printers and a variety of software, counterfeiters can produce high-quality fake documents. However, no great process is necessary to produce the fake certificates. Unlike passports, money, IDs among other things that have difficult to reproduce security marks, laboratory documents are usually simple standard size printer sheets and sometimes simple email.

 The verification process so far is pretty simple. It is done by eye. A traveler presents a negative PCR test, the health personnel check that the data agrees with the identity document, that it is done 72 hours before the flight and that the test is one of those considered valid.

But... How can you know that it is a false certificate?

At Oliver detectives we have certified documentscopy experts who will take care of examining the documents in order to detect alterations in the paper, printing and security systems. Where we guarantee to determine its authenticity or the possible alterations that it has been subjected to.

And if you see an advertisement for PCR tests, antigen tests, and even fraudulent COVID-19 vaccination certificates online, it is best to report it to the police. We are playing a lot to consent to the actions of these criminals.

Beware of all this!

Wednesday 18 August 2021

The theorist in the field of disappearances


Living without knowing what has become of a relative is the harsh reality that thousands of people around the world know and are being affected by a conflict situation. Where parents, siblings, partners and children are desperately looking for a relative from whom they have run out of news. Families who are unaware of what has happened to their loved ones cannot turn the page on the events that have disrupted their lives.

In general, disappeared persons are understood to be those persons whose relatives have no news or whose disappearance has been reported, on the basis of credible information or not.

In the first place, we find voluntary disappearances:

Those where the person wants to 'disappear', and for example leaves a note to the family and leaves where no one can find him.

Forced disappearances imply that the person does not want to disappear voluntarily, but suffers some mishap that is what generates his disappearance.

Enforced disappearances can therefore be of two types:

1 - Of accidental etiology: Let's say, for example, that a person is a victim of a tsunami and cannot be found, or that a person goes hiking and falls off in an inaccessible place. This type of disappearance is caused by a natural phenomenon or an accident.

Imagine that Mr. Pedro is running with sunglasses, he does not notice that there is a stone in the middle of the road and he stumbles, with such bad luck that he falls down a ravine and dies, being hidden by some bushes. He remains missing for 3 days until the rescue services finally find his body.

In any case, we are interested in the will of Pedro, who did not seek to disappear in any way, but only played sports and could not foresee what would happen to him in order to avoid it.


2 - Of criminal etiology: These are those in which a person disappears against their will, with one or more people intervening, who have a malicious attitude. The disappeared person is kidnapped, his aggressor "makes him disappear" because he disposes of the body, or because the person is transferred to a place where he cannot be located.


In any case of disappearance we always recommend:

1. That the first thing is always to report to the authorities (Police, Civil Guard, etc.) as soon as there is knowledge or a high degree of suspicion that we are facing a case of disappearance. You don't have to wait 24 hours, ever! This is a television myth. The first 24-48 hours in a disappearance case are vital for its investigation, and the sooner it is reported, the more likely it is to find clues and evidence, thus being able to find the person.

2. It is vitally important to classify disappearances correctly in order to go to the necessary professional in case of.

3. That different types of disappearance generate different types of victims and victims, and that it should not be forgotten that the relatives of the disappeared are also, and on many occasions they will be the only victims with whom we deal

 Hiring a detective and if it is better with Oliver Detectives is also usually useful since disappearance investigations belong to our field of action and we are specialized therefore we are trained to help resolve the situation in the best way possible.

Monday 8 March 2021

Women are Detectives too

Women detectives are the most valuable asset for private investigation, we find ourselves in many dangerous situations, of vulnerability, from becoming a gazelle to becoming a lion, and yet we continue to suffer as victims in many of the cases in which we have to intervene.

As women we have ancestral gifts, sixth senses and intuitions generated from the birth of the “female” that we carry within. Those native women who tended to stay in shelters and homes so as not to be devastated, to carry out surveillance activities around the offspring, a fact that involved twice the effort in care, putting the lives of their children before their own.

So how do we relate all of this to female detectives? We have more advantages since we were born as a gender that machismo calls "weak", which motivated being attacked physically, psychically and morally all the past centuries. Fact that made us cultivate a constant feeling of danger and insecurity in the face of attacks or risks, together with the ability to pay attention to all the details, to the level of paranoia, that many times that same intuition is the prelude to something that ends happening.

We have the virtue or not, I prefer to think positive, that our eyes observe everything that surrounds us, we absorb smells, sensations, tastes, sounds and behaviors, far beyond a simple coincidence, since life has made us strong and distrust. An accumulation of information that in my opinion makes a Detective have much more value when working on our streets, however all these advantages come from ancient and unfortunately current times, of constant stalking towards us.

Although taking into account all the bad, we have developed skills that help us to be true predators of lies and voracious beasts in investigations, and we have to value and strengthen ourselves in a world that will cost a lot to change.


A Woman Private Detective.

Monday 8 February 2021

Lovers in Covid Times

Many couples in confinement realized that living together was unsustainable, to the point of considering a separation. However, it was believed that there would be an avalanche of post-confinement divorces and it was not. Basically, people do not have the economic capacity to initiate a separation process or directly start a judicial process due to the misunderstanding between the parts.

But this Valentine's Day you can realize many things if it is worth going on and solving it or the other person is increasingly far from being your better half.

If we observe that this fact does not make the couple reconsider or reconcile, but that each one begins to rebuild their lives and look for inputs outside their home to be able to maintain self-esteem, sexual or sentimental life in "On", it means that many of the couples are not currently having a good time and either of them is looking to quench their thirst in search of new suitors or future partners.

In our profession as private detectives, we have detected countless new methods of infidelity, alongside those that already existed in the past.

For example, most people have to meet online, through applications such as Meeting, which has increased its monthly volume by about five million visits, since it is one of the most recommended applications to find a partner.

Then there are also lifelong work relationships, which change from the stage to the virtual one through teleworking.When apparently you have a meeting, it really is a virtual date with a "colleague" from work.

There are also excuses such as using applications like Instagram where there are endless virtual relationships parallel to reality, or that under the pretext of wanting to learn English, you download an application where you are really flirting with people from all over the world.

The time limits and restrictions on the closure of restaurants and leisure places, much more limits the places where you can see someone, however many people use the excuse of going to the supermarket to have furtive encounters and take advantage of the fact that it is the only place allowed to see each other in confinement.


Life goes on, but the scenarios are changing and evolving. Oliver Detectives say: if a person wants to be unfaithful or have a parallel relationship, he will have it either physically or virtually since the original problem is not the reaction but the action that motivates that person to adultery.

Happy Valentines.

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