Tag Archives: Mick Featherstone

Selecting the Right Business Advisor

Selecting the right qualified advisor for your business will save your business time and money in the long term.  In this week’s blog, we will look at the role of Financial Advisor.   Many people are confused about the role of a Financial Advisor.  Quite simply they identify your monetary needs and goals and prepare a financial plan for you to work from so that you can meet those needs and achieve those goals.  They will also recommend investment products that may help you in your endeavours.   They Read more [...]
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Freedom of Speech v. The Defamation Laws

Whilst Australian residents may believe they are protected from defamation under the Australian Defamation Laws, many are unaware of the loop holes in which they have no legal grounds to defend their reputation if defamed. Australian Defamation Laws protect from domestic defamation, however they do not protect from foreign defamation via .com websites hosted in the United States of America.   Unfortunately Australians can be defamed by websites hosted in foreign nations such as the USA where Read more [...]
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Corporate and legal uses of surveillance

Surveillance for legal and corporate organizations   There are a large number of corporate groups as well as legal practices that hire Phoenix Global for various different investigative and surveillance requirements.   Fraudulent Insurance Claims and Employee Compensation   Many companies experience higher insurance premiums owing to fraudulent claims related to injuries, compensation packages, on the job accidents, and public liability. At Phoenix Global, we pride ourselves Read more [...]
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Why people use Surveillance

People often ask why our clients might hire a private investigator for surveillance. In most cases, if a person decides to choose this option, their reasons typically include needing to find conclusive evidence or proof to make a fully informed decision or conclusion. In this way, professional surveillance can be used a method of finding and collecting much-needed information.   Our clients can be categorized into three different groups: Individuals, Businesses, and Commercial. In this article, Read more [...]
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SKIP TRACING – LOCATING PERSONS OF INTEREST

Individuals can become difficult to find for a multitude of reasons, whether it be simply moving around the country frequently; or purposely living under the radar. These individual often need to found as a matter of importance the other party involved and can include such reasons as: Searching for a witness to an accident; Service of court documents; Serving bankruptcy notices; Attempting to retrieve monies owed; Locating an estranged family member; Locating a past associate;   Although Read more [...]
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Anonymity Online – How much longer will it last?

As of recent times we have seen a significant rise in Online Defamation from people we now refer to as ‘online trolls’. The rise in Online Defamation has been facilitated by Social Networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Blogger. These networking sites require no ID authentication, have no written content filters and are often used in nefarious ways to damage the reputation of others. Without the need to validate ones identity when posting on social media, how are we to see through this Read more [...]
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Psychological Injury Claims

Most work related injuries are physical injuries. In order to determine liability, issues such as when the accident occurred and if the person was provided adequate training and supervision are examined. Psychological injuries are much more difficult to quantify and can have a long lasting and devastating effect of the daily life of the person injured; as well as impact on friends and family. Examples of causes may include workplace bullying, harassment, unfair action taken by management or an excessive Read more [...]
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Search Engine Marketing – The transition from physical directories.

In the world today, we are in constant need of professional services. Unfortunately for business owners, finding those in need of your services can sometimes prove harder than first thought. In the early 2000’s Yellow Pages was the dominant form of advertising, with over 13 billion ad’s referenced in 2007. However technology has become exponentially more advanced over the past decade, and has pushed paper advertising to near extinction. Search Engines, most recognisably – Google, have been Read more [...]
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Invoice Fraud

Invoice fraud involves the assertion of a right to payment from another person or business for unsolicited goods.   The operators of these frauds cleverly disguise their approach as a legitimate business offering advertising in journals and publications using high pressure selling and telemarketing techniques.   The operators are professional and will either endeavour to get a business to advertise in a bogus publication or directory or engage in enough discussion for the operator to infer Read more [...]
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Phoenix Global – Employment Screening

Employment costs keep rising year after year. However, you need your employees if you wish to continue your business. The only way to make a profit is to spend on highly trained staff who work hard. However, if one makes the wrong choice when it comes to hiring, then an entire business model can fail. This is why it is so essential to follow up on any potential employee's resume. More often than not, companies do nothing to check the validity of claims made on the resume. This is why Phoenix Global Read more [...]
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