May 16, 2017 7:00pm–9:00pm

Surf like a Sleuth: Investigative Skills for Everyday People

Arlington Independent Media

2701 Wilson Blvd # C

Arlington, Virginia 22201

Have you ever…
Wanted to vet a dating prospect you met online?
Wondered who that missed call was from?
Wanted to track down an old friend?
Wondered how much the leadership at your company make?
Got frustrated trying to Google something and getting nowhere?

Many people aren’t aware have how much information is legally and openly available to the public – nor do they know how to get it. This class will teach you tips, tricks and tools used by practiced private investigators for tracking down information using nothing more than a web browser and an internet connection.
Taught by a licensed private investigator, this course will cover the basics of online public records, smart Google searches, advanced social media searches and more.

In this two-hour class you’ll come away knowing how to:
Check out a prospective date, renter, business partner or other “person of interest”
Find out how much the top earners make at the nonprofit or company you’re considering working for
Find cached pages removed from the web and travel with an internet time machine to see what the web looked like in 1999
Access free tools and apps for reverse dialing, advanced social media lookups and more
Use Boolean searches to reduce your search time and get more accurate search results
How to search safely/discreetly and keep your identity protected in online transactions
And more!
Registrants of this course will also receive a discounted comprehensive background check for an additional $25.

A freelance journalist, researcher and licensed private investigator, April Thompson has received training in private investigation from the Elite Investigation & Protection Agency in Springfield, as well as Brian Willingham’s master course in open source investigations from Pursuit Institute.

Visit thompsonpi.com to register.


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