National SIU

Dale –

Victim Location 60004

Total money lost $700

Type of a scam Employment

About a month ago I was contacted by an individual who said he obtained my info from the PPIAC website and was requesting two days of surveillance at a daily flat rate on behalf of an Insurance client. I admit I did not do my full due diligence beforehand and accepted the contract.

I conducted the two full days of surveillance, all documented. When it came time to get paid I didn’t receive a notification on the contractual date. I sent an email to inquire and received a response that they were not paying, and they had the right to do so per contract because I didn’t obtain sufficient video. VIdeo was obtained and submitted via their system along with written reports supported with photos, and a GPS documentation of all the travel and on-site hours.

I then began to research the company and learned they aren’t registered in Colorado as a company or hold an investigator license, nor anything comes up in the state from where they claim to be. The address they provided shows on Google maps as a Subway store in Illinois. And, the individual I was dealing with never provided a license number, a client name of who he was working for or background of the claim for the subject. All communication was only through this one person working alone, there was never any contact from an administrative team for payment or other support members.

I feel like I was possibly used for someone’s personal nefarious activity. What recourse do I have, and what would you do?

The company: (has anyone dealt with this person or company before?)

Bob Kiehn, Director of Investigative Services

National SIU | 847.635.7470 |

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