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Thursday, 24 May 2018 19:34

May 18, 2018 Meeting

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Our quarterly meeting was held on May 18, 2018,  at the beautiful North Bend State Park.

Lisa presented on Social Media Investigations, with good tips and tools to enhance your investigation repertoire. The amount of social media networks is staggering, and the number of websites providing some, albeit questionably valuable data, is also staggering. Lisa showed us some of her tricks and tips to conducting an online investigation.  Good stuff!

Rob presented on the use of drones for investigation and gave us a live demonstration of a <$1000 drone - an amazing piece of equipment that every investigator should consider for his bag of tools. The drone was surprisingly easy to fly, quiet, and gave a live video stream.  There are some concerns about licensing, registering the drones, and FAA rules and Rob covered those in the classroom portion.  Good stuff!

Thursday, 10 May 2018 15:51

Training Conference

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***---///---TRAINING CONFERENCE---\\\---***

 WHEN: October 11-13, 2018

 WHERE: Lakeview Golf Resort & Spa, Morgantown, WV
              Discounted rooms $89/night, mention PISPWV when registering

 PRICE: $150 Members, $200 Non-members (until 9/1/18), pay by check, or PayPal

 Good news! Early registration discounts have been extended until 9/7/2018!

Options Before 9/7/18

REGISTER: click on

TOPICS: Ethics, Fraud Investigations, Report Writing, Social Media Investigations, Cyber Security, & More...

 We contracted with the National White Collar Crime Center to provide instructors.

The Training Agenda includes (subject to change):

Fraud Investigations
Fraud types and indicators
Following the money
Interviewing fraudsters and victims

Report Writing
Before you write
Bottom line up front
Beginning – Middle – End
Visual aids

Social Media for Investigations
Introduction to the Internet
Social Media Sites
Open source tools



Wednesday, 25 October 2017 13:57

Quarterly Meeting, October 21, 2017

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PISPWV met on October 21, 2017 at the Beckly Convention Center in Beckly, WV for our quarterly meeting/training event.

 Chris Signorelli presented Active Shooter, William Gross presented Open Source Intelligence (feedback from OSMOSISCON), and Kimberly Mason from the WV Secretary of State's office discussed the proposed legislative rule impacting our industry.  We had a business meeting.

Monday, 22 May 2017 09:46

Quarterly Meeting, 20 May 2017

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The quarterly meeting of PISPWV was held on 20 May 2017 at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center in Harpers Ferry, WV.


We received a presentation from Laura Storm, Circuit Clerk for Jefferson County, WV on the progress of automation of West Virginia's Circuit Clerk records.

This website is a new design.  We are trying to get our members more recognition and allow prospective clients to find the service provider they need.  More...

Wednesday, 15 February 2017 08:25

WV Secretary of State Visits PISPWV

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Mac Warner, West Virginia's Secretary of State and his Chief Counsel, Steve Connolly made a surprise visit to the PISPWV's quarterly meeting in Charleston, WV on February 9, 2017. We listened to the Secretary's vision and goals for WV moving forward and our President, Rob Fluharty (seen standing) presented our organization's top concerns.