I can’t thank you enough for tracing my Dad, Brother and Sister…

I can’t thank you enough for tracing my dad, brother & sister with such little information – I never thought it would be possible! This is something that has been on my mind for the past 30 years & as I have watched my mother get older & struggle I have been feeling an urgency to know my long lost relatives in the US. I was so pleased to hear my dad was alive as I knew he was quite a bit older than my mum, so was initially unsure.

I thought you’d be interested to know the outcome, I called my brother first to break the ice before ringing my dad, we had a good chat but as we don’t know each other really & he had his hands full with his children it was a little awkward at times, but we have linked on Facebook & we do have things in common so I am hoping that we will build on our relationship & get on well. I called my dad, I remembered him as being quite a hard man but  I knew he had a good heart deep down, we chatted for some time about his family history & old memories, it went well & he was a lot softer & easier to talk to than the past, so all in all there is hope for us to keep in touch, he was overwhelmed with the idea I had found him, which was nice. Finally I spoke to my sister Ivy, I managed to catch her at home not working a nursing shift, we got on very well & she has managed to piece lots of loose ends together about the family, she was very easy to talk to & I know we will keep in touch.

Thanks again, kind regards

Clement

Tougher Rules on Employing Illegal Workers

The Immigration Act 2016, which comes into effect on 12th July, will introduce a range of measures to crack down on businesses that employ migrants illegally.

The Act makes a number of changes to the criminal offence of employing illegal workers.

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£3 Million Enquiry

WM Investigation recently took an instruction to research a family tree in respect of an estate worth in excess of three million pounds.

Utilising a WM trace specialist with 25 years of experience; enquires with local, commercial and official sources commenced. In tandem with this, the tracer used various databases in addition to the Register of Birth, Deaths and Marriages.

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Christmas and New Year opening times

The team at WM Investigation and Tracing Bureau wish you all a Merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year.

We close at midday on 24 December re-opening at 9.00am on Friday 2 January 2015.

Any urgent enquiries during this period can be directed to 07973 827 942.

Mamadou: December 2014

Many of you will know that for the past 11 years instead of sending Christmas cards we have been sponsoring children in Africa.

We currently sponsor Mamadou who is in good health and doing well in school, His favourite subject being calculation.

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Incorrect information from another agency led to 5 hour wasted journey

Prior to using WM Investigation who successfully traced the individual, the client below obtained an address from another tracing agency that transpired to be incorrect after the client undertook a 5 hour return journey.

“I would like to thank you all for your help in tracing my father – with your help I made contact with him for the first time in over 10 years and I wouldn’t have been able to do it with out you!
Thank you once again”

Daniel Wiggins

Victoria Moriarty joins the WM Investigation Business & Account Management Team

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WM Investigation are pleased to confirm a new member of our team, Victoria Moriarty (Vicki).

Vicki’s expertise is Business Development and Account Management. We are therefore pleased to confirm that Vicki will be the main point of contact for those existing services we supply to clients and or to discuss any other services we can assist with as a private investigation and compliance company.

Compliance is the top of our agenda

Are all your suppliers compliant? Make sure you are dealing with regulated suppliers such as WM Investigation.14-07-Home-office-letter

WM Investigation are currently compliant with the FSA rules and due to our membership of IPI will be compliant in 2015 with the proposed changes.

The Deputy Principal of the Institute of Professional Investigators, James Harrison-Griffiths has recently received a response to his letter to Rt Hon Eric Pickles MP from Lord Taylor of the SIA with an update on licensing.

Please find the letter here

 

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Pure Process Serving update from the FCA

Financial Conduct Authority ( FCA ) IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has reviewed the licensing requirement under the Consumer Credit Act for the activity of ‘Pure Process Serving’.

A full statement and definition of ‘Pure Process Serving’ is available on the ABI website – Click here

The FCA have agreed that where in England a firm is instructed to undertake ‘Pure Process Serving’, the firm should not be regarded as being engaged in ‘debt collecting’ i.e. taking steps to procure the payment of a debt due under a credit agreement (or a relevant A36H agreement) or a consumer hire agreement. Thus the FCA is of the view that firms engaged in this (and not doing any other activity which might constitute debt collecting or debt administration) do not need authorisation.

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