cyber crime

Safe Surfing


The bad always comes with the good; and it’s getting technical.

Nick Montano has been a private investigator for the past 33 years. These days most of his cases have gone viral along with most of your personal information.

“Some days we need technology other days it could be a real pain for us. Technology is here to stay so we need to find a way to make it safe for everyone to use technology.”

Montano says in our digital age the bad guys aren’t scoping out banks or liquor stores. Instead they’re sitting at home stealing your identity and hacking into your life savings.

“We come up with technology to stop them and they come up with technology to circumvent it so it’s a cops and robbers situation.”  read more »

Online Privacy


Looking for a little privacy; keep looking.

“There’s no more privacy. Privacy as we know it is gone the genies out of the bottle so we need to protect our own privacy because no one’s going to do it for us; not the government, not law enforcement, not your mom no one.”

Nick Montano has been a licensed private investigator for the past 33 years. I recently spoke with him about the dangers of the digital world.

“You have to be diligent on your security and your protection and you have to make sure that you don’t put your social security number out there that you don’t put your home address out there, you protect as much as you can.”  read more »

Safety Tips


Everyone worries about personal safety and the biggest threats are closer than you think.

Nick Montano is a licensed private investigator. I recently talked to him about how your everyday items can cost you everything. For example don’t put your home address into your GPS system. If someone steals your car they have a direct link to your home and already know that you’re not there. Montano says your address should not be so easily accessible.

“If people don’t know where they live they shouldn’t be driving a car. You don’t need to have your home address in your GPS if you can’t find your way home you should walk.”

Montano says you should also password protect your cell phones and avoid putting a hold on your mail for vacations.  read more »

Twenty First Century Crime


While most criminals have gone cyber; some are still taking their cues from the days of gunshots and disguises.

On Monday eight masked robbers broke through a security fence at Brussels international airport and stole $50 million in diamonds from a plane. The FBI says they used fake police cars and wore uniform style clothing. It says the whole thing took under three minutes and was executed with military precision. It also says this is a dying business.

These days our financial institutions have bullet proof glass and cash boxes rigged with paint or glue. So to get around the added security measures criminals have turned to cyber space. Now they hack into systems, steal passwords and skim money from ATM’s. And the reward is far greater.  read more »