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BIOGRAPHY OF AUTHOR ROBERT MANN Robert was born in New York and as a youngster moved to California with his family where he now resides. Robert became an ardent reader of suspense novels and cultivated a passion for solving mysteries at a very young age. Twenty-six years ago he founded the Worldwide Intelligence Network which is an accomplished licensed California and New York Private Investigation company. Today his investigative skills encompass a broad range of diverse investigative assignments all presented on his company’s website. Worldwide Intelligence Network’s investigative assignments have taken Robert around the world where he often worked alongside with associates native to the country where the assignments took him. Several valued and well-respected prestigious law firms from coast to coast have retained the services of Worldwide Intelligence Network as well as public and private corporations, government agencies such as the County of Los Angeles and the City Attorney of Los Angeles, Metropolitan Transit Authority of Los Angeles. Robert and his team of investigators serve small business owners, multi-national corporations, celebrities, and high-net-worth individuals. Worldwide Intelligence Network is ranked among the “Five Best Private Investigation Companies in America” by Conde Nast Publications. Culturally savvy and globally-minded; Robert became an expert at interviewing, researching, assessing, writing/editing, and reporting with a keen understanding of the law, evidentiary procedures, and validation of admissible evidence, as well as applicable fraud statues at the State and Local levels. One of Robert’s most memorable investigations took place in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (formally Saigon) where he was retained to conduct an extraordinary challenging and dangerous investigation of his client’s son’s murder. After concluding that investigation and identifying the killers, Robert felt compelled to write a novel “The Assignment” that was published and received excellent reviews. Robert was continually being asked to provide Bodyguard services by his clients, and thus he acquired a license to offer Bodyguard Services around the world. SOME OF ROBERT’S INVESTIGATIVE ACHIEVEMENTS ARE: He has saved his insurance company clients hundreds of thousands of dollars by exposing fraudulent claims. He located millions of dollars of embezzled funds overseas which led to a very favorable settlement. He prevented an innocent client from being convicted of bribing a Federal Agent; The case was dismissed. He located two runaway children within hours of their parent's requests. He exposed a criminal conspiracy perpetrated by father and son upon an elderly woman with a terminal illness. Both were captured and convicted to five years in prison. He revealed both unfaithful and faithful spouses in hundreds of infidelity assignments. He identified who stole tens of thousands of dollars in jewelry from an elderly woman with dementia and had that person arrested. Asked to locate an employee of a law firm who went missing he found out that she had been murdered by her significant other who when confronted by the Los Angeles Police Department, took his life. Robert personally connects with all of his clients and potential clients to make sure they are presented with the best investigative options and personal protection services. ROBERT MANN’S CREDENTIALS AND AFFILIATIONS California Private Investigator’s License, 14745 Private Investigator’s License New York, #0311124 California Private Patrol Operator’s License #15757 POST Certified on Background Investigations Course Member of the California Association of Private Investigators CALI Qualified Provider of MCLE by The California State Bar Robert provides Pro Bono Investigative Services to the Public Counsel of Los Angeles. Public Counsel is the largest pro bono law firm in the nation.
17 01, 2020

Need a Private Investigator? How to Select the Right One for You?

By |2020-01-17T09:04:57-08:00January 17th, 2020|

You unexpectedly find yourself in a precarious situation, and you realize you definitely require the services of a Private Investigator. You’re not quite certain how to go about finding the right Private Investigator for your needs. What qualifications should you seek? What will it cost? How reliable will the Private Detective be? Not to worry, we understand and, we’re here to help you. The following will undoubtedly answer most of your questions and also provide you with some questions you may not have considered. HOW TO BACKGROUND CHECK A PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR’S REPUTATION Upon finding Private Investigation companies, you believe might [...]

9 01, 2020

7 Celebrity Security Secrets as Told by a Top Los Angeles Bodyguard

By |2020-01-09T13:09:26-08:00January 9th, 2020|

Did you know that Kylie Jenner spends $400,000 per week on her personal security? Not so long ago, a fan found himself in the headlines after throwing a chair through one of Rihanna's windows of her home, he was insistent that he was her husband and admitted that it was not the first time that he had been inside her property. With stories like this, detailing close calls when it comes to celebrity security, protecting celebrities is serious business. Here's an insider look at celebrity security that will make you see stars & their bodyguards in a whole new light. [...]

27 12, 2019

United States Post Office Robbed

By |2020-01-06T10:07:44-08:00December 27th, 2019|

It is  unusual for a Los Angeles Private Investigators to be retained to find out who broke into a client’s US Post Office Box in Cabazon, California. Normally the United States Postal Inspector would investigate such a crime. The victims being our clients were husband and wife, showed us unauthorized charges adding up to thousands of dollars charged to their credit cards. Their end of the year 1099 forms were also taken, enabling the thieves to acquire their social security numbers that the thieves used to apply for more credit cards and the thieves directed the delivery of the credit cards to [...]

2 12, 2019

How to Catch a Cheating Spouse: 8 Top Tips from an Expert Private Investigator

By |2019-12-02T06:39:51-08:00December 2nd, 2019|

How to Catch a Cheater: When you suspect that your spouse is being unfaithful, it can eat away at you until you can't think about anything else. Suspicion isn't enough for most to end a committed relationship, but no one wants to continue on with a partner they don't trust. Trust is absolutely everything that holds a marriage together. It's important for your future and for your mental sanity that you find out the truth. People are often reluctant to immediately hire a private investigator when they suspect cheating but there could be signs in your relationship that you need to dig [...]

2 12, 2019

NEED A BODYGUARD? WHAT TO LOOK FOR

By |2019-12-02T06:39:59-08:00December 2nd, 2019|

For the past twenty- eight years, Worldwide Intelligence Network has been providing highly skilled Professional Bodyguards for dignitaries, politicians, high net-worth individuals, executives, celebrities, and the general public. Knowing which Bodyguard, aka a Personal Protection Agent, is best suited to protect you and those closest to you is a vital decision. Making the wrong choice could negatively impact you and your family forever. All too often, people seeking protection assume a big nasty looking male will deter someone intent on harming them. Unfortunately a huge scary-looking male without the proper training and experience is apt to cause more trouble than [...]

16 11, 2019

Identify Thieves Caught And Imprisoned

By |2019-11-18T05:29:51-08:00November 16th, 2019|

STOLEN CREDIT CARDS A gentleman we’ll name John (not his real name) called us to explain that he had made his weekly visit to his local Post Office Box to pick up his mail. Upon his arrival in the Post Office, he noticed his and several other PO Boxes had been broken into. THE VICTIM John reported the break- in to the Post Office manager, and the local Sheriff. John was understandably upset due to the fact that the Sheriff had not made much of an attempt to find who broke into the Post Office Boxes for about two months. [...]

16 11, 2019

Eye Opening Federal Criminal Case Dismissed

By |2019-11-18T05:16:17-08:00November 16th, 2019|

    Author; Robert Mann, Director of Worldwide Intelligence Network LOS ANGELES PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR VS. US GOVERNMENT I’ve been a Private Investigator in Los Angeles and New York City for twenty-eight years and have investigated several challenging criminal investigations but none quite as challenging as this one. What you are about to read might resemble the preface to a crime novel, but this is a true story about how I, as a Private Investigator, was tasked with uncovering the truth against insurmountable odds. INTRODUCTION Upon meeting the subject of this article, which became my client (herein referred to as Steve), [...]

4 09, 2019

Why You Should Leave Investigating up to the Private Investigating Professionals

By |2019-09-04T09:59:47-07:00September 4th, 2019|

Private Investigating Professionals are here to help It’s understandable how some people rationalize that they alone can investigate and solve their disconcerting issue. Many people like to figure things out on their own, to discover the truth through their own eyes, but depending upon the seriousness of their issue things can spiral out of control, and one of those folks might find themselves involved in something they are ill-equipped to handle. Depending upon the circumstance of their particular issue, it can become rather dangerous to conduct their own investigation if it turns into an unpredictable horror show. When anyone experiences [...]

31 07, 2019

Don’t Think You Need Personal Security? Think Again

By |2019-07-31T05:22:07-07:00July 31st, 2019|

Bodyguards as personal security aren’t just for celebrities to keep the paparazzi away or to protect them from overzealous fans. Celebrities in Los Angeles or New York while they are out and about are generally accompanied by their Bodyguards for multiple reasons, but they aren’t the only ones who require Personal Security Specialist anymore. Are you are on the list of people whose safety would benefit from hiring a Bodyguard? Personal Security for Divorcees and Domestic Dispute Victims In these types of unpleasant situations, emotions often run high and can get out of control, which can lead to either spouse [...]

9 07, 2019

Personal Bodyguard Services You Can Trust

By |2019-07-09T10:56:15-07:00July 9th, 2019|

PERSONAL BODYGUARD SERVICES: KNOW YOUR BODYGUARD’S CREDENTIALS Researching personal bodyguard services can be overwhelming. We understand it can be frightening to learn that someone is seeking to harm you or your loved ones? Who can you trust to protect you and your family? If personal bodyguard services is what you would want, then you should be looking to hire a well-trained skilled Bodyguard also referred to as an Executive Protection Specialist who has either been in the military, performed diplomatic protection on behalf of the Department of State or was a former law enforcement officer. HIGH-NET WORTH INDIVIDUALS As a high [...]

2 07, 2019

5 Common Misconceptions about Private Investigators

By |2019-07-02T07:15:52-07:00July 2nd, 2019|

Often, when people hear the term, private investigators, they conjure up an image of a scruffy looking man wearing a raincoat or envision Sherlock Holmes, the infamous fictitious private detective. Some might picture that classic scene in Mission Impossible when Tom Cruise stealthily dropped down from the ceiling hanging by a cord (or was he a private investigator?) There are many common misconceptions of what a private investigator can do. So before hiring a private investigator, familiarize yourself with some of the more common misconceptions: They can make legal arrests In the U.S., private investigators are not authorized to make [...]

20 03, 2019

Can You Depend On Your Bodyguard?

By |2019-06-05T09:48:02-07:00March 20th, 2019|

Have you wondered whether your Bodyguard would take a bullet meant for you? For the most part, no one can foresee the future or predict how someone will react under extreme stress. With over twenty-eight years’ of experience vetting Bodyguards for our Los Angeles, New York, and international clients the honest answer is you do not know. There is no surefire way of knowing but these two theories might help; 1.Is your Bodyguard in your opinion truly loyal to you and has he /she demonstrated overtime a sincere concern for your safety? 2. Has she/he been properly vetted by a [...]

1 03, 2019

ARTFUL MANIPULATION TO STEAL YOUR COMPANY’S MONEY | BANK FRAUD

By |2019-03-01T09:16:00-08:00March 1st, 2019|

A story of a bank fraud private investigation, authored By Robert Mann, Director of Worldwide Intelligence Network. Worldwide Intelligence Network is a global Private Investigation and Bodyguard Services company with offices in Los Angeles and New York. WHICH EMPLOYEE STOLE THE COMPANY’S MONEY Occasionally we share a bank fraud private investigation case we conducted with the public that we believe is vital intelligence that may prevent them from becoming a victim of a highly sophisticated cyber intrusion that would target their company’s bank account. The following is about an investigation we conducted on behalf of a Beverly Hills entertainment company who [...]

27 02, 2019

Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities by Mr. Peter Warmka

By |2019-06-05T09:49:29-07:00February 27th, 2019|

The following article is being published on our Blog with the permission of Mr. Peter Warmka whom we are most grateful to. What you are about to read in the following article is rather astonishing considering how complex yet how easy it was to accomplish. 01 September 2018 by Peter Warmka, CPP Peter Warmka, CPP, is director of business intelligence for Strategic Risk Management and an adjunct professor for Webster University's cybersecurity masters program. He is a frequent speaker on social engineering threats at conferences for trade associations and wealth management advisory firms. Warmka is a member of ASIS International. [...]

27 11, 2018

Young America’s Foundation Testimonial

By |2019-06-05T10:09:01-07:00November 27th, 2018|

I wanted to thank your team for their services with Ben Shapiro in Memphis this past Wednesday. They were more than kind and professional. They are truly exceptional men. Thank you all! - Jocelyn Jordan, YAF President

13 09, 2018

Helpful Tips on Hiring a Private Investigator

By |2019-06-05T09:23:50-07:00September 13th, 2018|

In a world fraught with deception; scams, hacking, fraudulent Social Media postings, misinformation, identity theft, criminal conduct and infidelity one might find themselves seeking the help of a private investigator also known as a private detective or PI. This blog is intended to enlighten anyone seeking the services of either a Los Angeles Private Investigator or a New York Private Investigator and what they should be aware of before hiring them. Right out of the box, you must be mindful that not all PI’s are qualified, whether they are licensed or not. This blog will hopefully assist you in making [...]

4 09, 2018

What You Should Know Before Retaining a Private Investigator

By |2019-06-05T09:50:44-07:00September 4th, 2018|

Often, people seeking the services of a Private Investigator have a misconception about what to expect when meeting with a Private Investigator. Some folks conjured up images of Magnum PI, Columbo or Monk as they begin their search for a Private Investigator to help them with their issue. However, in today’s day and age private investigators come in all shapes and seldom resemble Private Investigators on TV. You might ask how does someone become a Private Investigator? Do they attend a specific college or university? Are they retired law enforcement officers? For the most part, the majority of Private Investigators [...]

25 04, 2018

How to protect your personal data from Facebook

By |2019-06-05T09:51:59-07:00April 25th, 2018|Tags: , , |

The world is indeed changing with the rapid advancement in the technology. We could not imagine that one day I could be chatting with my friends in the comfort of my home on a computer or cell phone. Well, it has come to pass, and Facebook is one of the social media platforms that had given us that luxury. To be allowed to use Facebook you first have to register with your personal details such as email, name and contact information. You imagined that your private information was not supposed to be released to the public without your permission yet [...]

14 02, 2018

Private Investigators and Employee Investigations: What to Do When Employees Come Under Suspicion?

By |2019-11-07T13:46:30-08:00February 14th, 2018|Tags: , , |

Employee background checks are common practice when it comes to hiring new employees. But what should companies do when they suspect “employee malfeasance” after being employed? One of the first steps taken is to launch a thorough investigation. This may sound like a simple task, but it can quickly become a nightmare (and grounds for a lawsuit) if not handled correctly. So instead of taking on this task alone, most companies are hiring private investigators to conduct employee misconduct investigation services. Small to large businesses and public companies stand to lose thousands of dollars should an employee file suit for [...]

4 01, 2018

Recommendation for Personal Protection Services

By |2019-06-05T10:10:10-07:00January 4th, 2018|

Having used the services of Worldwide Intelligence Network (wincor.com) for a volatile emergency situation involving family members, I wholeheartedly recommend the company to anyone seeking personal protection by a trained and seasoned professional. From the first contact I made just prior to the Holidays when Robert Mann personally handled my phone call, all of my questions were answered, business conducted promptly and efficiently, and the necessary protection skillfully and empathetically delivered, even flawlessly encompassing a last-minute change. To my surprise, Mr. Mann's services did not stop once the protection did. Over a holiday weekend, he called to follow up on [...]