Skip to comments.Private eyes use drones to nab scammers and cheating spouses
Posted on 07/13/2014 10:15:10 AM PDT by Dallas59
Theyre private eyes in the skies.
Investigators are taking drones to new heights using the remote-controlled aircraft to catch New Yorkers cheating on spouses, lying about disabilities and endangering their kids.
People want you to believe theres all this negativity associated with drones . . . but they could be a very helpful tool, said Olwyn Triggs, a gumshoe for 23 years and president of Professional Investigators Network Inc. in Glen Cove, LI.
Triggs recently used a drone to find an upstate man suspected of insurance fraud. Signs on his rural property warned that trespassers would be shot, so she sent in her 2-pound, foot-long Phantom 2 Vision quadcopter, which costs about $1,000.
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Go ahead, fly one over my house. PULL!
I know! I see a business opportunity for drone killers. Some sort of special “gun” that can take them out without possible harm to anyone else. “Drone-Be-Gone” or something like that.....Ok, so I wouldn’t have made a good marketing person!
Agreed. Target practice......
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This year, Seifers team sent a drone to Sheepshead Bay to record a dad drinking and partying on a boat with his kids.
The PI snapped the boats serial number and images of the kids, who were not wearing life jackets, from more than 300 yards away.
Having your own kids on your own boat on the perfectly calm waters of Sheepshead Bay is could land you in trouble with the authorities - enforced by drone.
What happened to my country? Did we lose a war, or something?
Time to market a wireless scrambler. FCC won’t like it much but it will only take 5 seconds for the drone to lose control and crash.
I am a Private Investigator.
Although it’s true that they can be used to do things that couldn’t be done previously, their use is questionable in many circumstances.
The “Expectation of Privacy” will make many “from the air” videos, etc. inadmissible and, in some cases, illegal.
If it was that easy, I’d have me several of them.
I would think this would be trouble in states that have laws where both parties need to know they are being recorded.
Then there are state laws that have passed specifically about drones and their use, whether they can be used, where it’s legal for them to be used, etc.