Asking for a recommendation about a website investigation service

I found the following website called http://www.cyberinvestigationservices.com

I personally think that their website shows them to probably be legitimate, but I would like a second opinion from someone on this website so that I can see the "big picture" of whether they are good choice for me.

I investigate various topics of using the internet for business from time to time, and I have found that this website: "experts-exchange" has been a very valuable resource for me for this type of inquiry. I would appreciate it if someone here could point me in the right direction as to whether that service mentioned up there is the right way to have a "scam screening service" in the price range that a typical individual like me could afford to use for investigating would-be marketing connections.
Leonard GojerCAD Technician/ProgrammerAsked:
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
If you are used to paying for lawyer's services, it might be of use to you.  If they are legitimate, then the info they get would normally be given to a lawyer to use in a case.  If you are just looking for info for your own use, they might be kind of expensive.  A local PI that I have dealt with charged $80 with a minimum of 2 hours... $160 minimum.  Those people probably charge more since they are seeking a national wide clients.
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Leonard GojerCAD Technician/ProgrammerAuthor Commented:
Oh. I see. I think that I first have to learn about the complexities of how attorneys charge before I can understand the economics of this.

I was "hoping" that I would find a screening service that was marketed in the same price range as "experts-exchange" (because in my mind, it's just the cost of having a website), although that's without knowing the actual facts of the issue.

I was scammed several times by various people because I did not understand early enough that there is no principle of consumer protection to the general use of the search engines. (I erroneously thought something to that effect many years ago).

All I want now is to have the "peace of mind" that if I find some really great opportunity on the internet that I can investigate it before giving them a lot of money thinking that they are legitimate when they aren't.
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Leonard GojerCAD Technician/ProgrammerAuthor Commented:
I have a lot of experience looking up things in the university libraries, but the internet is much more capable of having a scam than the books in the university library.
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Leonard GojerCAD Technician/ProgrammerAuthor Commented:
To date, I have lost at least $10,000 in various scams during the past thirty years. I never recovered the damages, but I reported them to www.ic3.gov and to my attorneys.
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
That service may be good.  But to me, it would be the last resort because their interest is in legal issues, not advice.  Google is your friend... until you are ready to spend money.  Then you may need legal advice.
if I find some really great opportunity on the internet
Expect that you are being scammed.
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Leonard GojerCAD Technician/ProgrammerAuthor Commented:
Well, when I need legal advice, my first stop is to my little brother who has had many more years of business experience than me, (he is very successful in business). Then, after I get his opinion, if I am still stuck, I go to my attorneys.

But there are problems with being overly dependent on Google to find the answers to things.
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Leonard GojerCAD Technician/ProgrammerAuthor Commented:
Part of the knowledge involved is the knowledge of the laws concerning marketing and business.
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Leonard GojerCAD Technician/ProgrammerAuthor Commented:
They have "Rip-Off Reports" where you can get reports for free. To my way of thinking, a better idea is to scan about 10-15 of those "rip-off" report company's reports before believing in a particular website. But that can take like about an hour per one website.
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Leonard GojerCAD Technician/ProgrammerAuthor Commented:
Thank you for your help.
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
You're welcome, glad to help.  If you see an "opportunity" that asks for $1000, one hour researching it is not much compared to the $1000.
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Leonard GojerCAD Technician/ProgrammerAuthor Commented:
Yes, I should have realized that very same fact before I did something wrong about 10 years ago, but that's the way that a person learns from his mistakes.
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