Claude Bookout is President of United Investigations International, a private investigations firm located in Austin, Texas. ( Texas license number: C9472

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United International Investigations is an experienced private investigations firm with a reputation for integrity, dependability, and thoroughness. The firm provides its clients with a broad range of investigative assistance. Corporations, law firms, and prominent individuals have relied on its professional team of investigators to obtain power and control over their particular situations.

DIY Private Eye

A new website allows people to know who has been searching for them:
BrandYourself built a database of organizations' publicly-available IP addresses in order to create the feature. They use it to match IP addressees of profile visitors with the companies that own those addressses.
So, if you go for a job interview or on a date, you may be able to know whose been looking you up. Nevertheless, the system is not fool proof, is somewhat limited, and requires you to join yet another social network. Nevertheless, this could be the future for most social networking sites.

This search ability gives you one more tool in your arsenal for do-it-yourself private investigating. It also means, however, that you may want to get serious about hiring a professional investigator, who will be able to get real evidence when you discover something strange, such as in cases where you feel like you're being profiled, when you feel like someone may be trying to scam you, or when you're being stalked.