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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.
16 11, 2019

Identify Thieves Caught And Imprisoned

By |2020-03-25T07:36:40-07:00November 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 |2020-04-06T06:39:37-07:00November 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. HERE IS A LIST OF THE SERVICES WE PROVIDE Infidelity Investigations Cheating Spouse Investigations Surveillance Investigations Civil [...]

4 09, 2019

Why You Should Leave Investigating up to the Private Investigating Professionals

By |2020-03-25T07:29:50-07:00September 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 |2020-03-25T07:20:36-07:00July 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 |2020-03-25T07:26:09-07:00March 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


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 |2020-03-25T07:26:47-07:00February 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 |2020-03-25T07:41:53-07:00November 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

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 |2020-03-25T07:53:33-07:00April 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 |2020-03-25T07:53:10-07:00February 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 |2020-03-25T07:42:04-07:00January 4th, 2018|

Having used the services of Worldwide Intelligence Network ( 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 [...]

6 11, 2017

Protect Yourself from Stalker: The Possible Ways

By |2020-04-06T06:49:20-07:00November 6th, 2017|Tags: , , , |

STALKING A TERRIFYING CRIME Many Stalking victims fear that they are unable to protect themselves or know how to stop their stalker. Even though stalking is a criminal offense in many states across America, there are legal guidelines that must be met for law enforcement to proceed with an arrest warrant and to prosecute a stalker. A victim who is unable to provide evidence that they are a victim of a stalker may be unable to obtain the help of law enforcement. What evidence does it take you may ask? Here are some examples: An actual physical and possibly harmful [...]

30 08, 2017

Testimonials – TBWA Chiat/Day, Inc

By |2020-03-25T07:44:12-07:00August 30th, 2017|

TWA/Chiat Day one of the most successful advertising agencies in the USA retained our firm to locate the cast members below from the movie “The Wild One” released in 1953. TWA/Chiat Day wanted each member shown in this billboard approval for Levi Strauss jeans. Worldwide Intelligence Network located all these actors to the delight of TWA/Chiat Day. Each cast member received a royalty fee. This was a super challenging, yet gratifying assignment. "I just wanted to say Thanks! Did you see the billboards? I thought you might like a poster. I got a call from K. K. Davis last week. [...]

22 06, 2017

Testimonials – Homeless Prevention Law Project

By |2019-06-05T10:17:17-07:00June 22nd, 2017|

On behalf of our homeless clients, I would like to express my sincere gratitude for your excellent service to our organization. You provide prompt, thorough and gracious assistance to our clients facing the direst of circumstances. Your assistance to our disabled client living on the streets is just the most recent example of your dedicated work. Because of your investigative assistance, you no only put him on a path to securing permanent housing, you helped reunite him with his family after over 20 years of separation. We work with people facing many barriers just to meet their basic needs. Through [...]

11 05, 2017

27 Things I Learned from My 27 Years of Experience as a Private Detective

By |2020-03-25T07:51:10-07:00May 11th, 2017|Tags: |

I have 27 years experience as a Los Angeles Private Investigator and a New York Private Investigator. Our profession is also referred to as private detectives. During those 27 years  I learned a great deal, trained others and I successfully solved thousands of investigation assignments. What follows is sharing my experience over the past 27 years with you the reader.     Author, Robert Mann, Director of  Worldwide Intelligence Network 1. Hiring a private detective is a daunting job because there are so many to choose from in each city. 2. We know that people interested in hiring a private investigator  have [...]

9 12, 2016

(Updated)Tips on Hiring a Private Detective

By |2020-03-30T05:55:34-07:00December 9th, 2016|Tags: , , |

In a world fraught with deception; scams, hacking, misinformation, fraud, criminal conduct and infidelity one might find themselves seeking the help of a private investigator also known as a private detective and PI. This article is intended to enlighten anyone seeking the services of a private investigator and what they should be aware of before hiring a Private Detective. Know this! Not All Pi’s are qualified. Confidentiality Is Imperative Before discussing a situation with a Private Detective, it is advisable to ask whether the discussion with them will remain private and confidential. The PI should make it abundantly clear that anything discussed [...]

22 11, 2016

Testimonials – John Lang, Loeb & Loeb LLP

By |2020-03-25T07:43:16-07:00November 22nd, 2016|

I write to reiterate my appreciation for the outstanding detective work and litigation support that contributed to the dismissal, at trial, of all charges against our client in the bribery case of U.S. v Mullen et al.(handled out of our Los Angeles office). Your investigative deductions regarding the bogus nature of key government records proved correct, and your identification of the authorship of the handwriting on the critical, so-called “anonymous complaint” was instrumental in establishing the dishonestly of the case agent up whose testimony the government had centered its prosecution.- John Lang, Loeb & Loeb LLP Click to Enlarge [...]

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