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Hello fellow Residents,

I had a fun idea the other day. I am becoming together with my friend Tobi a private eye in Second Life.

I did set up an office and  got some interesting equipment. My main clientele will probably jealous partnered residents who wants me to spy on their partners. I will also dig deep into US copyright laws, Linden Lab procedures and such. I would imagine creators might need some inworld research and investigations from time to time.

It is not really about making money. I just think I could be a good detective and this could give my Second Life a different fun twist.

I used to really enjoy being an escort girl. But I feel it is time to start something new. That occurred to me recently when I realized I had lost count of how many guys I "serviced" so far. I met somebody who claimed to have had sex with me and I could not remember him at all.

It is getting boring. Hence time for a change! 

 

 

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You could advertise that you will investigate violations of residents right to not be offended by anything they see.

You'll be swamped.

Your slogan could be "Triggered? Let us fire the bullet"

 

 

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1 hour ago, Qie Niangao said:

Digging into US copyright law, eh?

How's your RL liability insurance?

I am not going to give legal advise of course. Just research.
Having said that, I do actually have a good liability insurancance as I am an online marketing consultant in RL.

 

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47 minutes ago, carolinestravels said:

Thats part of the fun I guess..

till you get accused of breaching privacy, reveiling information to others and more "fun" .. you'd get plenty of time for RL after LL is done with your AR's .. against you,
it's not without reason most of these agencies are RP only.

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I remember a time in the distant past where SL private investigators used tools (long since banned and removed) that allowed them to actually track the movements of individuals on the grid. They could even tp right to the person and capture the person in the act. It was crazy! 

There's a reason those tools were outlawed and some PIs were suspended. While the idea seems like fun, if you are truly wanting to be a real investigator, you tread a dangerous path that could end up with you being on the end of an investigation. Keep it as roleplay to be safe.

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2 hours ago, carolinestravels said:

 

 

Hello fellow Residents,

I had a fun idea the other day. I am becoming together with my friend Tobi a private eye in Second Life.

I did set up an office and  got some interesting equipment. My main clientele will probably jealous partnered residents who wants me to spy on their partners. I will also dig deep into US copyright laws, Linden Lab procedures and such. I would imagine creators might need some inworld research and investigations from time to time.

It is not really about making money. I just think I could be a good detective and this could give my Second Life a different fun twist.

I used to really enjoy being an escort girl. But I feel it is time to start something new. That occurred to me recently when I realized I had lost count of how many guys I "serviced" so far. I met somebody who claimed to have had sex with me and I could not remember him at all.

It is getting boring. Hence time for a change! 

 

 

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I think you will get lots of fun on infidelity cases, I am going to be the devil's advocate and say that actually sounds like a fun idea.

Let me know if you need an additional office, send me a message in world.

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I gave it some more thought, the OP said she used to be an escort, getting guys to pay her for adult liasons but now she's figured out how to get the wives to pay for it instead.

Clever.

Where do I sign up to be a field agent?

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1 hour ago, Blush Bravin said:

I remember a time in the distant past where SL private investigators used tools (long since banned and removed) that allowed them to actually track the movements of individuals on the grid. They could even tp right to the person and capture the person in the act. It was crazy! 

There's a reason those tools were outlawed and some PIs were suspended. While the idea seems like fun, if you are truly wanting to be a real investigator, you tread a dangerous path that could end up with you being on the end of an investigation. Keep it as roleplay to be safe.

It would certainly be safer for you to keep this to roleplay. I have a larger concern, though.

From an ethics standpoint, though, how does this differ from actually stalking someone, on the mere say-so of your client that they deserve the invasion of their privacy that this inevitably entails?

Taken to its logical conclusion, outside of roleplay (in which everyone has, presumably, consented to your actions), this kind of "work" seems to me to be at least as bad, if not worse, than the vigilantism we've seen in the past from self-appointed arbiters of behaviour.

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3 minutes ago, Scylla Rhiadra said:

Taken to its logical conclusion, outside of roleplay (in which everyone has, presumably, consented to your actions), this kind of "work" seems to me to be at least as bad, if not worse, than the vigilantism we've seen in the past from self-appointed arbiters of behaviour.

Well even Hollywood depicts PIs as shady individuals... usually it's those folks that found no work after finishing police school - (reality check from Germany: over here those folks usually end up as nightguards or money transporters and not as PIs - and being a state run agency owned school the police usually tries to keep all that finish so we have fewer unemployed policemen to start with)

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She was a vision, as she walked into my office.  "Ms. Kidd?  I need your help.  My partner has been missing; he hasn't logged in for more than a week now.  I'm desperate."

Another missing partner.  I sighed.  The guy had probably made himself an alt and was even now cavorting with a new floozie down at Old Lars's place, or cruising the nude beach at the Wild Coast.

"Look, Miss..." I began.

"Really desperate," she broke in.  "I'll do anything if you can find him.  ANYTHING!"

Dames like her always said that.  But if I did find her wandering wonderboy, it was pretty certain that all I'd get would be a couple of really angry avatars.  Angry at each other, and angry at me.  But tier was due in a week, and I needed the money.  I leaned back in my rickety office chair and steepled my fingers.

"OK, Miss...?"

"Angelica.  Angelica Resident," she supplied

"OK, Miss Resident, I'll take the case.  My rate is $L1,000 per day plus expenses.  Three day minimum, payable in advance."

She dug in her alligator leather purse, and suddenly I got a notice that Angelica Resident had paid me $L3,000.

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Sounds like a good line of work. How many times have we seen on the forums, "Where is this hair from?" Detectives to the rescue!

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5 hours ago, Bree Giffen said:

Sounds like a good line of work. How many times have we seen on the forums, "Where is this hair from?" Detectives to the rescue!

Geeze, I've been doing it wrong all this time!  I've been detecting for free.

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Your first case: Figure out which Linden keeps adding and subtracting warning points on my forum account.

It's like a freakin' yo-yo over here. 

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26 minutes ago, Gadget Portal said:

Your first case: Figure out which Linden keeps adding and subtracting warning points on my forum account.

It's like a freakin' yo-yo over here. 

It's all of them.  Case closed.  I'll send you my bill.

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Doing a little "detective" work myself, I see your partner still runs the escort service.  It's not rocket science for any guy that may want to experience your extra curricular activities to see you might also rat him out to his partner.   Those 2 businesses clash big time in my opinion. 

Beside that, at the risk of being the one here to state the obvious, if junior was using an alt to cheat you can't disclose that information to your client.

Also, if they are married in real life, you can destroy lives and families.  Do you think you can live with that?  

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On 1/19/2019 at 6:45 AM, Syo Emerald said:

I hope you are prepared for all the drama. 😶

If it ain't your drama,then grab some popcorn and sit down and enjoy the show.

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42 minutes ago, Mitch Guardian said:

Doing a little "detective" work myself, I see your partner still runs the escort service.  It's not rocket science for any guy that may want to experience your extra curricular activities to see you might also rat him out to his partner.   Those 2 businesses clash big time in my opinion. 

Beside that, at the risk of being the one here to state the obvious, if junior was using an alt to cheat you can't disclose that information to your client.

Also, if they are married in real life, you can destroy lives and families.  Do you think you can live with that?  

If Junior is using an alt, how would the wife know? The whole point is she gives you her partners name, you try and lure him into sex.

 

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11 minutes ago, BilliJo Aldrin said:

If Junior is using an alt, how would the wife know?

I believe we are assuming that the wife suspects he is cheating and hires the detective to find out.... unless I completely missed the mark on this thread.

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5 minutes ago, Mitch Guardian said:

I believe we are assuming that the wife suspects he is cheating and hires the detective to find out.... unless I completely missed the mark on this thread.

Yes but it only works if he's cheating using his main. If he is using an alt., there is never any way to know what he's up to.

In fact, there's been whole threads in this forum asking if its cheating if they use an alt.

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