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For federal procurement purposes, U.S. Government regulations classify Murray Associates Counterespionage as a Small Business, Professional Consulting Firm.
Eavesdropping Detection and Counterespionage Consulting enquiries are invited from corporate, government and professional security entities.
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What was your most unusual assignment?
This is a tough one. Client confidentiality prevents us from being too specific and our staff cannot agree on just one story to tell. Assignments are unusual in a variety of ways. Our best recollections follow...
Most unusual assignment locations...
Cape Breton Island, the Four Corners section of New Mexico, the middle of the North Atlantic aboard the Queen Elizabeth II, the middle of an avocado farm, an underground wine cellar, and in a small corporate aircraft with the dead body of the company Chairman/CEO. (See Most unusual circumstances.)
Most unusual client businesses...
A cookie factory, a precious metals refinery, and a secret facility that creates serious spy gadgets for the government.
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Most unusual circumstances...
An ousted televangelist is publicly accused by his successors of eavesdropping... using a system that we discovered at their headquarters.
The truth... The system was actually being used by opposition employees to eavesdrop on their former leader.
A corporate Chairman/CEO, aboard the company jet, on an international flight back to the United States, suddenly dies. The company needs time to prepare. We keep the secret safe for 48-hours. No one knows. Business chaos is avoided. All funeral and memorial services arrangements are kept confidential. The family retains peace and privacy. The corporate transition is smooth.
Most unusual - and successful - counterespionage assignments...
We caught a group of foreign nationals actively engaged in a spy mission - in our client's headquarters. We monitored their bugging transmissions; watched them video tape; listened to them dictate paperwork they saw, ask employees probing questions, and describe “the sights” while going about their business. They never knew we were there. It was fascinating.
Our client was a Fortune 100 company. They had been diligent over the years in conducting proactive inspections. This day it paid off. Their representatives watched along with us, not realizing just how rare an event a live catch is. (more)
How rare is rare?...
Think of it this way. Only a few athletes ever play in the Olympics; even fewer win gold medals. Similarly, most TSCM practitioners will never have a live catch (our craft's equivalent of the gold medal). This is partially due to circumstance. However, training, experience, proper equipment and preparedness are factors too. We have been fortunate to have three live catches during our firm's history... so far.