What exactly is pretexting anyway? A pretext is a carefully manipulated act to gain factual evidence that you would not otherwise be able to naturally discover. Some investigators call it a gag or a scam. The purpose of this book is to bring a wide variety of pretext ideas that work in today’s working class age of internet connectivity with overall scam awareness in the general public. Used by law enforcement, investigators and other professions that need to find out things about people. "A major part of skip tracing includes some type of pretext styled to fit the target’s circumstances. We just simply can’t do now, in detective work, what we could do 20 or even 10 years ago on an investigation. But, there are more things that we can do than ever before." There is a little bit of truth in every lie. Pretext scenario's are used to go beyond what a typical database cannot reveal. To discover bank information, place of employment, the times when a person is home and who they live with, and even just simply where a target is living. All can be accomplished with a pretext conformed to the lifestyle of the target.