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Promo Shot of Joey Ortega, host of Behind The Yellow Tape true crime radio

     Joey Ortega started his investigative career early at the age of 18 working as an apprentice investigator for local detectives. He started out doing insurance fraud investigations and background investigations. Proving adept in the areas surveillance and information gathering, Joey continued to seek further investigative challenges.From there he went on to do internal investigations for a number of companies that include; Sears, Roebuck Co., Saks Fifth Avenue, and K-mart. He was largely responsible for investigating issues of internal theft, embezzlement, workers comp fraud, and crime ring investigations.

    His success eventually earned him a position as a national investigator for a cellular chain, investigating crime rings on a national level.Trained in the Reid technique (interviewing/interrogation), Joey was able to gain confessions consistently without a single prosecution ever being challenged in court. Joey continued to work for various private investigative agencies.

    Moving away from insurance fraud, Joey began developing his skills in the areas of defense investigation, fidelity investigation, missing person’s investigations, and stalker investigations. It was the area of stalker investigations that Joey began to discover his passion for computer crime investigations. Having to learn quickly how to trace harassing and threatening emails, Joey began see that this is where the future of crime and justice was heading and decided to throw himself deeply into the subject. As a result, Joey’s clientele began to include celebrities and executives who were victims of internet fraud and cyber attacks.
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Employing extensive background and resources in Investigation, Forensics, Intelligence and Media, Joey provides a multi-faceted approach to guide clients through atypical cases that typical agencies and firms often fall short on due to lack of training, expertise, or jurisdiction resulting in cases being set-aside or poorly pursued.  This includes cases involving stalking, cyber-crime, terrorism, and harassment.

In addition to working to help identify and apprehend the cause of one's suffering Joey assures that you understand all the resources available, assist in talking with the investigating agencies and work with the media to assure all are doing all in their power to assist, act as liaison between the client and law enforcement and media agencies to also assure clear and effective communication between all parties.

Additionally, Joey will work with any prosecuting and/or civil attorney to help that all that has been done and uncovered is converted into a powerful and evidence case against any suspect(s) identified and/or arrested. 


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Department of Homeland Security

Improvised Explosive Device Explosive Effects Mitigation

IED Construction and Classification

IED Awareness and Security Procedures

HME and Precursor Awareness for Public SafetyHME

Bomb-Making Materials Awareness Employee Training


National Insurance Crime Bureau

Investigating Organized Groups

Recognizing Organized Insurance Fraud



Terrorism & WMD Awareness in the Workplace

Mass Prophylaxis Awareness for Public Health Emergencies

Basic EMS Concepts for CBRNE Incidents



Certified Ethical Hacker

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Center For Disease Control

Bioterrorism AgentsBioterrorism

I is for Investigation (Investigation Course Series)


Others of Various Disciplines

Interview/Interrogation (Reid Institute)

Interview/Interrogation (Wicklander-Zulawski

MIcro-Expression - Master (Ekman)

Micro-Expression - Expert (Humantell)

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