Welcome to Washington State Investigators
My name is Wolfgang Grasst founder and principal investigator at Washington State Investigators. We are a private investigation agency dedicated to supporting individuals and businesses with an affordable means to the information, and investigative services they require.
In 2004, I was contracted as a specialist to install computer “monitoring” software on client computers. This software would allow me to remotely collect data about the activities performed on the computer in question. I provided services for fraud, identity theft, and online harassment investigations assisting attorneys and private investigators with their cases.
In 2007, I co-founded and managed Eye Spy, Inc. a technology based private investigation firm where I continued assisting with internet crimes, civil and criminal investigations, counter surveillance services (bugs sweeps, etc.), and specializing in child custody, workers compensation fraud, assisting attorneys with personal injury cases, locating witnesses, data research, hidden asset searches, adultery and infidelity, skip trace, and covert surveillance services.
In 2010, I took an opportunity to earn two Associate of Applied Science degrees in Information Technology Networking and IT Security. This allowed me to include services to advise clients about network and security best practices, and to educate employees about BYOD (bring your own device), social media and social engineering. With the desire to keep my skill set sharp, I continually enroll in online classes to stay current with technology as related to security. For many of us, technology is a normal part of our daily lives. Having this technical knowledge does benefit clients by allowing me to recommend best practices to protect and secure client computers, networks, online activities, electronic devices, provide identity theft awareness, discuss privacy and anonymity, use of VPN’s, web browsers, and provide additional information to educate client’s about the threat from hackers gaining access to social media, email, online storage accounts, and many different apps.
In 2013, I founded Washington State Investigators and the principal investigator. While managing Washington State Investigators, I understood my skill set is more defensive minded, so I developed a working relationship with a Cyber Security Intelligence and Operations Specialist to provide cyber security based services, named Aracari Project. Services we provide to clients include Cryptocurrency Scams and Fraud investigations, other cybercrime related investigations, online OSINT Scrubbing services, Dark Web searches, Penetration Testing, Network Monitoring, and online data research. As of October 2022, we have provided cryptocurrency scams and fraud investigations to clients who have lost more than 4 million dollars combined.
Our Approach To Investigations
We leave no stone unturned when we take you on as a client. We understand each client presents us with unique situations, and no two cases are the same. Integrating skill sets in photography, Information Technology, Cyber Security Intelligence, and Private Investigation, we can provide our clients with specialized services and solutions resulting in high quality investigations producing the best possible outcomes. It is often the case with private investigation services that more than one area of expertise is required. The professionals at Washington State Investigators are well-versed in many areas of investigation, providing a diverse background of experience and knowledge to our clients. This is beneficial when dealing with complex civil and criminal investigations.
- 1980-1986 – Member of Untied States Navy, “Fighting Sea-bees” Construction Battalion (CE-E4).
- 2003-2005 – Owner/operator of a working photography studio in Seattle, Washington.
- 2004-2006 – Sub-contracted by private investigators and attorneys to monitor the activities of client computers which led to greater involvement with cybercrime investigations.
- 2007-2010 – Co-founder and primary investigator of Eye Spy, Inc. a technology based private investigation firm.
- 2012-2015 – Founder of Network and Security Services (IT networking firm).
- 2013-2023 – Founder and Principal Investigator @ Washington State Investigators, a private investigation agency.
- Associate in Applied Science degrees – IT Networking and IT Security.
- Hapkido Black Belt – Kwon Moo Hapkido Federation – Grand Master (Chae Un) Steve Kim.
- Covert and Counter Surveillance experience.
- Freelance Photographer/Video.
- Washington State Investigators – Principal Agency and PI license
- CompTIA Security +
- CIW Web Design Specialist
- OSINT (Open Source Intelligence)
Information Technology, Cyber Security and Private Investigation
We believe that the combination of Information Technology, Cyber Security and Private Investigation allows us to provide our clients the best opportunity to produce quality results during our investigations. As everyday advances in technology change how we communicate, socialize, travel and work. The combination of Private Investigation and Cyber Security Services is more important now than ever before. If you have questions about any of the services listed above and or require assistance, we invite you to call Washington State Investigators.