Hiring a private detective can feel like something out of a murder mystery TV programme, but it’s actually more common than you think. Their job is to investigate matters that you aren’t able to easily do yourself, whether it is because you don’t have the time, resources or abilities.
There are a number of ways in which a private detective can work for you; here are just some…
A private investigator is able to run company checks before you invest or partner with a business. It ensures there are no skeletons in the closet that you aren’t aware of and that all the financials stack up.
They are also able to offer evidence checks recovery, directors checks, company verification services, background checks (for example, if you’re looking to hire someone), employment checks, previous and current address checks and CV checks to make sure a potential employee is not lying and all their references are valid.
If you think your partner is cheating on you or someone is lying to you, a private detective can offer spy tracing services and infidelity surveillance to catch them out and get you all the evidence you need.
Any meetings will be taped with specialist video and audio equipment. There will be long-range and telescopic lens photographs and a clear list of addresses visited. Never again will you have to worry about your suspicions; the hard proof and photographic evidence will be available.
Trace missing persons
If someone important from your life has disappeared unexpectedly, was adopted at a young age or perhaps a person has gone missing with unpaid debts, an investigator will help to find this person. Using a number of expert strategies, they will be able to uncover where they have gone to. In the event of bankruptcy and insolvency, it is particularly important that you are able to trace missing persons in order to recover financial losses.
If you have been left high and dry by debtors, private detectives are also able to operate on your behalf to recover lost money. They are clued up on civil law and criminal law and know what rights you hold to ensure you don’t lose out.
Provide personal security
If you don’t feel safe or feel like you need a bodyguard, then a private investigator is able to provide you with close protection. At the same time, they’re able to help investigate what it is that is making you feel this way. For example, if you have been receiving anonymous threats or are concerned about a person attacking but don’t know their whereabouts.
Someone’s told you something and you don’t believe them…but what can you do? One way of finding out the truth is to use qualified lie detectors (aka private investigators) who can use polygraph testing to find out the answers you need. It will help to protect you from false accusations, fears of infidelity and ensure you’re not being deceived.
GPS and Vehicle Tracking
Want to know where your staff are throughout the day? Or don’t trust your partner is going where they say they are? Private detectives can provide you with GPS and vehicle tracking that will ensure you always know the whereabouts of a vehicle. This enables you to run remote surveillance via covert GPS tracking.
Should you find yourself unsure that a document has been forged, whether the handwriting is from the correct person or are concerned something is false, a private detective can help. Along with document examination, using specialist techniques they can run a handwriting assessment and signature verification.
If you don’t trust your child is definitely yours, it is a good idea to hire a private investigation firm who can run DNA tests to get you the conclusive answers you need for your family.
Trace lost assets
In the event that assets have been lost or you are entitled to an asset in a will that you’re unable to get hold of, that’s where a private detective can help you. They’ll ensure you can recoup what is rightfully yours.
Investigate employee absenteeism
In the event that you don’t believe your staff are actually sick when they say they are or they seem to be taking a lot of days sick leave, it is important to run checks to ensure they’re telling the truth. Their sickness will be costing your business money - it’s important you’re not being taken for a ride.
Check false claims
Perhaps it’s an accident claim or insurance claim that you don’t believe to be true. Before you make a payout, especially a large one, you need to be confident the person was actually injured or hurt, or truly at a loss as a result. That’s where private investigators can help.