When it comes to finding out critical information you really need to know, hiring a private investigator is one of the best options you have available to you.
Private detectives specialise in many areas of investigation – from tracing missing people, tracking your partner’s activities, and fraud, through to surveillance and criminal investigations.
This article focuses on 5 of the common reasons people tend to use a private investigator.
1. Using a Detective to Help with Cases of Fraud
Whether you are a business or an individual, there is a very high probability you have or will be affected by some kind of fraudulent activity at some time. Fraud is a very common crime that can manifest in a multitude of different ways.
A private investigator can help you with a fraud investigation if you have suffered from banking, cheque, or dating fraud, or have been affected by some type of copyright infringement.
2. How a Detective Agency Can Assist with Tracking A Person
There are many reasons you might want to track somebody. Often, a person wants to get hold of solid evidence that their partner is cheating on them. This normally happens after suspicions have been raised for some time and an individual just wants to know whether there is or isn’t something going on. Once they have found out, they know where they stand and can think about what they should do next.
3. When You Need to do Background Checks on a Person or Company
The Internet is a treasure trove of information and can help you to find out some important facts about a person or a business. However, the Internet is definitely not 100% reliable and it can’t always deliver the depth of information you need.
In order to get the lowdown on the history of someone or a specific company, people can turn to a private investigator for help with background checks.
4. Gathering Surveillance Data
There may be a time when you need to gather deep levels of intelligence regarding a person or a business. Should this need arise, a detective can help you with a covert surveillance investigation.
Surveillance programs provide you with both audio and visual data showing what somebody has been doing throughout their day, or what activities a company has been up to.
You may find you have suspicions about who is involved with regular thieving activity that is happening or that somebody is faking an illness. Or perhaps you think there is something wrong with a compensation claim that has gone through.
Whenever these kinds of doubts arise, and you need the evidence to back up your gut, then surveillance is a powerful option available to you.
5. Tracing An Individual You Are Unable To Find
From a personal or business perspective, when someone goes missing and cannot be found, it can cause difficulties and/or a lot of emotional pain.
Every day people are vanishing from the lives of others seemingly without a trace. In these instances, private investigators can offer you a tracing service.
Common uses of tracing services include getting help to find missing; parents, people, overseas assets, debtors, or property rental tenants.
The better detective agencies have ways of tracing what you need both domestically and internationally.
There are of course many more reasons why you might want to hire a private detective, and these are just a few of the most common uses.
If you feel you may need help with or would like to talk about any of the services mentioned above, please contact the Global Investigations team on 0208 287 7770 – we’re here waiting for your call.