Sep 13, 2019

The (Many) Benefits Of Hiring A Private Investigator

Have you thought about hiring a private investigator?

 Many people think of PI's as people hiding out in parking lots to snap photos in secret.

 Some people think that a private investigator is who you call when you have an emergency.

 
 


The reality is that private investigators, who are also known as private detectives, do many things.

 

Private detectives help people in both business and personal matters. They help gather information for their clients. This info could be related to potential employees, a business partner and a potential investment to name a few.

 

So if you’re looking to find closure, evidence or just some insight, there are several situations in which you should hire one. Here are a few...

 

#1 - To Look Into Business Affairs

 

Do you run a company or use staff in some form of capacity?

 

If so, the chances are you are constantly needing to verify information regarding staff. Employees who have the opportunity to engage in theft, fraud and violations of agreements with a company are a few examples of why hiring a private detective is important.

 

Besides that, PI's can conduct surveillance on employees who might be disgruntled and may pose a threat to your company.

 

According to the plumbing team from Shep Plumbing, tracking your equipment and inventory is key. They explain “in our industry, our tools are our livelihood. If you suspect an employee may not be using company equipment properly or that they are stealing equipment, providing services for free or engaging in unethical activities, then it might be time to hire a private detective.”

 

Another way a private detective can help is in regards to people looking to launch a new business.

 

Do you plan on starting a company with someone you might not be familiar with? If so, then you'll want to learn as much about the person as you possibly can, and the best way to do that is by hiring a private investigator.

 

They can check to see if the person's credentials are legit and this can reduce the risks associated with starting a business with a partner.

 

Find out more about: Background checks.

 

#2 - To Check Investment Opportunities

 

Investments can be verified by the work a PI performs too.

 

Do you want to invest in an organisation or a company or anything for that matter, because if you do, then you'll want to make sure everything is legit and that the company is above board.

 

A private investigator can conduct extensive research. All of the info they'll acquire can be used to make a decision based on facts.

 

This is important according to the property investment experts from Empowered Finance. They explain “investing in property is a massive financial outlay. When people enter these relationships in good faith they deserve to know exactly who they are partnering with. A PI can help to uncover the truth to make sure every decision is made with all necessary information.”

 

Private detectives can also help in regards to workplace injuries. Unfortunately, many workers try to get money for injuries that have been faked or exaggerated, and this can cause a business to lose thousands or even millions of dollars.

 

Surveillance can reveal whether or not a worker's injuries is the real deal or if they have been exaggerated or whether or not such injuries even exist in the first place.

 

#3 - To Uncover Personal Matters

 

PI's can gather info on contacts such as a new partner who you suspect might not be telling the truth or you can find out whether or not your spouse or partner is cheating on you.

 

Private investigators can assist in cases involving child custody and they can perform surveillance to make sure that your children are safe. These are only a few ways a private detective can help in child custody cases.

 

They may also help clients find a missing person or an individual who might not be missing.

 

For example, you can use a PI to help locate a birth parent, long-lost friends, co-workers or a missing spouse. If you need to find someone, then a PI is your best shot of finding them.

 

In today's digital world, businesses and people in general can suffer damage to their reputation because of information being spread about them via social media.

 

According to career coach Eiran Trethowan, your digital footprint is a major reason whether you can take advantage of new opportunities in your professional life. She explains  “if you believe that there is material on the internet that can cause you damage to your reputation, then hire an online private detective. They can check a lot of different areas of the web to make sure you get the answers you need. You'll also be able to find adverse information about you or your business.”

 

Find out more about: Infidelity Checks.

 

#4 - As Part Of A Criminal Defence

 

Private investigators work on behalf of solicitors and those who have been accused of committing a crime.

 

Many challenges arise when the time comes to track down witnesses in a trial or any kind of court case. A PI can use their resources and expertise to locate witnesses and then they can interview the witnesses.

 

Another thing private detectives do is work closely with solicitors who represent clients in criminal cases. They can interview victims and investigate various things related to the case. Furthermore, they can gather evidence via surveillance, which may disprove allegations and/or false charges.

 

Find out more about: Criminal Defence.

 

What Does A Day In The Life Of A PI Look Like?

 


A lot of people don't actually know what private investigators do.

They perform various tasks, such as conducting background checks on either companies or people, which can help resolve various issues. To gather info, private detectives might look for court filings, check for tax liens, as well as bankruptcy and hidden assets to name a few.

Not only that, but they may interview individuals and check references. If they are hired to find an individual, then they may do research to find out if the person has changed their name or has moved to a new address. They may conduct interviews with people who might have crossed paths with the individual or has or do know them.

 

This is becoming increasingly common. In fact, Sydney Social Media Manager Michael May explains “more and more companies are using PI services to conduct background checks on applicants. With so much information available online it’s the easy option to make sure you make choices that don’t come back to bite you. When it comes to services like QLD Covert PI, there is no price you can put on the peace of mind they bring.”

 

Private detectives conduct surveillance too, which they can do in various situations.

 

This includes finding out the legitimacy of workplace injuries, fidelity and things of that nature.

Sometimes finding out the truth can be difficult, which is why surveillance can be a crucial tool in looking for the truth. A professional can carry out expert surveillance and they will get to the bottom of the issue at hand.

 

These are only a few examples of how a PI can help. The chances are you can benefit from the services offered by a PI.

If you want to experience all of the benefits of using a private investigator, then chat with a member of the friendly QLD Covert PI team today. 1300 553 788

 

Author Bio

Angelica Hermann is a passionate freelance writer based in Sydney. She is a university student majoring in philosophy. Angelica loves to travel and in her free time enjoys being a tourist in her own city. Passionate about animals, Angelica loves all creatures great and small.

 

 
 
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