30 Mar 2022

What Does A Private Investigator Do?

Movies and TV shows showcase private investigators breaking into people’s homes to acquire data and evidence, following their targets secretly, taking non-consensual photographs, and even performing acts that are almost criminal. However, in reality, the way they function is quite different. Private investigators use their skills and advanced tools to conduct legal investigations. Without interfering with a person’s privacy, they present unbiased reports to their clients at the end of their assignment.

Here is a list of services provided by a private investigation agency: 

Background Screening: 

It’s vital for employers and organisations to conduct a thorough background check, in order to build a safe work environment. It helps them hire candidates with values that match the organisation and its culture.

Identify Anti-management Activities:

In order to conduct internal investigations, companies often hire private detectives who formulate a strategy and plant professionals into the Client’s workplace at various hierarchical levels to determine the source of anti-management activities like data leaks, fraud, financial scams, thefts, pilferages etc. 

Pre-matrimonial Investigations:

Getting married is an important milestone in a person’s life. To ensure that they’re building a future with the right person, one must perform a basic check on their partner before getting emotionally, physically or financially invested. A private investigator will conduct a background check on the potential partner, dig into their finances, track their habits, etc. and essentially verify all the information provided by them.

Risk Analysis & Mitigation:

Risk analysis is imperative for an organisation to discover risks and hazards involved and determine if the existing procedures and resources are sufficient to tackle them. A private detective assists clients by identifying potential threats and risks faced by their businesses and manages them via customised solutions.  

Insurance Claims Investigations:

A professional detective can help conduct thorough investigations for insurance companies to determine the authenticity of a claim. Once a detective is gotten on board, they perform investigations for questionable travel, death, or any other insurance claims. 

Open Source Intelligence (OSINT):

Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) is a term that refers to all the information that’s available publicly that is used to meet the needs of a particular assignment. With the rise in digitalisation, most of the OSINT is acquired from online resources like social media platforms, blog posts, forums, etc. along with metadata, IP addresses and other technical details. A private detective scans through all the data and segregates information that’s pertinent to the case.

Due Diligence: 

Due diligence is essential for businesses as well as entrepreneurs, especially those involved in international trades, investments, and partnerships. It’s vital for an organisation to identify, inspect, and effectively address any warning signs. A private detective is trained to carry out an investigation for clients, so that they can safeguard their company from any threats, before making major decisions like mergers, acquisitions, and partnerships. 

Globe Detective Agency is a full-service private investigation firm that provides professional investigators for matters related to corporate, legal, insurance, etc. We also provide support for any personal matters that occur in one’s day to day life.  To know more about our services, click here: https://www.globedetective.com/