Can A Private Investigator Help You Locate Your Biological Parents?

Adoption raises many questions about birth parents as adopted children age, which is often the spark that ignites the desire to know more about their birth parent/parents or family, and to find them in the process.  This, sadly, isn’t nearly as straightforward as it may appear.

A lot depends on the adoption agreement for a start. There are instances in which birth parents have chosen to remain anonymous. This means that the adoption agency is not able to disclose details about the birth parents in a situation like this. In other circumstances, the adoption agency may not have the information that is being requested for a variety of reasons. If someone who has been placed up for adoption wishes to continue their search, they often need to find other avenues if they are to have any success in locating their birth family.

There are a multitude of reasons for people wanting to find their birth parents, and, in most cases that are not simple, hiring a private investigator could well be the best solution.

How Can a Private Investigator Help?

Locating birth parents takes experience, knowledge and advanced investigation skills, which are all skills that the average man in the street does not have. When you hire a professional you know that he will have the experience to know exactly where to begin a search and how to go about tracing those they are looking for.

Investigators also have access to advanced software and databases that are not accessible to the general public. While your research might be restricted to search engines like Google and social networking sites, a private investigator can perform a more thorough search to locate those who might not have an online presence through software and databases.

If you’re thinking about using a private investigator to find your birth parents or the birth parents of an adoptive child,  you will need to prepare yourself for all possible outcomes. This could include them rejecting your desire to meet them, finding out that they have passed away, or, are people that live in a world you may not want to have anything to do with, such as a drug underworld, for instance.

Although an investigator has greater access to databases than the average individual, there is still the chance that you might not get a positive result, but, you will know that you have had the best on your case, and that if they can’t find your birth family, no one will be able to.

Even if their search is effective, they might not be able to provide you with the information they find without the consent of the birth parents, and, if the birth parents don’t want to be located, they can refuse to let the investigator pass their contact information to you.

Again, if they’re prepared to exchange contact details, you need to prepare yourself before meeting them, as they might not be the people you have imagined them to be.

As laws and regulations change regarding closed adoptions, it’s getting increasingly easier to find birth parents. Though not every search will be successful, there are a great number of sources and databases available to private investigators that do lead to successful reunion of adoptive children with their birth parent/parents or family.

King Investigators in Pretoria and Johannesburg believe that there is every reason for adopted children to move forward with tracing their birth parents, especially with the changes expected around the laws attached to closed adoptions.

 

4 Steps You Should Take To Stop Harassment

Harassment has fast become a widespread threat as modern forms of communication grow in a virtual world. An important thing to remember is that it’s NEVER your fault. You are the victim in this situation, but it doesn’t mean there aren’t steps you can take in order to protect yourself against harassment. You don’t need to stay a victim anymore, and even the justice system is finally catching up with those who harass and threaten others.

To offer yourself the very best opportunity of getting the unwanted texts to stop, follow these steps:

Step 1: Document and compile the texts

For someone to investigate the harassment, you’re going to have to keep a record of the text messages. Each time an individual continues to harass you via text message, you’d be best protected by taking a screenshot of the text and collating it all in one folder sequentially. Equally as important is that you collate your replies telling the person to stop harassing you.

Every bit of communication has to be recorded in a way that’s it’s easy to follow the trail of the threats and harassment, preferably by date and time.

Take it a step further by contacting your cell phone carrier to get records of your text message data. They will be able to supply you with time-stamped records that will list how many texts are sent and received by specific numbers, which will help to keep facts straight.

Step 2: Organize the texts

After you have compiled your screenshots and text information from your service provider, you’ll want to get them arranged in a format that is clear and easy to understand once law enforcement gets involved. Make sure your contact details are clearly visible so that your file doesn’t get lost on a busy detective’s desk.  Make sure to make duplicate copies of everything to keep in your own file too.

Step 3: Report it to law enforcement

Once you decide to involve the police, go to your local police station to report the situation to a detective, not to a uniformed police officer, as the detective is able to investigate cases such as yours in-depth. If there is no detective in the station, make sure to get their business card to contact them later. Trying not to be emotional when dealing with the detective may be tough, but, it’s more important that you concentrate on the facts that are vital for them to know, so that they can move on your case.

Remember that if your child is being harassed via text messages, you have a right to report it on their behalf to protect them and prevent further harassment and bullying.

Step 4: Hire a private investigator

If the local police department can’t help you, hire a registered private investigator. Handling online (and offline) harassers is a frequent request received by King Investigators, which has given them precisely the experience required to assist their clients effectively.

The most important thing a private investigator does to stop harassment is in being able to identify the perpetrator quickly, and to pass that information and any other evidence they’ve uncovered on to the police force, particularly if they haven’t been able to find the perpetrator on their own. This information plays a vital role in securing and enforcing court orders to end the harassment.

Whether or not you choose to use a private investigator, remember that there is always something you can do about harassment. If you aren’t certain about any of this and what your rights are, please feel free to contact King Investigators for a confidential chat to answer your questions.

4 Steps To Locating A Missing Family Member

Whether as a result of time, distance, or simply growing apart, many families have long lost relatives, and many dream of reuniting with them again. Thankfully, due to advances in technology and the growth of the internet, it’s easier today to locate missing loved ones online, to reunite or bring closure for all.

Follow these four steps to start looking for your long lost relative:

Write down a list of all the Information and facts You Have on Your Missing Family member

Add details such as where they went to high school, past home addresses and phone numbers, cars they might have owned and more. The more information you can gather, the easier it will be to track someone. If you get stuck down the road, this sort of info could possibly help supplement your search.

Use Primary Search Engines

Search engines are an effective way to obtain the information you’re hunting for instantly. Needless to say, Google is the leading internet search engine, however, you can’t go wrong by broadening your search using other search engines like Bing, Yahoo, and AOL for instance.

Meta search engines are a very effective way to search several search engines simultaneously. Some examples of Meta search engines that are best for locating people are Dogpile, Moster Crawler, and WebCrawler.

Search on Social Media

Social networking sites are an excellent starting point when trying to trace the whereabouts of someone who is missing, especially close relatives that you’ve lost touch with.

Your best option is to begin with Facebook. Facebook currently has 1.2 billion users worldwide, which makes it the largest and most in depth search engine by far. It’s possible to look for individuals using names, locations, and also a group, such as the graduating class of your relative’s high school for instance.

LinkedIn is yet another great place to search for people, especially if you happen to know specifics of your missing family member’s history of employment, or where they might presently be living.

Right now, the free version of LinkedIn has restricted search results but you can get a free trial version of the premium membership that will let you see the complete results, and access more robust search functions.

Hire a Private Investigator

If all of this sounds too complicated and technical for you, there is a far simpler, far safer and effective route to take, which is to hire a  private investigator to do all the digging for you.

The private investigator is going to need every piece of information you have on the missing person, with which they can then start an in-depth search for your loved one, old flame or friend.

As well trained, experienced investigators, the team at King Investigators is tremendously skilled at retrieving important information and can get it done without wasting valuable time.

These private investigators also have the means to access information that you won’t have the ability to access as a civilian. For instance, King Investigators has located people using anything from vehicle registration tags to good old fashioned charm out in the field questioning people.

If you believe you need professional assistance with your search, contact King Investigators to discuss the way forward. You’ll have the best on your side when you hire these investigators!

4 Signs Your Spouse Might Be Cheating On You

Nobody wants to be with a cheating spouse, but the harsh truth is that cheaters will cheat, and, with the rapid growth of social media platforms and the existence of online dating sites and apps, life has been made a lot easier for cheaters than ever before.

Let’s look at four different types of suspicious behavior to keep in mind, though to be sure, it takes more than these to account for infidelity. While it’s not a fact that your partner is a cheater simply because they won’t share phone or email passwords, if your sixth sense is telling you otherwise, you could ask for a valid explanation for being shut out.

Unexpected Lack of Interest

If your partner suddenly loses interest in you – whether physically, mentally or emotionally – it could be that they are looking for fulfillment somewhere else. A total disinterest in intimacy or affection that’s out of the ordinary, with no explanation, could be a warning sign that something has changed. If your partner stops being attentive to you or begins to ignore you outright, it may be an indication of deeper issues than those on the surface.

Changes in Physical Appearance

You’ve possibly heard this one before, but if your spouse starts dressing up for weekly “meetings,” gets a makeover and begins spending nights at the gym, there may be another person involved. That’s not to imply that a sudden desire for exercise or a surge in social functions is suggestive of infidelity, but if he or she refuses to share this with you openly on one too many occasions, it may be a reason to start looking a little deeper than superficial circumstances.

Newfound or Increased Secrecy

It’s true that relationships need to have a firm foundation of trust, however, if both of you are happy, with no passwords to social networking sites standing between you and this suddenly changes, something could be up.  If you’ve suddenly been locked out of social networking sites or email accounts that were previously open, and there’s a new sense of secrecy about it, it may be worth having an open conversation about what has changed.

Suspicion of Cheating Turned on You

So you suspect that your partner is unfaithful, and suddenly you’re the one being wrongly accused of having an affair. Sadly, this behavior is fairly common with cheaters. Most of the time, they feel a sense of guilt and refocus their shame on you as a coping mechanism, as well as to deflect suspicions away from them as a defense for their own behavior.

Even if your spouse displays all of these behaviors, it doesn’t necessarily suggest that he or she is having an affair. However, these behaviors and actions are often related to an increased probability of cheating.

The ideal strategy is to bring up the subject immediately – if you’ve been accused of infidelity, ask why they would believe that. If you’re being disregarded by your spouse, take a moment and discuss how your needs are not being fulfilled. But, don’t ignore your gut. Unfortunately according to statistics, 85% of people who suspect that their partner is involved in an extramarital affair are correct.

If your sixth sense is indicating that something isn’t right, listen to it. If you want the truth, which is never easy to face, let King Investigators help you to find out whether you’re imagining an affair or not.  King Investigators has the number one cheating spouse detectives in South Africa, and they’ll give you the honest support you need to get through these uncharted waters.