4 Steps to locating a missing relative

There are a host of reasons that families lose touch with each other, some acrimonious and some simply a result of lives growing apart, but, in many cases the time comes when some want to reunite with long lost relatives, which is where the growth of the internet can begin to shed some light on where they may be.

It’s a simple first step to locating a missing family member, but, not all are on social platforms or even remotely involved with technology, but it’s a good place to start on your own.

Here are 4 steps you can take to begin the journey of finding a missing relative, or any other missing person for that matter:

Put together as comprehensive a list as possible with all the information you may have on hand for your missing relative

It’s going to take a bit of research among other relatives and friends to start getting facts together that can give you a starting point in the search for your relative

Details like where they went to school, past home addresses and phone numbers, cars they might have owned, all these small details can be a great help to you.

This first step is all about gathering as much information as possible to be able to know where to start.  It’ll also be of great value should you decide to hire a private investigator to locate someone that is missing.

Make use of social networking sites

Social platforms such as Facebook, which has almost one and a half billion users worldwide, would be a good place to start. Friends you may have had in common will be of value, as the family member you’re looking for may be in contact with them.

If you have managed to get information on the work history of your missing relative, you could try LinkedIn using that information to follow up on their movements career-wise.

Make use of primary search engines like Google

We all know that you can find virtually anything you’re looking for on primary search engines like Google, which is the leader when it comes to being a powerful search engine.  You could also try search engines such as Yahoo and Big, you have nothing to lose and you may just hit pay dirt this way.

Meta search engines are a highly effective way to harness information from many search engines simultaneously, examples of which are Dogpile, Monster Crawler or WebCrawler.

Hire a professional missing persons Private Investigator

The safest, less complicated route to take to locate a missing person is to hire a professional private investigator with experience in locating missing persons.

Whether you’re trying to locate a missing relative, old friend or perhaps even someone that’s skipped out on a court case, you’d be doing yourself a favour by hiring well trained and experienced investigators, which is exactly what you’ll find with King Investigators.

The team at King Investigators in Johannesburg, Pretoria and Cape Town will cut to the chase and track down anyone missing without wasting valuable time.

As long as you can give them all the information you may have on the missing person, they’ll follow the trail and go places to find information that is not available to private individuals, and you can rely on the fact that any information you get will be reliable and trustworthy.

Integrity, honesty and professionalism is the driving force for the team at King Investigators, which is exactly what you need when you decide to call in the professionals to find a missing person in South Africa and overseas!

Contact King Investigators today to get the best team of investigators on your side to locate someone that has gone missing!

Facing a divorce & need to hire the top private investigator in South Africa?

There are few experiences in life that can compare to the agony that comes with divorce, and especially if it is one that will be acrimonious and cruel. That will be the queue for you to hire a trusted private investigator to protect your interests leading up to the actual court date.

Divorce is seldom anything but ugly, and, when emotions run high over issues such as child custody, withholding of assets or infidelity, it  gets even uglier, which is when you need a professional PI to gather proof of wrongdoing that’s able to withstand scrutiny in court.

Whatever you do, don’t try to gather the evidence on your own, and don’t involve family or friends in the search either. There is too much volatility and emotions running high to risk what could end in danger for you and your family if you take this route.

Most attorneys have a standing relationship with private investigators they know they can rely on to get to the bottom of any case and to produce reliable, legally gathered evidence on your behalf, however, you can also do the research to find the right investigator you feel comfortable trusting.

A major benefit to hiring a private investigator to see you through your divorce is that he is able to view the situation without emotions clouding his judgement, which will be of immense support for you during a deeply personal experience.

You also need to be sure that the investigator you hire does things legally, because if he flouts the rules and the law, you’ll end up with evidence that has absolutely no value for you, and that could in fact taint your case.

King Investigators, owned by licensed private investigator Jacques Botha, brings a sensitivity to your case that you deserve, and the range of experience he and his team brings to any case includes undercover surveillance, which is a skill that requires experience if it is to be done safely.

When it comes to sniffing out hidden assets, Jacques and his team have the analytical skill that’s required to sift through any data that may need to hidden assets.

On the financial end of private investigations, you can trust that King Investigators will not rob you blind or pad the account with non-existent expenses that leave you out of pocket.

Integrity and honesty is a code of conduct this team is proud to lay claim to after over ten years in the field, and what’s more is that they’ll work around your budget and still deliver the goods honestly and on time!

As the number one cheating spouse detectives in South Africa, King Investigators is the team to have on your side if infidelity is involved in your divorce. They’ve cleared hundreds of cases involving cheating spouses over the years, and they know exactly where to find everything you need to produce in court with confidence.

If one spouse in the divorce is a substance abuser or known to be either verbally or physically abusive to the children, you face one of the most painful battles of your life, however, with King Investigators on your side you can rely on them to go into battle for evidence on your behalf, to ensure that your children will be safe in the end.

There is not one among us who wants to deal with the devastation that divorce or ugly custody battles bring, however, you can arm yourself fully and appropriately by hiring King Investigators to protect you during the investigation and to bring it to a successful conclusion for you.

If you’re facing a nasty divorce or custody battle, contact Jacques at King Investigators today for a confidential chat to get the ball rolling to protect yourself and your children.

4 Signs that could mean your spouse is cheating on you

The rapid spread of social media platforms and other online dating platforms has made cheating on a spouse easier than ever before, and, once the conversation starts, it’s a short step to an actual physical encounter.

This may not mean that your spouse is cheating physically, but it does mean he or she is cheating on you emotionally, and, if your senses are telling you that something is off, perhaps its best to consider finding out whether your spouse is cheating or not.

No matter how painful, once you know the truth, you can base your decisions about the relationship on facts and not on mere suspicion, so that if your spouse is in fact innocent, you have the opportunity to work on the relationship.

If your spouse has suddenly locked you out of their phone and email by changing passwords, it’s a red flag, and, if your sixth sense is telling you that something is definitely off, it may be worth asking why you’ve been locked out, but it won’t guarantee you’ll get the truth!

There are four basic kinds of suspicious behaviour you could keep an eye out for, however, bear in mind that it doesn’t mean you’re living with a cheater if he or she displays one or two of them.

There are many other signs that you can be on the lookout for if you do research on the internet, so be sure your spouse is displaying too many of these signs to be ignored, before you believe you’re being cheated on.

Major changes in physical appearance

When your spouse suddenly starts taking more of an interest in his or her appearance, getting makeovers, suddenly joining a gym, changing what he or she wears obviously, it could indicate that there’s something going on.

It could be nothing more than wanting to take care of themselves as time passes, however, some of these signs are a pretty good indication that something is going on, especially if you’re being kept out of it all.

Loss of interest in you and your relationship

If your spouse has previously been intimate and affectionate with you and begins to withdraw from this, showing a loss of interest in the relationship, you can be pretty sure they may be looking for that intimacy elsewhere. If this is completely out of the ordinary and totally unexpected, without any explanation or discussion, you may have to face the painful truth that you’re being cheated on.

Your spouse turns your suspicion of infidelity on you

If things have reached the point where you’ve asked the hard questions and been told you’re imagining things, you may well find that your spouse begins to turn your suspicion against you and start accusing you of cheating!

This is a pretty common manipulative technique used by cheaters, turning their own guilt on you in defence, or to deflect suspicion away from them because of their guilt at their own behaviour.

Sudden increased secrecy

In most relationships based on trust there is no need for either spouse to feel the need to lock you out of their phone or social networking site by becoming secretive about new passwords.

When you’re able to tell the distinct difference between the way it was and the way it’s changed, with all the new secrecy, and your questions are met with derision, it may be time to consider finding out the truth, no matter how painful.

Sadly, according to statistics, 85% of people who suspect that there is cheating on them and having an affair are right, and, your sixth sense also sounds the alarm loud enough for you to pay attention.

While the truth may be painful to face, allow yourself the peace of mind that comes with knowing and not just suspecting, since suspicion can do a tremendous amount of damage and your spouse may not even be cheating on you!

Contact the number one cheating spouse detectives in South Africa at King Investigators to get to the truth. This is a team of professionals who know exactly what you’re going through and who will give you the support you’ll need to get you through these uncharted waters with sensitivity and respect for your privacy.

3 Steps to take to protect yourself & stop cyber-harassment

Harassing and bullying someone in the virtual world of mobile phones and the internet is the act of a coward, but, that knowledge doesn’t change the fear and anxiety that comes with being targeted for harassment.

Nobody deserve to be bullied, in any way, and threats via mobile phones and email means that you’ll have to take steps to put an end to it, to take yourself from being a victim to the victor by stopping the harassment the right way.

While the justice system has been a bit slow in catching up, there are now laws in place that are designed to protect people from cyber-harassment, allowing you to protect yourself legally too.

It’s seldom that cyber-bullies show their faces, but, if there’s ever any hint that the person who may be bullying you could well become a physical threat, it’s essential that you keep everything documented to take the right legal steps to protect yourself in time.

We’re going to look at cyber-harassment here and what you can do about stopping harassment via texting:

Document texts sequentially

It’s essential that you keep every harassing text in sequential order, date and time, so that if you can’t get the person to stop by yourself, you can take the evidence to the relevant police services.

Keep screenshots of every text that comes in and your own replies requesting that the harassment stops, make sure you keep everything in one folder that will be easy to hand over to the authorities should it come to that.

Organise texts in an easy format to present to law enforcement

If you’ve decided to approach the police with your case, handing them all the information they could possibly need to stop the harassment is going to make it easier for them to get to the culprit. Make sure that everything is dated and that the time is recorded of every text, in addition to making sure that you keep copies of everything you hand over to detectives.

Bear in mind though, that the police services are swamped and understaffed at the best of times, especially at this time in history when the COVID-19 pandemic has stretched their resources even thinner than ever before!

Hire an experienced, trusted private investigator

Being on the cutting edge of the latest technology available gives King Investigators in Johannesburg, Pretoria and Cape Town all the experience they need to find your tormentor and put paid to the harassment once and for all.

In fact, when you hire a licensed PI to stop cyber-harassment of any form, you’ll have the kind of support that could even lead to convicting the person harassing you, should you wish to do so.

Often, once Jacques Botha, owner of King Investigators, is able to identify the perpetrator they’ll be scared off, however, if this isn’t the case, King Investigators are able to provide the police with enough evidence of the harassment, including the identity of the perpetrator, to open a case against them.

This kind of evidence is vital if you plan on securing a court order to stop the harassment!  All of this information applies to any form of online bullying and harassment as well, as long as you keep it all together, you’ll be able to put an end to it!

Contact King Investigators today for a free, confidential chat about what they can do to stop your tormentor and to keep you safe during the investigation.