Economic crimes targeting businesses have risen to an all-time high in South Africa

It makes no difference whether you own a small business or a major corporation, employee theft is always going to be on the cards. Since the dawn of man, people have lied, cheated and stolen, and nothing’s changed.

It’s only the role of technology that’s changed how certain crimes are committed, but given how tech savvy many criminals are today, the losses businesses face in many areas is frightening.

No company can afford the kind of losses that are being experienced in business, and when figures like R1.2-million are being thrown around, on the heels of a surge in economic crime hitting the 77% mark since 2016, it’s time to become proactive about protection from these crimes.

Sadly, that leaves South Africa in first place in comparison with the global average rate of 49%.

According to PricewaterhouseCoopers, in their Global economic and fraud survey 2018 South Africa, two in every three organisations have been, and still are, victims of economic crime.

In this no company can afford to remain blissfully unaware, meaning that proactive steps need to be implemented in order to protect the interests of the business.

The same report states that on average, around 6% of executives didn’t even know whether their organisations were being affected by economic crime or not!

Every business in South Africa, whether it’s a small to medium business or a large corporation, will at some time experience white collar economic crime, internally and externally driven.

Up to 50% of economic crimes have been attributed to employees, meaning that ‘inside jobs’ are responsible for a major percentage of loss experienced by any company.

Types of fraud to be on the lookout for in your company

Accounting fraud

This involves an employee covering up money that’s missing, or covering the fact that goods are being stolen.

Asset misappropriation

Asset misappropriation is fraud at its very worst. Theft of money or goods, or finding ways to divert company money into the bank account of an employee has also hit an all-time high, all of which could cost any company millions of Rands every year.

Payroll fraud

All that an employee responsible for the payroll need do to line their own pockets, is to create a fictitious employee and then siphon that money into their own account.

Manipulating timesheets or inflating overtime is another way an employee can steal from the business, which is often the case when the employee in charge of the payroll has been with a company for many years and would be above suspicion.

Data theft

Losing valuable data such as sensitive databases containing customer details or falling victim to the theft of trade secrets are very expensive costs to carry.  This type of data theft is a very lucrative side-line for employees, especially with the increase in organised crime today.

Corruption

Corruption is self-explanatory, and it happens more than is imagined. Whether it’s an employee accepting kickbacks to gain the advantage for certain clients of the business. There’s also a lot of money to be made off of false amounts on invoices from certain suppliers, either way, it’s the company that loses.

Working with King Investigators to combat economic crime

In light of the many different forms that exist in economic crimes, King Investigators have the experience to offer high level Business Intelligence Services to companies that range from small to medium businesses and up to major corporations.

As a trusted investigative firm in South Africa, King Investigators produce in-depth results from investigations into employee dishonesty and theft of products, right through to misappropriation of corporate assets, theft of trade secrets and internal or external embezzlements.

If you need a professional ally on your side to find those guilty of economic crimes in your business so that appropriate steps can be taken to stop small losses that become huge losses in a year, contact King Investigators for a confidential discussion about where to next.

 

Does sexting & online virtual affairs mean you’re being cheated on?

It’s a very grey area when you head into whether or not sexting and virtual affairs online mean that one or the other spouse is cheating.

Many people having these virtual affairs consider them as harmless, but they’re not. A greater majority of people feel betrayed and hurt by the sexual nature of these online ‘conversations’, believing that their spouse may as well be carrying on an affair in the ‘real’ world.

Even though there’s no physical contact involved in an online affair, the innocent spouse still feels that the vows that brought them and their partner together have been violated.

In general the strides made in technology are great on many levels, however, along with the positives is the fact that the same technology enables people to have virtual affairs.

These affairs include the exchange of explicit photos, explicit exchanges via email or on social networks. Unless the couple is in on it together, virtual explicit affairs lead to a sense of betrayal that is every bit as deep as it would be if the affair were on the physical level.

It’s punch-in-the-gut time when you first start suspecting your partner of conducting an online affair, and it’s every bit as wrenchingly painful as it would be if he or she were physically involved with someone else.

Signs that point towards online cheating and sexting in the 21st century

  1. Password protected mobile devices

Passwords and pins that keep you locked out of cell phones and other mobile devices, could raise a red flag about whether or not your spouse is having an online affair.

When web pages are quickly shut down as you walk into the room, or emails are hastily closed, it would be worth asking the hard questions about whether or not your spouse is cheating.

  1. Immediate responses to online contacts

This is one of those signs that could simply mean that your spouse is as addicted to using their cell phone, laptop and/or computer as many of us are, but…when answering emails and texts immediately becomes an obsession with your spouse, you may need to consider whether an online affair is being hidden.

  1. Behavioural changes

If there’s one very tell-tale sign that your spouse is cheating it’s that there are changes in the way your spouse normally behaves.  Guilt about sexting or involvement in an online affair can lead to two extremes in behaviour; being unusually attentive, or, withdrawing completely and using anger towards you as justification for the online affair.

  1. Social media accounts kept secret

Watch out too for secret social media accounts or, if you’re a friend of your spouse, keep an eye out for contacts you don’t recognise.  A virtual affair on any social media site won’t reflect in timelines, but messages on these platforms are private to the account holder.

The truth must out

Most people don’t think that online cheating can really fall into the category of cheating, but there’s no doubt that the double life your spouse is living between you and the virtual affair is going to hurt the relationship.

If you consider that an online affair (or more than one) is cheating, it’s important to confront the issue head on, so that your spouse knows what crosses the line into a full-fledged online affair as far as you’re concerned.

Moving out of the virtual world and into reality. If you suspect that your spouse is cheating and you choose to hire a cheating spouse investigator in Pretoria and Johannesburg, contact King Investigators for a confidential chat.

This is never going to be an easy call, but, once you realise that you’ll be dealing with private investigators who’ll treat you and your case with the utmost sensitivity you deserve under the circumstances, it may make you feel more confident about placing your trust in these licenced investigators.

9-5 days are a rarity for professional private investigators

Being a private investigator goes far beyond having a 9-5 job, this is a field that will impact everything time-wise, putting paid to holidays, weekends and nights in the majority of cases.

Sitting in a car for hours on end definitely eats into the time an investigator needs for doing research, which puts that much more pressure on a private investigator who’s on a time-sensitive case.

In order to deliver evidence that’s untainted, any professional private investigator has to stick to all the regulations regarding the code of conduct that governs the profession, anything less than that and you’d be out of pocket for nothing.

In the case of a private investigations firm such as King Investigators in Pretoria, owner Jacques Botha is a licenced practitioner, affiliated with PSIRA, which is the body that’s there to regulate the industry in order to protect clients and investigators.

Although King Investigators are top cheating spouse investigators in South Africa, there’s a whole back story to being a full-service company, able to tackle many types of investigations, for individuals, corporations and small to medium businesses.

Looking at the knowledge and skills necessary to be a consummate professional in this field, there has to be an absolute dedication to training and keeping up with the latest developments in order to bring any case to a successful conclusion.

No role in an investigation stays stagnant, and in the world of private investigators, ongoing training is all part of the job description.

So what does an investigator need to have under his belt in order to offer evidence that is irrefutable in a court case?

A working knowledge of the law

Although a private investigator doesn’t need a formal education to be active in the industry, a working knowledge of law, which only comes with experience, is an absolute must.

Without this knowledge and experience, going outside what is enforced by the PSIR professional code of conduct can only result in inadmissible evidence if used for a court case.

A background in law enforcement

Most private investigators come from a background in law enforcement such as SAPS, however this is not a requirement, especially in a field that is constantly evolving.

Because of these constant changes and the challenges faced by the private investigator in a broad range of services, every case is different to the next, and nothing beats learning on the job, from case to case.

The ability to offer full-service investigations

When the term ‘full-service’ is applied to the services offered by the licenced investigators at King Investigators, it means just that.

This is a team that gets down to business in every case, whether for individuals, business owners planning to invest in a company (so that they know their investment will be safe) or assisting attorneys and protecting the interests of major corporations.

As the number one cheating spouse investigators in South Africa, King Investigators are unafraid to take on any challenge, however, the one type of case this team will say no to is when a client asks for services that are illegal.

The ability to work under pressure

There are times when there’s a lull in-between cases for every private investigator, however, when an investigation gets going, enormous pressure is placed on the investigator in order to bring cases to a successful close.

The private investigator has to be able to handle surveillance, which definitely carries an element of danger, then he has to change gears to hit the desk for hours and hours, sifting through more paperwork than most of us would like to deal with, and more research than we’d imagine.

The full extent of the training, time and effort put in is seldom reflected in the final report to a client, however, these qualities are essential to the successful conclusion of a case.

Honesty and integrity

Unfortunately, as with any profession, there’ll always be shady characters waiting to pounce on innocent victims, to use the fact that those who’ve never been a private investigator as a means to lead clients around an expensive bush.

Not so with Jacques Botha and his team of professional investigators.

You’ll know from the get-go where your money is going, depending on the investigation, which is just a taste of the honesty and integrity that has earned King Investigators the number one spot they’ve held for over ten years.

If you’re determined to deal with the best private investigators in Pretoria and Johannesburg, then contact King Investigators for a confidential chat that’ll make it easier to do what needs to be done for your own peace of mind, no matter what the outcome may be.

Private investigators uncover the truth in a broad spectrum of cases

Private investigators are the gatherers of reliable information when all other avenues of collecting evidence are either blocked, or have already been explored.

In order to do this in many different capacities, a private investigator needs to be able to work across a variety of platforms, which could cover anything from collecting evidence of infidelity, to business intelligence and carrying out lie detector tests.

To be able to do this, the private investigator needs to have the highest level of training backed up by years of experience in order to produce effective results.

Inexperience or a lack of training on the part of any private investigator often leads to information or evidence being compromised, and if this information is going to be presented to court it won’t stand up to scrutiny.

In the world of a private investigator, all that matters is uncovering any information that’s hidden and inaccessible to the average man in the street.

This is where the contacts and tools private investigators use to get to the truth are of fundamental importance to any case.

So, what are some of the cases a private investigator with the right experience and training can undertake, and who hires them?

Private individuals

Private investigators like King Investigators in Johannesburg and Pretoria assist clients in tracing and locating people for many different reasons.  This could apply to whether a family or friend is concerned that a loved one has gone missing, or assisting people to find their birth parents.

Private investigators also work undercover gather evidence of infidelity to either give peace of mind to one partner that the other is not cheating, or, if true, to use the evidence in a divorce or custody case.

Attorneys

There are many different reasons that attorneys will use a private investigator, and in most cases, they tend to stick with one private investigator they can trust for honest results gathered according to the law governing evidence gathering.

Private investigators are able to assist attorneys in locating people who have skipped bail or are avoiding appearing at court.  Private investigators also interview witnesses to ensure that no important information has been missed before a case goes to court.

Business owners

A private investigator is of immense value to business owners. He is able to do in-depth background checks on a partner the owner is planning to take on board, asses risk to company security and provide detailed information on a potential employee.  These are just a few of the ways in which private investigators are useful to business owners.

Police

Private investigators are able to take any case further than the police are able to, due to the legal constraints they are bound to.  This doesn’t mean that Private Investigators are above the law.

What it means is that when the police have reached a point where they are unable to continue a criminal investigation, a private investigator can then assist in gathering further vital information that will assist them in making a case against a suspect.

There are many other roles that private investigators fill, but it’s always important to make sure that the private investigator being hired has the necessary training and background to provide the results required in each situation and case.

If you’re planning on hiring a private investigator in Gauteng, please contact King Investigators to find out more about the wide variety of investigations this team is able to undertake.

With ten years’ experience, locally and internationally, the team of private detectives working with Jacques Botha at the helm, have been trusted by thousands of business owners and individuals based on the honesty and transparency they can rely on from King Investigators.

Here’s why clients trust King Investigators in Gauteng

We can all be forgiven for immediately thinking that all private investigators fill the image of the dodgy, slinking gumshoe slouching around in his hat and long coat as portrayed on screen, but they’re not.

There are those that are definitely a breed apart, and King Investigators operate only on that level, putting paid to the darker connotations attached to their work.

Here are a few of the reasons that clients trust King Investigators implicitly:

Training

When it comes to the type and level of training any investigator should be able to provide to a client, King Investigators tick all the right boxes.

Book learning doesn’t produce exceptional investigators, it has to be a combination of the theoretical with field work that turns out above average private investigators.

Going undercover requires that the investigator remain undetected by the subject being observed, and only training can equip a professional with the right tools to do so.

Undercover investigations also come with risks, which is something any good investigator prepares for in order not to compromise an investigation.

Experience

Jacques Botha, owner of King Investigators, is a licensed private investigator with over ten years’ worth of experience to call on when it comes to carrying out many different types of investigations for individuals, as well as for business owners.

Having worked under tremendous pressure in high risk investigations both locally and internationally, Jacques and his team bring extensive experience to the table on any investigation.

Many think that the life of a private investigator is glamorous and exciting, but it isn’t. It also means that, among other abilities, the investigator has to have the skill to explore and analyse mountains of documents in an effort to expose hidden information in many different spheres.

Result oriented

King Investigators are tenacious about producing results, and to produce them timeously, so that they don’t waste the client’s time or charge more than is absolutely necessary.

Honesty, transparency & integrity

These are the three fundamental words that describe the way that King Investigators operate, without exception.  This is a team that can be relied on not to pad expense accounts, or to add unnecessary avenues of investigation to a case that could be completed without them.

As far as transparency regarding costs you may incur for various aspects of an investigation, it would be hard to find an investigative company that’s more up front about the financial aspects of an investigation than King Investigators are.

Full service

When King Investigators use the words ‘full service’ they mean it!  Their client list is an impressive one that includes attorneys, insurance companies, business owners, individuals and corporations.

They also act as local support for international private investigators due to the fact that King Investigators know the lay of the land and are able to remain undetected, which would not be easy for someone from a foreign country.

Security & confidentiality

From the moment you contact King Investigators you can have absolute peace of mind that all your information will remain confidential. It will be kept in a secure place that cannot be accessed by anyone with criminal intent.

Professional

As an investigative company that’s registered with the PSIRA, you can expect the highest level of professionalism from King Investigators.

They will always remain in contact with you as a case progresses and, once it is concluded and the evidence is in, their final report will have ‘professional’ stamped on it as a seal of excellence.

Contact King Investigators today for a confidential chat about the reasons you may need to hire a private investigator in Pretoria or Johannesburg.

This is what you need to know about a private investigator before hiring him

Many of us still want to see the best in people, in every walk of life, but the days when you could trust someone by a handshake and by their word have become decidedly rare.

There have always been and will always be those to whom lying is second nature. Unfortunately in this era of technology, dishonesty and cheating is easier to hide from anyone without the experience to dig deeper than on the surface.

Companies and individuals hire private investigators to guide them on their quest to get to the truth of any matter, both personal and on a business level.

Here are some of the reasons anyone would hire a private investigator:

  • To provide proof of infidelity, adultery and cheating, based on undercover experience on the part of the investigator
  • To carry out background checks – which include everything from background checks on potential employees to that of a planned business investment
  • To provide polygraph and lie detector services
  • To carry out internal theft investigations – a private investigator with the right level of training and investigation is able to play the role of an employee without being detected. This is where a private investigator has to have undercover experience so that the alleged perpetrator is not alerted to the investigation
  • To carry out business counterintelligence, otherwise known as CI. Counter intelligence is any evidence that’s gathered to provide businesses with in-depth information that’ll bring to light any actions that are a threat to the company. This type of investigation has become a must if the owner of any business is to have the information they need to protect themselves from anyone seeking to cause the company harm.
  • To provide due diligence services, which offer business owners, investors or lenders in-depth information that makes important business decisions based on reliable evidence

What you need to know before hiring a private investigator:

Licensing:  You need to make sure that the private investigator you are planning to hire is licensed.  Like King Investigators in Gauteng, being registered with the PSIRA assures you that you’re working with a professional that’ll stick to the principles that govern their industry. It’s easy to check these credentials here.

Level of training: You have every right to ask a private investigator about his training and about how up to date he is with the latest technology, so that he knows exactly where to look for the evidence in your particular case.

The right training also means that the PI is able to conduct covert surveillance in order to produce evidence of such a high quality that it will stand up in court if necessary.

References: Any private investigator worth his salt will be able to provide you with references from past clients and their cases similar to yours.  If he’s not able to do this or is reticent about it, rather say thank you but no thank you!

Experience: You need to make absolutely sure that the investigator has the experience to carry out an in a case like yours.  Keep in mind that a PI investigating infidelity may not be able to carry out due diligence, or vice versa.

Final reports: Make sure that the private investigator you hire will provide you with all the evidence you require, which may include time-stamped photos and video, as well as a professionally written report supporting the audio visual evidence, especially if the evidence is needed in a court case.

Finding the top private investigator in South Africa:

You couldn’t start at a better place than at King Investigators in Gauteng.  This highly trained and professional team of investigators are headed by Jacques Botha, who has been in the industry for over ten years already.

Once you’ve spoken to Jacques, you’ll find that his company meets all the criteria listed above and is able to provide an impressive list of investigative services to individuals and to businesses.

Obvious signs that your partner is cheating

Boyfriend cheating? Girlfriend cheating? Husband cheating or wife cheating? The word ‘cheating’ on its own is one that has always had painful connotations, and it’s one none of us wants to face.

When your radar goes up and your sixth sense kicks in, it’s hard to ignore the impact that mere suspicions will make on any relationship, and research has unfortunately proven that almost 85% of those who suspect infidelity are invariably right.

There are only 3 that decisions that can be made once you know that your partner is cheating and they are;

  1. To end the relationship
  2. To stick it out and hope it changes, or
  3. To try marriage counselling – there are relationships that can survive infidelity, but it’s a tough call.

According to Psychology Today, studies suggest that as many as 25 percent of men and 11 percent of women will, at some point in their lives, end up in bed with someone other than their partner. The author of this article goes on to say that ‘if a relationship can survive the affair and get to the other side healing, it can become even better, but that it’ll mean a lot of hard work’.

Before we look at some of the most obvious signs your partner is cheating, remember not to go into panic mode if your partner fits only one or two of these signs, but, if he or she is displaying more than four or five of these signs it’s time to take a serious look at where to from there.

Remember too that your intuition will pick up undercurrents that something isn’t right even if your spouse doesn’t display any of these obvious signs.

Here are some of the most obvious signs that your partner or spouse is cheating:

Your partner may start displaying new habits such as;

  1. Staying later at work than ever, or leaving earlier in the morning than is usual
  2. Taking more business trips than before
  3. A red flag is that there will be credit card statements that are hidden, which may include charges such as gifts you haven’t received or other unexplained expenses over and above what you know is normal
  4. A mobile phone or laptop that suddenly has a password lock that wasn’t there before
  5. Traditionally, a new scent that lingers or lipstick on a collar is a dead giveaway, which is probably something most men and women get away with by working hard to avoid any obvious signs like these
  6. Lying and evasiveness. These kinds of lies are those that are patently obvious, and very painful to face, and there’s no doubt that you’ll know if your partner is being evasive
  7. Taking a new interest in appearance and grooming, or joining a gym with a renewed commitment
  8. Short temper or excessive defensiveness
  9. Receiving a lot more missed calls than are normal
  10. Loss of interest in sex or, on the other end of the scale, wanting to try new things in the bedroom

With the growth in our reliance on technology it’s not that difficult to confirm your suspicions on your own, however, it’s too easy to jump to unsubstantiated conclusions that may damage an otherwise important relationship.

Even if all you want to do is to set your mind at ease, calling in a private detective that has extensive experience in uncovering evidence of cheating is best, especially as the PI isn’t emotionally invested in whether or not there will be proof of cheating.

King Investigators offer the number one cheating spouse detectives in South Africa, and through experience, fully understand just how difficult it is for any spouse to hire a private detective to prove infidelity, and they treat each case with the sensitivity it deserves.

Call King Investigators today for a confidential chat to find out more about how this trusted team of investigators can help you, whether for a divorce, custody or child support case, or one that requires proof that assets are being hidden.

With the evidence of cheating provided by King Investigators in the form of photographic and video proof, along with a fully comprehensive report, you’ll be backed up in court with proof that is undeniable.

Want to know some of the most basic questions asked about private investigators?

Some of the questions listed here may seem somewhat irrelevant if you have a basic understanding about who and what a private investigator is, but, not everyone has this, which is why answering some of the most FAQ’s may be helpful to some.

It’s more important than you may think to know a little more about the services a private investigator offers and what to look for in a private investigator.

Choose the wrong one and you could end up with infinitely more than egg on your face!

Everything a private investigator does has to be legal and above-board for any evidence gathered to carry weight, especially if it involves a court case.

Separating myth from fact is also important. The image we’ve been fed in the movies of private detectives hiding under hats, eating junk food and smoking up a storm while on surveillance is far from what a truly experienced, professional private investigator is.

A private investigator has to dig really deep into every investigation in order to bring solid facts to the client. There are no grey areas in the world of private investigators, it either is, or it isn’t, they can’t just manufacture evidence!

Is a private investigator a specialist?

Yes, and the more experience the better.  It takes specialised training and more than just a working knowledge of investigations to make a top class private investigator, especially if it’s an investigator that offers a comprehensive range of services.

Without this type of training, along with a working knowledge of the law, a private investigator will not be able to provide results that are reliable.

Are private investigators above the law?

Nope!  While licensed private investigators do have more leeway than law enforcement agencies, they also have limits to what they can and can’t do.

Private investigators are able to assist law enforcement agencies when their training, experience and connections will take a case past the line that law enforcement agencies cannot cross.

Is there a difference between private investigators and private detectives?

They’re both the same. The term ‘private investigator’ is what is used by a regularity body such as PSIRA in South Africa to keep things simple.  Besides which, PI sounds much better than PD!

This also helps to keep the line between law enforcement agencies and private investigators clear, so that no-one is confused about which the other is.

How to find the right private investigator

This is where licencing takes first place, aside from experience. If you’ve done some basic research and narrowed down your list of private detectives, ask for a licensing number so that you can verify that they stick to the regulations of their industry.

You’ll also need to make sure that the private investigator you choose to work with has the right type of experience to tackle you case. If all the private investigator does is commercial investigations it won’t be any help if you’re looking for proof of infidelity.

Don’t be shy about asking questions about the background of the company before you go any further. A solid reputation always leads you to the best in the investigative field.

What type of services are offered by private investigators

A truly experienced private investigator will be able to do a cross-over of services, ranging from business intelligence to due diligence investigations, and from proof of infidelity to employee background checks.

Make sure the private investigator you hire has the ability to offer services that cover both commercial and individual clients, as this is where many PI’s show the extent of their training and experience.

Wrap it all up with King Investigators in South Africa!

King Investigators in Gauteng, South Africa, have an impressive list of services on offer, and the knowledge that makes this possible lies in 10 years’ worth of experience, locally and internationally.

It’s all about quality, honesty and transparency for this team of investigators, all wrapped up in sheer professionalism. King Investigators has also been around long enough to know exactly how to tailor an affordable investigation for every client.

If you want to know who you’re dealing with, just ask King Investigations, you’ll find that even the most common or basic questions about private investigators will be treated seriously on their end!

Make sure your private investigator is up to date with social media investigations

With the explosion of social media platforms in the 21st century, any investigator worth his salt will know exactly how to use technology to carry out social media investigations.

Social media investigations are at the fingertips of any expert investigator able to access all the information on any individual that remains on the internet, and it always remains there!

Your digital footprint is made up of all your stuff left as a trail on the internet. This includes social media, the use of apps, emails and calls made via Skype.

You can’t get rid of this history, it’s there and it’ll stay there, which is something few people ever think about, but which certainly needs a lot of thought.

Your digital footprint is basically the same as the paper trail that used to be kept to document any interaction business-wise and personally, except that you can’t put it through the paper shredder when you want to get rid of stuff you may have moved on from.

A good way to change the way you’re ‘seen’ through your digital footprint is to think about what you send into cyberspace so that you’re reflected in a good light, for friends, family and even employers.

But why social media?

Well, as far as remaining completely anonymous, nothing beats social media investigations.

This type of investigation doesn’t alert the person being investigated at all. Private investigators who are up to date with this digital and social media age use social media as a good place to start an investigation.

The fact that a social media investigation can be carried out without having to do more legwork than necessary, makes it a simple and efficient way of getting to know more about the subject under scrutiny.

It’ll also lower billable hours for you, since it cuts down the time that would otherwise be spent out in the field gathering basic, fundamental information to get an investigation underway.

But…your private investigator has to know his stuff to use social media to start a profile on the subject under investigation.

Information overload

Social media platforms carry a history of places you’ve visited, photographs and videos uploaded, leading to the ultimate information overload for any savvy private investigator laying the groundwork for an investigation.

There’s so much more evidence of your life stuck in virtual reality that it’s scary, and it can never be completely erased!

Social media platforms can provide a private investigator with personal information that would have been hard to gather in any other way.

Social media and employers

Your employer can also use social media platforms to find out more about you, and it’s really easily accessible for them. They can build up quite a good profile of who you really are, so if you’ve got anything you’d rather anyone not know about, think hard before posting anything online!

Many companies use social media to find out whether you would be a good fit as a potential employee. A private investigator can work up a really in-depth profile of who you are by carrying out a thorough social media investigation, since they are able to access the internet to a greater extent than an employer is able to.

Let King Investigators do the digging for you

Contact King Investigators to do the digging around on social media platforms for the type of information you need on the person under investigation, it’s a decision that offers information that’s priceless!

Getting divorced & need proof your spouse is cheating?

Cheating is something none of us wants to face, unless of course you’re no longer invested emotionally in the relationship.

The crux of the matter is that you can’t get a divorce without a really valid reason, or without proof of the reason for your petition to divorce.

In the case of a cheating spouse, no court is going to accept anything less than hard facts and incontrovertible proof of the infidelity.

The proof is there not only to move the divorce forward, but to protect your interests financially, such as the division of assets. This is especially true where there are children involved and there is a battle for custody.

The court is not interested in what you think or feel. If you provide them with evidence that is gathered without breaking any laws, you’ll have a case that is grounded in facts.

You need to know what type of evidence you’ll have to gather, which evidence can be kept and how the evidence has to be presented in court.

This is a lot to take in on top of the immense emotional stress of facing the truth that your spouse is cheating, which is why most attorneys recommend using a private investigator to handle these realities, and to do it all the right way.

Why use a private investigator to collect evidence of cheating?

You could try a bit of detecting yourself, such as finding incriminating emails or texts, but, reading texts or emails that are romantic and consist of plans to spend time together, will add further agony to an already shattering experience.

You’ll need to have a really strong stomach to deal with seeing evidence of the affair with your own eyes.

Besides which, would you really be able to manage the emotional stress without letting your spouse know that you’re gathering evidence?

Finding a trusted private investigator in South Africa

If your attorney recommends a private investigator, you can be certain that the evidence he collects will be irrefutable. Besides which, your attorney knows that only a private investigator that understands the legalities of surveillance and evidence gathering will be the right choice.

What type of evidence gathering can undermine your case?

If you interview a private investigator and they offer to use underhanded tactics to gather the evidence of cheating, bow out gracefully and find an investigator with a good reputation.

A private investigator may not wiretap anyone’s phone, trespass on private property or attach a GPS tracking device onto any car other than the one owned by their client.

As one of the top investigative company’s in South Africa, King Investigators bring many years’ worth of experience to the table in making sure that evidence is obtained legally.

This is a team that is serious about doing things the right way, which includes being registered with PSIRA, the governing body that has oversight over the industry.

This means that you’re protected from shady operators and also have recourse should you have any negative experience with an investigator.

Will the investigator have to give evidence in court?

Not necessarily. King Investigators in Gauteng put together comprehensive reports for their clients, which include video and photographic evidence, backed by a written report, which means they seldom need to testify in court.

This is the ideal, however, the team at King Investigators always stand by their evidence, firmly based on honesty, integrity and transparency.

Why trust King Investigators to gather evidence of infidelity?

Aside from the fact that this seasoned team of investigators are registered with PSIRA, you’ll be dealing with investigators that understand how difficult the decision is to hire a private investigator in the first place.

Their absolute commitment is to treat your situation with the sensitivity it deserves, using their combined, considerable experience to get to the truth with professionalism and tact.

Contact owner Jacques Botha for a confidential chat, or, meet him in a setting that will be as comfortable as possible for you. At the very least, you’ll have a good idea of what to expect and what needs to be done to keep the investigation within your budget.