The 5 most common cases private investigators tackle

It’s a sad fact but it’s true; private investigators really have seen it all.

The seamier side of life in which deviants move, where evil lurks and some of the worst cases of infidelity and depravity come to light, is where these professionals learn to toughen themselves out of sheer necessity, in order to close cases and to provide indisputable proof for the client.

This is the unfortunate role private investigators play in bringing to light all that is hidden in the dark, and in order to do so they have to leave any sensitivities behind, or they’d be unable to carry out their investigations.

This does not in any way mean that private investigators have no heart, but rather that they are objective and able to focus on leaving no stone unturned in order to get to the truth in any case, for those unable to do so themselves.

The top 5 most common types of cases PI’s tackle are those that can be brought a swift conclusion.

Please note here that if you’re hiring a private investigator in South Africa you need to check into the background of the firm, and make sure that they are PSIRA registered, for your own protection from fraudsters.

This is the best way to find the top PI’s that can be trusted to uncover the truth legally, and stand by the evidence in court if necessary.

Here are the 5 most common types of cases tackled by private investigators

Background checks

These background checks are used in any of the following cases:

  • Employee background checks – any wise employer today will protect their business interests by hiring a private investigator to do a thorough, in-depth background check on any candidate they are considering hiring. This is vital, as many CV’s and references are untruthful, and it’s not easy for the employer to go as in-depth as a PI can in order to get to the truth.
  • If a client is planning to invest in or merge with a new company, he is going to want in-depth background information before signing on the dotted line and committing himself and his money to this venture.
  • There are clients who want to know more about the background of a new romantic partner in order to find out whether they are who they say they are, whether they have a criminal record, a history of physical or substance abuse, in order to protect themselves before getting any deeper into the relationship. This type of investigation is something private investigators often undertake, and with good reason, what with the falsification of background information possible today using technology.

Insurance Fraud

What many people don’t know is that PI’s spend a vast amount of time on the less glamorous aspects of their industry, which is scrutinising a lot of paper work in order to catch those suspected of being involved with insurance fraud.

The main clients hiring private investigators to investigate fraudulent claims include home insurance, health insurance and car insurance companies.  There’s also a fortune to be made out of fraudulent workers’ compensation claims.

Infidelity investigations

Unfortunately infidelity investigations are what could be called routine for private investigators, and they use all their training and tools of the trade to find proof of infidelity, approaching the investigation objectively.

There are cases in which clients hire the investigator just to set their minds at ease that they aren’t being cheated on, but more often than not, they are approached by clients who have good reason to believe they are being cheated on.

Family law investigations

Private investigators have to have a working knowledge of the law in order to work with lawyers on a variety of family law cases such as those that involve custody of minors, or proof that can be used to enforce alimony payments decided by the courts, or to find hidden assets being withheld in a divorce case.

Missing person’s investigations

Anyone searching for a missing person, for instance adopted family members, or long lost relatives, will hire a private investigator when all other avenues have been exhausted, and they can’t go any further without the help of a professional.

If you’re dealing with any of these issues make sure you do your own background check into a private investigator before hiring him. There are many reasons for this, but chief among them is to be certain that you’ll have a trusted professional handling your case with honesty and integrity.

Let King Investigators in Pretoria and Johannesburg handle your case, so that you can rely on the fact that they will get to the truth without compromising on the honesty and integrity which has made them one of the top investigative firms in South Africa.

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