What Do Private Investigators Usually Do?

There are private investigators that specialise in one specific field, such as corporate cases or investigations for insurance companies, however, there is often a need for a private investigator who is able to handle a full cross-section of investigations, in other areas of this industry.

Most people suffer under the misconception that all PI’s do is investigate cheating spouses, and, while this is quite a major part of what they do, a real professional is able to carry out undercover surveillance and sift through reams of data, depending on the requirements of the investigation.

But, what do private investigators usually do? Well, we’re going to take a peek into the full range of investigative services offered by highly respected King Investigators, which will give you an indication of just how broad the experience of this team really is.

What do private investigators usually do?

While there are only just over 600 registered private investigators in South Africa, the industry is growing as a whole, which means you really need to do your homework before hiring a private investigator, to make sure he isn’t a fraudster, and that he’ll have the skills to apply to your case.

It’s essential to note that if you want to avoid the shysters, you need to make sure your private investigator is registered with the PSiRA, which is the body that governs the standards by which PI’s are allowed to practice as bona fide professionals.

Back to what private investigators usually do, based on the services offered by King Investigators in Johannesburg, South Africa:


With many years’ worth of experience in locating missing people, King Investigators has been able to trace missing relatives and loved ones, as well as finding people who are hiding from a civil judgement against them.

There are also people who simply want to reconnect with old friends or even a past romantic acquaintance. In the case of tracing missing people, it’s essential that you are able to gather as much information on the person as possible to pass on to King Investigators, giving them a good place to start.

Background checks

In this day and age, a large percentage of businesses are now hiring private investigators to carry out employee background checks, before they employ someone who may be lying on their CV. 

King Investigators also carry out in-depth background checks on potential new business partners, to make sure everything is on the up and up, before you do anything that may cause harm to your business.

Background checks are also requested by people who are entering a new relationship in order to protect themselves from being conned or harmed.

Investigating a cheating spouse

King Investigators is considered the number one cheating spouse detectives in South Africa. If you think your spouse, boyfriend or girlfriend is cheating on you, this is the team you want on your side to present you with the truth, and with evidence that can stand up in court.


There are many cases that will involve the need for undercover surveillance, and, if yours is one, you’ll have the most experienced team of investigators from King Investigators to carry out safe undercover surveillance on your behalf.

Polygraph & lie detection

King Investigators carry out polygraph tests using the very latest technology, assuring you that whether you need polygraph specialists to administer polygraph tests for a civil or criminal case, you’ll have conclusive results that you’ll be able to base your decisions on.

Due diligence & business investigations

If you’re dealing with employee theft, embezzlement, fraud or more, King Investigators will assist you with gathering enough evidence to allow you to take matters to court, or to the police.

King Investigators tackle due diligence investigations that have an important impact on any business decisions you may need to make, based on hard facts.

Need to know more?

Contact King Investigators today to find out more about what this team can do for you the right way, to uncover the truth, whether in a personal matter or a business matter!


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