If you’ve been brought to the point at which you may well need to consider hiring a private investigator in South Africa, you’ll need to know a few things about finding the right guy for the job, to make sure you aren’t misled or set up with useless evidence.
Finding a reputable, registered private investigations company can seem somewhat overwhelming, which is why we’ve set out these few points that you can use on your search for the right PI for your investigation:
Check to make sure he’s licensed as a PI & that his firm is registered with the PSiRA
No PI is allowed to legally operate in South Africa if he is not registered with the Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority (PSIRA), which is the governing body of the security industry and holds PI’s accountable for their practices, to the extent that they could face prison for non-compliance.
This is also your assurance that the PI you hire is above board and will make sure that your evidence is legally obtained and irrefutable. Ask for proof of his license to act as a private investigator too, this is very important or you could end up on the wrong side of the law yourself.
Be your own PI when doing a background check on a private investigator!
It’ll be well worth your while to find out as much as possible about any private investigator you are considering hiring. Ask him about how long he’s been an investigator and the scope of his investigative services, and, very importantly, ask for references from clients that have hired the private investigator for a case similar to yours.
If a PI only handles fraud cases, he’s not going to be much help to you if you are dealing with a cheating spouse, which is why it’s good to know his full range of investigative services from the get-go.
Talk about possible costs of an investigation at your first meeting
If there’s one thing you can be absolutely certain of, it’ll be that if you are meeting with an investigator that ducks and dives questions about possible costs that could be incurred during your investigation, you’re at the wrong place!
With a team like that at King Investigators, with Jacques Botha at the helm, you will have absolute transparency about your budget concerns. He and his team have been in the industry for well over 10 years now and are more than willing to discuss openly how you can get results based on your budget.
This is one professional team you can rely on not to pad an expense account with non-existent expenses!
The downside to hiring a non-professional, unlicensed private investigator
The short answer to this? You could be left holding evidence that has been manufactured or obtained illegally, which will get you into hot water in a court, and, you’ll definitely be out of pocket with nowhere to turn to redress the dishonesty and loss!
Contact King Investigators in Johannesburg, Pretoria & Cape Town for the real deal!
If you’re looking to hire a full-service private investigations company in South Africa that ticks all the right boxes, King Investigators is going to be your safest route to an investigation carried out with integrity, honesty and without wasting your time or money!
Contact Jacques at King Investigators today for a confidential chat about getting the investigation up and running, the right way!