Hiring A UK Private Investigator

Hiring A UK Private Investigator

Hiring A UK Private Investigator

How often are you faced with a situation where you feel hiring a UK Private Investigator is the only option? Not very often… right? So where do you start and how can you make sure that the Private Investigator your thinking of hiring is the right choice for you. Bearing in mind that the private investigator industry in the U.K is not currently regulated, this open the doors for many rogue, fly by night individuals to set up and practice without any skill, experience or qualifications.

Before Hiring a Private Investigator, What should You Look Out For?

In the very first instance, the chances are that you did a quick search on google for a private investigator and felt compelled to call one of the first few listings at the top of the page. Please note that just because someone is listed in the top few positions on google does not mean that they are experienced and reputable. Anyone can pay to be listed in the first few listings and this does certainly not mean that this is the right fit for you. I appreciate that this may be a very emotional time in your life which is why you need help, so the last thing anyone want’s, is that you fall prey to a rogue firm.

First Step to take before hiring a Private Investigator

The very first thing I would recommend that you do, is call the number advertised on the listing during office hours and see if the call is answered. Many private Investigators embark on the journey of becoming a Private Investigator but start of as a part-time venture alongside their day job. Do you really want your case handled by a part-time private investigator? No… I didn’t think so either! If the call is answered, that’s a good sign. Now discuss your situation with the Investigator in great depth and take all the time you need. Don’t be rushed to just quickly summarise the situation. If you feel that you are being rushed and the conversation is diverted to the fee early on in the conversation, that’s generally not a positive sign and you should begin treading on the side of caution. As professional Private Investigators, our job is to help people. How can one expect to help someone or best advise them on their situation if they are not taking the time, to listen to the client?

How Does the Private Investigator Suggest They Can Help You?

Once you have briefed the Private Investigator about your situation, you should now expect a quote…right? Wrong!
You need to establish if this Private investigator has dealt with such a situation in the past and don’t feel afraid to ask about a past case. Of course the Private Investigator can’t reveal any sensitive information, but they should be able to give you an example and of course how they helped the client. Right now, you need to gain confidence in the Private Investigator you’re speaking with before discussing any fees.

Are the fees clearly quoted in a written agreement?

Being quoted a fee over the phone is fine but do not commit and make any payments over the phone or on a website without reading through the written contract. Any reputable UK private investigator will first send you a written contractual agreement clearly stating the official company registration details and address. This agreement must also clearly outline exactly what services you are paying for and what the private investigators obligations are to you. Without this crucial document, do NOT proceed. Over the years I have had many clients hiring our services after being completely disappointed with another firm where they have paid for a service without signing an agreement and of course that makes it extremely difficult to obtain a refund.

For more information please contact us Free on 0800 002 9858 or send your enquiry to contact@piuk.net

Practical Tips From A Private Investigator

Practical tips from a Private Investigator

Practical tips from a private investigator for catching a cheating spouse in London

If you live in London and you suspect that your spouse is cheating on you, it’s a good idea to hire a private detective in London to confirm your suspicions. In the meantime, here are a few practical things that you can do yourself.

Keep records on your cheating spouse

Unless someone has a very good memory, it’s pretty easy to catch them out telling you untruths. Keep a diary of your spouse’s alleged activities, including dates, times, places etc. If your spouse then changes their story or gives you conflicting information about a particular day, you will have written proof that they are lying.

Check receipts and bills

Look at receipts for petrol to see where your spouse filled-up and at restaurant bills. If your other half has been travelling out of the London area without a good reason, they could be meeting up with a lover.

Note down details of your cheating spouse’s phone activity

Note down the time, date and number of all incoming phone calls, especially any that are ‘dropped’ when you pick up. Note also if your spouse leaves the room to take calls to their mobile or habitually puts their phone on silent when you are in the room.

If your spouse leaves their phone unattended, you may be able to sneak a look at their call log. If you find high numbers of calls to one seemingly innocuous number, this could be red flag. Remember that cheaters often keep their lover’s number under someone else’s name to avert suspicion.

Resources for catching a cheating spouse

The best resource for catching a cheating spouse is a private detective or private investigator in London. A private detective can also check on your spouse’s background to see if they have lied to you about their past.

In addition to this you can download apps to your phone that will allow you to see where your spouse’s phone is at any time. GPS tracking devices can also be used, allowing you to see where your spouse’s vehicle is 24 hours a day. Computer monitoring software can be used to show all of your spouse’s online activity.

In conclusion

In the majority of cases, one or more of the options above will help you to determine if your spouse is cheating on you. However, for confidential advice and guidance, contact us today.

Could a private investigator boost your business

Hiring a private investigator can boost your business

Could a private investigator boost your business?

Hiring a private investigator can boost your business. In many cases, people use a private investigator for assistance in their personal lives. Cheating spouse investigators, for example, carry out infidelity investigations in order to help ascertain whether a partner is being faithful or not.

Working with a private investigator

However, a private detective can assist in numerous areas. If you own or operate a business, for example, you may require the services of a private investigation agency. As any business owner will know, reducing waste and cutting costs is crucial to success.

Detecting fraud with a private investigator

If you’ve streamlined your business processes and examined the books but you’re still losing money, you may need to consider other causes of lost revenue. Unfortunately, you may be the victim of employee or business partner fraud.

When someone in-house steals from you or your business, it can have catastrophic effects. In addition to harming the business financially, it can ruin personal relationships, lower morale and it may even result in bankruptcy.

Take action quickly with a private investigator or detective’s agency

If money is being taken or embezzled, it’s important to act quickly. If this type of conduct goes on for too long, it may be impossible for the business to recover. By engaging a private investigator, however, you can confirm whether business partners or employees are acting unscrupulously.

Surveillance services, for example, can be extremely useful when it comes to tracing people’s actions. If you rely on an employee to transport the day’s takings to the bank, for example, a private investigator can surveil them to ensure that the money isn’t tampered with prior to being deposited. In busy areas, such as the City of London, the hustle and bustle can make it easy for employees to remove funds prior to reaching the bank. Effective surveillance, however, will ensure that you can put a stop to such conduct.

Similarly, if strange numbers are appearing on your business phone bill and you suspect that unauthorised financial transfers are being made, a telephone number trace can be conducted. This will identify who is being contacted, which could give you some indication of whether unwanted activity is taking place.

Using a private investigator agency

No-one wants to think badly of their colleagues and you may feel somewhat disloyal if you suspect them of taking business funds. However, a private investigator can help you to get to the truth before any further harm is caused. By using a private detective to protect your interests, you can ensure that the business remains profitable and continues to benefit trustworthy employees, investors and shareholders.

Contact a private investigator today

To find out more about how a private investigator could help you, contact us today.

Hire a Private Investigator

Hire a private investigator?

Should you hire a private investigator?

Although hiring a private investigator can seem excessive, an experienced detective’s agency can actually provide a cost-effective and efficient way of getting the information you need. Unfortunately, people aren’t always as honest as we’d like them to be. By commissioning a private investigator, you can ensure that you aren’t being tricked or that you aren’t becoming a victim of fraud.

Invaluable investigative services

Whilst a private detective’s expertise can be invaluable when it comes to your business or job, you may also require the assistance of an investigator when it comes to your personal life. It’s a sad fact that many spouses lie or attempt to evade the truth and this can have a devastating effect on the victim.

Need assistance with a personal matter?

If you’re concerned that a spouse is cheating or hiding something, you may want to consider launching an infidelity investigation. Whether your suspicions are valid or not, using private investigation services can give you peace of mind, as well as security.

What can a cheating spouse investigator help with?

When it comes to infidelity investigations, every client is different. If you suspect your spouse is cheating, you may simply want this confirmed. Alternatively, if you want to find out who they’re cheating with, a private investigator may be able to access this information for you.

Make sure your partner has no dark secrets

In some cases, you may want to uncover information prior to getting married. By confirming your partner’s fidelity now, you could save yourself a lot of heartache and the possibility of a costly divorce in the future.

Although no one wants to discover their loved one is cheating, it’s often better to know the truth. Once you have the information, you are able to make an informed decision about the future of your relationship. Indeed, catching a cheating spouse in the act can be cathartic, particularly if you’ve suspected them of being unfaithful for some time.

Professional, Discreet and Confidential Detectives Agency

If you want to find out how a cheating spouse investigator could assist you, we can help. To learn more about the role of a private investigator or to find out how surveillance services could benefit you, why not get in touch with us today?

Matrimonial Investigations

Spying on your cheating partner?

Beware of what might happen if you’re caught spying on your cheating partner

The slightest inkling that your partner may be cheating can be enough for you to take drastic measures. You’ll want to gather as much information as you can – and often you won’t stop until you know all the facts. However, you should resist the urge to personally surveil your loved one. After all, a private investigator can do the job for you and provide you with everything you need to know. If you’re thinking of spying on your partner yourself, you should be aware of these four things that could happen if you get caught.

You react on impulse

Your emotions would no doubt be running high during your mission. If your worst nightmare were to come true and you discovered your significant other doing the dirty, you’d be better served not to act on impulse because this could result in you regretting your behaviour. Meanwhile, a private detective will reveal their findings to you in a calm environment so you can think about your next step reasonably.

You don’t collect evidence

If your partner catches you before a pivotal moment, you might not find the evidence – say a photo of a passionate kiss – that you need to put your mind at rest. This could mean that your hopes of finding out the truth are dashed. On the other hand, a private investigator can obtain a variety of pictures and videos through their own means of surveillance.

You ruin your relationship

Your partner might not react well to being followed – especially if they believe that you don’t have any evidence to support your claims. In the most brutal terms, they could brand you as ‘irrational’ and call it quits on the relationship. Oppositely, if you use a private investigator your partner can’t talk their way out of their predicament and instead must face the music.

Questions remain unanswered

Once your partner has caught you spying, it’s up to them what information they divulge about their infidelity. This might be the bare minimum, missing out key details such as dates and names. You can be rest assured that a private detective would obtain all of these details and more through their own investigation.

Use a professional

Avoid being caught spying by turning to a private investigator to do the job for you. For more information on doing this, get in touch with Private Investigations UK.

Services of a Private Investigator

Services of a private investigator

The range of services provided by a private investigator

Many people are unsure about the role of private detectives. What kind of work do they do on a day to day basis? How can they help you, or your business? Below we explain a little about the services that are provided by a private investigator, and how they can help you.

Infidelity investigations

If you have suspicions that your husband or wife is cheating, then a private investigator can help you. Once they have all personal details and information, such as where they work and who their friends are, then they can get to work on the surveillance of your spouse to find out if your suspicions are true. They use a combination of video and audio monitoring to gather evidence.

Tracing people

If you are at a complete loss in knowing how to trace a loved one in your life, then a private investigator can help you find that person. They are able to trace individuals via email, phone, social media and in person.

Phone number tracing

When you face the daily struggle and violation of nuisance and threatening phone calls, and suspect that you may be being stalked, if the police are unable to help you, then who can you turn to? A private investigator is able to trace such phone calls, allowing you to find out who the culprit is, and to then alert the police.

Tracking vehicles

Private investigator firms are able to use sophisticated GPS tracking systems to keep a constant surveillance on any vehicle. You may need this type of service if you have concerns that an individual is not going where they say they are going, or is using the vehicle inappropriately. Perhaps your staff member is not delivering goods on time, or is perhaps using the vehicle for personal use?

Surveillance

Surveillance services are used for both personal and commercial issues. In the commercial world, surveillance can be targeted on your competitors, to ensure that you always stay one step ahead.

To learn more about any of the services provided by Private Investigations UK, give us a call today.

Call now for a free consultation on 0800 002 9858 or 0773 043 9156 Lines are open 24 hours a day. Alternatively please contact us by email at contact@piuk.net

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How GPS tracking can provide you with hard evidence

How GPS tracking can provide you with hard evidence

Whether you’re thinking about using a private investigator for infidelity investigations, or you simply want to know the location of your vehicle, GPS tracking can help. If you need to know where your, or somebody else’s vehicle is along with evidence of the routes taken, and the locations visited, GPS tracking could prove to be the perfect solution for you.

What Is GPS vehicle tracking?

One of the most essential tools for carrying out modern surveillance is a GPS vehicle tracking system. Not only are they small, but they are an extremely effective piece of technology which can be fitted to vehicles discreetly before they are tracked in real time. The tracking device sends a signal to satellites, which allows us to track and monitor the vehicle at all times.

It will also allow us to find out the location of a vehicle, and if the vehicle has made any stops, the vehicle tracker can even tell us the length of time spent at each stop. Depending on what your investigation entails, we can also provide you with the vehicle’s speed whilst travelling. Put simply, it enables us to do a lot of things which could prove crucial to your investigation.

Once the vehicle tracker has been discreetly fitted, the vehicle’s movements are monitored and the information is recorded. We’re able to provide you with a fully comprehensive report of all the movements, along with any further information about the vehicle’s use. So whether you suspect a cheating partner or you’re running a business and want to keep an eye on your fleet of vehicles, GPS tracking could provide you with all the evidence you require.

GPS vehicle tracking: the benefits

Cost

GPS tracking is one of the most cost-effective methods when it comes to surveillance operations simply because it’s cheaper than having a vehicle physically followed by a private investigator. Of course, if you require photographic or video evidence, then a GPS tracker won’t be enough, but if you simply need to know the movements of a vehicle, then GPS tracking could be the way to go.

Reliability

When you get the results from a GPS tracker, you can be sure that they’re wholly accurate and reliable. Once the device is fitted, the vehicle can be easily monitored and all of the vehicle’s movements within the set time frame of the investigation will be thoroughly recorded.

If you need help finding information about a specific vehicle for private investigation purposes in the London area, give us a call today.

Call now for a free consultation on 0800 002 9858 or 0773 043 9156 Lines are open 24 hours a day. Alternatively please contact us by email at contact@piuk.net

Hiring A UK Private Investigator

Private Investigators Could Save Your Business

Private investigators could save your business

A company can take years to grow – but sadly, it can take only weeks to fall which is why hiring a Private investigators could save your business . That’s why business owners should make sure that they take the best measures to ensure that operations are running smoothly. That’s where private investigators come in. Private investigation agencies offer a range of services that can help a company eliminate its weaknesses and become stronger than ever. With this in mind, here are four ways that their help could save your business.

Surveillance

Surveillance can come in two main forms. The first is employee surveillance. This is when you invest in additional measures to keep a watchful eye on the actions of your staff. In the simplest of terms, through this measure you could discover that someone has been using work’s time to carry out personal errands.

The second form is digital surveillance. Through this measure you can keep track of the online footprint of your staff. In particular, it could be used if an employee has been sharing sensitive information in cyber space.

Monitoring

In the corporate world, you’ll most likely want to monitor how your staff are using their computers. This includes their browsing history and use of illegal downloads. Over time, an understanding of who is using their computer for the wrong thing can help you increase productivity and reduce the risk of heavy fines.

Background checks

Your business could suffer immeasurable damage if you were to hire the wrong person. That’s why it’s always helpful to gather as much information on an individual before allowing them to join the fold. Following on from what they’ve said in their interview, you can have perspective staff looked into to reveal whether they’re really whiter than white.

Injury claims

An injury claim could spell disaster for a business. Therefore, it’s up to you to discover the truth. Private investigators can look into incidents, gathering important information and statements that prove there has been no short falls on your behalf.

What are you waiting for?

Remember, private investigators aren’t just for tracing people and catching cheating spouses. Instead, they can be just the thing to help your business become bigger and better than ever.

Call now on 0800 008 9858 / 0773 043 9156 for a Free consultation without obligation or send your inquiry to contact@piuk.net

Benefits of hiring a private investigator

benefits of hiring a private investigator

How hiring a Private Investigator can benefit you

There are many benefits of hiring a private investigator. If you are looking to solve a case but in need of help from an outsider, a private investigator could be the ideal solution for you. A private investigator not only has expert knowledge to solve these cases, but usually portrays a sense of empathy and compassion to their clients.

What are the benefits of hiring a private investigator for your case?

Always hire an experienced and educated Private Investigator

Most private investigators will be highly educated, usually coming from law or criminal justice backgrounds. Most PIs will own a degree in these fields which gives them the best theoretical knowledge to solve cases and understand logistics. Due to having access to a great deal of tools and resources, a private investigator is much more likely to solve your case than if you were to go it alone.

Hiring a Private Investigator can keep you and your family Safe

A private investigator can protect the safety of you and your family by going undercover. Solving cases often means risking exposing yourself in dangerous situations, which isn’t advised. Private investigators will step in and make sure your safety is prioritised. Once the information is gathered, a PI will usually advise you on what you can do with it to avoid putting yourself in any danger.

Private Investigators have Good access to intelligence

If you are hoping to search into a potential employee’s background or the person behind the photo on a dating site, a private investigator could carry out the important checks for you. There is absolutely no way of knowing these facts without the help of an expert. A private investigator can look into these cases so you know who you are really dealing with. They will have access to databases, which can’t be accessed by the public, as well as a wide network of lawyers and other specialists.

Private Investigators provide quicker solutions

If you are looking to solve a case without any assistance, you could end up going round in circles for a long period of time. Due to the amount of resources that a PI can access, your case should be solved much quicker, with much less stress involved.

If you would like any further information on tracing people, please contact us today at Private Investigations UK.

Call now on 0800 008 9858 / 0773 043 9156 for a Free consultation without obligation or send your inquiry to contact@piuk.net

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How will a private detective catch your cheating partner?

How will a private detective catch your cheating partner?

There’s nothing worse than the feeling that you believe your partner is cheating on you. The signs are there, you have your suspicions but you just can’t prove it. Maybe you have seen some illicit e-mails or lots of phone calls to unknown numbers. Perhaps they always have somewhere else to be or seem to make more business trips than necessary.

Or maybe there’s been the whiff of an unknown fragrance after a trip to see friends or colleagues. Whatever it is that has set your mind going, it’s important you get answers. It will give you peace of mind and help you to move forwards. There’s nothing worse than feeling as though it is all in your head.

Keeping a keen eye

A private detective will offer a covert solution; they cannot tap into phone records, pose as law enforcement officers or undergo anything that may be considered illegal such as obtaining information through scams or pretexting.

However, they can offer discreet surveillance, meaning every time your spouse leaves the house or office, you will have a detailed record of where they have visited and who they have been with.

Captured on camera

Through using specialist equipment, a private detective will be able to provide you with evidence for all of this through the use of hidden cameras, photography and voice recordings. There will be no way your partner can escape anything incriminating.

On the move

A private investigator can also use GPS tracking, for example in your partner’s car or van, to follow where they have been. This will help to track what addresses they have stopped at. Through further searches, it will be possible to find out who lives at these locations and see if any connections can be made.

A web of networks

Along with physical surveillance, a private investigator will also be able to offer online investigations. This will include checking and analysing activity on social media networks and dating sites, etc. If your partner has been suggesting online that they are single or have been discussing meeting up with people, it will be possible to find out through using this type of covert surveillance and internet monitoring.

On your side

A private detective is hugely experienced in catching cheating individuals out and will be able to provide a raft of techniques to help catch them out or cause them to slip up. They’ll be able to guide you through the sorts of things you need to be looking out for (such as receipts, bills, etc) and will help to support you through the whole process. They are also able to travel abroad if needed to continue surveillance during those all-important business trips.

Contact us

You’re far from alone, and there’s never a bad time to decide you need to hire a London detectives agency. Get in touch with us today to find out more about how we can help you.