Over the past 15 years, social media platforms have come to dominate a large part of society. The landscape of communication has been permanently altered by tech giants like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. According to global data, there are an estimated 4.48 billion social media accounts on the internet right now. The social media boom shows no sign of dying down any time soon, with 16.5 new users joining social media sites every second.
With social media a real fixture in the daily lives of over half the global population, it’s becoming increasingly common for businesses to make first contact with their customers through their online platforms. While this is an exciting revolution in consumer relations to witness, it comes with a whole new set of logistical challenges. It can be challenging to tell which online services are truly reliable, and private investigators are no exception.
The Advent of the Online Investigator
All modern journeys begin with a single search. Check Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn for private investigation services near you. Remember that many UK PI agencies offer nationwide service, so don’t immediately rule out companies based a bit further away.
2. Check They’ve Got a Real-Life Presence
3. Reach Out
4. Request Free Consultations
5. Use Your Gut
You need to be reasonably confident that your investigator will be dedicated to your experience. You should also have reason to believe that there’s a solid chance of developing a working rapport. It’s OK to choose not to work with an investigator because you don’t like them. A good relationship with your PI will actually improve your chances of success.
6. Make a Holistic Judgement
At Private Investigations UK we think hiring a private investigator is about more than status updates. We work hard to make sure you feel comfortable working with us. To chat about child custody cases, cheating partner surveillance, or anything else investigation-related, reach out on Facebook, Instagram, or LinkedIn. If you prefer to keep it old-school, give us a call on 0800 002 0898 for free, friendly advice.