UK Private Investigator And Private Detectives

UK Private Investigator And Private Detectives

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When Is It Legal To Hire A Private Investigator

Hiring a Private Investigator to help you in your difficult times, is always 100% legal. No matter what situation you find yourself in, that does not dictate whether hiring a private investigator is legal or not. However, it is the responsibility of the private investigator to advise you on the legalities of what you are asking to be carried out. For instance, if you are looking to find someone who owes you money and the person is not responding to your calls and letters, it is perfectly legal for you to instruct a private investigator to you find the person.

You may have a situation where you suspect your partner may not be telling you the whole truth about something. In this scenario, we would welcome you to speak to our private investigator for some discreet, professional advice on the matter. Our private investigators are highly experienced and will provide you with a cost effective approach to uncovering the truth. This can be achieved by carrying out covert surveillance or some background checks. In any case, you can be rest assured that our private detective agency will provide you with the best advise for your particular case as we do not take a blanket approach to every case. Being Preston and London based, our investigation services can be deployed with short notice all across the UK.

With a team of 300 Professional Private Investigators in UK and overseas, we can help you almost anywhere in the world with our professional team of international investigators. Our investigation services are all tailored around your requirements whether it is a domestic or commercial investigation. Here are a few examples of our services:

Finding People

Many people find themselves in a difficult situation of having to find someone. This is an investigation service that many investigator agencies do offer, but not all specialise in this area of expertise.

Do you need to find someone?

As an investigator company that specialises in finding people, our professional private investigators leave no stones un-turned. The techniques used by our private detective agency have been perfected like a fine art through years of experience and in house training. We are results driven and keep all tracing enquiries open until our private investigators find the correct person that you are looking for.

Our private detective agency was contacted by a parent who was looking to find his son who had been missing without any contact for years. Aside from contacting other investigator agencies, the client had contacted the police a number of times to help find his son. With every avenue not producing a positive outcome, the parent contact our private investigator agency with great reluctance. After speaking with the client for a length of time, we clearly understood the severity of the situation and the parent’s desperation to see his son again. Our London detectives got right on the case and began to follow all lines of enquiries. As part of of our lines of enquiry, we also search through any online profiles. Searching through facebook, we found an account that belonged to our clients son. So the search began. Further searches showed a potential relationship with a colleague. Now we had a potential second person to find. It transpired that the clients son had somehow changed his name with the hope of evading ever being found. We did eventually find the son and the client was happily reunited with him. The entire case took approximately 3 months to complete, but keeping the client updated throughout the case gave our client the peace of mind that he needed.

Background Checks

Over recent years, we have seen an increase in the volume of enquiries related to background checks from the domestic market. Our private investigator company is often contacted by people looking to find out information for a whole host of reasons. This could be from background checks on nannies to business associates. Another new area that has seen an increase is in the number of background checks requested on potential life partners. Yes! it’s true. So many people are now considering a full background check on a partner before getting too involved. In today’s age of smartphone and dating sites so easily accessible, it is an option to seriously consider. I would certainly recommend it. It is always surprising to know what skeletons people have hidden from the ir partners. I’m afraid there is no hiding when our highly experienced private investigators are on the case. As explained earlier, our reach surpasses far beyond the remits of the united kingdom and armed highly experienced international private investigators, we get results. For years our private investigator agency has perfected our craft and we continue to stay ahead with advances in the use technology for extracting intelligence.

Surveillance Services

Surveillance is one of the most popular services that our private investigator agency is hired to carry out. Our surveillance services are carried out by highly experienced, discreet and above all, professional private investigators. These professional private investigators have acquired a wealth of unrivaled experience through their military background. So be rest assured you are in the best of hands. The discreet and confidential service of Private Investigations UK will give you the peace of mind throughout this difficult period.

When our private investigators carry out surveillance, they may use covert hidden cameras to gather the evidence you need. Don’t worry, this is all legal and above board. Our private investigators only use cameras that facilitate time and date stamp. This way the person under observation can never dispute our findings.

Do you need a private investigator in london? Our private investigator team in london can be deployed with short notice. Being familiar with the territory gives our private investigators an added advantage. Contacting a private investigator is never easy. We appreciate it can be an unnerving experience. Don’t worry, our friendly and above all professional approach will give you peace of mind. You can expect a detailed free consultation so we get a better understanding of the situation. This is your chance to explain everything in detail. After all, we can only best advise you once we know everything. Our sympathetic, friendly and compassionate approach will soon have you at ease. Trust is everything in our industry. So having your trust in us is paramount. Coupled with our professional indemnity insurance, your mind will be put at ease by also knowing that we are members of united kingdom and international professional bodies.

How To Hire A Good Private Investigator

Hiring a good private investigator whether you are in London or any part of the country, is paramount to the success of the investigation.

Have you checked the reviews? or googled the business? That would be a good place to start.

The industry of private investigators in the UK is currently unlicensed and unregulated. This of course, is a cause of concern. However, don’t despair. Private investigations UK has been been thoroughly screened and vetted by the industry leading National and International professional bodies such as UKPIN, WAPI, CII and hold a current data protection licence. Furthermore, as a reputed private investigator agency throughout the UK, we hold the appropriate insurance that covers all the investigative work we carry out.

If you haven’t been recommended a firm then follow the steps below to ensure that you are choosing a reliable and trustworthy Private Investigator to help you with your situation.

1. Call the advertised telephone number. There has been a significant increase of “part-time” private investigators in the industry lately. We are finding that new investigators coming into the industry are dipping their toe in the water before taking the plunge. They are still in full time employment elsewhere and trying out the investigation industry as a possible new line of work. You do ‘NOT’ want your sensitive case to be handled by someone trying their hand at being an investigator. If the phone is not answered, there could be a number of reasons, the ‘private investigator’ is still at the full time work so can`t answer your call or maybe he is just not available. In either event, you need your call answered right away.

2. Do your due diligence on the company. Hiring a private investigator can sometimes cost in the thousands. It is imperative that you confirm if the private investigator you are looking to hire, is either self-employed or a registered company. If the private investigator has a registered ltd company, you can confirm the business details here. http://wck2.companieshouse.gov.uk If the private investigator is self-employed, then make sure you have all the contact details before progressing the matter further. However, my advice to you would be to always hire the services of a private investigator who has a registered business.

3. Confidentiality. When disclosing your inner most personal detail and sensitive information, you need to know that it is protected and in safe hands. So how do you do this? Well, it`s easier then you may have thought. Every private investigator in the UK is required by law to have a valid Data Protection Licence as they are handling and processing private and confidential data. So, to be on the safe side, make sure you check that your private investigator is a DPA licence holder before parting with any money. You can check if the firm holds a valid licence here. https://ico.org.uk/esdwebpages/search

4. Consultation. Ok, let`s say that you have done your due diligence on the private investigator and you are happy to move forward. Make sure that you are not charged for a consultation over the phone. If you are, then it`s quite possible that the firm you are speaking with is only interested in your money. It is important that you feel comfortable with the person you are speaking to on the other end of the phone as you are about to reveal your most private and personal information for most probably the very first time and you need to make sure that you and the private investigator are a good fit. It`s important that you are given the time, attention and good advice on how to deal with your situation.

5. Communication. Make sure you do communicate with the private investigator via email and keep a record of your correspondence for future reference. If the Private investigator that you are in communication with is using a Hotmail, gmail, or yahoo account, proceed with caution as anyone can set up a generic email address. Check to see if the private investigator has a website. If there is no website, I would tread with caution. If there is a website then the email should be coming from their domain. For example instead of receiving an email from xyz@live.co.uk, you should get an email from john@piuk.net

6. The Fee. When hiring a private investigator, the fee from case to case is always different as some cases may require more than one private investigator and there are also many other factors. However, after the consultation the private investigator should be able to tell you from the outset, what the fee for the case would be. In some cases the private investigator may ask for a retainer and a fee limit in which to work with. This is perfectly normal. In many cases the private investigator will tell you from the outset how many investigators this task will require, the hourly fee per investigator and how long you would require them on the task all comes down to the availability of finances. A qualified and experienced private investigator in the UK will normally charge an hourly fee ranging from from£45.00 – £65.00 per hour per agent. Please be wary of investigators offering their services very cheap as the age old saying goes… ‘You get what you pay for’ and what you get, may not be what you expected.

7. Contract. Do you really need a contract? In short the answer is Yes! Make sure that when hiring a private investigator to either investigate a case of infidelity or to trace a person, it is equally important in every case to have a contract in place. If you have a contract in place, you will know in writing, exactly what the obligations of each party are.

8. Payment. When hiring the services of a qualified private investigator, it is imperative that you choose a payment method that is both, a safe transaction and also one that has a record of payment. Try and avoid handing over hard cash.

9. Communication throughout the investigation. So you have signed the contract and made the payment but it`s all gone quiet from the investigator. Get clarification from the outset with regards to updates on the case. You need to know if it`s normal practice not to hear from the investigator agency for a few days or even a week. Every firm will work their own way but as a general rule of practice and customer care, every professional private investigator will always keep their clients updated on the progress of the case.

10. Final Report. Once the investigation is complete you need to know how the intelligence obtained will be presented to you. Is it by a simple email, by post or a professionally drafted report. For any type of a surveillance tasks you should expect nothing less than a professionally drafted surveillance report that is accompanied by time and date stamped photographs.

What Are The Benefits Of Hiring A Good Private Investigator

Hiring a good Private Investigator will make the difference between your investigation being successful or not. A good private investigator will have the hands on experience that can only ever be acquired through years of perfecting ones craft. Just having a qualification is certainly not good enough, nor does it mean one has the ability to perform the array of tasks required to accomplish the objective.

Therefore, it is imperative to ask the question regarding experience. This will enable you to make a sound judgement if a particular Private Investigator is up to the job.

Here are some benefits of hiring a good Private investigator:

ReliabilityTransparencyExperienceHaving a client agreement in placeClear pricingAffiliation with industry leading organisationsInsured to carry out the workOne case handlerNo travel feesProfessional reporting

What Does It Cost For A Private Investigator

The cost of hiring a good Private Investigator do vary from one firm to another. But do remember, if your paying cheap, the chances are that you will be paying again. It is also important to remember that you are hiring professional help. Therefore, do remember that professional help comes with professional fees. Please don’t expect to barter the fees as you would in the souks of Marrakesh.

Below is a price list that will help you get a good idea about what you can expect to pay:

Surveillance: £45.00 – £65.00 per hour, per agent. (After a review of your case, we will advise you of how many agents would be required to achieve your objective. This is a crucial part of your investigation as you generally only get one good opportunity, and you do not want to compromise it).

Finding Someone’s Address: £249.00 – £475.00. (We will take a look at what historical information you already have about the person you are looking to find. The more information you have, generally the quicker the outcome.

Background Checks: £565.00 – £1200.00 (All depending on how deep you wish to search. Our background checks equip you with the intelligence you need to have. This will help you have a greater insight to the individual.)

Vehicle Tracking: From £375.00 a week. (When hiring a vehicle tracker, we charge on a weekly basis. However, the longer the hire, the cheaper the overall cost. We would deploy and retrieve the device)

Matrimonial Investigations: From £750.00. (Typically, our matrimonial investigations start at £750.00 and comprise of many services)

What Is The Process Of Investigation

1ST STEP
Speak with us with 100% Confidentiality
We believe the most crucial part of the investigation is on inception of the case. Therefore listening to you patiently and compassionately, is paramount. You are encouraged to take all the time you need to fully explain your situation in as much detail as possible.

2ND STEP
Assessment of your case
After the free, telephone consultation with you, we will assess the case keeping the key objectives of the task in mind.

3RD STEP
Our recommendations with clear pricing
After the assessment, we will provide you with a plan of the best way to achieve your objectives without compromising the task in anyway and of course obtaining the evidence discreetly and covertly. Our advice is based of years of perfecting our craft and the extensive knowledge of the industry. The price quoted to you is always a fixed price with complete transparency and No hidden charges.

4TH STEP
Investigation is conducted
With the plan all set, we will deploy our very best and highly skilled covert intelligence agents to carry out the task and obtain irrefutable evidence for you. Our agents are equipped with the latest in high tech, close proximity, covert equipment to get the best results for you.

5TH STEP
Conclusion
You are provided with a professional report of the investigation with time and date stamped photographs and video footage which will either confirm your suspicions or give you peace of mind.

So go ahead and call us on 08000029858 or 07730439156. Our service is Confidential and Discreet. If you prefer to email us, you can at contact@piuk.net

Signs your partner is cheating

Signs Your Partner Is Cheating

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5 Signs Your Partner Is Cheating

The dating and relationship scene of today has never been more different now than ever before. We have therefore put  together a little guide of signs your partner is cheating, to help you prevent you being taken advantage off. Ten to fifteen years ago we did not have the technology of today or the help of social media. These days it would be an extremely rare find to know of any single person that does not own a smart phone. A phone is no longer just a device used to call your friends and family. No, it’s much more than that and almost every relationship these days, hinges on the communication going through today’s smartphones.
So what are the signs your partner is cheating, you need to be on the lookout for when you suspect that all is not as it should be?

Signs your partner is cheating On You

Let’s start with the mobile phone. When you suspect that you are seeing signs your partner is cheating, the mobile phone will most certainly play a huge role in your suspicions. Gone are the days when you would be on the lookout for something suspicious in the mail addressed to your partner. Today, it’s all about your partner’s phone.
One of the signs your partner is cheating is when all of a sudden you no longer have access to your partner’s phone or into your partner’s phone. So you’re suspecting that something is just not right and you think up a plan of taking a sneaky peak into your partner’s mobile phone whilst your partner is in the shower. This is probably something almost everyone may have thought of doing at least once. So your partner has come home after a tough day at work and everything seems fine and normal and you have no reason at all to suspect your partner of anything at this stage. Your partner goes upstairs to get changed and have a quick shower. So far… it’s the usual daily pattern, Right?
You’ve followed up the stairs once you’ve heard your partner in the shower and you make your way into the bedroom, only to find that your partner’s mobile phone is nowhere to be seen. You’ve checked your partner’s clothes, the bed, the bedside table but still no sign of the mobile phone. Being extremely intrigued and suspicious you hang around the bedroom pretending to be having a quick tidy up, when in actual fact your awaiting the arrival of your partner from the shower. Moments pass and the anxiety in now starting to kick in. You have a thousand thoughts running through your mind right now. You saw the phone in your partner’s hand, where on earth could it be. Just then, your partner walks in from the shower with a towel around the waist and the mobile phone in your partner’s hand.

The one question running through your mind right now is…
“Why on gods earth had my partner taken the phone into the shower?”… RIGHT?

 

Mobile Phone Sign, that Your Partner Is Cheating On You

There was once upon a time when you would happily sit with your partner in the evening in front of the tele just relaxing and have no objection to having casual browse through your partner’s mobile phone. Throughout my extensive experience in cheating partner investigations, not one client has ever had access into their partner’s phone. The question I have to ask… Is this not a sign your partner is cheating on you?

Many could argue the point to give themselves reassurance that maybe my partner has private work related information on the phone which is why the phone is no longer accessible to me. It’s a fairly plausible argument I guess, but if that was the case, wouldn’t the employer provide your partner with a mobile phone just for work?
So, for me at least, I can’t accept the above as a valid reason of having the phone locked with a secret password.

I was recently contacted by a distressed lady who had been in a marriage for over 8 years and everything was going well. She had never had any reason to suspect her partner before nor did she ever see signs of her partner cheating on her. Until one evening when she casually picked up her partners phone and tied to browse through it. She saw the phone was protected by a password and there was no way she could get into the phone. She went on to explain that it all happened really fast. She hadn’t planned on going through her partner’s phone, it’s just that he popped into the kitchen to grab a drink while the movie was paused and there was his mobile phone. Even knowing that the phone was secured by a password didn’t really cause her any alarm. It was only her husband’s reaction when he walked into the room and saw his mobile phone in her hand that caused her alarm and concern. He was quite abrupt and snappy with her asking why she has his phone in her hand.

The husband was certainly investigated and after a period of discreet surveillance, we had enough concrete evidence of his affair.

 

Sign your partner is cheating by observing the change in behaviour

Another sign to look out for when you suspect your partner is cheating on you is how your partner’s behaviour has changed. You may have been in a relationship for some time and there is a regular pattern giving you no sign your partner is cheating you. Then you begin to notice a little change. Your partner has begun to pay a lot more attention on his/her appearance when leaving home for work for a job that as far as you were aware, was not what your partner looked forward to for quite some time. So you notice that your partner’s paying a lot more attention to grooming before leaving for work. A few days later the grooming has stepped up and now the clothing is changing. Your beginning to see that your partners has bought some new clothes for the same old job that has been grinding your partner down for years. So what’s changed?
Has your partner had a promotion? If that was the case, your partner would have told you… Right?

Case Study
We often have cases where a partner has seen the sign your partner is cheating and a recent investigation comes to mind. So the client calls us late one night being quite concerned and upset about his wife. At this stage he is not 100% about what’s going on and needs help from experienced private investigators in this field just so that what he may suspect can be confirmed so he can face the harsh reality and deal with the fact that his partner is cheating. Or have the matter refuted so that he can now get on with his life without having to confront his partner and she never needs to know what was going through his mind. After a Free Consultation with the client we got to know a little more about his wife and of course asked him what signs your partner is cheating on you have you noticed?
The subject worked in a call centre where of course there is a huge amount of interaction with colleagues. So we placed the subject under observation for a period of a week and kept a discreet eye on her when she was on her breaks and lunch. We noticed she was quite a popular lady with her colleagues and there were always a good number of them taking their breaks together. A couple of days into the surveillance we started seeing the subject with the same male colleague regularly on all her breaks. There was laughter and a bit of friendly physical contact between the two. At this stage we don’t have any concrete evidence of foul play so we continue with the surveillance.
3rd day into the surveillance and we report back to the client advising him of what we have observed and recorded to but we are still looking for the sign that your partner is cheating on you. It’s lunchtime now and the subject and the male colleague have entered the car park. They walk to his car and have a cuddle by his car that most definitely is starting to arouse our suspicions. They are followed by our investigators to a local café where they enter and take a window seat. With clear line of sight of both subjects our investigators place themselves in a nearby car park and our female private investigator follows the subjects into the café and takes a table very close to them. There is a lot of holding hands which is all covertly recorded with time and date stamp so there is no way of getting out of this. A short time passes and the male colleague reaches over and kisses our clients wife affectionately and believe me when I tell you this was more than a friendly kiss.
With all the evidence collected we were able to disclose our findings to our client and confirm that we have certainly seen signs your partner is cheating you. The client was extremely pleased about the fact that he wasn’t losing his sanity, and his suspicions were proved to be correct. Now that he was well equipped with the concrete evidence, he could make an informed decision about how to deal with the situation.

 

Concrete Signs Your Partner Is Cheating On You

Late home from work… Again???
Over the years, you have noticed a regular pattern in your partners working hours which has not changed for years nor has your partner ever mentioned a possible change coming into place. You begin to notice that your partner is coming home a little later from work. Its only 15 minutes, no big deal I guess, is what you’re telling yourself. Over a period of time the 15 minutes has increased and now it’s half an hour. Not every day, but you’re beginning to notice that it’s starting to become a bit of a regular pattern. So what are you to think? A casual conversation with your partner over dinner does not suggest that there is any overtime. Is this a clear sign your partner is cheating on you? Well, I wouldn’t jump the gun just yet but I would certainly advise to be more observant and you might want to start making a secret daily log.
Casually slip it into the conversation about coming home later. Under NO CIRCUMSTANCES at this stage do you want to press on the matter. If you really want to find out what if your partner is cheating on you or what is really keeping your partner from coming home on time, keep it cool and keep it together. This is the time to put on your detective hat and keep a log of the days and times you see the inconsistencies.

 

The Gym & Signs Your Partner Is Cheating On You

So your partner has joined the Gym. Is that an obvious sign your partner is cheating on you? Of course it’s not. If every partner that joined a gym was suspected of cheating the world would be in turmoil.
However, take a informed and educated approach. What do I mean by that…
Ok, so when was the last time, your partner went to the gym? Or even discussed wanting to get into better shape?
Has joining the gym even come up in conversation before?
Take a logical approach to the situation and we would never advise you to jump the gun and conclude that your partner is cheating on you just because attending the gym is somewhat of an irregular behavior. Keep in mind all the above signs that we have explained and you might see a picture emerging.
“If you’re still struggling and need to talk to a specialist, why not speak with us in confidence and with complete discretion. Our consultation is completely free and I guarantee that you will certainly feel better having a discussion with us.”

Call Free on 0800 002 9858 or 07730439156. Email: contact@piuk.net

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Hiring A Private Investigator

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Hiring A Private Investigator

How often are you faced with a situation where you feel the need to hire a Private Investigator? 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. So hiring a private investigator to help you with your situation may not be as easy a process as you may have initially thought. Don’t get me wrong, there are many professional private investigators in UK that do make hiring a private investigator a simple, transparent and straight forward task.
Establishing who you are dealing with before hiring a private investigator is crucial…

Before Hiring a Private Investigator, What you should 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 we would want for you when hiring a private investigator, is that you fall prey to a rogue firm.

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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.

Free Quote
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 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

Why hire a private investigator for employee background checks

Reasons to hire a UK Private Investigator

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Reasons to hire a UK Private Investigator for employee background checks

All employers need to be extremely careful about the workers they hire, which is why we will explain the reasons to hire a UK Private Investigator to help you. This is particularly the case for roles that entail the control of finance or personal data of individuals or business clients. This is why background checks are a critical aspect for all new hires in the UK. Using a UK private investigator to carry out background checks on new hires or existing employees can be one way to source the information required.

Reasons to use a UK Private Detective for employee background checks

There are many ways a private investigation agency can help ensure the accuracy of data supplied for background checks on employees and make sure new recruits to your business are all they seem. It’s not just a case of carrying out a couple of employee reference checks for new hires nowadays, particularly when workers are hired for sensitive roles.

Using private detective services to carry out comprehensive new hire or current employee background checks helps provide any business with peace of mind about the character of the workers employed.

How a UK Private Investigator can help you uncover the truth

Many private individuals adopt multiple personas nowadays due to the effects of the internet and social media. Using a discreet, professional private detective helps weed out the types of employee that could cause major damage to any business.

Know who are employing with the help of  UK Private Investigator

Companies are inundated with applications from potential workers each time they advertise a vacancy. No matter how impressive candidates are during the interview process, it’s difficult to actually get a feel for their behaviour while in the workplace. Carrying out pre-employment background checks for new hires is important for jobs in sensitive positions and for senior roles in any workplace. After all, making the wrong hiring decision can ultimately impact on teams and relationships with clients and customers, and cause very real problems for a company.

Just some of the verification’s a UK Private Investigator can help you with

Private investigators in the UK can check out potential employees’ qualifications and conduct in-depth research into any prior employment history. Details on background, financial information and DRB checks can also be obtained if required.

Private Investigations UK offers employee background checks and lots more investigative services. If you need a private detective in the UK, get in touch for more details.

Call now for a free consultation on 0207 112 9309 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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UK Private Investigator Agency

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UK Private Investigator Agency

One of the most common enquiries received in our UK Private Investigator Agency is related to suspicions of a spouse being unfaithful. These are all suspicions based on many irregularities such as a change of behavior, a partner working late or even as simple as taking out a gym membership… Yes, really!

As A Private Investigator, What We Recommend You DON’T DO…

Drawing up a conclusion or even confronting your partner on the back of suspicions is treading on dangerous grounds. In many cases, clients call our UK Private Investigator Agency after they have confronted their partner and they’re getting no answers. They may have even tried investigating the matter themselves but have drawn a blank. This causes great difficulties as not only have you alerted your partner that your onto them but your partner is also going to be extra cautious from hereon in.

What Any Experienced And Reputable Private Investigator Would Recommend

In the first instance we would advise you to make a log of all the changes that you have seen in your partner. Even as far as the extra overtime at work or having to work over the weekends. In many cases we have unearthed that working over the weekend actually means a romantic get together… and of course that’s not with the partner. Another compelling sign is the extra attention paid on one’s appearance. Of course there is nothing sinister about looking after one’s self, but when it’s only whilst away from home and away from one’s partner… well that’s another story entirely.

How We Recommend You Compose Yourself

No doubt, what you’re experiencing is most probably tearing you apart and has turned your world upside down. You may have been married for over a decade and thought you had the perfectly family with beautiful children. So now, you are faced with these unexpected challenges, how do you react?
This is the time where you bring out all the guns make your lifetime Oscar winning performance… Yes really. Breaking down now is not an option. You have too much at stake and too much to lose over what may just merely be suspicions brought about innocently without any sinister motive. Stay calm and composed. Carry on like life has never been more perfect but remain observant. Continue to monitor the changes and always keep a secret log of your suspected cheating partners movements and behavior. Now Call The Professionals… Our UK Private Investigator Agency is always available to offer Free advice.

Why Use A UK Private Investigator To Uncover The Truth

One of the main reasons not to take on the task yourself is because you are too emotionally involved and a Professional UK Private Investigator undertakes investigations of similar nature on a regular basis and has all the professional equipment and vehicles to obtain the evidence you need without your partner ever knowing that his every move was being watched and recorded. Yes, we use state of the art, time and date stamped camera equipment and provide you with all the evidence in a professional surveillance report.

We offer a Free consultation, so why not discuss your situation with us with complete privacy and discretion on 0800 002 9858 or send your enquiry to contact@piuk.net.

Hiring A UK Private Investigator

Hiring A UK Private Investigator

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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

Private Investigations In The Workplace

Private Investigation In The Workplace

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Private investigators aren’t just for the movies, or extreme cases you hear about in the news; they’re an effective way to check up on happenings within your business if you suspect one or more of your employees might be doing something under the radar.

Hiring a UK private investigator to assess or watch an employee, or even a business partner, will help your worries. Even if nothing sinister is revealed, it will help put your mind at ease nonetheless.

Missing stock uncovered by Private Investigator

Depending on the type of business you run, whether that’s in hospitality, working with food or drink, or a clothing store, missing stock can be a huge financial worry to any business owner. Sometimes, the explanation is perfectly innocent, but other times it can mean someone within the workplace being untrustworthy, and taking advantage of the situation. A private detective will help in investigating one or more particular employees to help you get to the bottom of missing stock. This could involve monitoring CCTV footage, following individuals or installing secret cameras.

Private Investigator Discovers Financial discrepancies

Similar to missing stock, sometimes books don’t add up either. Financial discrepancies can be extremely worrying, especially when staff have access to tills and safes. Private investigators can help gauge the severity of the issue, by investigating particular staff and watching behind the scenes for any suspicious activity. If staff are involved in stealing or moving money from the company, this is, of course, illegal and necessary steps should be taken following the result of the investigation.

Suspicious events unearthed by Private Investigator

It’s a rarity, but sometimes people take advantage of their workplace, even when it’s not them running the business, and try to operate other activities out of here without the boss knowing. This could include running private events at a restaurant and taking all of the profits, or the same with a retail store, after hours. It could also be a case of illegal activity taking place in the workplace, such as drug dealing or money laundering.

In any of these scenarios, a private detective will assess the situation, delving deep into the actions of staff members and come to a conclusion.

Interested in hiring a UK Private Detective, or more location-specific, a London Private Investigator? Simply get in touch and we can provide a full assessment and recommendation.

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UK private detective can help your business avoid a costly #MeToo movement mistake

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Harassment and discrimination in the workplace

The #MeToo movement has empowered more people to come forward and challenge sexual harassment and discrimination. Huge societal change is underway, and victims are increasingly empowered to pursue complaints against individuals and organisations.

Facing up to their responsibilities, companies are re-examining employee complaints and workplace policies. A costly and embarrassing harassment allegation can destroy an executive and potentially the firm they work for.

How a private investigator can help your business

Hiring our UK private detectives to conduct a background check on present and future employees makes ethical and financial sense for business. We’re already seeing a big increase in this type of commission at our London private investigator offices.

Allegations of predatory behaviour have bankrupted companies and forced scores of people out of their positions. Some practical prevention steps can ward off the threat of a potential freefall in share price and the risk of huge legal and PR costs.

Comprehensive due diligence is more important than ever

Increasingly, companies are turning to private investigators to probe historic complaints and to carry out due diligence on prospective employees and corporate acquisitions.

We can profile the background of potential executives and board members to identify potential issues before they are raised. But also, a private investigator can help clear the names of individuals accused of sexual misconduct and restore their credibility before any damaging details leak.

The numbers of people who have had their careers destroyed by ill-advised social media activity continues to increase. Often the postings that bring them down were made many years ago or in private discussions but having an investigator vet the internet history of a key appointment really can avoid embarrassment further down the line.

How we work

Typically, an investigator will begin by searching social media activity, internet databases and publicly available information before delving deeper. Developing sources, tapping into law enforcement intelligence, employment history and private lives is the next step, as is interviewing neighbours, friends, former colleagues, ex-partners and spouses to further identify risk factors.

Increasingly, firms are walking away from deals and from hiring individuals because of pre-screening undertaken by investigators. Had the organisation in question signed up, the consequences in some cases could have been devastating.

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Proceeding after a private investigation

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Three ways to proceed after a private investigation

Everyone has questions that they desperately want to be answered. Whether you’re pondering over your spouse’s fidelity or mulling over the whereabouts of an estranged relative, you can solve the lingering mystery with the help of a private investigator. Don’t forget though, the information you receive won’t be the end of your journey – instead, it will be the beginning of one where you’re finally in the driver’s seat. With this in mind, here are three ways that you can proceed following a private investigation.

Act immediately

The inclination may be to use your newfound knowledge the first minute you have it. This is especially true if – through a service such as surveillance – you’ve discovered that your partner has been cheating on you. The evidence obtained by a private investigator will always put you in a position of power – and it’s this that will give you leverage when you present it to those whom it concerns.

Save for later

If you move ahead with a private investigation now, there’s no reason why you should have to use the information immediately. Instead, you can keep it safe and save it until you’re ready to use it. For example, perhaps you’ve tracked down a long-lost relative. Even if you discover their new address now, you can always keep it handy for a more opportune time such as Christmas when it might be easier to start building bridges.

Nothing

There’s actually no reason why you have to act after obtaining information from a private investigator. In actual fact, you can just rest comfortably knowing that it has answered your question and provided you with peace of mind moving forwards. This could be the plan of action in a whole manner of circumstances, including if you discover that your partner hasn’t actually been having an affair.

First, you need the answers

A private investigator will put you in a privileged position – one far from where you are right now. No matter when (or if) you decide to use the information, it’s always extremely handy to have at your disposal. For more information, contact Private Investigations UK to find out what services you can take advantage of.

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Using a private investigator in London

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Using a private investigator London

Like many other large cities, London is always busy and regularly full of hustle and bustle. As one of the most populated areas of the UK, it can be hard to keep track of someone in such a busy area. Indeed, the densely populated boroughs of London can make it hard to determine where someone is going or who they’re going there with, hence the need to contact a private investigator in London.

When should you use a private investigator?

The anonymity associated with the city is one of the main reasons people use a private investigator in London. Unfortunately, many people travel to the city if they’re meeting someone they shouldn’t be and this can result in the need for a private detective.

Could an infidelity investigation help you?

Despite being surrounded by people, cheating spouses often assume that they won’t be recognised in a large city. Furthermore, the large number of hotels, restaurants and bars, as well as easy transport links, means that it’s the ideal place for private liaisons to take place.

If you suspect that your partner is cheating, why not consider hiring a private detective in London? By carrying out an infidelity investigation, your experienced investigator can help to determine whether you’re being deceived by a spouse.

Are you engaged to be married?

Although many people assume that it’s only married spouses who require the use of a private investigator, this isn’t true at all. Currently, many people marry later in life than they did traditionally and this may mean that they have more to lose.

If you have a career, children and a house, for example, you may be wary about getting married and sharing your assets and your family. Using a detective to learn more about your fiancé or fiancée is often advisable.

Should you investigate your partner?

Confirming their fidelity and honesty before you marry, for example, can be beneficial in the long-term. While it may be painful to find out they’re cheating before your wedding, if your suspicions are accurate then it’s better to know before you walk down the aisle.

Although you may be able to work through the issue and maintain your relationship, you’ll also have the opportunity to walk away from a cheating partner without the need for a divorce or formal separation.

Take action with a private investigator now

To find out more about the benefits of using a private investigator London, why not contact us today?