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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

Private Investigations In The Workplace

Private Investigation In The Workplace

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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Proceeding after a private investigation

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

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?

Is your partner cheating

Is your partner cheating? Here’s what could happen WITHOUT help from a private investigator

Is your partner cheating?

You can’t risk ignoring even the slightest sign that your partner could be doing the dirty. Therefore, you should take strides to collect evidence and confront them. Unfortunately, this isn’t always easy to do – that is, unless you turn to a private investigator for help. If you don’t go down this route, here are three things that could happen without assistance from a professional detective.

You could lose the upper hand

If you confront your other half without any firm evidence, it’s likely that they will merely refute your claims and label them as fantasy. This can put you in a particularly delicate position where you appear deluded, over-reactive and vulnerable. You could find that this changes the dynamic of your relationship and puts you in a poor place to further investigate. Meanwhile, a private investigator will ensure that you obtain the right evidence to keep you in the driver’s seat.

The romance may develop

If you never get down to the bottom of your partner’s infidelity, your significant other will probably continue to play away. It may be sad to acknowledge, but this only increases the likelihood that the romance will develop and that your partner could one day leave you for the other person. Luckily, a private investigator can work quickly to make sure that you find out the facts in the early days.

A third-party may become involved

One of the worst possible outcomes would be for someone else to catch your partner in the act. This could happen if a friend, relative or work colleague were to find your partner wining and dining someone else. This information could then spread around your workplace, social circles and family gathering – therefore only adding to the humiliation and betrayal that you feel. Thankfully, a private investigator will treat the same information with the utmost confidence and deliver it to you tactfully and quickly.

Find the answers today

You can stop your cheating partner in their tracks with the help of a private investigator. Whether you want to have your partner surveilled or just gather information on the other person, get in touch with Private Investigations UK for help 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

Private Investigators and Divorce Settlements

Private Investigators and Divorce Settlements

Private Investigators and Divorce Settlements

When one partner suspects another of cheating, they often use a private investigator to gather evidence. Whilst a devious spouse may deny the allegations, an infidelity investigation can help to confirm whether or not they are telling the truth.

Whilst couples sometimes separate as a result of an infidelity, there are many other issues which can cause a marriage or civil partnership to break down. If you’re going through a divorce or if you and your spouse have decided to separate, it may be important to seek help from a private investigator.

 

Private Investigators help you get what you deserve

Generally, the actual divorce or dissolution proceedings are handled separately to any financial agreements. There are strict rules governing the handling of joint assets when a union breaks down and these issues are often decided by a judge.

However, one spouse may attempt to hide money or assets in order to pay less when the divorce is finalised. Clever accounting and the use of off-shore accounts can leave one spouse with much less than they are entitled to.

 

Private Investigators uncover your partners financials

By using private investigator or a detectives agency, you can expose your partner’s true financial standing and ensure that the divorce settlement is handled appropriately and fairly.

Unfortunately, a divorce is often an acrimonious process and there is no guarantee that your spouse will approach the process amicably. Even if you share children, this doesn’t necessarily mean that they will be willing to acknowledge all their assets.

 

Providing for your future with the help of a Private Investigator

A bad settlement could leave you struggling to pay bills and you may even be forced to sell your home. To avoid this additional stress, why not use surveillance services to gather the information you need?

If you’re approaching a divorce or dissolution of a civil partnership, it’s important to get what you deserve. Although it’s bound to be a difficult time emotionally, it’s essential that you enforce your rights.

 

Private Investigator digs deep into your partners hidden assets

Rather than allowing your partner to have a damaging effect on your future, a private investigator agency can help you to determine just how much capital your spouse has and you can use this information to ensure you reach a just and equitable settlement.

To find out more about the benefits of using a private investigator, why not contact us 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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Grounds for Divorce | Private investigator London

How do I know if I have grounds for divorce?

The two most common routes to divorce in the UK are on the grounds of adultery or unreasonable behaviour.

A third route is time-dependent as is involves desertion, or two/five years separation. These are potentially the easiest to prove but also usually involve a delay through reaching the required timescales.

Hire a Private investigator to get evidence for a divorce

To be sure of a relatively swift and straightforward divorce you need evidence of your partner has cheated on you or they have displayed “unreasonable behaviour” (another way of describing this is socially unacceptable behaviour).

This is a tough decision to have to make and a time of great distress. One of the hardest things to do while you have such high emotions is to shift through what you know, what you feel and what you are guessing is true.

You could be asking yourself how much of your partner’s behaviour is unacceptable; are they cheating or is it paranoia, and are they being cruel, or are you being over-sensitive?

There is no potential for divorce in the UK on the grounds of “irreconcilable differences”, a no-blame alternative.

You have to put together evidence of unreasonable behaviour or adultery to show that the marriage has broken down irretrievably and that one partner acted in a way that was intolerable for the other partner.

A Private Investigator will get this proof?

There are ways to catch your partner out and get sufficient information to submit in divorce proceedings. This could involve, for example, following them and taking photographs, checking internet history or mobile phone use, checking bank records to see if they have unexplained hotel bills or a second mobile phone.

These actions can be traumatic and make you feel even more unhappy, particularly if it takes a while to “catch them in the act”.

The best way to gather enough strong, irrefutable evidence that your partner has cheated is to engage a private investigator who specialises in cheating spouse investigations. They have the skills and experience to find evidence as quickly as possible, with the minimum stress and disruption to you.

A private investigator can also help you to gather proof of illegal activities or other behaviour which the court would deem as unreasonable or socially unacceptable behaviour. Get in touch with us 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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Trace Unknown Phone Numbers

How to trace unknown phone numbers?

If you’re considering hiring a private investigator to trace a phone number, you may already suspect that someone is trying to track you down. Unfortunately, the use of unregistered mobile devices and internet calling means that people can attempt to contact you whilst hiding their identity.

Clearly, this can be concerning and you may feel that your privacy and safety have been threatened. However, you needn’t be plagued by calls from unknown numbers any longer. By working with experienced private detectives, you can ensure that unrecognised numbers are identified to determine exactly who is trying to contact you in such a dubious manner.

Put a stop to violating phone calls

Whilst some people may not understand the impact that continuous phone calls can have, it is recognised that this conduct can be a form of harassment. If you suspect you know the person who is repeatedly attempting to contact you, a private investigator can confirm their identity swiftly and with ease.

Once you have this information, you’ll be able to choose how to resolve the situation and put an end to unsolicited communications.

Prevent the situation escalating

Unfortunately, on-going nuisance calls can take on a threatening nature. In some cases, a barrage of phone calls may simply be the first sign of an on-going harassment campaign. Before the situation escalates, you can use phone number tracing to identify the individual who is harassing you and, hopefully, prevent any other attempts at communication.

Access evidence for future use

If you’re in fear of the person attempting to contact you, tracing their phone number with the help of a private investigator can be the ideal way to put an end to their conduct. Private detectives can trace numbers but they can also conduct additional investigations in order to determine if any other unsavoury behaviour is taking place.

If you feel in danger or are scared for your safety, you may wish to use investigation reports as evidence if any legal action takes place in the future.

 

Why take risks with your privacy? When using a private investigation firm to access the information you need, there’s no need to feel violated or scared because of nuisance calls. If you need to trace a phone number or identify a caller, why not contact private investigator services in London 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

UK Matrimonial Investigator

pre-nuptial investigation

It’s easy to enter a relationship trusting only your heart. But sooner or later you should take a step back and rely on your brain as well – especially when marriage is on the horizon. Brides and grooms can stand to lose a lot if they say ‘I do’ before finding out all the facts about their betrothed. That’s why you should consider investing in a pre-nuptial investigation. The information obtained from this service can help you make an informed decision about whether to go through with the wedding. Here’s what you risk if you don’t use a private investigator.

Pre Nuptial Investigations Can Save All The Heartache

The betrayal will only cut deeper if you have a shiny new ring on your finger. You could also feel humiliated to have celebrated your love so publicly only to discover that your spouse isn’t the person you thought they were.

Huge costs avoided by instructing a Pre Nuptial Investigation

A wedding certainly doesn’t come cheap. In fact, the average one now costs around £30,000 in the UK. This money might as well be flushed down the toilet if your relationship crumbles soon after your wedding because it was based on lies.

Your assets saved by carrying out a Pre Nuptial Investion

A divorce could see you dividing your assets and savings. Your partner may have even been married previously and pulled a similar trick to cash-in. You could find out such personal information with a pre-marriage investigation.

Pre Nuptial Investigation Saves Your future

There are some details that could seriously affect your future with your spouse-to-be. For instance, what if they have a criminal record that they’ve not disclosed to you? Such a record could prevent you from adopting a child together or stop you from visiting certain countries.

Your reputation saved by hiring a Pre Nuptial Private Investigator

A pre-nuptial investigation can uncover information about your betrothed’s social standing. You should be aware that some results – such as if your future spouse has previously been sacked from high-profile jobs – could eventually affect your own reputation once you’ve tied the knot.

Make an informed decision after a Pre Nuptial Investigation

Pre-nuptial investigations are the best way to make an informed decision about whether to get married or not. Just remember, you stand to lose a lot if you don’t have all the facts before getting hitched. Contact us at Private Investigations UK today to find out more.

 

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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Three signs that tell you someone is lying

Three signs that tell you someone is lying

It is not easy to tell if someone is lying to you, but if you suspect your spouse is cheating or are unsure about the honesty of your employees, you are probably picking up telltale clues without realising it. Hiring cheating partner investigators or asking a private investigator to trace people’s history are both options that will help deal with these situations. However, before you take those steps, consider these three signs that will tell you if someone is lying:

Look at their face

In order to spot telltale facial clues, you need to understand someone’s normal expressions. You can work these out by engaging in casual conversation before you start asking important questions. When you do, look out for sweating or blushing, face touching and a smile that doesn’t alter the lines around the eyes.

Look at their eyes

It is unclear who first said, ‘The eyes are the window to the soul,’ but when it comes to spotting a liar, they were undoubtedly correct. Without staring, look carefully for rapid blinking or eye movements and extended amounts of time with the eyes closed. Don’t automatically assume that someone who does not look straight at you when they are talking is lying, some liars will overcompensate by staring.

Listen to their speech

By listening carefully to what someone is saying you may spot irregularities in their story. You might also notice a liar filling in some of the gaps between their words with noises such as ‘uhm’ or ‘err’. People who are lying may use fewer personal pronouns such as, ‘me’, ‘mine’ and ‘I’ in a subconscious attempt to put distance between themselves and their lies.

We would all like to think that those around us always tell the truth but sadly this is not true. If you do have suspicions about a cheating partner, suspicious employee or dubious tenant it might help put your mind at rest to hire a private investigator. Contact one of our experts here today.

Call us now on 0800 008 9858 / 0773 043 9156 for an obligation free consultation or send your enquiry to contact@piuk.net