How to Evaluate a Private Investigator

Evaluate your private investigator (PI) before you entrust your case to him. Before you engage a private investigator to undertake your case, you need to know how capable and trustworthy he is. The following are some points to assist in your evaluation.

Do not meet the private investigator outside his office. Visit the PI’s office to see how is their set-up as some private investigators operate from mobile phone by means of transferring a landline telephone number to his mobile phone, or he does not even operates a proper office.

Make sure the PI firm and PIs conducting your case are insured.

Make sure your private investigator has a valid licence. The private investigator should have it displayed in his office.

Make sure your private investigator has many years of experience in private investigation to conduct your case. He may be an ex-CIA, ex-FBI, etc. but he MAY NOT have the experience in how a PI operates. A good private investigator requires the number of years of experience, proper-training in PI work as well as advanced equipment to gather evidence.

Make sure you get a contract indicating the job scope you are engaging him for.

Make sure that your private investigator do not just buy information from the internet or search companies and selling such information to you with a huge mark-up. Some PI firms even posted searches which are provided by data companies/organisation such as Corporate Searches, International Searches/Personal Searches, Litigation/Writ of Summons Searches, etc., which could be obtainable easily from organisations such as Accounting & Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA), DP Information Group, Info Asia, etc.

Can the private investigator you hired testify in a court of law? If he can, has he testified and how often has he done so?

 

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If you are looking for a private eye, look no further. All our private investigators are career investigators and undergo intensive in-house and on-the-job trainings. Our senior investigators attend investigation courses conducted by a foreign university thereby providing the most effective expertise in the investigation field.

We have invested in the latest state of the art equipment of evidence gathering. Investigations are carried out in the most discreet manner and cases are carried out with innovative approaches or methods.

Since 1990, our private eye have testified in court for nearly 70 civil and criminal cases.  

OUR PLEDGE – Commercial Investigations LLP are committed to the pursuit in all areas of investigations; display the highest standard of integrity; provide efficient and accurate information; and guarantee the confidentiality of clients’ identities and information provided.

As an established private eye agency, we have undertaken thousands of cases since 1990. With our track record as well as strong local and overseas network, you can rely on us.

 

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