There are multiple reasons why hiring a private investigative service to track someone who owes you money is a better idea than trying yourself, but the three main reasons are to save you stress, time and money.
Having someone owe you money but refuse to pay is one sure fire way to cause serious stress, anger and upset, and this is one of the main reasons not to tackle debtors alone. We’re not talking people who have genuinely forgotten here or someone who owes you $50, we’re talking those who intentionally took goods or services of great value and have no intention of paying, now or ever. Or the person who owes you money could be an ex-partner, business or personal, an ex-employee or someone else who stole items or money from you and then disappeared.
This kind of injustice can cause serious damage to businesses and the relationships in your life and lead to severe issues with mental health, so it’s important to get help and have the experience and professional help from a private investigator behind you. Don’t go it alone when you don’t have to.
Individuals who haven’t undergone rigorous training to acquire the skills needed to find someone who is intentionally hiding are clearly much less likely to be successful than private investigators who do this for a living. You could spend a lot of time and energy trying to find someone who doesn’t want to be found. Especially in the case of intentional fraud, it is likely that the perpetrator has done this before and thinks they can hide. Well, it is much harder, and in fact close to impossible, to hide from us.
At the end of the day, you want your money back as quickly as possible and to spend as little as possible to get it back. And in that case, you need to hire one of the top private investigators in Melbourne.
As one of the top Private investigators in Melbourne, we have honed our process over decades and are experts at finding people who don’t want to be found. We’re licenced and extremely knowledgeable about the ethical and legal parameters that must be followed during the course of an investigation. We have access to multiple tools of the trade which aren’t available to unlicensed, and amateur trackers such as industry databases that aren’t available to the public and the know-how to use them effectively.
If you want to find someone who is trying just as hard not to be found, don’t try to locate them yourself before coming to us. You might accidentally alert them to the fact they’re being investigated, and you could lose the opportunity to find them easily or even at all.
Once you have contacted us, you need to tell your investigator as much as you can about the person you want to find. A full name, current contact number, and last known address is a great first step and anything else you can provide us will help. Being as thorough as you can means that we have the best head start possible and, in the long run, saves on costs. But, don’t stress if you don’t have much information. We have the ability to find a lot of things out with even limited info on hand and specialise in “skip tracing” which is a term for finding someone who has left town, most usually in an attempt to avoid payment for a debt. These people do not wish to be found and are sometimes skilled at not being found which is why a private investigator is required. We will first double-check what you currently known about this person and eliminate any misinformation you may have been given (either unintentionally or intentionally).
Next, we will use our specialist investigator databases to gather as much information on this person as possible. We can find out new contact information, alternative addresses, vehicle information, and more. We will access public records and many other types of information such as social media accounts, dating websites, and even deep web research. In the digital age it is much easier to find someone’s friends, family, co-workers, and others who they might have interaction with. We often employ legal forms of pretence where necessary (such as pretending to be a friend of the subject) when conducting interviews with those close to them, who might have otherwise been reluctant to help.
Finally, once the person has been found, you might want us to check them out further using surveillance. Clients have used this final step for multiple reasons such as to confirm their exact whereabouts and what they’re doing, verification of their identity for legal purposes, further evidence of spending or living beyond their means, or simply peace of mind.
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