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How To Hire a Good Private Investigation Agency

Aug 17, 2007
When you are thinking of hiring a private investigation agency, you are either checking up the background of a person or on a group of people, location of missing persons, location or recovery of missing property or causes of fires, libels, or losses.

There are plenty of private investigation agencies on the market but you have to find a good one that you can trust especially when you need help with more personal matters like a cheating spouse. You need to know what are the things that you should look out for and what questions to ask in order to find the best agency.

5 Ways To Locate A Good Private Investigation Agency

1. To locate a good private investigation agency, the best way is by word of mouth. Referrals from your family, friends or business associates are definitely more trusted and further more you can take the opportunity to ask specific questions to your needs. They will be able to give you a more real insider scoop on the agency and their level of service.

2. The next best place to look for a good private investigation agency is through investigator associations. These investigator associations probably have web sites and they post their membership directory.

3. You can also try the national private investigation organizations that refer investigators. The National Association of Investigative Specialists is one of the national associations you can try.

How about your state's legal organizations such as American Trial Lawyer's Association affiliates or the state defense bar? They have a directory of recommended investigators which you can use too.

4. Do you know that insurance companies use private investigation agencies too? They need them to help do background checks, surveillance and investigation into insurance claims. Thus they do have a list of good private investigators they constantly used and reply on. Just locate your claim representative to talk to and find out which agencies they use.

5. Last but not least, is just to check Yellow Pages and Internet for private investigator listings. This is not the best way but with a little bit of homework done on your side, you can still get a good private investigator.

First, you need to ask them for a reference and check if they are a licensed firm. Then check out if they have handled cases similar to yours and ask them for sample reports.

Questions You Should Ask

First of all, you need to decide what is your budget and what is the outcome you require for your job. Set those things up before you speak to the private investigator.
1. Ask for sample reports that they have done of similar jobs to your job that they have handled.
2. Ask them if you are required to pay a retainer.
3. Ask yourself whether you are comfortable talking to the private investigator. Good communication between you and the private investigator is important and being open with one another can lead to better ideas that can help with your job.
4. Ask them what other additional costs that you may be asked to pay during the course of investigation. Sometimes they may not tell you about those costs in the beginning.

Once you find a really good and trustworthy private investigation agency, you can be sure that you have a excellent resource ready for you to call upon when you need them.
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