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How To Make Money As A Private Detective

Oct 24, 2007
A private detective or private investigator (PI) has an exciting career. All you have to do is watch a few television shows that depict the jobs of the PI. An old favorite of mine is Magnum PI, which had Tom Selleck as the star.

It is one of the careers one can get into in the criminal justice field. I know for a fact that a lot of people contemplate getting into the profession. For those on the fence, this article will help show the many ways you can make money as a private investigator.

1.As a PI, you can make money as an identity theft assistant. In this cyberage, identity theft has become a big issue for people. People's lives can be destroyed overnight if they become victims of identity theft. When this happens, people need assistance to restore their lives.

This is where you can come in. You can investigate how the identity theft happened with your investigative skills. When you do track the culprit, you can help your clients file the necessary papers with the authorities to restore their identity and put the culprit behind bars.

Finally, you can help your clients put preventive measures in place to stop it from happening in the future. Most people do not have the necessary protective measures in place. They don't shred papers before throwing them into the garbage can. They also don't have the necessary internet security software to keep prying ones from monitoring their online activities. With your expertise, you will put things like these in place for them.

2.As a private detective, you can help people catch cheating partners. There is no doubt cheating is a problem in modern society. This is being aided by the internet. It is all too easy to meet people online these days. Add this to the traditional ways of cheating and you can begin to see why cheating is on the rise in modern society.

As a private investigator, you know there are internet software that monitor online activity, which most people do not know. You can combine this with the traditional ways of catching cheaters to drum up more business and finish cases faster than before.

3.As a PI, you can make money by doing pre-employment checks for small business. Small Business does not have the money or resources to dedicate staff to this activity. But they can afford to hire a private detective on as needed basis to do the job for them.

You will help them check personal references. You can also check educational references and criminal background checks. These things are important to small business when they make hiring decisions to make sure they hire the right person for the job.

I have only scratched the surface on the things you can do to make money as a private investigator. If you were on the fence about getting into this profession, I hope I have helped eliminate the fear of what to do to make money in the profession.

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Copywrite Kenneth Echie. Kenneth is a writer for Criminal Justice Degrees. Get a free grant report and learn to become a Private Detective by visiting.
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