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Frequently Asked Questions about Private Investigation

FAQ

The following questions are the most popular questions amongst people who have established that they need to hire a private investigator or they need the services of a professional private investigation company. The reason for hiring a private investigator is one of the most difficult decisions to make based on the type of person who needs to hire the investigator and for a multiple of purposes. They may need to substantiate the evidence they require for personal purposes or for business or commercial purposes.

They may require that they use the services of a private investigation company to check up on a particular individual with whom they have a personal or a business relationship and for these purposes they are now in a position to acquire the services of a private investigator or private detective who is not personally known to them and who is a member of a professional body or has a license to operate within a particular jurisdiction.

There may be a multiple number of reasons for hiring a professional person, one of which is that the private investigator is not within their personal domain or is a friend or an acquaintance of that person. For these reasons they may need to hire a private investigator to check up on their partner, or obtain some background information regarding a business colleague or a co-worker,  or for other reasons only known to that particular individual or person. That person may need to get the information they want to substantiate what they believe to be one of the most difficult decisions to make as it may hamper their personal life or their relationship with a business colleague and will be the type of result they want to get for personal reasons and for the best type of result they can achieve.

We, the private investigators would like to be able to supply the type of result you want by carrying out a surveillance investigation or another type of monitoring or observational investigation in order to substantiate the type of result you want. Please contact us for more information about our professional private investigation services at our company landline number (01) 2314691 or our mobile telephone number (086) 2569021.

Either way we will then be in a position to carry out an investigation on your behalf, or on behalf of the person you wish to represent you in carrying out the investigation on your behalf and for confidentiality reasons. Call us today for a free quotation and we will ask you some questions that need to be addressed prior to our taking on an investigation on your behalf. We will then be in a position to go to the place or location that you require us to travel to in order to get the evidence you need to have some peace of mind, knowledge or new insight that will give you the confidence to address the issues that you came to the private investigator about in the first place.

Q.1.

Is the call confidential?

A. Yes. Your call is 100% private & confidential.

Q.2.

Telephone Call or Email?

A. You will receive feedback, advice, and a professional quotation for our services in a telephone enquiry. We, the Private Investigators, will also confirm if we can help you. Email may be used to initiate an enquiry with us.  

Q.3.

How does your company operate?

A. We are a team of skilled and conscientious private investigators with extensive experience covering a twenty year period. We provide a professional and high quality private investigation service to private clients and to the general public. We are fully licensed private investigators with the Private Security Authority in Ireland.

Q.4.

Which parts of Ireland do you service?

A. We provide professional investigation services in Ireland, the UK and elsewhere. We take our work seriously and have an excellent reputation in the private investigation industry not just in Ireland but in the UK and abroad. We serve the interests of the public and do not wish to cause any inconvenience to any members of the public while carrying out the job we do as licensed private detectives in the Irish Private Investigation industry. 

Q.5.

I never hired a Private Investigator before? How do I go about it? How do I start the conversation?

A. Start by saying I wish to engage the services of a professional private investigator. I would like to know how to go about it. Can you give me advice on the steps I need to take, and the costs involved, prior to my making a final decision. We will take over the conversation at that stage and give direction as to the nature and type of evidence we can provide for you.

We will outline our fees and costs in total taking into account that you have no prior experience of engaging the services of a private investigation team. We will provide you with insight regarding the outcome you can expect to achieve as a result of hiring a professional private investigation team within our company. 

Q.6.

Can I use the evidence? Is the report legal?

You have an issue, you want a resolution. You require the information be obtained in a discreet and confidential manner. You need to know that the proof, evidence or information we provide is legal and binding and can be passed on to a solicitor as required.

Q.7

What does a Private Investigator cost? What are your fees?

A. Cost is an important factor when hiring Private Investigators. Cost and fees will be outlined in full at the telephone enquiry stage. The fee quotation is inclusive of all expenses and is total from the point of view that we do not add on any extra expenses at a later date. All services are provided with the utmost care and with transparency as with a professional private investigation service.  

We ensure that clients have a clear understanding of costs from the outset. Our fees will reflect the time, value, expertise and services we provide. We do not offer refunds or accept cancellations once the fee has been transferred to our bank account at the Bank of Ireland, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4. This ensures that we the private investigators do not incur a loss of fees due to a late cancellation or other unforeseen circumstances that prevent us from carrying out our work in a diligent and fastidious manner and as outlined in our previous consultations with the client.

This is how a professional service operates and is in no way compromising to the general public or other persons who wish to engage our services in a true fashion while being held accountable regarding any potential losses to us, the private investigators.  Our aim is to provide an honest and straightforward approach to gathering evidence on behalf of a private individual or other persons to whom our services have been offered on a professional basis. 

Q.8.

I am searching for a lost relative living in Ireland?

A. We carry out trace enquiries in Ireland and have extensive experience in this specialised area. On the basis that we accept your case we will let you know what you can expect to achieve, the length of time involved in carrying out the trace work, and the outcome you can expect as a result of our research and general enquiries.

This involves the most fastidious and careful investigations carried out by a highly professional private investigation service with a reputation for finding and sourcing persons who were previously residing at an address unknown or were out of contact over an extensive period and are no longer available to contact as a result. We can not always guarantee a successful result but will do everything in our power to identify and locate the subject in question.

If you wish to engage the services of a private investigator then please do not hesitate to contact us. We are available for free consultation by telephone at regular business hours. We can be contacted through our office or mobile telephone contact number.

Please note that we adhere to the Data Protection Acts in Ireland at all times and are diligent in all matters involving data protection and freedom of information circumstances as set out in the courts in Ireland over the past twenty years in business. 

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Q.9.

We are trying to find information about a family member who may have left Ireland to live in the UK or abroad?

A. We carry out trace enquiries in the UK and internationally, with extensive experience in searching and finding missing persons and lost relatives on an international basis. Should we accept your case we will let you know what you can expect to achieve, the length of time involved in carrying out the trace work, and the outcome you can expect as a result of our research and general enquiries.

This involves the most fastidious and careful investigations carried out by a highly professional private investigation service with a reputation for finding and sourcing persons who were previously residing at an address unknown or were out of contact over an extensive period and are no longer available to contact as a result.

We can not always guarantee successful results but will do everything in our power to identify and locate the subject in question.  If you wish to engage the services of a private investigator then please do not hesitate to contact us. We are available for free consultation by telephone at regular business hours. We can be contacted through our office or mobile telephone contact number.

Please note that we rigidly adhere to the Data Protection Acts and Freedom of Information Act in Ireland at all times.    

Q.10.

We have suspicions about a co-worker and would like to have them monitored and kept under surveillance?

Q.11.

We suspect an employee is providing services for a competitor and have considered having surveillance carried out?

A. Surveillance involves monitoring of the subject over a three day period and provides evidence and confirms facts related to the daily working activities of that person or persons. All evidence is gathered in a professional manner and can be passed on to a solicitor if required.

In a circumstance where there is concern that an employee is availing of company hours and expenses to provide services for a competitor discreet surveillance may be carried out . The objective of our investigation is to provide insights and gather evidence related to all working activity involving the subject during the normal course of a business day.

Our professional services require us to stand and deliver the same services in the utmost confidentiality and can not be provided by any other service provider using the same methods and standards. We, as private detectives, are unmatched in providing and utilising the latest technology and digital photography to carry out a comprehensive and efficient vehicle and foot surveillance which is second to none.

All evidence is gathered in the utmost professionalism and with the highest standards dictated by our honesty and integrity in achieving the best results for our clients in the commercial sector. Please contact us for a quotation. We can be contacted at our offices or by mobile telephone on a seven day basis. Please advise us in advance if you wish us to carry out surveillance on a three day or weekly basis so that we are prepared to give you the excellent service that you require from a professional private investigation service in Ireland or abroad.

Please note that we do not provide quotations by email only by telephone and we wish to give you the best quotation based on your present circumstances and in lieu of work carried out by our professional services given the amount of preparation necessary to carry out the Surveillance operation on a high quality basis providing you with the excellent service that you require to complete the obtained result in a manner which is second to none. 

Q.12.

I found a text on my husband’s phone? I need to know if there's more than texting going on?

Q.13.

My wife deletes her text messages. I think she may be cheating?

Q.14.

My husband is travelling to Dublin on business next week. I would like to know who he meets up with?

A. In order to establish if a spouse or partner is cheating or not a person may wish to engage the services of a private investigator. They will most likely want the information for themselves firstly, or they may also want to keep a report and photographic evidence should they decide to confront their partner at some stage in the future. Should it be confirmed that their partner is cheating they will then have the option to pursue that person in a non confrontational style and in such a way as to resolve a marital or partnership dispute.

Hiring a private investigator on a daily or three daily basis is considered the norm given the particular circumstances of a cheating spouse or partner issue.  The private detectives will follow a spouse or partner in order to establish the the truth as to their whereabouts.  

Perhaps he or she is not being open about a personal difficulty such as an addiction issue or a gambling habit which is pervasive and contrary to a healthy and open relationship with their spouse or partner. There are many reasons why a person might suspect that their partner is cheating. It is not always the case that the person being observed is actually involved in an extramarital affair, contrary to what their partner may suspect.  

Surveillance involves the most intricate and detailed observation methods which we the private investigators know is the most effective way to confirm or disprove your suspicions in a marital or partnership personal dispute. 

Q.15.

I confronted my partner and they deny cheating ?

A. Most people will convincingly deny they are cheating unless confronted with evidence obtained from a professional Private Investigator. The best option would be to follow the spouse or partner over a three day period which is the norm in a cheating partner circumstance with a view to confirming if they are involved with a third party in a relationship of a casual nature or otherwise. All evidence is gathered using the most sophisticated techniques and up to date technology.  If you wish to engage our services please do not hesitate to contact us through our offices or by mobile telephone during normal working hours. Confidentiality assured at all times. 

Q.16.

What is Surveillance?

A. By Surveillance we mean to follow, watch or observe a person closely in order to obtain investigative evidence which will confirm or disprove suspicion and doubt in relation to a person's daily activities. We, the private investigators will carry out vehicle and foot surveillance with a view to providing a report including photographs of the subject and details including their locations travelled to and the person or persons they meet up with over a series of allocated days. As a highly reputable company of private detectives we have extensive experience of surveillance and monitoring and will provide new insights and confirm facts which will allow a client draw their own conclusions in relation to the ongoing daily activities of the person or persons in question. Please read our Surveillance page for more information in relation to our Surveillance & Monitoring Services.

Q.17.

My partner is very clever. They would know if they were being followed ?

A.  Should Surveillance be an option to you in finding out if your partner is cheating you will not need to worry needlessly. A highly experienced Private Investigation team such as ourselves always carry out a high level of surveillance and are unchallenged in our professionalism and confidentiality in following a person or persons in a cheating partner situation, our reputation is second to none.  Surveillance is the core area of private investigation and it requires extensive experience and observational skills that a professional investigator must undertake in order to become an accomplished surveillance operative.

Q.18.

I just want the information for myself. I don't want to do anything with it?

A. The information is for you and for your own peace of mind firstly. See article: Private Investigator: 2014. Cheating Partner Advice. 5 Do's & Don'ts.

Q.19.

I suspect that my ex husband is working at present. I need evidence for a maintenance case and in order to pass on to a solicitor?

Q.20.

My ex spouse claims she is only working part-time. I believe otherwise. Can you supply evidence that she is working full time?

A. We are professional private investigators who provide evidence for maintenance cases which often involves our attending the family law courts in order to substantiate evidence collected on behalf of our clients and in order to show conclusively that the ex spouse or partner is actively working and on a regular basis. The surveillance operation will be carried out in order to confirm where they are working and in which capacity. A report along with photographic evidence will be supplied by ourselves, the private investigators, of the subject entering and leaving the workplace or place of business and the hours of work involved. The evidence will be available to be passed on to a solicitor as required. 

The Private Investigators may attend court to give evidence as already stated in our earlier remarks. If you wish to engage the services of a private investigator please do not hesitate to contact us. We can be contacted through our offices or on our mobile telephone seven days a week up until 9pm in the evening. We will supply you with a free price quotation for our services and outline the steps you need to take in order to generate the kind of result you need to pass on to a solicitor for future court attendance purposes. All evidence is treated with the utmost confidentiality and can be issued with most of the types of evidence gathered today by professional private investigators.

 


 

Why Use Our Services?

  • Irish owned & operated
  • Expert advice & support by telephone & email
  • Peace of mind providing excellent results achieved by us over 25 years in business
  • Expert surveillance & monitoring services / tracing specialists
  • A high quality service offered to the general public and to private clients
  • Fully licensed Private Investigators Leading Irish Private Detectives & Investigators
  • With an excellent reputation in the private investigation industry for 25+ years

 

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