What Can a Private Investigator Do?

05 Aug

What Can a Private Investigator Do?

Private investigators can help you with a variety of issues, whether this is to assist in criminal investigations, catch a cheating partner, or gather evidence of fraud. Our team at Surelock have come together to create a list of some of the main reasons why our clients come to us for our private investigation services. 

Fraud Investigations

Both individuals and businesses can benefit from private investigation services where fraud may have occurred, being able to conduct surveillance and review documents to see whether fraud has indeed been committed. This can include credit card fraud, insurance fraud, and fraud that could be taking place within your business. 

For businesses, private investigators can conduct background checks on potential employees to minimise the risk of issues occurring later should they have a history of fraud and can be used to investigate embezzlement claims or theft. 

People Tracing

Tracing a person could be for locating a missing person, such as a runaway child, or for finding lost relatives. This process can be difficult, even impossible without the right level of training. Most people are limited to social media or the internet whereas private investigators have the tools necessary to conduct an in-depth investigation to trace a person. 

There may be times when the person who is being traced does not want to get in touch with the person looking for them, but private investigation services can track them down and provide you with peace of mind that they are safe. 

Background Checks

Background checks are a great way to investigate suspicious activity and provide you with ease about a person in your life, whether you are a business owner conducting a background check on a potential new hire, or an individual seeking to look out for a vulnerable person in the family. 

Almost everybody has an online trail that can be found through Google or social media, however the information you may find won’t be hugely informative and most people can use social media to create an image of themselves that may not be entirely accurate. Private investigators have access to tools and equipment required to conduct a thorough search of the person you want checked, whether you want to investigate fraud allegations, criminal convictions, or inconsistencies in claimed qualifications. 

Sweeping for Bugs

Whether you own a business and you’re worried about competitors and rivals using recording devices to listen in on your conduct, or you’re worried about a person accessing your home and planting devices, a private investigator can provide you with a thorough sweep of an area to make sure that your conversations are secure.

While listening devices and bugs may seem like something that’s only found in films or fiction, we have found them in various hotel rooms, conference halls, and even homes across London and the surrounding areas. Private information can be used as blackmail or can provide business competitors with information on how you are succeeding with your business. By hiring a private investigator to conduct a bug sweep, you can guarantee that your information will remain private and can’t be used in negative ways.


Do you need discreet, professional surveillance services in?  Our team of committed private investigators provide effective surveillance for our clients all over the UK, with years of experience gathering information to be used in business or a court of law. 

There are many reasons why you may need covert surveillance, including suspected fraud, adultery, or to help build a criminal or civil case against someone. The evidence gathered needs to be done so legally and is best handled by professionals if you’re interested in gaining proof of wrongdoing. Surveillance is a great way to gather irrefutable evidence that can be used in both personal or corporate settings, or in legal proceedings.

Looking for more information? Contact Surelock today! 

There are many reasons why you may consider using a private investigator. We could go on all day about the services you can receive and the outcomes they offer, but if you would like to know more, check out the services we have at Surelock providing both for domestic and commercial purposes, including brand protection and security survey assessments.

If you would like to know more about what a private investigator can or cannot do, or if you’re still on the fence about the legality and morality of hiring an investigator, our team can help! Get in touch today for more information or to arrange your investigation services! We’re only a phone call away and can’t wait to hear from you. 

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