Private investigators are simply individuals who are paid to find information. They normally work with private individuals or companies, rather than the government, unlike police or inspectors at the crime scene. Although often they help solve cases, they are not law enforcement agents. Their duty is to gather evidence, not to apprehend or punish offenders.
To find a person’s address, their name, or their phone number is not as difficult for a private investigator as you think it is. Following are some ways a PI uses to track down a person’s information.
Collection of research data:
Investigators provide access to special sources that are used for the collection of official records, credit headers, telephone information, social network information, and other information concerning individuals and companies. Many high-quality databases exist only for licenced private investigators, which compile data from a wide variety of sources. However, private detectives only have access to the publicly available information. Therefore, they utilise a combination of their skills and experience to solve the cases.
In addition to offering information on a person’s traffic violation and details, such as height and weight, date of birth the driver and vehicle agency (DVLA), is the only way to find out whether a person has ever been charged with a DWI crime (driving while intoxicated). Driving while intoxicated is considered as a criminal offence. According to the Freedom of Information act, the DVLA is allowed to release specific information to individuals who are permitted to legally acquire it. An experienced private detective may fit this criterion.
Records of the court:
Present and historical court documents offer a variety of details on the history of an individual or a business. While criminal history can be the primary focus for sensitive knowledge, the importance of civil proceedings cannot be ignored. Conflicts with employees, disputes, and allegations of sexual abuse can tell a lot about the quality of a person.
In addition to court documents, there is a considerable amount of information available, from records on land transfers, business records, and other government records. The issue would be that the knowledge is dispersed and not searchable and convenient. Therefore, investigators use resources that collect hundreds of public documents in digital records.
Social networks are becoming famous with each passing day, whether you like them or not. More than 1.6 billion active Facebook users and 126 million active Twitter users are available every day. There are hundreds of other small social networks, in addition to the more popular social networks. Although social network users become more selective about the content they share, they are still a treasure trove of information.
Archives of news:
Despite what people say, the Internet doesn’t really have historic coverage without paying a heavy fee. Millions of news articles are accessible via many services, including Factiva, with a large variety of news articles that are not commonly available on the internet, or through Google.
Repositories of Government:
Military documents, state government records, lobby records, and the Stock and Exchange Commission records are just a handful of the kinds of records accessible from different state and federal government departments. Even if the database is not readily accessible online, you can demand it according to the Freedom of Information Act UK or related national laws.
Through the internet:
The internet is full of information on individuals, companies, and subjects of interest with more than 1,300,000 domains and billions of sites. The hardest thing is to use the information and find relevant data by examining billions of pages to locate accurate and trustworthy information.
Through the garbage:
In most of the states, garbage is no longer considered as your personal property when you bring it out to the curb to dispose of it off. Consider you’re not filtering your garbage before getting rid of it, it could contain your medical records, payments for credit cards, phone bills, etc. Next time, filter out your garbage or use a shredder if you want to get free from the possibility of this happening. Otherwise, these useful pieces of paper can be a lot of help for the investigators.
The job of a private investigator is not like it is shown in movies or shows, it can be quite tricky. The mind of an investigator allows them to think out of the box, which surely makes them enjoy their job. If you are in the search for a professional private investigator, seek out the services of Private Investigations UK.