5 Mistakes to Avoid When Hiring a Private Investigator

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5 Mistakes to Avoid When Hiring a Private Investigator

Choosing the right private investigator for your needs can seem like a daunting task. Well, because no one wants to ruin their chances of finding out the truth by relying on someone ill-equipped or inexperienced to get the information that you need.

Read as we outline five mistakes you should avoid when hiring private investigators in Pinellas County!

1. Hiring a private investigator who you haven’t met in person

If you hire a private investigator you haven’t met in person, you’ll take a huge risk. Even if the private investigator is legitimate, they might have too many cases on their hands and may find it difficult to invest in yours.

Plus, if you haven’t met a private investigator in person, you’ll never be able to confirm if they’re legitimate or have a reputable investigative team.

2. Choosing someone difficult to reach by phone

A huge red flag is someone who can only be reached via email (and can’t be contacted by phone). This may indicate that the private investigator could be fake, have outsourced staff, and don’t have an office.

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3. Hiring without looking at reviews or past work

Just by looking at the quality of photos, video surveillance, and past written reports of a private investigator, you can tell a lot about their services. While they shouldn’t share the clients’ personal details they’ve worked with, they can still show you their past work by keeping everything else confidential.

You can also go through the reviews of their previous clients and see if the private investigator updates their website regularly.

4. Choosing a private investigator who subcontracts work

Yes, a single private investigator can’t do everything like skip tracing, extracting data, legal support work, surveillance, etc., all at once.

Remember, someone who accepts a lot of cases and then outsources them to another organization isn’t a great hire. This can mean communication and privacy issues down the line.

5. Hiring a private investigator who claims to know everything

Having a bunch of skills isn’t an issue, but a single private investigator who claims to know and do everything is a no-go because there’s a huge chance these claims may not be true. While it may mean that the private investigator is a jack of all trades, but does that mean the private investigator has the same degree of excellence in all aspects of private investigation? We doubt.

Get the results you want with Keck Investigation Service’s highest quality investigation services

At Keck Investigation Service, our private investigators in Citrus and Hernando County are equipped with state-of-the-art surveillance equipment.

Reach out to us now for more information on our infidelity investigation services in FL!