Things to Ask a Private Investigator Before Hiring Him or Her

These days it’s hard to know who you can trust. It’s no wonder, then, that many people are forced to turn to a private investigator to get to the truth about someone or something.

Hiring a private investigator is kind of like choosing someone to date, in the sense that you want to feel comfortable with him or her and, ideally, you want to develop a trustworthy relationship.

There are some questions you should ask a potential private investigator, to get a better understanding of who he/she is and how he/she can truly help you find out what you ultimately want to know.

First, you have a problem and you need to explain it to the private investigator. While doing so, ask if they’ve had any previous experience with similar cases. Ask them about their specialties. You want to be able to say to yourself “we’re both on the same page here.”

Next, ask how they conduct their surveillance. What kind of equipment do they use? Is what they do legal or not? What kind of evidence could they plan on delivering to you if their efforts are successful?

Private investigators are, by nature, detail-oriented. So, they should have plenty of questions for you, too. If they don’t show an interest in what you’re talking about, they may not be the right person to work with.

Finally, talk with a potential private investigator about strategies they’ll use to satisfy your needs. Make sure they’re clear with what you need them to find out, and take some time to discuss how you two will communicate in the weeks to come about the case. Of course, you should also ask about the prices they charge for their services, to know whether or not you can afford to work with them.

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