In the UK, more than 100 big companies and law firms are being investigated as to their involvement with “rogue” private investigators. This past week a former private investigator in the UK was arrested for allegations of computer hacking and other breached of privacy. He was the 21st person to be arrested as part of a Scotland Yard investigations.
When hiring a private investigator it is important to ask a lot questions about what information can be obtained. If the investigator you are speaking with says something like, “all information is available” than I would proceed with caution. In the US, it is true that a lot of information is available and with an experienced investigator, he or she will know where to look and gather that information in a professional and legal manner. Another good question to ask a detective, if they would be willing to testify in court to their methods and results of their investigation. Most PI’s don’t want to give up their trade secrets to their clients, which is fine and understandable. However, the PI should be willing to go into court and testify to their investigations.
Just some food for thought….