How Private Investigators Work
Where do Private Investigators work?
Thanks to TV shows, films and books the fictional private investigator works very differently to the real life private investigator.
A mental picture conjured up by most people is that of a shady guy working in a dingy smoke filled office with a pile of paper and folders on a desk. his clients consist of beautiful women with bright red lip stick who have been wronged by some ne’er-do-well and she wants revenge.
He will then sit outside an address either in a bright red Ferrari or an old beat up car smoking cigarette after cigarette and waiting to tail the main suspect.
The real picture is very different especially now, in the 21st century. If a PI was to sit outside an address in full view staring at a house he would soon draw the attention of neighbours, resulting no doubt in a call to the local constabulary about a shifty looking character and any ounce of cover he may have had will be completely blown when the police start tapping on his window.
The real PI is or should be a lot more discrete than this and will utilise methods to avoid being detected. He will dress for his environment and have a change of clothes to hand for changing environments depending on where his subject of enquiry maybe followed to. He most certainly will not be driving a red Ferrari!
Where Do Private Investigators Work?
Where do Private Investigators work is a good question. Private investigators work all over the country usually within their area of work M.R.Investigations are Private investigators in Coventry but cover the following areas.
At M.R.Investigations we have been keeping an eye on the upcoming new data protection laws coming into this country on the 25th May 2018. This will effect private investigators as well as anyone else that processes peoples data.
We have attended a workshop at the ABI headquarters and are now happy from what we have learned and implemented that we are GDPR compliant.
We will now have to carry out an audit of how all data is stored handled and deleted as well as risk assess any enquiries we take on and show why we go ahead or decline an investigation.
For example if we are given a request to carry out a trace we need to assess if the data subject (the person we have been asked to trace) is likely to come to harm from us obtaining a positive trace result and passing on to the client or if there is likely to be any other fall out from our actions then we must decline the enquiry.
This has actually always been the case and we have always mentally risk assesed any such enquiry but now we need to show why we decided that it would be okay to have gone ahead.
We are also more accountable for any data breaches and the ICO will have more powers to punish anyone falling foul of the new GDPR rules.
Whats new under the GDPR? https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/accountability-and-governance/
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Female Private Investigator in Coventry
A popular misconception of a Private Investigator is a man in a trilby hat and Burberry mac but in the real world of private investigators, female private eyes are quite often deployed for a number of beneficial reasons.
- Typically female PIs are sometimes better are reassuring clients and putting their mind at ease, especially when the client is a female. They sometimes feel safer and more comfortable with someone from the same gender. Especially when it comes to talking about personal problems.
- Women tend to be a lot less of a threat than some men in a certain situations so it is a lot easier for them to find out information without arousing suspicion.
- Sometimes for whatever reason our enquiries can lead us to come into contact with children and a female is more adept at reassuring younger people than a lot of men.
- A lone female is likely to arouse less suspicion than a lone male.
Sometimes it is better to have a mixture of a male and a female operative especially in places like nightclubs or bars.
If you are looking for a female Private investigator in Coventry then M.R.Investigations have a number of female operatives to hand.
Each one is trained to the same high standard as their male colleagues. Mainly they are deployed in surveillance operations.
© M.R.Investigations January 2018
Family tracing at Christmas in Coventry
Christmas as we know is traditionally a time for families to come together. We are well aware that for numerous reasons families become separated and people lose touch with each other.
At this time of year it’s only natural to reflect on absent members of the family. If you want to find that missing family member we can find them for you. We have a very high success rate when it comes to tracing family members.
It maybe you just want to know they are safe and well or it maybe that you want to be put back in touch. Whatever your requirements we can help you achieve it.
How much will it cost to carry out family tracing in Coventry and Warwickshire?
This is always going to be the first question you are likely to ask and rightly so. Our basic search costs £160 on a no trace no fee basis. What this means is if we don’t find them there’s nothing for you to pay. What more could you ask for?
How do you find them
Well we are not going to give away all our secrets of the trade but we have databases available that other people don’t have access to but we also rely on our detective skills to find what we need.
Is it Legal?
Of course, however we are aware that some people are looking for people for more sinister reasons and we will carry out some due diligence before accepting an instruction.
What information will I need to provide
- Last known address
- Full Name
- Date of Birth
We can work from rough date of birth but the more exact information you can provide, the better.
We also carry out tracing services for solicitors, Landlords etc. looking to trace debtors and beneficiaries.
Tracing Coventry & Warwickshire
We get a lot of job satisfaction and there is nothing better than putting old friends or relatives back in touch with each other.
We recently had a case where we were contacted by a client who had become aware that she had a brother who was adopted before she was born. Intrigued to find out more about her brother we were tasked with tracing him. As the clients parents were no longer alive there was scant information to go on but due to a lot of hard work we managed to trace him in the south of England.
The client asked if we would approach her brother to break the news to him and ask if he would like to meet his sister. The brother was as you can imagine overwhelmed and agreed wholeheartedly to meeting with his sister.
To cut a long story short they have now been meeting for three months and get on really well and each have met Neices and Nephews they never knew existed.
If you feel we can help you to be put in touch with a long lost relative please give us a call.