Online People Search verses Hiring a Private InvestigatorAt Brian Blackwell Investigations, we use databases that are restricted to licensed investigators, as well as other sources to locate Subjects. Then we take the next step and verify that the information is accurate. After over 20 years in the business, I know the importance of actually checking the information and not just relying on what's on the computer screen.
I recently had a case where a man hired us to locate his wife and determine where his property and a large sum of his money had gone. The client felt the need to be proactive in the investigation. He contacted our office every other day with names and addresses he wanted us to check out in connection with the case. When questioned, he would tell my assistant that he had found those names or addresses with his wife's things. After causing us to go further and further off track, I called him and he told me that he had been doing his own "investigation" using online databases. I pointed out that nearly two thirds of the names and addresses he had given us had no connection or bearing on the investigation and that we had wasted precious time and resources following up on his leads. He agreed to leave the investigative work to the investigators without adding anymore distractions. Within a week we had the information he needed. Case closed.
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