6 Signs You Might Need a Private Investigator

There are times in life when it’s best to call in the professionals. These are tricky situations where knowledge is key. If any of the below apply to you, you should consider a private investigator. You need to know the truth, and you’d gain the most from a professional and thorough private investigator.

You think your partner is cheating

Something may have happened to make you suspect something is going on behind your back, or it may just be your gut. Either way, you think they are cheating, and you want to know the truth. A private detective can get you the information you need, the proof of the affair, and can do so without tipping off your partner. Discretion and accuracy of surveillance are two of the hardest things to get right on your own, but the main one is, unless you are a licensed detective, it’s stalking! In this situation, you definitely need to call in the professionals.

You think a loved one has an addiction
The warning signs of an addiction are easy to see, but until you know for sure what addiction your loved one is under, and just how bad it is, there’s very little you can do. Whether it’s a drugs, gambling, alcohol or even stealing, you need to know the facts so you can get them the help they need.

A private investigator can help you track down when, where and how they are involved in their addiction, who they do it with, and just how bad the situation is. They can help you cut through the lies that an addict will tell you, and get you surveillance footage to help you cut past the denial and move on to the next stage of recovery,

You’re worried about hiring the wrong person
Your business is like your baby, and you don’t want to make a mistake that will jeapordise it. An employee might tick all the boxes, but a background check is the only way you can be sure that the person you are about to trust in your business hasn’t got anything to hide. If there’s something bothering you about the candidate then you should give yourself the peace of mind and find out about their past.

A private investigator can give you a full, thorough background check. They have the knowledge and licences to get all the information you need, and the experience to know what red flags to be looking for. It’s better to find out from the get-go then to be surprised (and very sorry!) later down the track.

You want to track down someone from your past
Be it a long lost relative, old friend, or someone you never met, but would like to know know, like a biological parent; finding someone with very little information to go on is going to be extremely difficult, time consuming and can take a very long time, if ever. A detective will give you the best chance at finding the missing someone, and do it much faster and easier than you could ever have managed yourself.

You think you’re being scammed
If you suspect someone is scamming you, you should find out the truth. Dishonest people will take advantage of your trusting nature, and sometimes it’s almost impossible to prove yourself. Is your contractor doing a dodgy job? Is an employee stealing from you? Is your online education supplier qualified? Is your injured worked really injured? Credit card fraud, relationships scams, there are just so many ways someone can try to scam you. If you have a feeling something is not right, or sounds to good to be true, do your due diligence and find out if everything checks out. A private investigator use a combination of surveillance, background checks and other investigation to find out what is going on and help you protect yourself from being taken advantage of.

You think someone’s infringing on your trademark
Registering your trademark does not guarantee that someone out there is not using your brand, be it your business name, logo or other key elements. You might notice if someone local is copying your brand, but if a company in another state, or even another country, is using your brand.

A detective specialising in brand protection can trace your registered trademarks and patents to investigate any misuse and harmful counterfeiting of your brand. Not only can they find the evidence for you, but the detective can then provide solutions to remove any illegal reproduction of your brand.

The detectives here at Elite Investigations know how to get to the bottom of the situation, and are the epitome of professionalism. Discretion, sensitivity and results is our promise to you. If you want to know the truth, give us a call on 1300 721 715 or email

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