Some of the most common reasons for hiring a Private Detective are to find missing persons or to do background investigations. Did you know that you can get access to the same databases that law enforcement agencies use to find information about people? By using these new and powerful online tools you could save yourself a lot of money in Private Investigator bills.
How do you lose someone in the first place?
It could be that the person you’re trying to find doesn’t want to be found. They might be running from the law or have been given a new identity through the witness protection program for instance. These kinds of lost persons are the most difficult to find because the trail that you follow will run cold at the point where they changed their identity. That’s no reason not to try however because it’s actually quite difficult to live the life of a lie day in and day out. People tend to make mistakes and leave clues to their true identity.
Luckily most lost people don’t change their identity. They’re lost simply because they’ve moved away and you’ve lost touch with them. Even parents that have effectively kidnapped their children or are absent simply to avoid child support payment don’t often go to the trouble of changing their identity. These people are relatively easy to find using online investigations because they are still leaving an unbroken trail for you to follow.
You can use the same databases that law enforcement agencies use
Until recently accessing personal information on people has been the exclusive domain of law enforcement agencies and to a lesser extent, private investigators. This information is now being made available to everyone through the power of the Internet. There are enormous amounts of information from public databases being placed online every day and much of it can be accessed by anyone. You can do your own background investigations.
The problem that most people face when using the Internet to search for information on people is knowing where to look. Most of the data you need can be accessed for free but it is a very time consuming task just finding it and putting it all together. Fortunately people who have done all the legwork for you and put all the accessible databases at your fingertips have solved this problem. If you need to do background investigations then I would strongly suggest that you check out what’s now available online. You could save yourself a lot of money.