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PIs and Trespassing: How to Make Sure You are Following the Rules

All experienced PIs know that they have to stay within the lines – but trespassing can pose an especially rigorous temptation, especially if the information that a PI is after remains just out of reach. It’s why there are always ongoing cases about private investigates snooping on computers at a business to gather protected data [...]

By | 2020-06-25T09:49:27-06:00 June 18th, 2020|Categories: Private Investigator Industry News|

Cyber Investigator vs. Private Investigator: What You Should Know About Their Services

As our lives are increasingly connected to the digital world, the need for cyber specialization has grown everywhere – including private investigation services. Today you will see some PI businesses label themselves as "cyber investigators." But what does that mean, and how does it differ from someone calling themselves a "private investigator"? Let's take a [...]

By | 2020-05-26T10:57:26-06:00 May 26th, 2020|Categories: Private Investigator Industry News|

PI Interviews: Phone vs. In Person vs. Video Chat

The private investigator has three methods for direct interviews available today: Phone, in person, and video chat. Which method is best can depend on the situation and additional circumstances (lockdown orders from COVID-19, for example, are quickly changing PI interview strategies around the world these days). Let’s take a look at these options and their [...]

By | 2020-05-22T15:51:50-06:00 April 28th, 2020|Categories: Private Investigator Industry News|

Private Investigator Prices: Tips on How to Advertise Your Rates and Fees

People choosing PI services will have a number of questions about privacy, experience, specific skills, and much more. However, one thing they will want made very clear is your fee structure, and how much they can expect to pay for specific services or ongoing jobs. Private investigators should always try to state this information as [...]

By | 2020-05-22T11:33:53-06:00 February 25th, 2020|Categories: Private Investigator Industry News|

Six Key Growth Opportunities for Investigation Services in 2020

In 2020 and beyond, the private investigation market looks like it will grow increasingly competitive – but that doesn't mean there isn't any room for growth, too. Several segments of the industry are expected to see new growth as market forces shift. PI companies that look toward expansion and diversification can expect to find many [...]

By | 2020-05-22T15:28:10-06:00 January 30th, 2020|Categories: El Dorado News, Private Investigator Industry News|

Tips for Private Investigators When Discussing Sensitive Cases and Experience

There are two common ways that private investigators acquire more clients: Through an attorney that hires them for a particular case that they have taken, or through an independent customer that is seeking a personal PI service. When dealing with attorney relationships, matters of confidentiality and sensitive discussion topics aren't usually a problem. Both sides [...]

By | 2020-05-22T11:42:53-06:00 December 29th, 2019|Categories: El Dorado News, Private Investigator Industry News|

Creating Trust: How to Get Valuable Testimonials in the Private Investigation Industry

Creating trust is key for PI companies, more even than other types of brands. The most trusted content comes from other people or business with the right experience: This is called "social proof," because it comes from outside the business's own marketing efforts and proves that they are trustworthy. One of the most effective types [...]

By | 2020-06-12T08:55:59-06:00 November 25th, 2019|Categories: Private Investigator Industry News|

Marketing for Beginners: Make Your Private Investigator or Process Server Company Boom Today!

Looking for a way to improve your marketing game? Marketing for beginners has never been easier when you read this guide perfect for a private investigator or process server company! Marketing may not be on your mind if you own a private investigator or process server company, but it’s important given the growing competition. Check [...]

By | 2020-06-10T18:08:20-06:00 October 23rd, 2019|Categories: El Dorado News, Private Investigator Industry News|

When a PI Service is Better Than An Internal Investigation

When a corporate crisis occurs, companies must decide whether or not to begin an investigation – followed immediately by another pressing question: Should that investigation be internal or should the company hire private investigation services? Sometime the law or corporate policy will dictate the precise steps to follow during these situations. But sometimes things aren't [...]

By | 2020-07-01T13:02:45-06:00 September 28th, 2019|Categories: El Dorado News, Private Investigator Industry News|

The Best Digital Tools for Private Investigators

Did you know that there are over 41,000 private investigators in the United States? The concept of a Private investigator who gathers information on behalf of private clients is not just the topic of novels. It is a thriving industry that protects people against unsavory behavior and dishonesty. In today's world, how do private investigators [...]

By | 2020-07-01T12:55:42-06:00 August 16th, 2019|Categories: Private Investigator Industry News|
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