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Private Investigator Costs – 2022 Fee Guide

One of the main questions we get as a private detective agency is “how much does a private investigator cost?” Today we will be looking at that question in more detail and we will explain the different circumstances that can increase or decrease the price. Hiring a private investigator is a choice that people usually take when […]

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Background checks for employment – what should you be checking?

Identification You need to know that an applicant is using their real name and that the personal details they have provided, including their date of birth and current address, are genuine.  You can confirm this information by requesting identification documents from the person. These need to be official and verified documents, and you need to […]

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What is a background check?

There are situations in most peoples’ lives at some point where they want or need to know more about a person than is possible to find out through talking to them or than they may be willing to disclose.  This could be a professional need and someone you are thinking about going into business with […]

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What is background screening for employment?

Background screening for employment is the undertaking of various checks and tests to verify information provided by the applicant such as their identity, address, education and employment history and other areas of their life and background that may be pertinent to the specific job role and industry that they have applied to. Companies taking on […]

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Benefits of pre-employment screening

Recruitment can be an anxious time for any business. Whilst it is exciting to be bringing new blood and ideas into any company, or if the need to recruit is due to plans for growth and development, recruitment poses its own challenges and the potential of opening the business up to various forms of risk. […]

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What is employee screening?

Employee screening is a wider term used to cover various checks and tests that can be undertaken on an individual who is potentially going to be employed by a company or who is already engaged in employment with it. Employees can pose risk of harm to a business in numerous ways due to the internal […]

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How to conduct employee investigations

Every business wants a body of employees that they can trust, rely on to undertake their employed role in a reliable and conscientious manner and have positive working relationships with. This is beneficial to the health and development of the company, customer experience and relations and the employees themselves.  However, there are occasions where trust […]

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How does fraud prevention minimise business risk?

Fraud poses risk to every business no matter what size they are, what industry the operate within, or how much or little revenue they create. Fraud directly harms the health, reputation and potentially the survival of the business. Employees, customers, suppliers, commercial networks and the industry itself all feel the force of fraud when a […]

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What to do if an employee commits fraud

Employees are the backbone of any business and can be it’s greatest strength; the majority of employees will have applied to their post in an honest and transparent manner and will have approached employment with the intention of wanting to do well, work hard, maintain their job and the company that provides this and possibly […]

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What is employee fraud?

Employee fraud involves an employee, or person working within or for a company committing fraud against that company. There are numerous forms that this can take, and businesses are vulnerable to employee fraud in a number of ways. A company’s employees can be their greatest asset but can also be their greatest risk and open […]

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How to deal with employee absenteeism

Employee absenteeism has a significant impact on any business; from small, local concerns to huge multinational companies, staff absence effects productivity, the capacity to meet deadlines, quality of products or services provided and the amount of trading or service provision that can be accommodated. The impact goes even further than these immediate consequences, extending to […]

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How to report business fraud

Business fraud is illegal or dishonest activity by a company or individual that is misrepresented as a legitimate business endeavour. It is undertaken for the purposes of achieving financial gain or advantage. This is also known as corporate fraud.  Business fraud entails the employee(s) or other person(s) connected within the business going beyond or outside […]

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How to prevent fraud in business

There are many types of fraud that can affect large or small businesses and can go on undetected for long periods of time. Fraud can severely impact long term on a business’ reputation, revenue and health and, potentially, survival. The impact of fraud can cause far reaching harm to the people employed within a business. […]

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How to deal with unproductive employees

An unproductive employee will work slower or not work at all, meaning every task takes longer to complete or is never completed. This will impact on the efficiency, output and end profit of the company. In some cases, this can be the difference between a business thriving or failing. After all, an employee is being […]

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How to trace where someone lives

Sometimes a situation arises in life when you need to find out the home address of a person; this could be for a variety of personal, commercial or legal purposes. It could be emotions such as love or anger that are driving the need in you to find out where someone lives; it could be […]

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How to track someone’s IP address

IP address is short for Internet Protocol address and looks like a numerical label that is linked to a computer network that utilises the internet protocol for purposes of communication. An IP address is a number that provides identification to allow for specific exchanging and sharing of data. Every computer or device that enables you […]

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Can you trace an email address to a person?

We all receive tens if not hundreds of unrequested or unwanted emails to our personal and work email addresses every day; these pop up in our personal inbox special offers from that online shop you once purchased something from or tempting suggestions from the luxury getaway website you accidentally subscribed to, or to our work […]

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How to track someone on Snapchat

People tracking refers to the ability to follow someone, either physically or virtually, to know where they go or where they are at a set time; this can provide further information such as what activities they undertake or who they are with. People tracking can be required for a broad range of reasons and purposes; […]

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How to trace someone

The purpose of a person trace is to determine the correct and current address that the person is resident at. A person’s current address may be required by individuals of businesses for many reasons: Debt: the person may have gone into hiding following getting into debt and may be avoiding consequences for this or having […]

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How to find a person’s grave

The death of a family member, friend or a loved one can be a huge loss that impacts significantly on those left behind. Going to visit a grave or final resting place can provide the bereaved with a sense of connection with that lost person and some peace of mind and reassurance. If you have […]

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How can I find a family member for free?

Families can become estranged and lose contact with one another through a whole host of circumstances; there may have been a bereavement which sent shockwaves through the whole extended family unit and caused members to go their own ways; there may have been a disagreement or fall out that led to a separation; maybe there […]

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Can you trace an address from a car registration?

People often ask if it is possible to obtain someone’s home address using only their car registration plate details.  There are many reasons that an individual, business or agency may be asking this question and do not already hold the address details of the person driving a vehicle: Someone may wish to obtain a person’s […]

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How to find a missing person with a phone

People go missing in the UK every day in a wide variety of circumstances; a child or young person may have gone missing having run off after a telling off or difficult conversation or fall out with parents or family or friends; a vulnerable adult may have not returned home when expected or got lost […]

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How to find people in the UK

Finding a missing person in the UK can present as an overwhelming task and it can be very hard to know where to start. With a population estimated at over 66 million and the UK being the 23rd most populated country in the world it’s easy to see why!  In addition to this the UK […]

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How do tracing agents find you?

The services of professional tracing agents are employed when a person needs to be found; tracing will provide the current physical address or habitual location of that person.  There are many circumstances in which someone may need to be traced; this could be for personal reasons to regain contact with an estranged family member or […]

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How much does it cost to trace someone?

The need to find someone who has gone missing, who is evading detection or with whom contact has been lost is a common situation. There are numerous methods and approaches that can be employed to find someone ranging from private or personal superficial enquiry to in depth and comprehensive professional tracing. These processes can involve […]

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How do tracing agents work?

People employ the services of professional tracing agents for a wide variety of personal, financial and business reasons; it could be that you have a friend or family member that you have lost contact with or who has gone missing, and you are concerned about them and want to check on their wellbeing and safety […]

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How to find a missing person

Trying to find a missing person in the UK can be a daunting and overwhelming thought. In addition to this, you are likely to be feeling additional stress, concern and anxiety regarding the person being missing, whether this be due to personal connection and being worried for their wellbeing, or a financial connection where you […]

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What questions are used in a police polygraph test?

There are several answers to this question as there are various forms of police polygraph examination that it could be referring to: In the United States of America, in some states, applicants to law enforcement employee roles such as that of a police officer undertake a polygraph examination as part of the application and interview […]

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Where can I get a lie detector test done?

The purpose of a lie detector test (or polygraph examination as it is otherwise known) is to detect deception; to find out the probability that a person is lying in response to questions asked about a specific issue. Many people request lie detector tests throughout the UK every day for private and work-based reasons; for […]

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How to book a lie detector test

People make the decision to employ a professional lie detector test service for a wide variety of reasons; it could be associated with your personal life due to difficulties or worries about infidelity in your relationship, or rumours or accusations being spread within your family.  You may want to arrange a lie detector test with […]

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How accurate was the lie detector test on Jeremy Kyle?

The Jeremy Kyle Show was axed in 2019 following the very sad and tragic passing of a guest to the show who had taken and been advised that he had failed, a lie detector test around matters of infidelity in a relationship. The gentleman in question had attended another lie detector test with a different […]

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How much does a lie detector test cost?

The cost of lie detector testing varies according to your location, the time you need the test by or notice you are able to give and the complexity of the test and the issues around the need for the test. In general, lie detector testing within the UK costs between £350 and £500 per test.  […]

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How accurate are online lie detector tests?

Type in “online lie detector test” to any search engine and you will get a variety of responses: Some will be joke or fun “lie detector tests” where you can click on your answers to a pre-set list of questions about various humiliating or illegal acts you may or may not have performed and gain […]

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What is a polygraph test?

The purpose of a polygraph test or examination (also, and more commonly, known as a lie detector test) is to detect deception; to work out the probability that someone is telling the truth or lie in response to specific questions. A polygraph test records physiological (bodily) changes that occur in a person when they are […]

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Can a person pass a lie detector test if they are lying?

Many people hold the view that you can pass or “beat” a lie detector test even if you are lying, and there are plenty of articles across the internet suggesting tips and techniques that you can employ to appear honest when you are sitting a polygraph examination. The main thing that people seem to overlook, […]

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What are the subtle signs he is cheating?

If you have a gut feeling or suspicions that your partner might be cheating, it can be an absolute minefield trying to figure out what’s really going on and get to the truth. You question his behaviour and your own thought patterns constantly; going back and forth between seeing things that he’s doing or ways […]

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Is my husband cheating on me?

That dreaded feeling when the thought occurs that your husband might be cheating on you; the drop in your stomach, the thump in your heart, the inability to eat, sleep or focus on anything else. There is no pain greater than heartbreak and the thought that this man whom you committed to and thought you […]

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How to know if your boyfriend is cheating on you

We all know that horrible feeling you get in your stomach and your heart when it dawns on you that your boyfriend might be cheating on you. You’re unable to eat, unable to sleep, can’t focus on work and just think about it constantly. Forever wondering why or who it may be? Or perhaps you […]

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Signs your partner is cheating

So, you think that your partner might be cheating on you and getting involved with someone else? Maybe you think they have met someone at work, at the gym, at college or online? You just have that feeling that something isn’t quite right, and things just aren’t how they used to be?  It’s a horrible […]

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Who invented the polygraph test?

In terms of history, the implementation of the polygraph machine is actually quite a recent development in the quest to detect deception. However, the search to find ways of determining if a person is being honest or lying is an age old pursuit. People have always lied and this has been a means of survival […]

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Home lie detector tests – are they reliable?

These days there are lots of options online to buy so-called home lie detector test kits; you can type in home lie detector kit to any search engine and options to purchase will be available from amazon, various websites and drop shipping retailers. There’s no doubt that this seems a convenient and quick option, with […]

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How to pass a lie detector test

The purpose of a lie detector test is to analyse bodily changes in response to questions to detect deception to determine whether or not an examinee is telling the truth or lying.  The accuracy of polygraph testing has been the subject of controversy and question amongst bodies in the United States of America where polygraph test […]

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How does a polygraph test work?

Polygraph examinations or, as they are more commonly known, lie detector tests, record several different bodily measures to detect changes in response to questions to determine whether someone is being honest or deceptive in their answers. Sensors are placed on the subject to measure these bodily responses throughout the test and the data they produce […]

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How accurate is a lie detector test?

The American Polygraph Association, and leading international body on the subject of polygraphy, officially estimates lie detector testing to be 87.5% accurate. They have reached this figure through the undertaking of numerous, vigorous studies and research compiled in the field of lie detector testing.  Many providers of lie detector services claim their polygraph testing to […]

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