The A-Z of types of investigations


This weeks lesson – the ABC’s of every type of Investigation!

Give an Investigation company 30 seconds or less to answer the types of investigations they offer and you may find they struggle to answer in time.  Quite simply, a professional private investigation company will actually specalise in a wide range of investigations and by utilising the skills and experiences of their investigators, can gather information and verify the facts of nearly any problem.

No single investigator can specalise in every type of investigation and its important that investigation companies either offer the services of only a select type of investigation or alternatively seek out the most experienced and successful investigator in their dedicated area of skill and in each of the main locations – Sydney, Melbourne, Tasmania, Cairns, Perth, Darwin, Brisbane and Canberra.

To gain a better understanding to the types of investigations there are, Online Investigations have put together an A to Z list of every type of investigation:

A

Accident / Reconstruction
Arson / Fire
Asset Search

B

Background Checks
Brand Protection
Bug Sweep, Bug Detection, TSCM

C

Child Support / Custody
Civil
Computer Forensics
Cyber Crime
Compulsory Third Party (CTP)
Corporate
Crime Scene
Criminal

D

Domestic
Due Diligence

E

Electronic Data Discovery
Electronic Surveillance
Executive Protection

F

Financial
Forensic
Fraud

G

General

H

Homicide (Typically hired by family of deceased and independent to a Police investigation)

I

Identity Theft
Infidelity / Cheating Spouse
Insurance

J

Judgment Recovery

K

KYC – Know your customer (Due Diligence)

L

Locating debtors

M

Matrimonial
Motor Vehicle
Missing Persons
Mystery Shopper

N

Narcotics/Gambling surveillance

O

Online Dating Background Checks

P

People Locate / Skip Trace
Polygraph / Lie Detector
Psychiatric / Psychological / Stress Injury Investigation
Process Service
Public Records

Q

Quality Control (Risk assessment)

R

Repossessions
Risk Management

S

Surveillance

T

Trial Preparation
Training
Trademark Infringment

U

Undercover operatives (typically in the workplace)

V

Video Surveillance / Photo Surveillance

W

Workers Compensation
Wrongful Death

Witness Location

X

eXecutive Protection (Security)

Y

Youth/Teenage monitoring

Z

school Zone eligibility

Regardless of their nature, provided you have chosen a reputable investigation company, all cases are addressed with the same professional approach.  For assistance in choosing the best investigation company, head over to our previous blog “How to choose a private investigator in Australia”.

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