Being unable to find a person who you need to contact is one of the most stressful situations you can find yourself in. Whether it’s hunting down a debtor who’s withholding a payment that your business needs to survive, or tracking down an at-risk family member, it’s tough to know who to turn to.
Making the right choice can be a matter of success or failure. It can even be a matter of life or death.
So what should you do if you find yourself in this nightmare situation?
I’d like to make the case for hiring a private investigator.
Investigators Find People
Private investigators specialise in tracking people’s movements. The skills we put to good use monitoring an unfaithful spouse, or keeping tabs on employee activities can also be used to find someone who may not want to be found.
Because if we can’t find someone, we can’t track them.
That makes finding someone in the first place a crucial part of our operations, and means we have the experience, the equipment and the expertise to find someone – whether that’s an estranged or missing family member, a debtor who’s gone dark, or someone that your legal practice needs to locate to serve papers.
Finding a Missing Family Member
Let’s be clear. If an at-risk family member can’t be found, your first port of call needs to be the local police. The first 24 hours of a missing persons case are crucial, and police have immediate access to information that it’d take an investigator longer to get hold of.
But if a missing person case is dragging on, or you’re looking for an estranged family member who you’ve lost contact with, a private investigator should be on your list of people to speak to.
By ethically collecting information, an investigator can use their years of experience to look for patterns and evidence that could find your family member safe and sound.
I’ve seen investigators successfully track down estranged siblings, biological parents, and absent spouses who disappear instead of paying what’s due. So depending on your situation, a private investigator will help you find who you’re looking for.
Finding a Missing Debtor
The leading cause for businesses to fail is debtors not paying what they owe. Your business will need to pay staff, suppliers, contractors – so if a debtor disappears instead of paying up, your livelihood will quickly be at risk.
It’s almost impossible to start proceedings if you can’t locate a debtor, so a private investigator will put their experience, cutting-edge technology and ethical information-gathering techniques to good use finding your debtor and increasing your chances of securing that all-important payment.
Finding the Right Person to Serve Papers To
Just like with recovering debts, legal practices need to find individuals if they’re going to serve them with papers to begin legal action.
But unsurprisingly, people who are about to be targeted by legal proceedings can be difficult to find.
As you’ve already read, a private investigator knows just how to find individuals, and can serve papers to them directly, removing a potential obstacle to justice being done.
No matter who you’re looking for, or why you need to find them, OpSec Solutions’ expert agents will put all of our skill, our tools and our talent to work on your behalf.