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Private Investigators – A range of uses

Whether we like to admit it or not, the subject of hiring private investigators is not something we tend to talk about with our friends, family or work colleagues. However, that’s not really reflected in the number of people in Australia that are using private investigators  for a wide range of issues.

We’ve all seen movies and stories about professional gumshoes wearing Fedora hats and trench coats, but the reality is very different. Professional private investigators look like everyone else and discretion is very much the order of the day in everything they do.

At Gold Coast Investigations, we offer these services to clients on the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Tweed and across Australia and in this blog we take a look at the variety of reasons why a growing number of everyday people are using a professional private investigators . By reading to the end, you’ll know whether you might some day require their services yourself. So, let’s not waste any more time and dive in!

A Range of Useful Services

The important thing to remember from the outset is that by considering using the services of a private investigator, you’re not being crazy or irrational. People all across Australia are using these kinds of services for a range of reasons. Let’s have a look at the most common ones.

Finding a Missing Person

The first reason is for when someone goes missing, which happens more often than you might think. Around 38,000 people go missing each year in Australia, which equates to over 100 every single day! Then there are those occasions when people want to find their birth mother or biological father, or a child they may have adopted out all those years ago, which again is quite a common occurrence. you might have someone owes you money, or you may be a solicitor trying to locate a witness or touch base with an old client.  Private investigators  can help make your search for anyone a successful one.

Checking On Unfaithful Partners

The next reason we look at is investigating individuals who their partners suspect are being unfaithful to them. Infidelity can happen to anyone and suspicion can be extremely damaging to relationships – even if nothing is actually happening. A reputable private detective agency  can confirm or deny these suspicions by taking video and pictures –  allowing people to get on with their lives.


Surveillance is the bread and butter work of most private investigators and the reasons are many. You may be a business after some intel on a competitor, you may be suffering stock losses from your shop or company, you may have staff off work on some sort of injury claim, or you may need information relating to a legal case. There are many more situations where surveillance can assist.

Running Background Checks

Trust is an important thing in life and in business and background checks are a way to help employers and individuals gain insight into potential business partners, employees or even future, current and past relationships . Catfishing is bigger now then ever too, and a professional investigator can help people avoid being duped by other less-than-honest individuals.

Sweeping for Bugs

Anyone can task a private detective to investigate anyone else and it’s nice to know whether or not someone is investigating you. Employing cutting-edge spyware tech, an investigator can sweep for bugs, camera and recorders in any given property or home. Hardware that can be easily missed by an untrained eye, can be identified and highlighted quickly and easily by a pro.

Whether You Hire One is Your Prerogative

Of course, whether you decide that private investigators are the answer for your particular problem is your prerogative. What shouldn’t be overlooked though, is that if you try and get the answers yourself without an in-depth knowledge of the legality of any action you take, you can end up causing major trouble that you didn’t anticipate.

That’s why we’d always recommend talking to a professional and let them deal with the issue, as they’ll be able to look at your problem objectively and without emotion – which is better for everyone concerned. If you’d like to know more about what we’ve talked about here, visit our home page at and take a look around.

We have many years of experience in the industry, so we’re well placed to assist you, so if you would like to talk to us directly about your requirements, you should call us on 07 5646 9706 and we’ll talk you through your options. Thanks for reading and we hope that you now realise that private investigators  might be able to help you in some way.

That’s it from us, we’ll see you again next time.