One of the most frequently asked questions we get is, “Can a private investigator find someone?”
In short, the answer is 100% yes! Private investigators can find just about anyone. It’s a core skill that just about every investigator can do. Some, of course, are better than others are.
But that’s not the whole answer. If you are looking for a more complete answer, it’s a bit more complicated than that.
What does it depend on?
(This is not a discussion of missing persons/adults, abducted children, runaway teens or even human trafficking. That’s a whole different ball of wax.)
Why you are looking for the person?
The reality is that private investigators have access to some powerful stuff and are bound by state and federal laws and ethics that prohibit us from giving information to anyone. I say this to people all the time – everyone sounds like they have the best of intentions, but their real motives are a bit more sinister.
Most people who reach out to us are looking for someone whom they haven’t been in touch with for many years, like an old friend or a family member. Or it could be someone they dated many years ago. Whatever the case is, it’s …read more