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February 12th, 2018

Most people think private investigators only expose cheating spouses. However, there is a lot more to private investigation than catching an unfaithful lover.  For example, did you know that a private investigator can help you find out if a potential babysitter is a good fit for your family?   Private investigators offer a mix of services to a wide range of clients such as background checks, credit reporting, qualifying insurance and workers comp claims, and more.  

Private investigators maintain great relationships with small businesses, law offices, individuals, landlords, and many more different types of people in our communities. Our services can be used by almost any and everyone looking to solve a mystery.

Here are some examples of people who might need the services of a private investigator:

Businesses and Human Resources Managers

We know that finding a job can be stressful and downright depressing at times for job seekers. But in our field, we’ve seen that this process can be equally as difficult for employers. Filling a job position is no easy task when you have to confirm references, job history and make sure the applicant has no criminal history he/she may not have been forthcoming about. A private investigator can accomplish all of these tasks. And we often get pulled into the hiring process by Human Resources Managers and business owners to help uncover this information.

Landlords and Property Owners

In the same way that employers need to learn about job applicants, landlords and property owners need to learn about tenant applicants. Things like rental history, credit reporting, and criminal background checks are helpful pieces of information landlords and property managers use to decide whether or not to lease their property to a potential tenant.

Law Offices and Attorneys

We get a lot of calls from law offices and attorneys looking for help with legal cases such as serving subpoenas, tracking down witnesses, interviewing potential witnesses, looking into backgrounds of opposing parties’ and more. These services can be detrimental to the success of their cases and they see hiring private investigators as a worthwhile investment.

Spouses, Parents, Estranged Relatives, Etc.

This realm of clientele for private investigators varies greatly. Sometimes a mother will contact us about doing a background check on a potential babysitter for her child or even a mysterious boyfriend of her daughter’s.  Maybe someone is looking for a lost relative or biological parent. We’ve even helped parents gain custody of their children during lengthy custody battles.

Insurance Companies

According to, insurance fraud steals $80 billion a year across all insurance industries. Unfortunately, some people might think this kind of fraud is a victimless crime.  However, insurance fraud is one of the causes of insurance rates being so high. For this reason, insurance companies are common clients of private investigators. Whenever insurance claims are submitted, a private investigator could be brought in if anything looks suspicious.

There are so many different facets to private investigation. Whether it’s doing an extensive background check or running surveillance for an evening, a private investigator can help.  You’d be surprised at how widely our cases range. If you suspect something or would like us to review a case call Welsh Detective Agency for a free consultation - 256.705.3626.


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