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Private Investigators Can Do
RETRIEVE AND ANALYZE PUBLIC RECORDS
Public records are one of the most incredibly rich sources of information that most people either don’t think about or completely dismiss.
LOCATE PHONE NUMBERS
Private Investigators can help locate the phone number(s) for individuals or businesses that are difficult to track.
Private Investigators can help locate the address for individuals or businesses that are difficult to locate or do not want to be located.
LOCATION OF BANK ACCOUNTS
Private Investigators can help locate the location of bank accounts associated with a specific individual.
Private Investigators Can’t Do
IMPERSONATE AN OFFICER
This prevents private investigators from misleading individuals about their association with government agencies.
WIRETAP A PHONE WITHOUT CONSENT
According to federal law, private investigators are prohibited from wiretapping, or monitoring phone conversations, without consent.
Private investigators cannot enter a property, house, or building through illegal means, including breaking and entering.
BANK ACCOUNT INFORMATION
Though a private investigator can identify the location of bank accounts associated with a specific individual, they do not have access to specific information about these accounts.