Use Online Services to Run Reports Now
In the course of a typical private investigation case, private investigators may conduct database record searches, perform online research, public records, retrieve court records and present the findings of those searches in an investigation report for their client.
Private Investigation reports come in a variety of different forms, such as:
- Full background check and investigations
- Employment history verification
- Financial reports including credit history
- Real estate and property reports
- Reverse lookups for phone numbers, addresses and emails
- Date checkups (to learn more about the person you’re dating)
- Criminal record and court record checks
- Death record retrieval such as death certificates and obituary search
- Marriage and divorce verification or confirmation
- Miscellaneous public record retrieval
There are three sites that make pulling reports an easy process, U.S. Search, Intelius and PeopleFinders. The information and data provided by these three sites will satisfy the basic needs of most individuals. If you need more powerful options, check out our Background Investigations page.
Criminal Records (via Intelius)
An Intelius Criminal Records search will locate available criminal records (felonies, misdemeanors, DUIs, etc.) nationwide or in a specific state. A report may include (when available) offense type and date, court name, case number, outcome of the charges, and more.
Background Check Report (via Intelius)
The Intelius Background Check report can potentially provide a plethora of information about a person, including (when available) criminal records, marriage/divorce records, lawsuits, liens, bankruptcies, property records, addresses, phone numbers, relatives and neighbors, matching people search results, and more.
Reverse Phone Lookup (via Intelius)
This search tool works for landline, unlisted and non-published numbers, and cell phone numbers. Our Reverse Phone Lookup pulls information associated with a registered phone number to give you the data you are looking for. All you need to supply is the number.
Search now, and access a report that may include (if available): phone type and carrier, owner’s name, location, address history, age, relatives, and more. Satisfy your curiosity, and look up that mysterious number today.
People Search Report (via Intelius)
An Instant People Search report searches through billios of records to find a current and unlisted number and address. Search by maiden name, SSN, or by phone number.
Reverse Address Lookup
With Peoplefinders, you have instant access to full details about almost any property nationwide. It’s easier than ever to learn about your home’s historical value and past owners. You can also look into the homes around you in your neighborhood or around town. Even find out who owns your childhood home now and how much it’s worth. It’s fast, private, and simple!
People Search (via Spokeo)
Spokeo is a people search service that organizes information about people into simple and comprehensive online profiles that are accessible to consumers, businesses, and non-profits. Spokeo is a new kind of search tool that aggregates information from a variety of different sources. It acts like a search engine to organize White Pages listings, Public Records and Social Network Information to help you safely find & learn about people. This is a new and interesting approach to background checks. We recommend checking it out. Spokeo.com.
Read this helpful article that explains how to go about getting a police report.
Other Resources and Tools
In addition, private detectives are often called upon to locate or identify sex offenders. Currently, we don’t have any sex offender reports available. For more information on public records resources and sex offender search tools, visit our Sex Offender Search page.
Presenting the Information and Data to Clients
After retrieving the raw data on a private investigation report, private eyes should take the time to analyze the information and summarize the key information in the form of an investigative report. It is the private investigator’s job to cull through the data an determine the facts that are relevant to the investigation. Once all of the relevant information and data is assembled, it should be presented in a format that is simple and easy to understand. Provide your own detailed descriptions for various data points to help your clients understand the information, what it is and why it is important.
Also, don’t simply email or mail the report to your client. Try to present the information in person. That way, you can review the information, have a conversation, answer any questions or concerns and agree what needs to happen next. Presenting what you found or uncovered in person is a professional touch that will go a long way toward earning your client’s trust and potentially, their future business.