9 MISTAKES PRIVATE INVESTIGATORS MAKE WHEN DOING BACKGROUND INVESTIGATIONS

Recently, I was having a discussion with a fellow private investigator about a background investigation report that was produced by another private investigation firm. The report has some glaring holes and a lack of depth, and the vast majority of the report was a cut-and-paste job from various investigative databases.

Some of these so-called holes and what I consider big issues may have an explanation, but the background investigation report was on THE key witness in a case with major implications and a lot of money at stake. I understand that there are times when you need to cut some corners, but this was not one of them.

This happens quite often in our line of business. I’ve seen private investigators send a $15 “comprehensive report” from the investigative database provider TLOxp (owned by Transunion) to an attorney, charge them $500, and call it a background investigation.

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