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WHAT INFORMATION IS REQUIRED TO START A NY SURVEILLANCE ASSIGNMENT?
Provide us a physical description and/or photo of the subject; addresses; vehicle information; time and place to start, plus the reason for the surveillance. Our New York Investigators will obtain courtroom quality video evidence, if necessary, of all pertinent activities and back it up with our experience and credibility.
WHY SHOULD I HIRE A NY PI?
We are professional and experienced fact finders. When there is a question you need answered, we will help. Years of solving cases and “finding the facts” and “the truth” is the main reason why. We also provide Honest and “Top Notch” customer service.
HOW QUICKLY CAN YOU START AN INVESTIGATION IN NY?
48-hr notice is usually plenty of time. It’s often possible to start a case immediately. Weekends are the busiest times and may require additional advance notice. We first need to gather all the facts, authorization forms, and retainer before we can start the investigation.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO HIRE A NEW YORK CITY PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR?
Surveillance is billed on an hourly basis plus a mileage charge. Before the case is started, a strategy is established depending on the circumstances and your needs. Once this plan is in place a budget can be established. Private Investigation services are payable in advance of the work being conducted in the form of a retainer. Payment can be made by credit / debit card (signed form will be needed), by cash, U.S. Postal money order. For our current NY surveillance rates, please give us a quick call to discuss your situation or, complete our Online Case Assignment form. Flat-rate packages are available.
HOW MANY PRIVATE INVESTIGATORS ARE USED ON A DOMESTIC SURVEILLANCE CASE?
The number of private investigators needed depends on a number of factors. Basic surveillance on an individual being followed from home or an uncomplicated work situation can be conducted by one NY Private Investigator. More complicated scenarios, such as following someone from a high rise office building, or airport or hotel may require an additional investigator. Other factors in which we may recommend a second NYC investigator include fast and aggressive drivers, heavy traffic situations, and extra alert drivers who always watch the rear view mirror. Of course an additional investigator increases the cost of surveillance, and this factor is also taken into consideration in arriving at your budget. For a proper frame of reference, consider the fact that no law enforcement agency would ever conduct surveillance with less that two cars and few do that. The more Private Investigators, the less likely the chance of detection.
IS MY INFORMATION KEPT SECRET?
Yes, any information submitted to us verbally or via on-line is kept secret and confidential. Only the client (you) and the Private Investigative Agency can have access to or, knowledge of the case details.
HOW IS THE SURVEILLANCE PLAN ESTABLISHED?
Planning is often more important than execution. The better job we do of designing the surveillance, the more likely it is to be productive and the more cost effective it will be. Because you know more about your spouse’s behavior that we ever will, we rely on you to assist us in developing the best time and place to watch them. We need you to determine when they are most likely to be engaged in this behavior and where we should start the surveillance. If you are not able to discern when with any degree or accuracy, we recommend that you consider when they are not available and we can eliminate those times as a starting point. All these questions and more go into creating an effective surveillance strategy.
CAN I GET A FREE QUOTE FROM A NY PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR?
Yes, you can either call us or go to our on-line case assignment form for a no obligation free price quote.
WHAT IF I AM WRONG?
If there is no evidence the subject is cheating, you will have gained peace of mind about you relationship. Since our investigations are 100% confidential, you will not have risked sacrificing the relationship if you are wrong.
IS IT LEGAL TO FOLLOW OR CONDUCT SURVEILLANCE UPON ANOTHER PERSON?
It is legal to conduct surveillance upon a person for legitimate purposes by a licensed private investigator. You must hire a licensed NY private investigator to carry out assignments. If you are not licensed, it could be considered stalking and/or harassment.
WILL THE PERSON(S) UNDER SURVEILLANCE FIND OUT THAT THEY ARE BEING WATCHED?
Our surveillance investigators are 100% confidential. We do everything necessary to insure the covert nature of the investigation. If we ever perceive that the security of the investigation is threatened, we back off and re-evaluate with your input. One important point: Never threaten to hire a private investigator! This will make the suspected subject even more difficult to watch. If you have done this, be sure to tell us ahead of time so we can prepare.
HOW DO YOU FOLLOW SOMEONE?
The techniques of tailing someone are an acquired skill. When following someone we are constantly weighing two factors against each other. First we want to stay close enough to make sure we do not lose the subject at a traffic light or in heavy traffic. However we are constantly balancing this against staying so close that we run the risk of being discovered by the subject. The art of balancing these two factors in a variety of situations can be executed well only by having an experienced NY private investigator working the case. In some cases a second private investigator is preferable and may be required which allows us to keep safer distances and minimizes the chance of losing the subject or getting noticed.
WHAT DO I DO ONE THE SURVEILLANCE IS SET UP?
Once the surveillance plan is in place it is important that you do not do anything to alert the subject of the investigation. Do not change your habits and do not ask too many questions about their activities.
WHAT EVIDENCE WILL I RECEIVE AT THE CONCLUSION?
The evidence collected in domestic surveillance can consist of the video or photos of the activities and a surveillance report which details all the activities in writing. Both are submitted to you, or if you wish we can maintain them for you. Your video can be delivered via CD-ROM, or DVD. There is a nominal fee for Video as well as, Digital photos which may be submitted via e-mail upon request
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There are many signs of a cheating husband or wife. Here are some ways to tell if your spouse is having an affair:
- They lose interest in sexual intercourse.
- The don't say "I Love You" as often.
- They accidentally call you another name.
- They cannot look you in the eyes.
- They are very protective of their phone.
- They suddenly have to "work late" frequently.
- They suddenly take interest in appearance.
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