Top Tips for New Professionals

Take your work to the next level by utilizing surveillance effectively. Every detail matters. All the information you provide to your private investigation company can support better results.

Here are some easy ways to help you get the most out of your next surveillance investigation.

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Note all claimant names, variations of the name, aliases, and family member names, that are listed throughout your file/documentation.

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Provide the claimant’s date of birth.

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Offer the full claimant address, and any other known addresses.

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Obtain claimant phone numbers, including cell and work.

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Provide a primary vehicle(s) description (year, make, model, colour, license plate).

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Secure a copy of the claimant’s driver’s license and/or photo, if possible.

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Describe the claimant’s living arrangements such as single, married, parent’s home, roommates.

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Offer physical descriptions (height, weight, distinguishing features, etc.) of the claimant.

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Offer physical descriptions (height, weight, distinguishing features, etc.) of the claimant’s spouse, or other family members, including approximate ages.

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Note all employment details such as previous or current work (employer, address, days and hours of work, shifts, etc.)

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Identify doctors, lawyers, and clinics associated with the claim, including name and address.

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Describe the injuries or limitations of the claimant and the main area of focus.

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Check for any previous surveillance reports related to the claimant.

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Offer any known social media profiles, nicknames, aliases, or usernames


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