PI SpyPeople are not always who they appear to be. By hiring a private investigator you can conduct a background check on anyone of interest. Here are a few different types of background checks that can help validate someone’s past.


Checking someone’s history is always advised if they may come in contact with young family members. These include nannies, babysitters, and tutors all of which have an influence on developing minds. For example, a nanny may have been charged or convicted of drug abuse and is now applying to care for children. Always check before allowing anyone to be trusted with young children.


Hiring a private detective can help protect family members and family assets. As young adults begin having social lives and dating, their companions may need to be checked out to make sure they have no ulterior motives. When relationships advance into marriage proposals, investigations become even more important. For example, a soon to be son-in-law may seem to be marrying into the family for money. These checks are completely confidential, which offers peace of mind without anyone else needing to know.


Protecting business and personal finances reduces stress, allowing people to make good long-term financial decisions. Knowing who people really are and what they have done in their past cultivates trust. Potential business partners should be checked for any previous instances of impropriety, such as bad debt, tax liens or judgments that have been placed against them. For example business finances are not adding up and a partner is acting suspicious. They may have a history of this problem.  It is required to check them out.


Most employers do background checks on their employees. Hiring a private investigator to perform a self-check make the person aware of any personal information that may have a negative impact on their employment. For example a small indiscretion can ruin a person’s chance of getting the job they seek.  Knowing what’s out there can help you deal with the problem. Anything from an DUI to a 20 year old shoplifting charge can be devastating.

Private investigators have access to information that ordinary people do not. Investigations allow people to surround themselves with those who can be trusted around family and finances. Don’t take risks when an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. A background  investigation can be just a click away.

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Bruce Robertson

Bruce Robertson is a private investigator and founder of Tristar Investigation, California’s premiere detective agency. Bruce is also a media commentator for the investigation industry, featured in the New York Times, CNN, History Channel, MSNBC, Los Angeles Times and many more. You can find him on Google+ LinkedIn and YouTube.