How do I find the right investigator?

Choosing an investigator is tough, isn't it?

You've probably never had to hire a detective, and probably never will have to do it again. How do you decide on the right detective agency if necessary? Are they all the same or are some better than others? If they're all the same, it doesn't matter who you choose.

If it doesn't, you may be wasting your money and losing your chance to solve your case. So, if you spend a few minutes reading our report at the beginning, you can potentially save a lot of time, money, and heartache.

Are all private investigators the same?

Most private investigators are hardworking and honest. As in any industry, there are unfortunately some bad ones.

What is a private detective and what are his responsibilities?

A private detective is entitled, if there is justified suspicion, to conduct investigations into business or personal matters of a person on behalf of a customer. In many countries a license is mandatory for this.

Investigators' clients include individuals, lawyers, corporations, government agencies, and others. Private investigators are experts at gathering evidence and information. The evidence gathered can be used for court, personal, and important decisions.

The most common areas of responsibility of the Detective Agency MENG consist of the following fields:

  • Insurance fraud
  • Theft
  • Detecting GPS transmitter
  • Credit assessment
  • Defamation Investigation
  • Infiltration & Undercover Investigations
  • Expense fraud investigations
  • Debtor investigation
  • Stalking & Bullying Investigations
  • Payroll Fraud & Working Time Fraud Investigations
  • Industrial & industrial espionage investigations
  • Applicant review & applicant analysis
  • Employee screening
  • Creation of security concepts for private and business purposes
  • Anti-eavesdropping / eavesdropping protection
  • Forensics
  • Address investigation
  • Forgery of documents investigations
  • Custody / right of residence / endangerment of child welfare investigations
  • Adultery / Infidelity / Affair investigation
  • People Search & Missing People Investigations
  • Surveillance#
  • Maintenance Fraud & Maintenance Claims Investigation
  • Romance Scamming Investigations
  • Child repatriation / child withdrawal

What if you use a shady private investigator?

If you use a bad detective, you not only run the risk of losing your money. Worse case, you risk endangering your case or making yourself liable to prosecution due to the investigator's ignorance, as he or she does not know or even ignores the legal requirements for carrying out the case.

This means, for example, that the person you are under observation may notice the observation or that their personal rights are unjustifiably interfered with. In this case, your case can become unsolvable. Most fatally, however, the customer could be exposed to criminal conviction by the investigator using illegal spyware or GPS devices.

The investigators at the Detective Agency MENG consist of qualified experts who have been specially trained for many years and have extensive experience in order to collect specific and specific evidence for you in your case. All detectives and investigators belonging to our detective agency are not only well trained in tactical, technical and observational areas, but also undergo training in the law applicable to the respective country of deployment.

Is it legal to use a private investigator?

Yes, it is perfectly legal to use a detective. The hired detective must act lawfully when conducting an investigation. If it doesn't, chances are the investigator and even the client could face criminal conviction! In addition, it is very unlikely that evidence unlawfully collected could be used in court.

The problem for private investigators and their clients is that the areas addressed in the investigation can raise complex legal issues. In addition, the investigation industry is relatively unregulated in certain areas, so some fraudulent detective agency operators can mislead customers into acting inappropriately. Most investigator clients are unaware of the pros and cons of the law when it comes to investigations. Hence, it is important that you select an experienced investigator with legal training.

The detective agency MENG has been active for over 95 years and is one of the most successful, renowned and oldest detective agencies in the world. Many years of experience in the investigation industry and the constant training of the detective agency MENG team, be it in the technical, tactical or legal area, guarantees the customer the security of being in good hands and of receiving optimal advice and support in his case. 

OK, how do I choose a trusted private investigator?

  • First, you want a company that has been around long enough to know what it's doing. In some countries it is relatively easy to get an investigator license, but much more difficult to learn how to actually solve a case. This requires years of practice and constant training in investigations and law.
  • Second, you want to make sure that the hired detective agency you are dealing with has at least one physical office in the country where the assignment is being placed. This is a good principle, and not just when it comes to investigative business, as it ensures a certain level of accountability. This means that if things should go wrong, the commissioned detective agency cannot be found in order to request a refund or file a claim for damages.
  • Third, you want to use a broad-based investigation firm with years of experience and not an insurance investigator or department store detective. Private and economic affairs (individuals, companies, law firms and others) differ fundamentally from e.g. Insurance investigations and are usually many times more complex. You therefore need a really broad-based detective agency that handles your type of matter on a daily basis. In every investigation, you face the unknown and you never know where your investigation will end. Hence, you need an investigator with a broad range of expertise.
  • Fourth, you should confirm that the registration number of the detective agency is displayed on its website and in the contract.

Detective Agency MENG

Ultimately, the choice is easy. The detective agency MENG has been operating continuously and successfully for almost 100 years. From a physical headquarters and several global bases, the detective agency MENG conducts investigations throughout Germany and around the world, relying on its own highly qualified and experienced investigators and detectives.

The detective agency MENG offers a very wide range of investigation and detective agency services, including surveillance, insurance fraud, sick pay fraud, theft, Forgery of documents investigations, Custody / right of residence / endangerment of child welfare investigations, Adultery / Infidelity / Affair investigation, People Search & Missing People Investigations and more.

Our clients include individuals, small and medium-sized businesses, multinational corporations, law firms, government agencies, local government agencies, and more.