The first known private detective agency opened in France in 1833. Since then, private investigation services have been in effect all throughout the world, and can be contracted for both corporate and civilian purposes. For instance, a company that gets hacked can use digital forensic tools to determine who was behind the attack.
A private investigator’s duties generally include performing background investigations, surveillance or skip traces or searching for missing people. Roughly half of all private investigators work for credit card collection services, financial institutions or other businesses. They all know the meaning of embezzlement quite well and can be employed as insurance fraud investigators as well.
If you are thinking about doing surveillance on someone, you shouldn’t do it yourself, as there are liability issues at hand. Surveillance can be digital as well, however. For instance, mobile device forensics is a branch of digital forensics relating to the recovery of digital evidence or data from a mobile device. Data can also be collected from computers, and computer forensic specialists are always in demand to protect against cyber crimes. More.