Who contacts investigation agencies and why?

Who contact investigation agencies?

The investigative branch is still a  service market niche, also because of recent regulations we discussed elsewhere. For many years investigative services were considered a privilege of the wealthy (that wanted to be informed on their conjugal life) or enlightened detective activities able to solve every intrigue in crime news.

The investigation is rather something more. 

Generally, in the business environment, the ones that contact investigation agencies are subjects that work in a variety of contexts.

In which settings investigation agencies work?

Private detective agencies work in different settings that need investigation and collection of information. What differentiates one setting to another one is the scope of the investigations, that is, the purpose for which the collected information is used by the client.

What makes a good detective is:

    1. Listen to all client needs
    2. Outline the objectives of the investigation
    3. Select which tools to use
    4. Search information
    5. Collecting data on an appropriate data support medium
    6. Process information
    7. Send the processed information in a timely response or by consulting with the client

This general practice applies to the demand of every sector, though the implementation and the required level of detail in each step can vary. It is obvious that, for example, tracing of a debtor’s bank account requires a less complex investigation rather than an international search of a missing person.

As mentioned, investigation agencies cover needs in different sectors by applying this modus operandi:

    • Family Law: child custody, suspicious of marital infidelity, maintenance payment, heir search, and so on.
    • Business Law: unfair competition, trademarks or patents, distributor and supplier analyses, due diligence for fusion and acquisition, and so on.
    • Labor law: absenteeism, undeclared work, fake sick days, and so on.
    • Banks and credit institutions: NPL and UTP portfolio sale and acquisition, investigation for debt collection agencies,
    • Human Resources: background check, reputation, and so on.
    • Private sector: credit recovery, people tracking, data verification, and so on.
    • Insurance: anti-fraud, collection agencies, and so on.

Someone who requests a private investigation can be a jealous husband, an anxious mother, a corporate executive, a small business owner, an HR Manager a little on the fence, a private lender that lost track of the person who owes him money.

What if the investigation has to be done abroad and not in Italy?

“If I need to do an investigation abroad, do I have to contact a foreign agency?” this is a question that many ask and we would like to give a clear answer.

No, not at all.

The most structured detective agencies, like TTMRisk, have international collaborators and provide professional investigations on behalf of private and legal entities.

Contacting a foreign detective agency means to face significant obstacles:  from the gap in the language to the poor knowledge of the law and social background of the country in question. 

Contacting TTMRisk agency to run international investigations allows you to rest easy and rely on competent legally authorized professional people that will be able to investigate in specific areas, identified before and during the ongoing research.

As professional experts in national and international investigation, we can guarantee:

      • Dedicated advisors in UK
      • Dense network of professional people all over the world
      • Strategic network in formal and informal information channels.


  • Expert investigators coming from the territory where the investigations are performed, hence aware of its regulations and social environment. 


Contacting our detective agency is a choice that can minimize risk and maximize benefits, regardless of the scope of the investigation. 

Here some of the services that TTMRisk provides at international level (and also at national level):

    • personal investigations to verify suspected inappropriate conduct of a person
    • patrimonial and financial investigations on foreign hidden assets
    • international search of a person (missing person, heir, friend, relative)
    • registry office authentication in another country
    • checking and verification on persons that have a position of trust in personal or family setting
    • international investigation on foster children
    • international trust services
    • verification of the manager or supervisor reliability during business travel
    • investigation on insurance fraud in a foreign country
    • background check before recruiting applicants
    • investigations and information search on business partners, suppliers, consultant, clients of a foreign country
    • patrimonial and financial inquiries on people or companies for credit recovery
    • international due diligence
    • competitor analysis
    • credit recovery in a foreign country
    • debtor tracing in a foreign country
    • information collection process that has legal evidence for infidelity, separation and divorce 

Author: Jessica Bertazzo

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