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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is the cost of Private Investigator services in Toronto?
The estimated cost of private investigation services in Toronto vary based on the client’s specific needs. Some basic services such as research come with a flat rate, but some costs can vary widely depending on the type of service provided, how long was it provided, and other important factors. This is because each case is unique and comes with its own set of challenges. The best outcome is achieved with a customized set of investigative services designed to meet specific client needs. Consider it as an investment to choose an established agency with a good track record to achieve the answers you seek within the time frame that is most beneficial to you.
Are Professional Private Investigators licensed?
Private investigators have to be licensed to work professionally. They undergo an extensive and rigorous training program to gain full certification and obtain a legal privilege to operate. An investigative agency that does not comply to this professional requirement should be avoided. For gathered information to be legally acceptable, they have to be gathered by a licensed private investigator who follows established protocols.
What can a Private Investigator assist me with?
Private investigators offer a range of services to help you in various ways. Some of the private investigation services provided include investigations for fraud, WSIB, and insurance, family investigations on child welfare, child custody, and more, skip tracing, social media monitoring, investigating cheating spouses or cheating partners in infidelity cases, locating someone, and surveillance services. As a client of a private investigator, you can avail of one, several, or all of these services to meet your specific needs.
Can a Private Investigator help me find someone right away?
Looking for a missing person or persons is one of the private investigation services offered here at Haywood Hunt. We give our best to render services in a proactive and timely manner while making sure that private matters are kept private. If you’re looking for a runaway child, wandering parents, fleeing debtors, or missing employees, call us and our team will work with you to provide a fast and secure service in a manner that is safe for all parties involved.
Can I hire a Private Investigator to follow someone legally?
It is legal for professional private investigators to follow someone, because private investigators have the means, the skills, and permission to track a person’s location as is required for a client’s case. Private investigators may actively report on an individual’s actions and location using their investigative skills and state-of-the-art tools. Private investigation services that are related to this include skip tracing to find missing individuals, using location services to track wayward seniors, and finding fleeing debtors.
Is it legal to hire a Private Investigator for Child Custody cases?
Private investigators are often hired to help gather evidence and other information in child custody battles. The information gathered by a private investigator can help safeguard a child via child welfare monitoring to see if a child is adequately cared for. This service can also check if a former spouse or partner is adhering to responsibilities linked to child welfare such as on-time custody payments and the like.
Is it possible for Private Investigators to obtain cell phone records?
Because of privacy restrictions in place that protects those who are living in or visiting Canada, it is not legal for private investigators to seek out or obtain cell phone records. Haywood Hunt & Associates, Inc. complies to all rules set by the Canadian government and respects every individual’s right to privacy. What we can do is to use other legal methods to obtain information that can be useful for the case. These methods may involve surveillance services or fraud investigations.
Can a Private Investigator testify in court?
Depending on circumstances, private investigators may be called in court to testify for information obtained by using their services if the information can have a significant impact on a case. In some instances, private investigators may be asked to present their findings before a court or a jury to help them come to an appropriate conclusion using the available data.
Is it possible to Private Investigators to access all types of information?
Private investigators are professionals that work within ethical standards and are well trained to follow rules and regulations. They follow Canadian privacy laws such as PIPEDA or the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act. This act governs the use, collection, and disclosure of client data. Private investigators from an established firm will be professional, discreet, and respectful of this act as well as other rights of private individuals.
Can my Private Investigator share my information without my consent?
No. A professional private investigator is discreet and will make sure that the service provided will protect the client’s identity and other information. This is the reason why hiring a licensed private investigator with professional training is important. The private investigator that you hire should be able to inform you upfront of what can be expected and clarify with you how communication and information will be handled in such a way that they adhere to PIPEDA.
Who regulates Ontario’s Private Investigation Agencies?
The Ministry of the Solicitor General regulates Ontario’s Private Security Industry, which includes all Private Investigators and Agencies, all Security Guards and registry employees that directly employ in-house security staff. Haywood Hunt & Associates Inc. is a fully licensed Ontario Private Investigation Agency through the Ministry of the Solicitor General.
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