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Private Investigator FAQS

Nathans Investigations Private Investigator FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) are a valuable resource for individuals seeking information about the role and services of private investigators. This curated list addresses common inquiries related to the investigative process, legal considerations, and the range of services we offer. FAQs help our potential clients understand the capabilities of private investigators, the ethical standards we adhere to, and the steps involved in initiating an investigation with Nathans Investigations. Covering topics such as cost estimates, confidentiality, and the duration of investigations, these FAQs serve to demystify the investigative field and provide individuals with the knowledge needed to make informed decisions. By addressing common concerns upfront, our private investigator FAQs contribute to transparency, build trust, and empower our clients to navigate the investigative process with confidence.

What should clients know about our pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

We firmly believe in transparent pricing. There are no hidden charges for mileage, tolls, fuel, photographs, or video services. Our prices are fixed and all-inclusive.

What is our typical process for working with a new client?

To initiate the process, we recommend starting with either a phone call or an email conversation. During this communication, we will ask you a series of questions to better understand your requirements. Based on the information gathered, we will then construct a customized investigative plan that meets your satisfaction & budget.

What education and/or training do we have that relates to our work?

Our agency consists of a team of extensively educated, skilled, and seasoned professional investigators. We work in specialized units dedicated to resolving even the most intricate investigative cases. Our investigators receive ongoing, rigorous training to ensure we maintain the highest level of proficiency in various fields, covering private, personal, and corporate investigations.

With backgrounds in military, law enforcement, and risk management, our team is dedicated to serving our clients. We take pride in our investigators’ experience, confidentiality, and unwavering commitment to those who trust us with their most sensitive matters.

How did we get started doing this type of work?

Eric Nathan, the President of Nathans Investigations, is a distinguished individual with a strong background in the field. As a U.S. Army Veteran, he brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the table. Eric holds several board certifications, including Certified Social Media Analyst, Certified Social Media Expert, Classified Intelligence Gathering expert, as well as proficiency in Interrogation and Interviewing techniques. Furthermore, he graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Private Investigation Services, demonstrating his dedication to continuous learning and professional growth.

Prior to establishing Nathans Investigations, Eric Nathan worked as an insurance fraud and workman’s compensation investigator for a national investigation agency. He also served as the lead private investigator for the Florida Bureau of Private Investigators. Additionally, Eric has held significant roles, such as a field operations supervisor for a Florida-based Security and Intelligence firm, a Regional Asset Protection supervisor, and a behavioral health counselor.

Eric Nathan is renowned for his passion, drive, and exceptional performance in the field of private investigations. He has earned a solid reputation for his unwavering loyalty and dedication to his clients and the community. As a member of esteemed organizations such as the Florida Association of Licensed Investigators, the Association of Investigative Specialists, the United States Association of Professional Investigators, The Council of International Investigators, and The World Association of Detectives, Eric actively engages with fellow professionals in the industry.

Under Eric Nathan’s leadership, Nathans Investigations has garnered numerous awards for its outstanding private investigation services over the years. Their accomplishments have also been highlighted in various media sources, showcasing the agency’s achievements and contributions to the field. Nathans Investigations is highly regarded for its leadership qualities within the private investigation industry and its positive impact on the community they serve.

What types of clients have we worked with?

Nathans Investigations is a nationally recognized private investigation agency that offers professional and confidential services to a wide range of clients, including private individuals, small businesses, and high-profile clients. With a commitment to excellence and maintaining strict confidentiality, Nathans Investigations delivers comprehensive private investigation solutions tailored to meet the unique needs of each client.

Recent investigation we are proud of?

One investigation that we found fascinating was a corporate investigation we conducted. The objective of the investigation was to uncover internal fraud within a large multinational corporation. The investigation involved extensive financial analysis, interviews with employees, and digital forensics to gather evidence.

The project took approximately six months to complete. During this time, investigators meticulously reviewed financial records, conducted interviews with key personnel, and performed in-depth analyses of electronic communication and data trails. The complexity of the case required collaboration between the investigative team, forensic accountants, and legal experts.

The thorough investigation ultimately led to the identification and prosecution of several individuals involved in the fraudulent activities. The success of the investigation not only saved the corporation from significant financial losses but also helped restore trust and integrity within the organization.

It’s important to note that the duration of any investigation can vary depending on its complexity, the scope of work, available resources, and any unforeseen challenges that may arise during the investigation. Each project is unique, and the timeline can be influenced by various factors.

What advice would we give a new client looking to hire an agency?

If you are looking to hire an investigator, here are some valuable pieces of advice:

Research and Gather Information: Take the time to research and gather information about different investigation agencies thoroughly. Look for their experience, reputation, and the range of services they offer. Check online reviews, testimonials, and ratings to get insights from other clients.

Verify Credentials and Licenses: Ensure that the investigation agency you are considering has the necessary credentials and licenses to operate in your state. This helps to establish their legitimacy and expertise in the field.

Assess Experience and Specializations: Look for an investigator with substantial experience in your specific area of interest. Specialized expertise can greatly enhance the quality and effectiveness of the investigation services they provide.

Confidentiality and Discretion: confidentiality is of utmost importance in our line of work. Make sure the investigator emphasizes confidentiality and demonstrates a track record of handling sensitive information discreetly and professionally.

Clear Communication: Effective communication is essential throughout the process. Choose an agency that demonstrates clear and prompt communication, actively listens to your needs, and provides regular updates on the progress of the investigation.

Customized Approach: Each case is unique, and an agency should be willing to tailor their services to your specific requirements. Avoid one-size-fits-all approaches and seek an agency that demonstrates a willingness to understand your individual needs and develop a personalized investigative plan.

Transparency and Pricing: Request detailed information about the pricing structure and any additional fees or charges. A reputable agency should be transparent about its pricing and provide a clear breakdown of costs upfront.

Consultation and Evaluation: Consider scheduling a consultation with potential investigators to discuss your case in detail. This allows you to evaluate their professionalism, expertise, and suitability for your specific needs.

Trust and Rapport: Building trust and rapport with your chosen agency is crucial. Choose an agency with whom you feel comfortable sharing sensitive information and who demonstrates a genuine commitment to your best interests.

Legal Compliance: Ensure that the agency adheres to all applicable laws and regulations in conducting its investigations. Operating within the boundaries of the law is essential to protect your interests and maintain the validity of any evidence obtained.

By following these guidelines, you can make an informed decision when hiring an investigator, ensuring that you receive reliable and professional investigative services tailored to your specific needs.

What questions should clients think through before talking to an agency about their case?

Before reaching out to investigation agencies about your case, clients should consider asking themselves the following questions:

1. What are my specific goals and objectives for this investigation?

2. What type of expertise or skills am I looking for in an agency?

3. What is my budget for the investigation?

4. What is the desired timeline or deadline for completion?

5. Are there any specific qualifications or certifications that my investigator should possess?

6. What level of experience or track record am I seeking in an investigator?

7. What are the potential challenges or obstacles that could arise during the investigation?

8. What level of involvement or communication do I expect from the investigative agency?

9. Are there any legal or regulatory requirements that the investigator should be aware of?

10. How will success be measured or evaluated for this investigation?

By thinking through these questions, clients can have a better understanding of their investigation requirements and expectations. This will help facilitate effective communication with the agency and ensure that the right questions are asked & answered during discussions about your investigation.

why hire us?

Our agency employs specialized teams consisting of highly skilled professionals who bring valuable expertise from military, law enforcement, and risk management backgrounds. With our extensive knowledge, training, and practical experience in private investigations, we are dedicated to delivering prompt and efficient results to our clients. Working closely with you, we will identify the most appropriate services for your specific case. Our team is equipped with a wide array of unique and innovative solutions to tackle even the most challenging circumstances our clients may face.

what is the cost?

Our rates for private investigations are designed to align with the complexity and duration of each individual case. Unlike many other agencies, we have developed a distinct system that offers our clients a pre-established price for the entire investigation. This means you won’t encounter any unexpected fees, retainers, fuel costs, tolls, or hidden charges. Our aim is to provide a cost-effective solution for even the most challenging investigations. Additionally, we do not employ any form of “rounding up” in our rates to account for unforeseen expenses. Instead, the price of an inquiry will be determined based on your specific requirements, ensuring a tailored and transparent approach.

How does it work?

To initiate an investigation, the first step is to engage in either a phone call or an email conversation with one of our licensed private investigators and private detectives. During this initial interaction, we will ask you a series of questions in order to assess the optimal course of action for your case. Based on the information gathered, our team will meticulously construct an investigative plan that meets your satisfaction and aligns with the unique needs of your situation. Throughout the investigation process, you will be kept informed of any relevant updates or modifications. Upon the conclusion of the investigation, we will provide you with a comprehensive written report, accompanied by any pertinent photos or video evidence that was collected during the investigation.