Hiring a private investigator can be difficult if you do not know what you are looking for.
Mercury Investigative Services is a Private Investigator/Detective Agency located in Perth WA. Our team of Investigators has been servicing Perth for over 20 years and are fully licensed by the WA Police Service.
Our Investigators are fully qualified, police licensed and able to provide a number of investigative services in Perth WA and nationally if required. Our Private Investigators have undergone extensive training and have the skill set to enable us to achieve the results you require.
At the completion of an investigation, our clients are provided with a detailed factual report and DVD of all the video evidence we may obtain during the investigation process.
A large number of our investigations are conducted on behalf of insurance companies, law firms and corporate clients however we also provide investigations of a domestic nature, including spousal matters and child custody issues. We offer our clients a range of services including;
Spousal Investigations have become an increasingly sought after service from MIS in recent years. We obtain an equal amount of calls from both men and women and have a high success rate during these investigations.
Most of the times if a client has gone to the trouble to hire a Private Investigator, then the chances are, something is most likely happening.
We provide our clients with DVD footage of all evidence obtained along with a detailed factual report of the surveillance investigation. Enquire Now?
Skip Tracing – Debtor Locating
We receive a number of requests to locate individuals, not only in Perth WA but nationally also. Often the
reason is locate a tenant who may have skipped town with rent still owing and possibly damage to the property. We can usually track these people down but often it comes down to the amount of information our clients have on the people they are trying to locate.
We also track people down to serve legal documents and for people who may be avoiding their child support obligations.
Private Investigator FAQ’s
Below we have listed the most common questions we receive as Private Investigators:
- How much will it cost to hire a Private Investigator?
It is difficult to give an exact cost for an investigation as there are many different types of investigations and circumstances. Most companies will charge an hourly rate, depending on their expertise and the scope of the investigation.
The hourly rate could range anywhere from $80 p/hr to $300 p/hr with the relevant mileage and travel time. This will be agreed upon before the commencement of the investigation and will be in the Service Agreement between yourself and Mercury Investigative Services.
- Can Private Investigators legally listen into private telephone calls/texts?
Absolutely not! We as Private Investigators are bound by the Surveillance Devices Act 1998, Security and Related Activities (Control) Act 1996 & the Privacy Act 1988. These Acts clearly stipulate that no conversations can be recorded without the parties consent. So if a company claims they can do this for you then we would suggest to walk away and carry on your search for a more professional, law abiding firm.
- Can we can access bank accounts?
Private Investigators cannot obtain any such thing, including bank accounts, phone records, medical or criminal records without a person’s consent.
- Do we have similar authority to Police Officers?
No, Private Investigators have as much authority as the average person in the street- none, although you wouldn’t think this from the way some Investigators act. This means we can’t trespass on private property or access confidential records etc. We are however, licensed and able to conduct investigations into people and have the resources and know-how that the average person may not.
- Following someone is easy?
We have numerous clients who call us after they have attempted to conduct the investigation themselves. Unfortunately it is illegal and not recommended however some people do try to cut costs where possible! Following a Subject takes years of training to ensure discretion is assured and to remain in contact with the Target at all times. It is anything but simple and can be very stressful at times!
- Can you locate my partner if they have a restraining order against me?
Unfortunately we get many queries on this subject and often the caller has not been truthful with us. MIS will not track down a person if we believe the client is acting illegally and/or the person’s safety may be at stake if we provide the information to the caller.
- Insurance Investigations – Surveillance & Factual
- Employee Misconduct
- Theft Investigations
- Copyright Investigations
- Corporate Investigations
- Litigation Support
- Spousal Investigations – Infidelity & Divorce Matters
- Special Investigations
Whether you are an individual requiring a Private Investigator for a domestic problem, a solicitor requiring information for a client, or a business looking to minimise losses, our team of private Investigators are here to assist you 7 days a week. Please call our Private Investigators in our Perth office on 1300 120 612 to discuss your matter confidentially and for an obligation free quote. Alternatively you can email our office at firstname.lastname@example.org