Who is hiding behind the Wall - the investigations of the Private Detective Agency reveal
Updated: Aug 31
"Beware of quiet water and a silent dog", says a popular saying. In fact, do we know who can disappear? Anyone can become a missing person, regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, or education. OK! And what is the reason for the withdrawal?! The reasons for disappearance are many and varied and can include mental illness, miscommunication, accidents, domestic violence, and being a victim of crime.
Although there are inherent risks associated with any disappearance event, certain population groups have been recognized as particularly vulnerable to harm while they are missing. Adults are more likely to be listed as long-term missing persons, however, our youth are most likely to be reported missing. Of the 53,000 reports of missing persons submitted to the police in 2021, 54% refer to persons aged 13 to 17.
Millions of people disappear every year, according to the International Commission on Missing People, and organized crime is involved in many of these cases. The violence associated with drug trafficking in particular, but also wildlife smuggling, resource theft, human trafficking, and other criminal rackets, plays a key role in many of the disappearances. At its most sophisticated, organized crime is transnational, highly organized, and often systemic. It features in everyday life, infiltrating systems and groups that are essential to society. Disappearances are often a byproduct of this criminal activity. Because corruption is often at play, disappearances may not be investigated thoroughly or at all unless you hire a private investigator. Sometimes national or regional authorities are paid off or unable to access information due to the power and reach of the criminal groups involved. The same can be said for enforced disappearances in which there is a degree of state involvement, where the person is kidnapped, secretly imprisoned, or killed, and the body is hidden by the government or those acting on its behalf.
According to our statistics, here are the groups of people most often investigated:
Children and adults looking for a parent who left when they were very young
Friends or family members who have lost touch over the years adopted children and adults who want to find their biological parents, Childhood friends or classmates, or college or university friends who have lost touch or moved away from former co-workers
He is looking for someone who owes an enormous debt
Finding someone suspected of a crime who is believed to have fled the city
Finding a missing family member or friend (Those living with an intellectual or physical disability or without life-saving medication, people expressing suicidal thoughts, the elderly and those living with dementia, those who have mental illness or depression)
Checking if a person died or was imprisoned
Businesses (or employees of a business) that have locked their doors but owe money or services
A parent or spouse who has gone missing after divorce, or because of domestic abuse, mental illness, drug or alcohol addiction, or other problem
You can't find the desired person yourself, sorry, you can work at a reduced capacity, under more stress and spend a lot of time and money. That's why we have our licensed team of investigators available to help you, one of our services is skip tracking. Hopping is a technique for tracking and locating people who have gone missing, whether intentionally or not. Skip tracing is a service that involves gathering as much information as possible about missing persons, and then analyzing and verifying the information in order to locate them. Individuals who perform this service are often called skip tracers. Our licensed private investigator can assist with skip searches and other investigative services.
Who uses skip tracing services?
Skip tracing services are used by many types of people, including:
Lawyers and paralegals
Often the wanted person does not want to be found. For example, skip tracks are often conducted to locate high debtors who have skipped town to avoid payment. These individuals may have gone to great lengths to cover their tracks, so a high level of investigative skill is required to track them down. That's where skip tracking companies like our agency Private Investigator Switzerland come into play.
When we think about private investigators, most of us imagine something out of a movie: The private investigator sits in his car, chomping a sandwich and smoking a cigar while he tries to catch a cheating spouse and lover in a clandestine embrace. But is this the way it is in real life? Yes and no. Private investigators are often hired to assist with family law cases, and they can be very helpful for a variety of reasons. However, more often than not, the evidence they collect is more circumstantial than what you see in the movies. When the case involves extramarital affairs, the couples are usually discreet enough that the film is PG-rated at best. Still, every private investigator has stories of catching people in the act and capturing some very private, revealing moments on film.
What’s more, there’s no job too big nor too small for us. We have detailed experience and have all the proper licenses. We work with debt collectors, legal teams, families, and more. We are professional and knowledgeable, and we can employ the latest data-gathering tools to locate any person of interest. Trust your skip tracing needs to one of the country’s most experienced skip tracing companies; contact our team Private Investigator Switzerland to learn more about our private investigator services.
Take care of yourself
There is a popular saying "Take care and God will protect you". True, but today the imagination and courage of the deceived overcome almost all borders. However, searching for missing people can be distressing, frustrating, and dangerous. Some cases include searching mass graves, seeing the remains of people who have been subjected to horrific treatment, or working with victims who have survived physical or psychological torture.
Even the most hardened individuals may need outside support to cope with the level of trauma and stress these cases can cause. You can prepare by establishing a support network that includes your colleagues, friends, and a good therapist.
Do not travel to a danger zone without reliable contacts and a realistic plan for how to leave quickly if necessary. Do not travel with sensitive information on your computer or phone. Whenever you travel, make sure your team knows where you are and how to issue an alert if you are in danger. Be especially careful with photos and videos that may inadvertently reveal clues about who your sources are or where they are. Such traces can be contained in the clothes of the interlocutor or in the metadata of your images. Keeping in touch with your sources after the investigation is published is crucial, as they are vulnerable and may be targeted as a result of your work.
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