“That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

When it comes to investigations, sometimes the most effective methods are those that aren’t in plain sight. That’s where undercover investigations come in. These types of investigations take a more covert approach to gathering intelligence and evidence. With the help of undercover investigators, businesses can uncover facts that would otherwise remain hidden. Let’s take a look at how undercover investigations work and what they can be used for.

Types of Undercover Investigations

Undercover investigations can be used for a variety of purposes. Here are some common ones that many businesses use them for:

Employees stealing from the company is unfortunately something that happens fairly often. With an undercover investigation, the investigator can identify which employees might be stealing from their employer and allow them to take appropriate action.

Companies need to know if their confidential information is being leaked or stolen by competitors or other individuals who may have access to it. An undercover investigation can help identify potential data breaches and ensure that your company stays protected.

If you think someone may be stalking you, an undercover investigation can help determine whether this is actually occurring and provide evidence needed to help law enforcement act against the stalker.

If there is suspicion of drug use in the workplace, an undercover investigation can help determine whether this is actually happening and provide the proof you need to take action.

Non-disclosure agreements are important contracts between parties where one agrees to keep certain information confidential. But when these agreements are broken, an undercover investigation can find out who did it and provide proof for legal action.

Fraudulent activities occur more often than you might think, but with the help of an undercover investigation, businesses can uncover any fraudulent activities taking place within their organization before it’s too late. Another form of fraud detection investigation is in the case of insurance fraud, where it’s important to uncover if a person or employee is truly injured or taking advantage of the system.

In cases where litigation is necessary, an undercover investigation can provide crucial evidence to support any claims being made in court by either party involved in a suit.

How Undercover Investigators Gather Evidence

Undercover investigations involve gathering evidence through various methods such as video surveillance, using hidden cameras/microphones, performing “buys” (where investigators purchase products or services), traditional surveillance techniques (following people around), sting operations (where investigators pose as buyers/sellers), and social media investigations (analyzing public posts on social media platforms). All of these techniques combined allow investigators to gather intelligence and evidence without anyone knowing they are the subject of an investigation.

At Bulldog PI we have experienced private investigators who specialize in all types of investigative services including covert operations like undercover investigations. We are available in Myrtle Beach, Spartanburg, Greenville and surrounding areas in South Carolina. When you need to know, call Bulldog PI!