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Nature of surveillance and investigation
As an aid to help our clients better understand the nature of the Private Investigation industry, the processed by which we work, and regulations by which we are governed, we have prepared this information sheet so you may have more realistic expectations regarding the work Probe Intelligence Service will conduct on you behalf.
1 We have no more authority that does a private citizen. We are not police officers. The training testing, background checks, and certifications process we go through in order to obtain our Registration is meant to set us apart as individuals who are committed to unbiased professionalism. As such, we are bound to rigid codes of conduct dictated by the Association of Private Detectives of India.
2 Similarly, we are not attorneys. Though we are very knowledgeable of the laws governing our actions, any advice we give concerning the direction or outcome of your case is merely a suggestion that should be approved by any legal representative you may have.
3 We are not magicians. Ours is an industry revolving around details gathered through available information, the understanding of this details, and the working knowledge of how to follow the trails we uncover. This detailed information is generated through diligence and knowing where to look. Just as librarians are not geniuses, they simply are trained on where and how to find information.
4 Sometimes the information generated is contrary to what the client hopes to find. We cannot guarantee results. We can only guarantee that the necessary information, documentation, etc will be searched for diligently, legally, expediently, and as economically as possible.
5 If surveillance is necessary we feel obligated to inform you of the “real life caveats”. Surveillance, especially moving surveillance, is a hit an miss science. We can perform these observations under agreed upon time and location parameters but cannot promise activity on behalf of the subject. Similarly, moving surveillance carries with it inherent obstacles such as the unpredictable nature of traffic. There is no guarantee that contact with the subject can be maintained as we cannot predict traffic flow, traffic conditions, weather, or other unforeseen problems. As in number one above, we have not more authority than an ordinary citizen. This includes traffic laws. Similarly, privacy and private property laws will dictate the conduct of some surveillances.
Probe Intelligence Services can, however, make a promise that most of the other agencies can’t. That is, we will do everything in our power to reach the goal of obtaining the information you need in a timely and economical fashion and conduct ourselves in a professional and discreet manner while representing you in your case.
Table 1 Grading scale for answers to questions on an application form
Result of check or reply Probable decision
False replies on the application or
serious derogatory data uncovered

ask for detailed

more likely to reject than accept. Consider: probably minor derogatory data or incorrect answers. Ask for an explanation. Recruitment in balance.
Explain: discrepancies in the application of a minor nature. More likely to accept than reject.
Totally true replies Accept: even if there is a disclosed some-what derogatory history, including in some circumstances serious criminal convictions
Table 2 Likely results of false information on job application forms
Information requested in the question
100 Full name False Reject
17 Previous names False Reject
100 Sex False Reject
74 Date of birth Incorrect Reject
33 Place of birth Incorrect Confront
15 Citizenship False Confront
2 Passport number Incorrect Explain
22 Social security number Incorrect Explain
11 Physical description Wrong Reject
9 Current photograph Wrong Reject
Home addresses
100 Current address False Reject
40 Years at address Incorrect Confront
15 Previous address Incorrect Explain
37 Home telephone number Incorrect Consider
(a) Replies to questions    
20 Schools attended False Reject
20 Date of attendance False Explain
20 Universities False Reject
20 Dates of attendance False Confront
100 Qualifications obtained Incorrect Reject
30 Name of teacher for reference False Reject
(b) Results of company checks    
  Unexplained gaps in schooling   Explain
  Record of insubordination   Confront
  Expulsion   Confront
  Record of violence   Confront
  Record of theft   Confront
  Record of truancy   Explain
Financial information
(a) Replies to questions    
15 Total family income False Explain
15 Regular monthly outgoings False Confront
15 Name and address of banker False Confront
7 Details of credit cards False Explain
9 Names, addresses and amount of credit False Confront
(b) Results of company checks    
  Excess of outgoings over salary offered   Confront
  Undisclosed major creditors   Confront
  Unreliable credit record   Consider
Personal and family
(a) Replies to questions    
20 Personal references Derogatory Confront
39 Marital status False Reject
20 Number of children False Explain
Tables 1.2 (cont.)
Information requested in the question
15 Names of children False Explain
17 Children’s dates of birth False Explain
15 Total dependants False Confront
9 Date and place of marriage False Confront
7 Wife’s maiden name False Consider
4 Details of previous marriages False Confront
4 Names and address of parents False Explain
13 Employer of spouse    
with a competitor
with a competitor
(b) Result of company checks    
  Grossly unstable family background   Confront
17 Owner/tenant False Confront
(a) Replies to questions    
43 Name and address of present employer False Reject
24 Length of employment False Confront
61 Responsibilities False Confront
31 Salary record False Confront
10 Name of company referee Not known Confront
20 Reasons for leaving previous employers False Reject
(b) Results of company checks    
  Undisclosed job hopping   Reject
  Disclosed job hopping   Consider
  Unexplained employment gaps   Reject
  Unsatisfactory performance   Confront
  Company disloyalty/subversion/dishonesty   Reject
  Undisclosed non-competition Contracts   Reject
20 Physical disabilities Concealed Confront
11 Name and address of doctor False Confront
11 Surgical operations Concealed Confront
11 Previous criminal convictions (minor) Disclosed Accept
  Previous criminal convictions (major) Disclosed Consider
  Previous criminal convictions Concealed Reject
24 Membership of clubs/associations Concealed Consider
    Inflated Reject
20 Driving licence Invalid Confront
0 Directorships in companies and private business interest Concealed Reject
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