The Advent of Online PIs: What Defines How they Do What They Do

Private investigation has a lot of imagery and clichés attached to it. There is the “lone wolf” investigator who, for one reason or the other is unattached to the government. There is the trusty sidekick/chronicler who manages to either accidentally make discoveries which are crucial to the case or get himself into a situation where he needs rescuing. And today a new scene is becoming common—that of the online private investigator.


Online private investigation can be defined in two ways.

  1. It could be the usage of the internet to contact private investigation agencies.
  2. It could also be the actual investigation of internet crimes through private agencies.

Let us discuss the first definition. Private Investigation agencies need clients in order to keep the business rolling. This means that they have to advertise. The internet is the best media to advertise in today. This is because it also allows people to contact a private investigation agency directly.

People who contact private investigation agencies often need discretion. Because of the advent of online private investigation a client doesn’t even need to show his or her face to anyone in order to present a case. Online private investigation services will only ask the required information and the method of payment. After that, you only need to wait for the results of your inquiry.

Another thing that people need is convenience. In the past, private investigation agencies were often located in “seedy” parts of a city where rent is cheap. This means that people needed to go to great lengths in order to even present their case to a private investigator.

However, online private investigation services now allow people to access the services of a private investigator right from their homes. In fact, because of the development of mobile technology, people today have access to the services of online private investigation from practically anywhere in the world.

Let us now talk about the other form of online private investigation. As we all know the internet is open to all types of people. There are those who make use of the internet to make their lives a little easier and there are those who use the internet to make others’ lives harder. Because of this, many people call on the services of experts to make sure that their internet lives aren’t interrupted or in any way damaged by online attackers.

There are also certain crimes which are done through the internet. Those we are most familiar with probably include:

  • Embezzling
  • Stealing electronic funds
  • Compromising data or privacy

What they have in common is that they need experts in order to solve them. Online private investigation involves the investigation of various electronic records in order to crack a case.

What sorts of online investigators are out there?

  • Specialists in internet security
  • Specialists in tracking hackers
  • and More

As more and more news of cybercrimes hit the news, it will be more than just the role of the online PI that we will learn about. It will be all the more important to make sure to take measures that we can to protect and extend protection to those who are vulnerable to these attacks.

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