Because of the work of, so called, Pseudo-detectives and frequent complains to the Polish Society of Licensed Detectives, ( www.licencjonowanidetektywi.pl ) we would like to caution you against such types of activity.
A crook does not give his full contact data. He only gives his cell phone number or e-mail address.
He makes appointments at private places like coffee or at client's.
He avoids presenting the documentation that is required by law - licence, entry to the register of regulated activity, explaining that he has left them in the office.
He agrees to start a case without required written form that describes terms, scope, time and costs.
He charges an advance payment without confirming the total cost.
He lures you with a price that is very low compared to the rates offered on the detective services market.
How to choose the right detective?
1. It is appropriate to review a license.
2. It is best if it is a detective who has been on the market for a long time and the opinion about him can be verified.
3. It is good, if this detective belongs to some organization of detectives.
4. A detective always has an insurance policy.
How to denounce a crook detective?
The most common effects of the cooperation with a pseudo-detective are not completing a task and the loss of advance payments. It should be also noted that, after completing a task, a pseudo-detective won't provide us with a final report. Lack of agreement or confirmation of payment make us unable to get our money back.
IF AN EVIDENCE WAS OBTAINED BY AN UNAUTHORISED PERSON, IT CAN'T BE USED IN A COURTROOM.
If a client uses the illegally obtained evidence, he or she risks criminal sanctions.
A licensed detective should have:
• detective's license
• entry to the register of regulated activity
• insurance OC policy
• after completing a task, he should make a final report