The services of private investigators are gradually becoming more and more popular among the population of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. A wide variety of orders are sent to a detective agency, i.e. to find a missing relative, to check the reliability of a business partner, or to track a specific person. The list of reasons for contacting the detective is very long and it is constantly growing. But strangely enough, there are many people who simply do not trust private investigators. Some consider them deceivers, others for some reason believe that the help of a detective is fabulously expensive. And these are just some of the myths that are associated with detective stories. In this article, we will try to debunk some of them.
Myth 1: Anyone can be a detective
To obtain the official detective license, a series of conditions must be met, including passing physical and psychological tests, possessing a specific diploma, not being an official, not having criminal antecedents and many other incompatibilities.
Myth 2: Only for the rich
The essence of this myth is that only very wealthy people can hire a private investigator. Ordinary people should not even think about such luxury.
In fact, everything is not so sad at all. Of course, there are many detectives who work only with wealthy people. Therefore, the price tags for their services can hardly be called modest. But there are also many small detective agencies, with more modest requests. That’s just their help will be affordable for almost anyone. Of course, a lot depends on what exactly you need as the cost of the work of a private investigator is estimated by the amount of effort spent on it.
Myth 3: Increases the price
According to some residents, any private detective is simply obliged to set the price for his service, focusing on the thickness of the client’s wallet.
And partly this myth is true. Some private investigators do not really miss the opportunity to earn extra money on orders from wealthy clients. Any self-respecting detective agency has a certain price for its services, where the cost of each service is clearly stated. Therefore, you can always check how much the price stated by the detective matches their real prices.
By the way, as mentioned earlier, the detective sets the price for his services based on the effort. Therefore, if your business is very simple, then it will be useful to try to bargain. In this case, there is a chance of getting a small discount.
Myth 4: Spying Outlaw
Another myth is directly related to the imperfection of Oklahoma laws regulating the activities of private investigators. Some people do not quite correctly understand the essence of the restrictions that are imposed on the detective, and therefore believe that it is impossible to follow a person at all.
The law really restricts the actions of detectives, forbidding them, as well as all other people, from entering other people’s houses, installing devices for covert surveillance there and generally getting into the person’s private life in any way when he is at home or at work. However, on the street you can calmly watch him as much as you like.
Myth 5: Deceivers
Some people are afraid to turn to detectives because they do not believe in their honesty. They are confident that a detective can calmly disclose confidential information if he is paid for it.
In this case, we are talking about professionalism, which can be checked by asking to show a license for detective activity. If it is not, then it is better to look for another detective agency. Seeking help from a detective without a license is like treating a doctor without a diploma. As a result, you can make a lot of serious trouble. So always choose only professionals with a good reputation and then you do not have to worry about the safety of your secrets.
Myth 6: It is a sector that is not controlled
Detectives are regulated by law. In addition, the police keep a record of all the detectives in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and their activities (except the clients’ information or the content of the investigations).