Every year we turn down hundreds of cases. People often ask us why.
Though we’re very good at what we do and we feel our private investigators are best in the industry, we’re not in the business of performing miracles.
All things being equal: If we don’t feel we can help with a case, why would we take it on? Taking on cases where we can’t produce results is bad for business.
Every time we are approached to find missing family members or solve a cold case, the client brings an expectation of results, or the peace of mind that comes from knowing they did everything possible to produce results and/or a positive outcome. This is perfectly reasonable. But sometimes there just isn’t much hope to be had.
We Don’t Give False Hope
If you come to us with a cold case, or if you’re searching for a missing person with no information available, we will take all elements of the case into account. There are cases where a fresh and unbiased set of eyes can bring new perspective to an old case, and we have closed many such cold cases. The same goes for missing persons. While we find hundreds of missing persons each year, sometimes people can’t be found. We maintain that If we can’t find them, then they won’t be found, because they either actively do not want to be found, and/or they are living off the grid, outside of mainstream society.
We try not to take on hopeless cases. We hate to tell people no, but we find that giving our clients false hope is much worse than breaking it to them that there is little hope for their case.
When other PI’s have given up
Another reason we may not take a case is if another reputable PI has failed to solve it. Most reputable services will try to ferret out and not accept unsolvable cases, and when a PI with skill has attempted and failed to bring closure to a case, it simply just might not be possible to solve.
So, when you are thinking about hiring a private investigator, be careful of who you choose, and be realistic about the situation and the expectations you have for results.