Background Checks for Corporation Records

Do you feel like something shady is taking place at your workplace? Does the environment feel tense, odd and just not right? The truth is, as human beings we are highly instinctual and when we feel these things whether from being wronged through direct experiences, or even indirect experiences based on information we gather, it’s important to take action.

Reasons to conduct a background check

Even if you’re in a situation where you’re forming a business relationship with a company or want to invest in shares, you should conduct a background check to review the company’s legal history, property and assets, licenses and other types of information to make sure they align with your company’s goals or your personal interests. Go with your gut when it comes to these things –and back your instincts with concrete evidence to detect any red flags before it’s too late.

Things you will uncover in a background check are and are not limited to:

  • Consumer complaints
  • Employee complaints
  • Reviews from the Better Business Bureau
  • Their reliability and business practices
  • Their true financial status and secured loans
  • Quarterly reports, annual reports, shareholders’ letters, investment-related documentation
  • Past or pending litigation
  • Public’s view of the company (in online media, newspapers, journals etc.)

Hiring a PI

A PI can help an individual wanting to conduct a background check, synthesize an effective, full and well-rounded search of the company in question. With the right resources and access, they can get the job done quickly, formulate a report of their findings and present it to you  to review. The best part of working with a PI is the security of knowing that the work they are doing is undercover and confidential. You will be able to focus on your goals at hand and move forward with your best foot forward.

If you’re in need of PI services, get in contact with us as soon as possible to get the process started.





Parental Abduction in Canada

In Canada, parental abduction is one of the most common reasons why children and adults go missing. This term specifically cites a parent who has taken, removed, or hidden a child from the other parent in a direct or indirect matter. For example, in a direct situation, a child may have been taken out of town or to a family member’s home in an attempt to isolate the child from the other parent. In a less direct case, a parent may keep a child for longer than they were supposed to, may extend a vacation on purpose or break custody agreements.

No matter the case, this is always a distressing situation. Parental child abductions are very scary, harmful and often traumatic for the child at risk, the parent on the run and the worried parent in search of them. It’s hard to learn to trust again after a situation like this and it can have a significant impact on everyone involved but many have survived this situation and have moved on with strength.  

Conducting a thorough search

It’s important to know that to resolve a situation like this, it takes acting quickly and a deep and thorough search. Parental child abduction is a serious matter and you must use resources to aid your search. Calling the police, hiring a private investigator (PI) and using communication tools like the web and the help of local institutions are all ways you can maximize the search and be an advocate for the situation at hand. 

A private investigator has access to a number of resources like the police but most importantly has far more time to look into the details surrounding your case. This personalized approach brings results to the table faster to reunite parents with their missing children.

Taking care of yourself

The truth is, you will need to be strong and prepare for when your child comes home. Make sure to rest as much as possible; stay with a close friend or parent and to take care of yourself. Depending on the length of the abduction, your child may experience confusion; anxiety and betrayal or they may even feel like they were the ones that caused this to happen. We highly suggest after a situation like this that you ensure that your child is psychologically sound, unharmed and ready to move on from this situation.

When faced with a situation like this, the more help you can get, the better. Please contact us today if you suspect that you have a case of parental child abduction. The earlier we begin to work with your case, the faster we can yield results.







What to Do if Your Child Has Run Away

Did you know that the year with the greatest number of missing children in Canada was 2013? There were 41,035 reports filed that year to the RCMP and 73% of these missing children were made up of runaway children. Having a child runaway is an emotionally crippling situation. If you are experiencing this, here is a step-by-step guide on what to do to keep the situation under control.

Gather Information

The first thing to do is to put together as much information as possible to direct an efficient search by the authorities or a private investigator (PI). The first 48 hours are crucial in the search and largely determines its success.

  • Search their bedroom
  • Contact friends, school or where they work
  • Think about their routine
  • Think of places they go to when they’re upset
  • Try and place yourself in their frame of mind
  • Look for signs of suicide
  • Signs of drug or alcohol abuse
  • Consider why they would run away (abuse, divorce, death in the family, financial worries, problems at school etc.)

Children often end up in youth shelters, at a friend or significant other’s place, or out on the streets. Check these places in the area and contact local hospitals to make sure they are okay.

Understand why they ran away

If a child runs away after something has happened, it means it isn’t a consistent pattern but your child’s natural strategy to solve the problem in that moment. It’s more likely your child will come home as long as they feel accepted and ready to face the situation.

Chronic running away is used as a power tactic over the family to perpetuate high risk acting out and manipulation. This is when a child is acting from very deep wounds as a true cry for help. If your child could be possibly doing this, it is important to understand that they are not running away to solve a problem but to make a bigger one they can use to their advantage.

Hire a private investigator

Working with the police and a private investigator has far more advantages than working with just the police. The police have access to a number of resources but sometimes their personnel are stretched too thin. A PI will focus on your missing child to diligently piece together their whereabouts with the given information. They also have access various sources of information and generally work without any distractions.

If you or someone you know is dealing with a missing child’s case, please get in touch with us immediately so we can bring your child back home to safety.







Legal Advice for Divorce Proceedings

Aside from private investigations, Discreet Investigations has a legal department that is well versed in divorce and family issues, business, real estate and civil litigation. This means, we are well equipped to work with a range of cases to provide sound advice, strategies and solutions. Our legal advice comes from a network of law firms and is crucial in knowing how to proceed particularly when it comes to divorce issues. Here are some of the most crucial times to seek out legal advice during a divorce.

Hidden Assets

Divorce proceedings don’t always go smoothly and depending on the situation and who is involved, it can really bring the worst out of people. Hidden assets or money is one of the most popular illegal divorce tactics. Many people face situations where income has been underreported, items have been hidden, or when money has been stashed away. It is always shocking and upsetting to learn about this and can be very overwhelming to uncover this information on your own. Having sound legal advice will ensure that you get full spousal support payments and child payments so that justice is served.

Money Issues

Money is one of the main reasons for dirty divorces. If your partner was bad with money, their bad practices could be dragged into the divorce. When it comes to mortgage payments, the bank goes after the spouse that has money, leaving room for the culprit to get away without paying their share and leaving the innocent to pick up the tab. This debt can leave you with bad credit rating and the inability to borrow money in the future. 

There are many cases where spending money is done out of spite too — which can be driven by many circumstances like jealously of a new relationship. If you’re caught in a situation where money is exiting out of your account quickly or charges are piling up on the credit card – you’ll want to seek legal advice immediately to determine the best course of action.

Working with law professionals can really make a difference to the outcome of your divorce situation. Read our testimonials to see how Discreet Investigations has played a helpful role of many lives and get in touch with us with any inquiries you may have. 














Surprising Infidelity Statistics

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Discovering that a partner has been unfaithful can be a painful experience. Many relationships don’t survive this kind of devastating ordeal. Cheating is all too common in relationships but there was very little information about infidelity until recently. Luckily, researchers have begun to explore this upsetting social phenomenon in more depth. Here are some of the most surprising statistics about cheating.


Why Spouses Cheat—the Truth about Infidelity

Domestic Surveillance

Many relationships are torn apart by cheating. A spouse’s infidelity can be a devastating revelation from which it may be difficult to recover. What would cause someone to betray their spouse in this way? Psychologists and marital experts have been studying infidelity for years without conclusive results but there have been many important discoveries about why people cheat. Here are some of the most significant information about why spouses committing adultery.


Finding Your Runaway Child

If you have a runaway child, you are probably feeling utterly overwhelmed. In the case of runaway children, police action is limited in many circumstances. Your child’s situation may prevent the police from devoting their full attention to the case, especially if your child is over 12 and they think that your child is not in danger.


Discreet Investigations: Helping Protect Your Vulnerable Loved Ones

At Discreet Investigations, we understand that the need to protect your loved ones is paramount. However, sometimes life gets in the way. Maybe you have an elderly parent who is cared for in Toronto but you live out of province and can’t visit often enough to supervise his or her care. Maybe you have a demanding job and need to hire a nanny to ensure that your children are properly cared for and supervised.


Missing Persons: When to Call In A Professional

Whether your loved one has disappeared, a suspect has gone into hiding, or anyone else has seemingly disappeared off the face of the earth, Discreet Investigations is here to find them. As a private investigation company, we excel in tracking down and finding people even if they employ the most elaborate and complex means of throwing a pursuer off their trail. On some occasions a disappeared loved one or suspect reappears on their own, but don’t count on it. In all cases it is a good idea to call a private investigator to be safe. Below are some specific times when it is particularly best to call a private investigator.