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April 25, 2011

Private Investigator Melbourne

Enlist a Professional Private Investigator in Melbourne Precise Investigation is no stranger when it comes to the citizens and businesses of Melbourne, with the company having provided world-class private investigation and detective services to hundreds of clients within the city and the state, and most […]
April 25, 2011

Private Investigators in Sydney

April 25, 2011

Private Investigators in Adelaide

Adelaide’s Most Trusted Private Investigators Hiring a professional private investigator based in Adelaide is easier than one might expect. Our private detectives are a testament to the Precise Investigation name, an agency that’s stood at the very forefront of the private investigation industry in Australia […]
April 25, 2011

Private Investigators in Perth

Hire a Private Investigator in Perth Precise Investigation has maintained an enviable reputation as one of Australia’s most sought-after private investigation agencies, with our detective services being called upon by the likes of businesses, government organisations and individuals alike for close to three decades.  As […]
April 25, 2011

Private Investigators in Hobart

Tasmania’s Leading Private Investigation Firm Tasmania is no different from Mainland Australia in regards to social development, commerce, governmental requirements and relationships that its residents live by and within from day to day. As such, we have established a base in the island’s capital, Hobart, […]
May 19, 2011

Child Custody and Family Law Investigations Australia

We’ve been providing parents across Australia with a wide range of investigative services, tailored specifically to meet the needs of any child custody or family law-related matters. Whether you need support in proving your spouse to be an unfit parent, assistance in overturning a custody hearing or proof of domestic issues, our family law specialists can help.
May 19, 2011

Phone and Data Recovery Services Australia

Need a fast and efficient means to gain access to vital information in a phone, laptop or computer? Our data recovery experts make use of the most up-to-date software and the latest know-how to provide our clients with some of Australia’s most effective data recovery solutions. Simply give us a call on today 1300 856 011 to get started.
October 7, 2011

Online Dating Enquiries From Australia’s Top Investigators

It is widely acceptable for people to meet and romanticise online, and it is generally safe to do so, however, with so many people instilling their trust in technology, there comes an opportunity for others to take advantage. If you’d like to know who you’re really talking to online, have us run a professional online dating enquiry.
November 23, 2012

Change Your Password | Staying Safe Online Australia

Why You Should Change Your Password: It might not seem like much, but your passwords are your foremost, personal protection against hackers. Not all hackers are interested in overthrowing government sites, or leaking top-secret information. Some just want passwords. With that, many people dismiss the notion […]
January 25, 2013

FBI Investigation Catches Gozi Criminals | Gozi Criminal Investigations

FBI Investigation Catches Gozi Criminals: I have always admired the skills that the FBI implement in their surveillance and investigation work. As a child I used to love coming home to great detective shows, watching the FBI take down major criminals through their intense investigation […]
February 3, 2013

Woman Finds Birth Parents Through Facebook | Investigations Through Facebook

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February 6, 2013

How to Block Your Phone Number Being Displayed When Calling Someone | Block Your Number

How To Block Your Number From Being Displayed When Making A Call: As private investigators, we are often asked about hidden, blocked or secret phone numbers. There are a number of genuine reasons as to why someone would want to keep their phone number private, […]
February 7, 2013

How to Keep Your Children & Teenagers Safe Online | Online Security Australia

Keeping Your Children & Teenagers Safe Online: Being concerned about what your children are doing online is not necessarily the same as being “overprotective.” Although the Internet is a wonderful and powerful tool, children and adults, alike, are often confronted with a number of risks […]
February 11, 2013

9 Tips To Stay Safe on Public WIFI | Online Privacy Australia

Staying Safe on Public Wifi – 9 Tips: Don’t be fooled by the notion that the WIFI network you’re connected to in Maccas is completely safe. Sure, it can be, but there are always ways for prying eyes to get in, so we’ve put together […]
February 13, 2013

8 Tips For Online Dating | Online Dating Australia

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February 24, 2013

6 Ways To Find Someone Online In Australia | Person Lookup Australia

Finding Someone Online in Australia: If you ever need to track someone down or locate a missing person, we highly recommend alerting the Police or, depending on the circumstances surrounding your search, hiring a company like Precise Investigation to do the looking for you. With […]
March 7, 2013

Catching Mr Smiley | Skip Tracing and Locates Australia

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March 19, 2013

Gambler Uses Casino Surveillance To Steal $32 Million | Stealing from Australian Casinos

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March 23, 2013

10 Signs You Are About To Get Scammed | Australian Fraud

10 Signs You Are About To Get Scammed: Think you’d be easily tricked into buying something? What about if you didn’t even know that you were buying it? These days our email accounts are so clever, filtering out all of the junk that we don’t […]
May 11, 2013

Axe Murder of Private Detective Suggests Police Corruption | Investigations Australia

Axe Murder of Private Detective Suggests Police Corruption: Private detectives’ lives are often likened to what we see on TV and cinema screens; long trench coats, magnifying glasses and the occasional bullet are amongst the many misconceptions. Although these perceptions are a little far from […]
May 31, 2013

NBA Star, Tim Duncan Hires Private Investigator To Follow Wife | Surveillance and Evidence Australia

Tim Duncan Hires PI To Follow Wife: Hiring a Private Investigator isn’t just something you’d do if you thought there was a murder on the prowl, or if you needed to spy on a competitor – there are hundreds of services that a professional Private […]
October 7, 2013
Activities Investigations and Factual Investigations

Activities and Factual Investigation Services for Australian Insurers

In serving Australia’s leading insurance companies and, as a registered provider for Worksafe Victoria, Precise Investigation delivers some of the most accurate Activities and Factual Investigation services in the country, coupled with the clearest and most comprehensive reports. Lower the risks of fraud in your portfolio today through investigations focused on discretion, precision and reliability.
October 7, 2013
Debt Collection Services Australia

Professional Debt Collection Services | Australia

Precise Investigation offers clients an unrivalled approach to debt collection, resolution and recovery through thirty years’ experience in the field, specialist training and the use of only Australia’s most qualified and trusted professionals. We’re sure to help locate your target, ascertain the most effective means of recovery and proceed with a fast, efficient and reliable debt collection service.
October 7, 2013
Commercial Surveillance

Commercial Surveillance Investigations & Solutions

We’ve been providing commercial surveillance services to Australian businesses across every major state since 1987. As the years have passed, we’ve continually developed on our service approach and investigation procedures to afford our clients the means to confirm their suspicions, gather key evidence to assist with any associated court proceedings and ultimately put their minds at rest.
October 7, 2013
Due Diligence Services from Precise

Due Diligence and Risk Reduction Services

It’s crucial that you refer to reliable information when you come to make that next big decision, whether you’re looking to invest in something, hire a particular person or you’d simply like to know more about their history. Our professional due diligence services have long served Australian companies and individuals and continue evolving to better suit their needs.
October 7, 2013
Skip Trace and Locates

Commercial Skip Tracing and Location Services

It's not uncommon for businesses to lose track of disgruntled employees, non-paying customers, debtors or even ex-staff members. Most frequently, we're called upon to assist with headhunting old colleagues, finding the odd run away customer and even, providing the whereabouts of ex-business partners who still hold critical information about clients or ongoing projects. We can help you find them.
October 7, 2013

Professional Fraud Investigation Services | Australia

Whether you’re hoping to expose deceit or minimise your chances of becoming a victim of commercial fraud, rest assured that our private investigators have the experience, the skillsets and the discretion required to unveil only the most relevant, unbiased and accurate information. We then present that information as a comprehensive report for you or your lawyer to review.
October 7, 2013

Professional Internet and Computer Forensic Investigations

Internet and Computer Forensic Investigations are designed to locate, extract and analyse data and associated usage patterns across computer systems, mobile devices and both private and commercial networks. That information is gathered in line with Australian Law and compiled into a comprehensive report which our clients can put forward as evidence in court, should it be required.
October 7, 2013
Background Checks & Employment Screening

Employment Screening and Background Checks | Australia

Our background checks and employment screening services are available across Australia, affording businesses of all sizes the opportunity to streamline recruitment, mitigate risk and ensure the smooth running of their day-to-day operations. Speak to one of our investigators today to find out what our background checks and employment screening services can do for you and your business.
October 7, 2013
Commercial and Government Bug Sweeping

Expert Bug Sweeping Services for Commercial and Government Clients

In today's day and age, and taking into account just how quickly technology is evolving, the threat of having your private conversations, your location and your activities recorded, stored and transferred across the web is real. Employing the services of a professional bug sweeper can drastically reduce the risks of confidential information falling into the wrong hands.
October 7, 2013
Online Behaviour and Internet Enquiries

Online Behaviour Enquiries for the Commercial Market

Precise Investigation’s professional online behaviour enquiries are designed to shed light on a given person’s activity online, whether it be through a mobile device, a home or office computer or a laptop, over both private and public networks. We’ll work to your exact requirements in exposing usage patterns, frequencies and specific sites that a particular person has visited.
October 7, 2013
Infidelity investigations

Cheating Partner and Infidelity Investigations | Australia

If you fear that your partner may be romantically involved with someone else, but you’re struggling to get any answers, hiring a professional, discreet and experienced private investigator might be the solution you’re after. We’ve been putting concerned couple’s minds at ease for over thirty years and we can do the same for you.
October 7, 2013

Internet and Computer Forensics Australia

A more advanced and in-depth approach to data recovery; our forensic computing investigators use powerful database and activity mapping software, coupled with data recovery tools and a wealth of experience to decisively locate, extract and document catalogues of information from any given device or computer. Available today and tomorrow, across every major Australian State.
October 7, 2013

Find a Missing Person | Skip-Tracing and Location Services

Hire one of our skip tracing and location experts today to have a missing person located, within reason, whether they be absconders, debtors, missing children or those suffering from psychological stress. With over thirty years behind us and one of the highest success rates in Australia, we’re sure to be of service.
October 7, 2013
Background and Security Checks

Personal, Criminal and Employee Background Checks Australia

Have us run a background check for you today and rest easy knowing that you’ll soon get to the bottom of your concerns. Whether you’re hiring a babysitter for the first time or you’re looking for your next CFO, a background check can make whittle out the weeds and help you make those big decisions all the easier.
October 7, 2013
Bug Sweeping and Anti-tracking

Professional Bug Sweeping Services | Australia

If you think someone might be interested in tracking your location, your conversations or what you do when you’re alone, then it’s time for a professional bug sweep. Bugs aren’t necessarily something you’d only see in the movies – not anymore, anyway; any mobile phone that’s been left behind could pose a threat, as well as countless tracking devices sold online.
December 11, 2013

12 Cyber-scams of Christmas | Christmas Scams and Fraud Australia

12 Cyber-scams of Christmas: This Christmas is set to be a stormer, especially in the realms of online shopping. However, not everyone’s expecting to pay for their gifts, in fact, there are lots of people who are aiming to use this festive time to their […]
December 12, 2013

Victoria’s New “Sexting” Laws to Protect Minors | Child Protection and the Law in Australia

Victoria’s New “Sexting” Laws to Protect Minors: Victoria is to become the first state in Australia to implement new laws surrounding “sexting”, the act of sharing sexually explicit images over the Internet or by phone. The idea is to protect minors who take and share […]
January 12, 2014

3 Reasons to Hire a Private Investigator to Catch a Cheating Spouse | Affairs and Infidelity Australia

3 Reasons to Hire a PI to Catch a Cheating Partner: If you ever suspect your partner or spouse of having an affair, or cheating on you, then you may be inclined to confront them. So what happens when they deny it? Where do you […]
January 12, 2014

What Can a Private Investigator Do For Me? | Private Investigators Australia

What Can a Private Investigator Do For Me?  Here’s a list of 101 things that we, as Private Investigators, can do for you. We have experience across a wide and diverse spectrum of cases and, as such, we approach each with the appropriate means, tools […]
January 13, 2014

Showing The Courts You Are a Fit Parent | Parenting and Child Custody Australia

Showing The Courts You Are a Fit Parent: Separation can be one of life’s most difficult moments, and when little ones are involved, the whole thing can escalate beyond our imaginations. Some are lucky and have the ability to move forwards without too much anguish, […]
January 15, 2014

Yahoo Hires PI to Find Missing Programmer | Skip Tracing & Locates Australia

PI Hired to Find Missing Programmer: Luke Arduini, a bright-spark programmer over at Yahoo!, specialising in Javascript, has been missing since New Year’s Day. Yahoo! executives brought a search team together, including the expertise of a leading private investigator, James Vierra, in an attempt to […]
January 15, 2014

Our Tips On How To Erase Yourself From the Internet | Online Privacy Australia

Tips On How To Erase Yourself From the Web: These days, people are uploading more and more of their personal information on the web, particularly through social media. It may be all “fun and games,” but be weary of prying eyes and untrustworthy “friends.” With […]
January 18, 2014

Tracking Employees Increases Productivity and Reduces Theft | Business Development Australia

Increase Productivity and Reduce Theft: Last year, a business that provides landscaping services to homes and workplaces, hired the services of a Private Investigator to keep watch over employees who work mostly outside the office.  She had them track nine of its 16 employees.  A […]
January 18, 2014

How to Keep “Work From Home” Employees Honest & Accountable | Employment Australia

How to Keep “Work From Home” Employees Honest & Accountable: Working from home has had a bad rap lately, with Yahoo! CEO, Marissa Mayer, implementing a ban on the practise altogether and other, larger organisations incorporating strict restrictions on their “Work-from-home” policies. It needn’t be […]
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