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3 Things Private Investigators Can’t Do

by | Feb 28, 2017 | Uncategorized | 0 comments

Private investigators are called to uncover the truth in many different types of cases. However, that doesn’t mean there are no rules for the way they gather their information. State and federal laws prohibit certain behaviors by investigators. Here are three that may be of particular interest to you if you’re thinking of hiring a private investigator to help you.

  1. They can’t use any method they want to get cell phone records. Private investigators are not allowed to use pretexting to obtain cell phone records. Pretexting is when a party uses personal information to pose as an individual and get records from their telephone provider.
  2. They aren’t allowed to use wiretapping. Wiretapping is a method used by a third party to listen to a telephone conversation. Private investigators can’t use this in order to obtain information.
  3. They can’t present themselves as law enforcement officers. Although private investigators in South Carolina are regulated by SLED, the State Law Enforcement Division, they are not considered to be members of law enforcement.

Reputable private investigators will abide by these rules, as well as other ethical and legal standards. If you need help in South Carolina, you can trust Whitesell Investigative Services. We do things the right way and get the results you need. Call our office 24 hours a day, seven days a week to learn more.

Whitesell Investigative Services is a professional private investigation service in Rock Hill, SC. Contact us for all types of investigations, including infidelity, divorce, child custody, background checks, or if you need a process server.

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