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You Get What You Pay For

January 4, 2013 0 Comments


Tips from a Private Investigator I

Hiring a private investigator or detective is a big step. You will need to share your secrets or concerns to strangers. You surely want one who can keep all those issues confidential. There are quite a few private investigation agencies and detective services in Indonesia right now, and you might want to know which will get your job done. Whether the one you’re hiring now is the right one for you or not.

It’s not about the money.

Lots of people say that. But the truth is, it is often really about the money. Some people choose to hire an investigator or detective with the cheaper budget. While cheaper, sometimes, they may not get your job done. It is not that unusual anymore and unfortunately IPIA and BEPIA are seeing in an increase of clients that turn to us after giving their money to a PI who does very little, does not give full and transparent reports, or just disappears.

Be careful if the price is cheap. Remember there is truth in “you get what you pay for”. You will be spending your money on nothing if you choose the cheapest option. For example, an agency estimated its budget at 20 million rupiah for 7 days work. While another agency only costs you 5 million rupiah for 7 days work. Be smart. Think for yourself. To do a surveillance a PI has quite a lot of expenses – they might need to rent a car (it often is better to use different cars on different days), to pay salaries of two or three people plus perdiem, the petrol, the toll gates, etc etc etc. Would 5 million cover 7 days work? NO.

BEPIA – Bali Eye Private Investigation Agency is transparent with its budget so the client won’t need to be afraid of spending their money on nothing. BEPIA – a branch of Indonesia Private Investigation Agency, has existed in Indonesia since 2008. Serving approximately 200 cases on many different backgrounds.

About the Author:

BEPIA's Indonesian Director of Investigations has worked on and directed over 400 cases. She has a Diploma (with distinction) in Private Investigation from the UK, and an Australian Government accredited certificate in Investigative Services.