Private Investigators

Do you need a discreet private investigation carried out by trained professionals? IFW Global has a network of trusted, highly resourced and experienced private investigators at the ready.

Your privacy is always our foremost concern. Whether you’re looking for information on the activities of an individual, an employee or a company, our private investigators will help you to uncover the truth. 

We can provide covert advanced video and physical surveillance, background and due diligence investigations, corporate espionage investigations, cyber investigations and on-the-ground physical investigations so that you can gain the information and peace of mind you need.

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Bring the truth to light with a private investigation agency

IFW Global provides effective and discreet private investigation services, including video surveillance and comprehensive background checks to both personal and corporate clients. While our headquarters are based in Sydney, NSW, we have satellite offices and networks of investigators throughout regional and metropolitan Australia and worldwide.

We use advanced and proven physical and cyber investigation techniques to supply our clients with detailed and accurate reports. All of our private investigators are experienced in providing the best outcomes for clients with the highest degree of confidentiality while staying within all legal and regulatory guidelines.

Before you hire a private investigator, read our article – How To Choose A Professional Private Investigator.

You can hire a private investigator for a range of reasons

Conduct a background check

Whether you’re looking to go into business with an individual, hire a new employee, make a significant personal connection or invest in a company, you need to know the facts. Our team of operatives are experts in using cutting-edge technology to deliver you the truth. No job is too big or too small for our cyber investigations division. Learn more about our background check services here. 

As well as running routine background checks on potential employees, life partners or investment opportunities, our expertise and resources are sought out by law enforcement agencies all over the world. You can rest easy knowing the same team who are ready to carry out your investigation has been trusted by international task forces to successfully investigate multi-million dollar scams. 

We even helped 60 Minutes win a major award when they embedded a film crew into the dramatic successful conclusion of a Manila investment scam operation. 

Perform covert video surveillance

Our highly trained and experienced covert video surveillance operatives are resourced with advanced video recording technology, mobile surveillance units and expert skills needed to track and investigate any individual. It doesn’t matter if the person you need information on resides in a rural or city environment, if they’re in the public eye or keeping a low profile – we can find them. 

Our team of private investigators gets close enough to capture high-definition video footage of your subject and conducts surveillance to reveal their physical movements and activities.

We deliver this footage to you with a detailed report describing times, locations and descriptions of the subject’s behaviour throughout the investigation period. We know how important it is to all our clients to keep this investigation completely confidential. Our investigators always put your privacy first and act with integrity and discretion.

Find a missing person

We are highly skilled in locating missing persons and tracking down debtors, also known as skip tracing. Whether they have disappeared under suspicious circumstances or have vanished voluntarily, our private investigators have the prowess and resources to pinpoint their whereabouts.

Gather evidence for court proceedings

Whether you want to unearth the activities of a cheating partner, collect information for a custody battle, secure proof of corporate fraud or anything in between, our private investigators will dig deep to deliver. We strive to provide you with admissible evidence for use in court proceedings, equipping you with the insights required to take legal action and protect your best interests.

Private investigators with a proven track record

Revered investigators

A global leader in private investigations, IFW is regarded for its ability to unearth actionable evidence. Our highly experienced investigators, researchers and analysts leave no stone unturned, shedding light with exceptional skill.

Proactive investigations

We tackle every investigation with a proactive approach that evolves with every breakthrough. Our private investigators utilise direct access to local databases, expert witnesses in cyber fraud, and a network of confidential informants.

Worldwide resources

We leverage exclusive relationships with state, federal and international law enforcement agencies across the globe. Our private investigators can also liaise with local and foreign correspondent lawyers to uncover money trails and hidden assets in almost any jurisdiction.

Admissible evidence

To help you take legal action against an offender and attempt to recover any losses, our private investigators will provide a rigorous brief of evidence for criminal proceedings in the relevant jurisdiction. 

Total confidentiality

IFW conducts every private investigation with unfaltering professionalism and discretion. Enjoy peace of mind that your personal data is encrypted and that case details will never be disclosed without your consent.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • IFW Global is a truly global private detective agency with operations currently being run all over the world with representatives in over 100 countries, across every continent. We have a vast network of intelligence operatives and field investigators solving fraud and cybercrime and recovering assets.

  • As well as having operatives working globally, IFW Global is licenced locally in several locations, including Australia and the USA.

    IFW Global Investigations Pty Ltd (“IFW”) is licensed by the NSW Police Force and regulated under the Commercial Agents and Private Inquiry Agents Act 2004. You can view our license here. This can be verified on the NSW Police Force public register here.

    IFW Global USA is a licensed private investigation agency in the State of Florida (License No: A 1900003) in the United States. This can be verified on the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services website here.

  • IFW Global can provide the following services to our clients:

    • Asset Investigation
    • Background investigations
    • Covert Physical Surveillance
    • Locate Investigations (Online & physical)
    • Business Intelligence / Due Diligence investigations
    • Cyber Profiling
    • Intellectual Property Investigations
    • Business Email Compromise/Payment Diversion Fraud
    • Financial Intelligence
    • Cyber Intelligence & Monitoring – Individual/Corporate
    • Individual and Corporate Profiling
    • Corporate Espionage
    • Reputation Management
    • Anti-Piracy Investigations
    • Personal Protection Services
  • The costs and fees associated with these investigations vary, depending on the service you require and the country. Our team will conduct a complimentary review of your case and outline a scope of work based on our initial assessment. We will provide you with a questionnaire to help you summarise your enquiry and allow our team to review it in a timely manner. 

    If your case is complex and requires extended evaluation, we will request funding to review all documentation to give you the most accurate assessment of your case.

    Our fees can be settled by bank transfer or by using a credit card (please note, that all credit card transactions incur a 2.5% processing fee).

  • IFW Global is a private investigation firm. We are unable to provide pro-bono work as we incur significant costs throughout any investigation. We are not government funded and our firm does not offer litigation funding, therefore, our clients must fund their investigations.

  • This will depend on the type of private investigation you require. For example, database fees may be applicable, however, an estimate is always provided before any work commences.

    We will never incur any additional expenses without your authorisation and/or prior approval. You may request further work to be conducted however we will provide an estimate of fees before this is completed.

  • This depends on what service you require. We will need as much information as you can provide that supports your enquiry. We will also require your ID (Current passport or Driver’s license) for our records.

  • As our firm and all of our operatives are licensed by the NSW Police Force, all evidence obtained as a result of our private investigations is admissible in any court of law in Australia and in most cases, in any foreign jurisdiction.

  • For most of our private investigations, it can take up to 14 business days. Depending on the urgency of the case, we can work with our clients to achieve the best results within the timeframe required. If further work is requested outside of the agreed scope of work, please allow additional time.

  • Whether or not an investigation is successful depends entirely on the specifics of your case. The more actionable evidence our investigators gather, the greater the likelihood that you will be able to take legal action. 

    To estimate the likelihood of success, we will perform a preliminary assessment of your case. You then may choose whether or not to proceed with the private investigation.

Submit an enquiry

Understand the process and make an informed decision about engaging IFW Global services. Complete our enquiry form and get started with your investigation.

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