Hong Kong Detective Agencies:
Falling in love? Call a private detective – private investigator who is based in Hong Kong
It’s not uncommon for people anywhere to hire detectives to spy on a partner they suspect of cheating.
But a growing number of Hongkongers are hiring them to check on the man or woman of their dreams to see if they measure up to expectations. On the basis that its better to spend a little money now rather than ruin their life for years ahead including financial loss and emotional pain.
Hong Kong private eye agency Wilsons Detectives and Security Consultancy held the city’s first detective seminar last month.
About 50 aspiring private detectives turned up in the hope of grabbing one of 20 new posts with the growing company.
In a video shown at the seminar the firm showed how its services could be used to help people get to know more about the background and personality of the person they admire before deciding whether to start a serious relationship.
‘In this way, they can pursue the one they love more easily,’ said Sarah Chang a Senior Case Officer at Wilsons Detectives Hong Kong.
Wilsons Detectives says its investigators help clients learn the facts before taking the next step forward.
And the Wilsons believes women make the best snoopers because they are more careful and observant and don’t raise less suspicion as their male counterparts.
And that is why Wilsons agents are 70% female.
As 70% of agents being female Wilsons Detectives is unusual in the industry in Hong Kong.
The agency is however also was out to find more male recruits.
John Wood the agencies, said: ‘If the target goes to places like saunas or nightclubs our male staff must be there to ensure the safety of female staff.
‘And in places dominated by men like mahjong parlours, we need to find male staff to fill the positions.’
Security of our agents is of paramount concern said John Wood the Director of Operations Hong Kong
When a team is dispatched to do the job. The undercover agents must be very experienced.
Wilsons Detectives pays for professional assessments to be made on potential agents.
We need to be sure of their emotional & psychological condition to be certain that they can handle the job.’
She added: ‘There is also training to teach staff how to deal with crisis situations, and some staff are sent to learn self-defence techniques. But so far, none of our investigators has been required to employ them.’
Another area that’s proving big business for the agency is misbehaving children, for instance cases where parents suspect their children are using drugs.
Wood said: ‘I would describe us as actors, but unlike those on TV who can do a second take … we need to be well equipped through training] to deal with emergency situations.’