Missing Persons / Finding Someone
Are you trying to find someone? Are they:-
Regardless of the reason, the resources JFA Brisbane have developed over the past 30 years enable us to find almost anyone, often quickly and inexpensively. We use time-proven professional investigative techniques and have access to extensive on-line databases and various other information sources, which often allow us to locate someone in hours (or even minutes) when others have failed.
Please note: Given the nature of a general missing person inquiry and the varied reasons a person might legitimately not want to be found (e.g. a violent or abusive domestic situation) we will not supply the address or whereabouts of a female without first obtaining her permission to release that information.
The only exceptions are:-
Difficulties resulting in increased cost
Listed below are some of the things which make locating a person more difficult and therefore more expensive.
When two or more of the above situations apply, the difficulties are obviously compounded and the costs involved in locating that person will usually significantly increase.
We charge an initial fee of $55.00 to review the information you provide and will spend up to half an hour conducting a number of preliminary searches to ascertain whether an address and other contact details are available.
The results of those searches are then provided to you by email as screenshots.
If the person is not located, we will provide you with other possible options for proceeding. These might include additional cost-based searches, additional inquires and/or investigations.
Unless there are particular difficulties (see above), our success rate in locating someone with those preliminary searches is around 50%.
The information we need
A link to our online Missing Persons/Finding Someone Form is provided below.
Once the form is submitted, you will then be automatically taken to a page where payment of the base charge of $55.00 can be made.
Locating someone so documents can be served
We are not licensed commercial agents, so are unable to serve process. If the sole purpose of locating someone is to serve them with documentation, you would be far better off using a good licensed commercial agency to both locate and serve that person. This will also likely be a far less expensive option than using a PI (to locate the person) and a court bailiff to serve the paperwork.
A private investigator's access to information
A private investigator has no more authority to access information that a member of the public.
No private investigator in Australia has access to:
So, how does a private investigator find someone? Well, in the first instance there are quite a few commercial databases available these days, but they can sometimes cost several thousand dollars a year to access. In most cases, their cost makes it impractical for someone not doing bulk searches to access. Each have their pros and cons, so usually several need to be used and the information collated, analysed and assessed for accuracy and relevance. In addition, most experienced investigators will also have some tricks-of-the-trade (all totally ethical and legal) that can be employed as well.
For all adoption matters, we highly recommend using an adoption specialist such as:
I.S.C.A. (Independent Search Consultants Australia)
PO Box 163
Cleveland Qld 4163
Tel: 0418 873 101