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3 Most Common Private Investigator Cases in Singapore

Ever wondered what are the most common cases a Private Investigator in Singapore takes on? Well, for obvious reasons, we cannot reveal the details, but in this article, we will share an overview of the most common cases a private investigator does.

3 Most Common Private Investigator Cases in Singapore

1. Cheating Spouse

One of the most common causes for a private investigator in Singapore is, you’ve guessed it, infidelity. Catching cheating partners, or gathering evidence for one’s suspected infidelity is the leading reason an individual hires a private investigator.

With more than 30 years of experience in the local and international private investigator industry, Vincent Tan of Asia Top Investigation LLP has won various recognition and accolades as one of the best private detectives in the world.

“People make mistakes, but the most important thing is to learn to forgive and learn from mistakes.” That is a belief and value that Vincent takes with him when serving his clients. He said that not all of his clients wanted to divorce their spouses when they engaged him to conduct surveillance of their spouses. Some of them just wanted to find out more about the third party and why the spouse is cheating.

From Vincent’s perspective, the group of clients’ main intention is to save their marriages rather than divorce. Hence, he saw a need to go a step further, to give advice to his clients on ways to protect their marriages.

When asked whether he managed to save any marriage over the years, he said yes. He did manage to do so for some of the cases. This is probably a unique factor we learned from Vincent and his private investigation team at Asia Top Investigation LLP.

He has a very high success rate in catching cheating spouses. Yet, he also encourages his clients to forgive their spouses. Therefore, he has many clients who feel comfortable working with him.

He has many good clients and referrals because of his strong track record and reputation. He also consistently served family lawyers, commercial (IP) lawyers, and corporate clients. Even during Covid-19, his business is doing ok. The only time his company was not doing well was during the SARS period.

“The motivating factor is the appreciation given by the customers. If you do the job well, go through the report, and whether 80% or 100% successful, your customer will appreciate them. So, love your work, do it well and be excellent!”

2. Background Checks

Background investigations are employers’ principal means of securing information about potential hires from sources other than the applicants themselves.

A background investigation generally involves determining whether an applicant may be unqualified for a position due to a record of a criminal conviction, poor credit history, or misrepresentation regarding education or work history.

More often than not, Private Investigators are hired by corporations to do background checks on persons of interest.

However, occasionally, individuals can also hire PIs to do a background check on someone else, such as the reason for pre-marital background checks.

In some cases, should the clients require detailed background checks, the private investigator may also conduct evidence-gathering surveillance to ensure that the details are accurate and up to date.

3. Commercial Investigations

There are many types of Commercial Investigations conducted by some Private Investigation Agencies in Singapore. Commercial investigations on trademarks, copyrights, patents, and trade secrets are some of the common investigations being conducted. A non-use market survey for potential trademark owners is also commonly conducted by Private Investigators to strike off the registered trademark that is not been used consecutively for five years.

Commercial Cases

In Singapore, Private Investigators conduct commercial investigations related to cases such as Intellectual Property Investigation, Background Investigation, Insurance Fraud, Due Diligence, Trade Secret, Breach of Confidentiality, Assets Recovery, Partnership Fraud, Locating Missing Persons, Tracing Debtor, Product Evidence Purchase with Covert Recording. Identify Writers of Poison /Defamatory Letters, Negotiation On Behalf Of Clients, Extortion or Blackmailing Cases, Bribery Cases, and many more.

Intellectual Property Investigation

This is one of the most common commercial investigations conducted. Asia Top Investigation LLP’s top investigator, Vincent Tan has been conducting trademarks and copyrights investigations since the 1990s.

He has worked with most of the leading law firms specializing in trademarks and copyright law. Most of his clients are from Law Firms, Luxury Brands products, Pharmaceutical Companies, Computer Software Companies, Entertainment Companies, Fashion Companies, F & B Companies, Building Material Companies, Digital Media Companies, Transport Companies, Aesthetics Companies, and many others.

Some of these enforcement cases were reported in local and overseas newspapers and media. Namely, these were reported in The Straits Times, Shin Min Daily News, The New Paper, Channel News Asia, MediaCorp Channel 5, and Channel 8.

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If you're looking for an experienced PI to help solve your case or if you need some advice on an ongoing case, you may contact Asia Top Investigation at or 📱 +65 8820 0007

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