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What is a Background Investigation or Background Check? By Asia Top Investigation Singapore PI

What is a Background Investigation or Background Check? By Asia Top Investigation Singapore PI
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What is a Background Investigation / Background Check?

Background investigations and reference checks 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 criminal conviction, poor credit history, or misrepresentation regarding education or work history.

A reference check generally involves contacting applicants' former employers, supervisors, co-workers and educators to verify previous employment and to obtain information about the individual's knowledge, skills, abilities and character.

How do PIs conduct Background Checks?

What is a Background Investigation or Background Check? By Asia Top Investigation Singapore PI

More often than not, Private Investigation Agencies are hired by corporations to do background checks on persons of interests. However, occasionally, individuals can also hire PIs to do a background check on someone else. To find out how PIs typical conducts background, you can read this article here.

Asia Top Investigation PI Background Investigation

What is a Background Investigation or Background Check? By Asia Top Investigation Singapore PI

At Asia Top Investigation, we conduct background investigation for commercial and personal cases. Before we conduct a background investigation, we must understand what are our client requirement and objective. We will customize the background investigation to meet their needs, for example, some clients want to focus on the subject's financial status while some clients want to know more about the subject's personal life profile.

In Singapore, personal data is protected under the Personal Protection Act 2012 (PDPA). Hence, all Private investigators have to stay within the legal parameter when conducting any background investigations. Most of the information gathered is though field investigation, online search tools and databases, OSINT Tools, in-depth analysis of open-source information, information from independent cultivated sources with an international connection and verifying information through lawful methods. With a strong network, expertise and resourceful private investigators, we can provide critical information for companies and individuals. With our analytical skills, we can provide strategic insight for clients to make the right decision, understand clearly the risks and strategize their defense toprotect themselves from further damages or losses.

Asia Top Investigation conducts background investigation on target by searching through Open Source intelligence ( OSINT)and online database. We search all available social media to identify the target visual profile and social media networks for related information. Searches of subject / subject close associate is gather through multi online platforms. After obtaining the information operatives will try to infiltrate the target indirectly to gather information through Human Intelligence (HUMINT) and analysis the information obtained.

Base on the information gathered we will conduct a ground intelligence gathering on the subject to confirm all information gathered from OSINT.

Pre-Marital Background Check

What is a Background Investigation or Background Check? By Asia Top Investigation Singapore PI

Most private investigation agencies conduct pre-marital background investigations, noticed a rise in these cases during the last few years. This might be because of a number of sham marriages reported online.

Private Investigator Vincent Tan says, most clients have some suspicion on their potentialpartner while some just want to be sure and safe about their lifelong commitment. It is wise to conduct a background check if suspect something is amiss and for their peace of mind.

Some potential partners might be not truthful about their career, educational background, financial status, any past relationship, or property ownership. These are some of the main concerns clients are worried about. While some are concerned about their wide age gap between them or partner being a foreigner.

Some clients might have a wonderful relationship but want to be on a safe side to protect themselves.

Private Investigators conducting a pre-marital check must be well trained and proficient in this field and most importantly conduct discreetly.

Clients are interested in

1. Partner's financial status ( whether if in debt)

2. Background

3. Social relationship

4. Past criminal records

5. Current and previous marital status

6. Any children

7. Assets

8. Behavior (smoking, drug, alcohol addiction if any)

9. Employment status

10. Education

If you're looking for an experienced PI that to help solve your case or if you need some advice on an ongoing case, you may contact Asia Top Investigation at or 📱 WhatsApp us at +65 9651 1969.

If you’d like to learn more on private investigation-related knowledge, feel free to check out our other articles here. If you're interested, we've also written an article on how to hire a PI agency in Singapore here.

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