XG Consultants Group is more than just a background check company—we are a full service security team with experience you can trust. Our team is comprised of investigative analysts and a network of private investigators who work out in the field.
While the term “private investigator” might conjure up the image of a person hidden in the shadows, identified only by his trench coat, wide brimmed hat, and possibly, magnifying glass, the truth is that private investigators are typically less glamour, more function.
Investigators work to discreetly discover information about a person or institution so that their clients “can make an informed choice going forward,” said XG Consultants Group’s Ron Alvarez, a private investigator with a decade of experience. Private investigations typically include checking records and other field research, as well as conducting thorough media searches based on investigative techniques.
Outside of background checks and private investigations, one of the many services XG offers is surveillance. The most common type of surveillance involves fraud and adultery claims.
With any type of surveillance work, there is generally a team of several private investigators who are out in the field assisting with rotating shifts and covering ground. This is especially helpful as surveillance may require long hours or extended travel. Depending on the location, nature of the case, and the day-to-day routine of the target, surveillance can be done either on foot or in a car. Either way, the private investigator is always armed with special equipment to communicate with fellow investigators on the scene and record movement by the target, interactions with the target, and movement to the target’s location and surrounding areas. Although the private investigator runs the risk of being discovered by suspecting neighbors or passerby, a shrewd investigator will be prepared with an alibi when confronted.
The investigative services offered by XG’s team are, according to Alvarez, based upon one ultimate goal.
“Fundamentally, the reason what we do is important is because people should know the truth before they make decisions,” Alvarez said. “We’re in the truth business.”
*Special thanks to Senior Investigative Analyst Liz De La Torre for contributing.