A private investigator, also known as a private detective, is a professional who is hired to gather information and solve problems for individuals,  businesses , and legal professionals. Private investigators have a wide range of skills and expertise, and they use various methods and techniques to gather information and resolve issues. One of the main duties of a private investigator is to conduct investigations into  criminal  or civil matters. This may involve gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses, and conducting surveillance. Private investigators may also be hired to conduct background checks on individuals, such as potential employees or partners, to verify their identity, criminal history, and other important information. Another common task performed by private investigators is locating missing persons. This may involve tracing a person's movements, tracking their financial transactions, and gathering information from family, friends, and associates. Private investi