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Sentry Private Investigators Ltd offer 'No Find, No Fee' people tracing services in the UK.

People Tracing in Birmingham - Finding Missing People

SPI are Birmingham based private investigators offering bespoke 'no find, no fee' people tracing services in the UK across the Midlands, East of England and London (terms apply). We specialise in a range of Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) gathering techniques, including background checks, people tracing and locating missing people. Whether you are looking for long-lost friends or distant family members, the chances are, we will find them. We search live and accurate data bases with our UK based people tracing services to pinpoint current addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses. 

Private Trace Searches

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Private sector trace searches are generally motivated by emotion. With social media now playing a part in most people's everyday lives, it is easier than ever to reconnect with long lost family and friends. That being said, not everyone has social media accounts, especially the older generations. Also, privacy settings can completely block people from connecting. Sentry Private Investigators are able to conduct trace searches for reasons of needing to locate rogue tradesmen, to locate potential witnesses, to locate peoples biological parents as well as other long lost family members or friends.

We were contacted by a client in 2020 who was desperately trying to locate her brother to inform him of their mother's death. She informed us that he was in his 80's, and unlikely to have a computer, let alone a Facebook account. She knew her brother had moved out of the area following a family dispute 6 years prior to making contact with us, but had no idea of his current whereabouts. We informed the client that upon locating her brother, we would need his consent prior to handing over the information as he may not even want to be found. We ran our searches and found the brother within minutes. We didn't know what to expect when we contacted him, but to our surprise, he was more relieved than anything. Not because of his mother's death, but because his sister had reached out to him. He didn't know how to approach the situation and as time went on, he found it harder and harder to confront his family. The brother gave us permission to distribute his contact details which we did. 

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Corporate Trace Searches

The corporate sector has a growing common interest for the use of private investigators. Trace searching, or 'skip tracing' is becoming a required service often for reasons of needing to locate former business partners, employees and previous associates. However, more commonly businesses require trace searches to locate people for unpaid debts (trace debtors). For example, a tradesman who was hired to refurbish a store and paid an upfront fee but then never showed up to complete the job. You as a business owner will want to know where this person is to try to either get the tradesman to work, or get your money back. Another example, and a case that we took on in 2020 was when a father owed Northamptonshire private school a large sum of money for his son's tuition fees. The father failed to pay and moved address, without notifying the school. We quite simply located the father and handed over his new address to the school. 

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People Tracing UK Services


Our private investigator people tracing services are delivered with integrity and professionalism on all accounts


Our private investigations are conducted with robust ethical standards and accountability at all levels


The people tracing services we provide are in compliance with UK privacy and data protection laws


A quality service at a cost effective price is what we deliver with both our private investigations and corporate investigations

Confidential People Tracing Services

When conducting people tracing services, SPI will at no point make themselves known to the subject of enquiry unless the client has given prior permission for us to do so. To protect the privacy rights of the data subject, his or her personal data will not be distributed unless the data subject has given post trace consent. This is applicable to missing friends or long-lost family members (over the age of 18). Should you be tracing someone for reasons of an outstanding debt or other legal matters, consent is not usually required as there is a lawful basis for needing to locate the data subject. 

If you need to locate someone and want to hire a private investigator on a 'no find, no fee basis' in Birmingham the Midlands the East of England or London, contact Sentry Private Investigators Ltd today. Please note, our 'no find, no fee' guarantee is based on the provision of the data subjects full name and date of birth to enable us to conduct the search effectively. 

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