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Cheaters TV Show: A Private Investigator’s Thoughts!

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While flipping through the channels recently, I noticed the Cheaters TV show was on. If you have not heard of Cheaters, it is a show about catching a cheater, whether it’s a cheating husband, cheating wife, or cheating significant other. Naturally, as a private investigator, I am inclined to watch to determine if they represent our industry correctly. I was disappointed in the quality of work that was being displayed by Cheaters investigators for the world to see. Naturally, every file is different, and not all infidelity cases are the same. However obtaining high-quality results is not something difficult to do if you are an experienced private investigator. If you are looking to hire a private investigator, you should consider asking the company to see a promotional video to see the type of results you will be getting. Although some people do not think high-quality video results are important, it’s imperative to ensure you have high-quality HD-4K video results.

Consider this: if you pay thousands of dollars with an expectation to determine if your husband is cheating or if your wife is cheating, you expect to see what happened during the time the investigator or investigators were completing surveillance. Obtaining the proper results and with high-quality equipment is necessary. The labelled private detectives on the Cheaters show did not have high-quality equipment and night surveillance it was difficult to see the subject and the individuals with the subject. If you need the video to take to court to not only accurately identify “the other person,” you also need clear proof that infidelity took place. If the investigators working on your case do not have the right camera equipment, you will be stuck with whatever they came up with. Would you be happy with that after spending your hard-earned money when trying to catch cheaters?

Here are some tips to finding an investigative agency that can assist you:

Infidelity Investigations

Although the TV show Cheaters is called just that and represents just that, we prefer to have a softer and more gentle approach to describing the service as it’s not an easy situation for anyone to endure and we understand that. That’s why we describe our cheating spouse investigations as infidelity investigations or adultery investigations.

Female Private Investigator

Every case needs a different type of investigator as not all investigative services are the same. We have found throughout the industry and with over 2,000 files completed that in most cases female private investigators blend into surroundings easier, can often obtain more information, and remain discrete for longer periods. If you are in need of a private investigator to look into an affair, a female PI may be the best-suited individual for the case.

Are Retired Police good to hire?

Although we give full respect to men and women who wear uniforms and serve our country and communities, former police are just that. If you want an investigator who is experienced in their field its best to work with a professional private investigator versus a former detective.

Do they possess a Private Investigator Agency License?

This is very important. Several private investigators advertise for services yet do not legally possess the proper credentials to offer the services they are advertising for. Some investigators after completion of a private investigator training course provide services to the public without the proper licensing. Ask to see the agency license of the company and check their website as well as reviews.


Does the company hold strong reviews with detail about their ability, services, customer service and skills? Do not believe only what you see on the surface but do your due diligence to determine the investigative agency is the right one.

If you have any questions, The Smith Investigation Agency can answer any questions you have and assist in finding answers to the unknown while obtaining the best results possible for your case. We can also complete research into the “other person” either by a background check or skip tracing and locating the person.

About the Author

Whitney Joy Smith

Founder of The Smith Investigation Agency in 2014, Whitney Joy Smith’s extensive background as a private investigator is matched only by her passion for the role. A graduate of several respected institutions, including Northwest Florida State College and George Brown College, her early years in life were spent between Canada and the United States. This education, along with her formative years as a private investigator in various agencies, informed much of her knowledge of private investigative laws, regulations, and operating standards in both countries.

The recipient of numerous industry awards and accolades, including the Consumers Choice Award, Best in Ottawa, and many others, Whitney takes pride in working closely with her ever-growing agency to raise the bar, maintain compliance, and meet the investigative needs of clients. Whitney is active in various membership and supporting roles, including the CPIRC, CBN, CAPI, Canadian Women’s Chamber of Commerce, and many others. Her experience-driven, thought-provoking articles have been featured in everything from Readers Digest to Business News Daily, and she strives to continually redefine standards for those in the private investigative and security fields. Learn more about Whitney and the team at The Smith Investigation Agency today.

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