FAQ

I would like to secure your services. What do I need to do?

The first step is to contact King's Gambit investigators by phone, in person, or through an e-mail message. After that, our investigators will review your case, and recommend specific action and discuss our rates with you. Once we take the case, you will be asked to complete a retainer agreement that specifies the agreed upon financial terms of the case and submit it to us.

How soon can you begin working on my case?

The majority of the time, we can begin working on your case as soon as we receive the signed retainer agreement including the agreed upon payment amount.

What are your rates?

Our rates vary according to the type of investigation that we conduct. Our case that require surveillance will be billed, hourly, and according to the mileage and expense incurred through travel.

What is a retainer agreement?

A retainer agreement is a written contract between the client and King's Gambit Investigations that specifies the responsibilities that each party has towards the other. It specifies the services that we agree to provide and documents the terms of payment. The amount of the retainer is predicated on the nature of the investigation including anticipated costs.

What if you do not use the entire retainer amount?

If we accomplish the goals of the investigation to your satisfaction in a shorter duration than what is anticipated in the retainer agreement, you will be refunded the amount of the retainer balance.

Does that mean that you cannot accept cases in other states?

Investigators in Tennessee have what are called reciprocity agreements which means that we can operate with investigators in the following states; Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina, Virginia, Arkansas, and Kentucky.

General

How current and up to date is your information?

The information that we provide for background checks is very current and is approximately three weeks to one month old.

What is a private investigator?

A private investigator is a licensed and trained professional who is hired by an individual or a business to ethically research and provide information that is otherwise difficult to obtainable.

What can I expect when I hire King's Gambit to preform an investigation?

As our client, you can expect diligence, precision, and communication throughout the investigation process. Our goals are to ensure your satisfaction in a timely manner through ethical research and field practices. At the conclusion of the investigation, we will provide the client with a written report of the investigation. If your investigation includes surveillance, you will also receive a detailed chronology of events. In each type of investigation, we will take the time to clarify any questions both during and at the conclusion of the investigation.

What are the licensing requirements for a private investigator in Tennessee?

In the state of Tennessee, you must fill out an application, pay a fee, and obtain fingerprint cards. Next, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation as well as the Federal Bureau of Investigation will conduct a background investigation while you also take the appropriate licensing tests. Additional information is available through the state of Tennessee Private Investigation and Polygraph Commission.

During an investigation, who is a private investigator required to share information with?

Investigators are only allowed to share information with the client. There are rare exceptions to this such as criminal circumstances where we do share information with law enforcement.

Is a private investigator similar to a police officer?

Private investigators do not have any law enforcement authority. We actively cooperate with law enforcement but act as private citizens.

Will a person or an entity know that I have asked for a background check on them?

In all circumstances, we use discretion and maintain client confidentiality. This includes the use of background searches.

Contact our agency if your company or law firm needs investigation services to uncover fraud, embezzlement, or other legal issues.