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Background Check

If you want to know everything about a person or just uncover one important piece of information, run a Background Check.  We’re here to help.

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Background and Asset Check

  • Learn about a person’s associates, wealth, identity, partners, business interests, criminality and more

  • Check a potential personal or business partner, employee or litigant

  • Due diligence business investigations for proposed partnership or investment

  • Intimate relationship or dating site investigation and catfish check

  • Background of a family member’s new partner

  • For landlords who want to know about potential tenants

  • For employers who want to know about potential employees

  • And more…

Personal and Business Background Checks for Peace of Mind

There are many circumstances in which private investigators will perform a Background Check. Some people who come to us are involved in litigation, some are in intimate online relationships, others are considering a business partnership, some have concerns over the background of a family member’s new partner while others just want to clarify whether a person is being entirely honest about him or herself. You may want to know every intimate detail about a person or just learn some key information – whatever your requirements it is worthwhile speaking to an experienced investigator who can help you uncover the truth.

Similar to background checks, due diligence inquiries regarding a subject business are an important step when there is a proposed partnership or investment involving that business. A professional and experienced private investigator can assist with these inquiries as well as background checks.

How Does it Work?

We guarantee your confidentiality in any background check or due diligence inquiry – the person or business being investigated will never learn about the investigation from us. Our experience means we know how to gather the maximum amount of information while keeping the inquiries entirely secret.

In the 37 years during which Lyonswood has conducted background checks, we have proved or disproved claims about relationship status, alleged illnesses or disabilities, wealth level and assets, alleged places of residence, employment and more. We have assisted clients from all walks of life and made inquiries into just about every type of person and business imaginable.

As with most areas of investigation, when our clients’ intuition leads them to think something may be not be quite right, the intuition is often borne out by the facts uncovered in a background check. Even when there is nothing untoward to find, isn’t it better to have peace of mind rather than living in a world of doubt? As Mark Twain wrote, “It is wiser to find out than suppose.”


Beyond the information available about people on the web, there are certain public record databases used by investigators and others to learn more about residents of Australia. Different databases store different information about citizens and residents and, if searched properly, they can often help build a fairly detailed profile about a person’s background and circumstances.

Databases contain personal, financial and legal information. Because there is no access to a personal numerical identifier in Australia (such as a social security number in the US) it takes skill and patience to search the databases creatively and cross reference the data to ensure all relevant records have been uncovered.

Contact Lyonswood today to find out more about how to obtain a background check. It is not a complicated process. We suggest you first send by secure email a detailed summary regarding what you know about the subject person or entity and outline what you wish to check. We can then respond to you with a tailored quote based on the specific information in your situation.

Other Considerations

If the subject of the background check is in fact a person of bad character, in certain circumstances you may be exposed to risk. That risk could entail physical risk (if the person is violent), financial and identity risk (if the person acts fraudulently) or reputational risk (if the person intends to spread rumours about you anonymously). In fact, you don’t even need to have met the person to be exposed to these risks.

For example, if you are communicating with someone online, if that person has malicious intent it is not necessarily difficult for him or her to install spyware on your computer or use your personal details to commit identity fraud.

An experienced broad-based investigator will recognise the risks posed to you and your loved ones and will provide you with relevant advice. This advice could be forthcoming even before the background check is completed and should always be heeded carefully.

Asset Check

An asset check is a particular type of background check where searches are concentrated on the assets of the person under investigation. If you require an asset check in order to strengthen your case or simply just for peace of mind, please contact Lyonswood today and discuss your particular needs. Read more here.