Utah-based private investigator Scott Fulmer says there are TV dramatizations of “PIs”. And then there is the truth.
His version of the truth is contained in his recently-published book, Confessions of a Private Eye.
He said most people have never met a Private Eye because in this business it is important to remain anonymous.
“It is,” said Fulmer. “Not only who you are but also what you look like. I would say your experience is not uncommon. I don’t think most people know or have ever met a private investigator. Unless they need one, then they don’t want to admit it, or tell their friends about it.”
Many of his cases over the years have been searches for missing persons.
“We start with what we already know. I have people call me and they’re trying to find an individual and the first thing I ask, ‘What do you already know?’
“Do you have a name? Do you know where you met them? What did they say to you? Where do they work? So we start with all the identifiers and all the details we already know, then work from there, depending on information they have. I am of the opinion that most folks can be found. It’s just a matter of time.”
He has a concealed carry permit but has never used his weapon on the job.
His book is available on Amazon.