Contrary to what some people might want you to think, there is a lot of info in a private investigators DPSST/PSID number. It is your way to verify that the person claiming to be a licensed and bonded private investigator is actually licensed and bonded. Any ad without a first and last name and a PSID number is highly suspicious. There is no propensity for ID theft from a PSID number. Avoid anyone who claims otherwise. After all what legitimate private investigator would want to hide his name and license number from a potential client? NONE!!!
NEVER respond to a Craig’s list ad for a private investigator that doesn’t have their full name and their PSID number. An agency name is not enough and Oregon doesn’t license an agency they license an individual. It may no longer be required by the law to put a PSID number on an ad but it will prevent you the consumer from being fleeced by an unlicensed PI.
Always verify they are licensed before even making contact.
You can verify a private investigator’s license by their last name or PSID number just by
No full name or PSID number then you are stuck taking their word, as if a criminal would tell you the truth.
FYI, Oregon requires private investigators to be licensed. Advertising or performing investigative services without a license is a criminal act in Oregon.
We report all suspicious ads to DPSST and ask that you do the same by contacting The DPSST compliance investigator at (503) 378-2283.
- Location: Statewide
- it’s NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
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