If you have a legitimate need for personal or private information about a non-family member then you need to hire a PI.
If you’re using online tools to research a person or business, then you probably need a PI for a more thorough search, depending on the level of information you are seeking.
If you think your new boyfriend might be “the one,” then you need more than what you can buy online. A PI’s databases are accessible by licensed professionals only, and there’s a difference in the quality of information.
Do you need more than what services online are providing? Then you need a PI! Good PI’s provide a free consult to answer your basic questions. Please be ready to provide: What, why, how and when during the call.