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Gryphon Consulting Services
4.8
from 136 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 181 hires on Thumbtack
Tee N.
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Perfect! Did not know what to expect as not in the business of having to serve folks court papers. Mario found me in a way, I contacted him, do this and that. Meet you at the house, this is the price, I meet him, he serves the papers as I watch, and then gives me a monetary reduction of the price because of myself and he being Veterans. could not have been more pleased with the service. Mario, among other services he provides, is a Private Detective whereas I will use his service in the future to locate an individual that might have absconded owing monies so that garnishment of wages: if required, can be obtained. All good!

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  • 8 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Betty G.
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Steven is very knowledgeable about his profession; he explains the process well and was very quick to respond. I would definitely recommend Steven and his services as a background checker and investigator!

  • 18 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Timothy G.
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Investigative Business Solutions, LLC was the Private Investigator that I chose to Hire. Brent was not only Fast, he was very Respectful and Attentive to what I needed him to do. He went above and beyond my Expectations. He answered every question and even gave me more insight, than I had expected. If you need a Private Investigator, you can't go wrong with Brent (Investigative Business Solutions LLC). These guys are incredible, fast, courteous, and can deliver Results even above and beyond your expectations!! Give these Guys a try, as you won't be disappointed!! I don't usually leave reviews, but these guys were so Good, they definitely deserve others to know!

  • 6 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Cf F.
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Detective Baldwin was nice and got the photos I wanted. I was surprised at how well he delivered the bad news of my cheating bf....photos do not lie.

Discovery Detective Group
5.0
from 1 review
  • 24 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Barbara F.
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Discovery Detective Group A+++ The service couldn't have been better. My questions were answered immediately. The information is very thorough. Very professional and courteaous. Dana found a person that I would never have been able to find on my own !

  • 24 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
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I love helping others by coming up with solutions and providing intelligence so they can make an informed decision.

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I'm very good at finding out things that you cannot. I have found men cheating on women and also found loved ones who decide not to go home for weeks. I have found where people live when others can't. You name it. If you are looking to find out anything about loved ones, friends, or business partners, then, I'm the one for you.

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What does a private investigator do?

First and foremost, good private investigators follow laws. Unlike on TV, they don’t break in windows or hack into hospital computer systems to get you intel. When you hire a private investigator, you’re hiring a professional to gather facts and find information for you. Although they can’t obtain certain information (such as health records), they do have access to information that most civilians do not. Often private investigators are hired to perform surveillance or background checks or investigate cases such as adultery, child custody, missing persons, hidden assets, or debugging, and theft or other crimes.

Private investigators can be hired to interview people and provide that information to the client, perform photo or video surveillance, monitor activity at a location where you suspect criminal activities or questionable behavior, track a person’s movements, find missing people, do deep-dive background checks, and more. Private investigation can be helpful if you’re trying to get a court order but need evidence. Private investigators can also help find birth parents. Nationally, the average price range for private investigation is $70-$210 per hour.

What does a private investigator cost?

Private investigation isn’t just for blockbuster action movies. Hiring a private investigator can help in all kinds of situations ranging from finding a birth parent to improving personal security. Nationally, the average price range for private investigation is $70-$210, although pricing often hovers between $40 and $100 depending on the complexity of the services you need. Where you live in the country will affect your costs for private investigation; larger cities have higher business overhead and a higher cost of living, which in turn means higher service rates. The complexity of your case can also affect cost. A basic background check may have a flat rate, while hiring a private investigator to help with your child custody case may require more legwork and research, and therefore cost more. Some private investigators work on retainer. A retainer is essentially a nonrefundable deposit you pay to the professional — meaning you have retained their services — who then works against that amount. Here are some examples of average private investigation costs:

  • Hourly rate: $60-$70; costs can vary based on current fuel prices.
  • Flat rate: $100 for comprehensive background investigation services.
  • Retainer: $1,500 minimum retainer required by some pros before starting work.
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