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Arcadia Private Investigators

Browse these private investigators with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Arcadia.

Luis Orellana Investigations
4.6
from 29 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
Ennio F.
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He is very good at what he does and I recommend anyone to him who needs Private Investigative work!

National Intelligence Group
4.5
from 22 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Chris L.
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I was iffy about hiring a private investigator! Mr. Allen walked me through everything and was very professional and helpful. He knew what he was talking about how I should go about everything.. he's the guy you wanna hire hands down :)

  • 7 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Sydni T.
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John got into contact with me immediately and performed great, accurate service and was very friendly, professional, and helpful. Highly recommend him as a private investigative resource that is cost effective.

  • 6 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Li J.
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All communications from APG were immediate, clear and professional -- this was very reassuring. The security guard assigned to man the door for our private party came on time, and was very nice.

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WIS
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mark M.
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I retained WIS to conduct a delicate social media investigation. I had an immediate response, a tailored outcome that included a thorough analysis. All the contact I had was directly with the principal, and he was fantastic at explaining the process and alerting me to the realistic outcomes that I could expect to receive. I consequently had realistic expectations - and before I actually paid for anything - about what might be possible. I did not ultiamtely find everything I wanted but it was very clear indeed that WIS went well beyond the extra mile to help me, left no stone unturned in researching the issue and looking for an answer. As an example of going beyond the extra mile, WIS kept on the matter after sending me the report that I had paid for and voluntarily provided me with an update report that did contain additional useful information. Who else would stay on the case like that? I doubt it is industry practice, but it is the way WIS actually did things for me. I found WIS very polite, very responsive, very quick, very thorough and totally objective. I would have no hesitation in recommending WIS, and I personally will not waste a second looking elsewhere if I ever needed work of the sort WIS does to be done for me. It was an excellent experience, and good value for money as well.

Becky Moore Investigations
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Dottie L.
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Becky is the most efficient, professional and tenacious private investigator I have worked with-she gets the job done and done well. My non profit works on the issues of human trafficking and missing persins. She is the first investigator I call everytime. Her services have helped us directly in the rescue and safety of many victims.

  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Kelly F.
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Steve Nshanian is an excellent investigator. Very quick to respond to any questions, got the job done in a very efficient, timely manner. Always polite. A very hard worker. I would HIGHLY recommend him. I give him a 10/10! I am very pleased with the outcome!

  • 12 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Nicole R.
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Words cannot express how amazing the experience was with Rod and the Investigators at investigations by Retired Cops was. It took a long time to get the courage to make the call, but I now wish I had done it sooner. For years I felt my husband may be cheating but I truly wasn't sure. I was embarrassed and scared. I made the call without knowing what to expect but right away they made me feel comfortable and walked me through the process. Knowing what a stressful situation this was they answered my questions, supported my need for confidentiality and discreetness and communicated with me throughout the entire process. If anyone is ever forced to face a bad situation such as mine I hope that they are wise enough to use Investigatins by Retired Cops. They are professional and knowledgeable. I recommend them to anyone in need and appreciate their ability to help me move forward in my life in a positive way. Excellent Company!

  • 23 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Griselda B.
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Moises, was very helpful, he delivered what was promised. He wasn’t pushy. Very professional.

Robert C.
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UNIT 07 was very refreshing to work with...I needed help in the form of bodyguards and I needed my former business partner investigated for fraud against myself and my new business partner. UNIT 07 was very methodical with the way every aspect of my case was handled, I only wished I could have been more involved but they got the job done and I think I was to emotional to get to close anyways. Thanks again. Robert E. C.

Creative Investigations
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Karen D.
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We are very impressed with Tracy's speed and enthusiasm to zero in to my issues of the Macaw parrot that a con man duped us on.

Linked Investigations
5.0
from 1 review
    Karl G.
    Verified review

    I have used Linked Investigations for years. I had an incident with an employee in the past that taught me a valuable lesson. I now screen all potential employees. I provide Mike with basic information like a name, SSN if I have it, and an address or phone number and he can find a surprising amount of information on a person, for example, any criminal past or credit issues. The reports are thorough, timely, and worth it. I recommend him to any employer or anyone needing a background check.

    WS Investigations
    1.0
    from 2 reviews
      About

      We are located in San Juan Capistrano, Irvine, and Newport Beach of beautiful Orange County, California. WS Investigations, Inc. is a full-service private investigation agency and your source for trusted, professional investigators. The investigators and technicians at WS Investigations, Inc. are licensed and insured to provide fast, professional, and affordable investigative services. With over 20 years of experience in investigation, we have the skills and resources to handle all your investigative needs, from locating long lost friends to a specialized countersurveillance. We are also members of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and the Better Business Bureau. We are your full-service agency. WS Investigations, Inc. provides a wide range of confidential investigative services to attorneys, insurance companies, corporations, small businesses and the general public throughout Orange County, the State of California and nationwide, including criminal and civil investigations, insurance fraud investigations, surveillance, background screening, countersurveillance (debugging) and missing persons locates.

      • 14 years in business
      About

      We do worker's comp, AOE/COE, surveillance, family law, statements, industrial/corporate undercover and general investigations. We have a state of California Investigations License. Hablamos espanol.

      • 12 years in business
      About

      I have over ten years of conducting a variety of private investigations for the public. I have conducted process serving for over twenty years. I have conducted every type of investigation imaginable from background to surveillance for cheating spouses to complex malpractice and criminal defense. Don't let the apprehension of speaking to an investigator keep you from satisfying whatever investigative needs I can satisfy for you. I'm friendly, exhaustively thorough and my work shows through my complete investigative reports. Give me a call. I can help. I look forward to hearing from you. The most satisfying part of what I do is the satisfaction I see and hear from my clients. They seem to truly appreciate the constant feedback and interaction I provide as I go along conducting an investigation. I truly enjoy solving unanswered questions my clients' investigative needs pose. I take pride in not trying to dig deep into the pockets of my clients and they really appreciate that as well. I rarely charge mileage; even for process serving outside of Los Angeles County. I try to put myself in the shoes of my clients and this seems to work very well for all involved.

      About

      I provide all areas of investigative services, specializing in criminal defense, as well as in areas of worker's compensation, background checks, insurance and domestic surveillance. I do asset checks (including bank accounts) and criminal and civil background checks.

      About

      Private investigative services for adultery, divorce and insurance fraud provided. I offer fast and direct results. Call, text or email me today!

      About

      D&J Investigative Services is a company that consists of two experienced private investigators. Both investigators are current law enforcement officers with each having over 18 years of experience. Our investigations will be thorough, accurate, organized and reliable. Our overall goal is client satisfaction. We enjoy conducting accurate investigations that provide results for the client in a timely manner. Our services include, surveillance, workers compensation, witness statements, locating witnesses, subpoena service, workplace investigations, and background checks.

      About

      I became a fully licensed private investigator to help people and businesses to find solutions to their legal matters. I have been in the business for over 20 years and am located in the Inland Empire. However, don't let that stop you from calling if you are in a different area. I would like the opportunity to be of service.

      About

      The Law Office of Brian R. Johnston is focused on helping Creditors get paid. I am dedicated to the collection of debts and the enforcement of judgments. Most Attorneys work on your case before and during your trial, but once the case is over they have no interest in helping you collect your judgment. I step in after you've won your case and I recover your money from the debtor. I am also a Licensed Private Investigator. I find assets of the debtor and take them to satisfy your judgment. Contact me when you need both a Lawyer and a Private Investigator to enforce a judgment. The Law Office of Brian R. Johnston has the experience to get you paid. I love seeing justice done. It's great when you win your court case, but it's not so great when the debtor refuses to pay. The best part of my job is when I send a check to you for money that I recovered from him.

      • 18 years in business
      About

      I am a private investigator/former police officer with over 23 years of investigative experience. I have appeared on numerous major television shows to discuss cases I have worked. The following are my services: * Background Investigations * Locate Investigations * Criminal Defense * Child Custody Matters * Surveillance * Stalker Mitigation * Motion Picture Technical Advisory

      Q & A

      Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

      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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