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Brea Private Detectives

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Luis Orellana Investigations
4.6
from 27 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 75 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.

Becky Moore Investigations
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Gerald S.
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Becky is just great. I was disappointed with the snail pace of police/detectives in LA county in regard to my case (theft). So I found her online..called her and noticed a difference right away. There are times in life when you say.."I need a lawyer." Originally, that was my thinking.. But let her investigate and uncover the truth first.. Then hire an attorney if you really need to.

Phalanx Protective Services
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Tedy B.
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We were in Mexico and I needed private security services escort me my family down, we got into a situation that was out of this world but Tony and his men know how to keep us safe, I am forever in debt to his services and will forever use this service when we head back down to Mexico!

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.

  • 9 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Robert D.
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In-depth, cost was outstanding

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.

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

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      I am a process server for family law, probates, and evictions. I am now serving in the Los Angeles County. We also do private investigations. Additional fees may apply. Are you a divorcee with minor child(ren) and the other parent needs professional supervised visitation. We can help. Call Today!

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      I am a licensed private investigator specializing in criminal defense, accident follow-up and theft investigations.

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      I am a licensed private investigator. I do insurance fraud, civil case works, and background checks. I will travel to any location in California.

      • 15 years in business
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      Hodson P.I., LLC is a truly professional investigations firm. We stand by high standards, truth and diligence. Unlike other firms we are up front and honest about all aspects of private investigations.

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      We have eyes everywhere. We can see what you cannot. We will do what you will not. We get you the answers you need and deserve.

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      Garrett & Associates has spent many years prior to licensing in the 1980's learning & honing our PI skills from "old school" professional described as true "gumshoes". Think of Los Angeles, 1940's Mickey Spillane-type investigators that hit the streets for real & accurate information right from the source...not a computer or stale databases...you get the picture. We have old as well as new resources developing daily and apply these to every investigation conducted in a confidential manner. It can get no better

      • 18 years in business
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      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

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      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.

      • 17 years in business
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      We are a full-service private investigators, and we do everything from background investigations, to litigation support, to surveillance. Whatever your needs are, we can help. We offer services in Los Angeles, California.

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      Best Tracers P.I. is a State of California licensed private investigation agency. We provide many services for attorneys, businesses, and private parties. Our staff has been successfully serving in the Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego counties for over a decade.

      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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