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Fullerton Forensic Investigators

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Luis Orellana Investigations
4.6
from 27 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
David H.
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Luis Orellana was hired to find an individual who had "disappeared" with a very valuable antique and also a substantial amount of money for interior design services that were never rendered. Luis has proven to be both a savvy and diligent investigator, committed to achieving the objective based his personal reputation. He has already obtained and returned the antique to my possession, and will focus now on the return of monies taken in association with the local police department. My experience has been one of "positive relief," knowing that an experienced and professional investigator has taken control of this unexpected and undesirable situation ! David Heniges

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 :)

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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
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.

  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Cindy D.
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Very professional, on time, trustworthy and gets the job done. They will get results quickly and you can count on them. I would recommend Luis Orellana Investigations to my friends and family any day of the week. Good job and thank you!

  • 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
Thumbtack Customer
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Their quick and professional responsiveness.

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.

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.

    Creative Investigations
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Karen D.
    Verified review

    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.

    • 5 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
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    I go the extra mile for you. I am a passionate investigator.

    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.

      • 24 years in business
      About

      We do investigations for the following: * loss prevention * surveillance * employee theft * covert cameras * mystery shopping * loss prevention program * external theft prevention * organized retail crimes * management training * auditing compliance * polygraph examination * background investigations * hospitality * surveillance cameras * integrity shops * criminal investigations * civil investigations * insurance investigations * executive protection * corporate investigations * service of process * attorney Services * spouse investigations * missing person/skip tracing

      • 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.

      About

      I have extensive experience in the field of investigations. During my 29 years in law enforcement, I have performed, not only crimes against persons and against property but also white collar crimes and civil matters. I also have very extensive training in the field of investigations via surveillance and several other types of techniques. I have extensive experience in analyzing all types of evidence, including documents. I have extensive experinece in conducting interviews of victims, witnesess and suspects. I very familiar with court procedures, evidence presentation and court testemony. I investigated all my cases from the beginning to the end and file the cases in court.

      About

      We provide threat assessment and strategy in personal and environmental security. We also provide counter-stalking counseling and mediation.

      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      About

      We are a Los Angeles private investigator who offers a full-service detective agency helping clients worldwide with investigative needs in California and throughout the U.S. For 17 years, we have served the legal, insurance and business communities, as well as private parties.

      About

      I am a private investigator and defense criminal investigator. I have the most up-to-date equipment, own several vehicles, have been working for several attorneys and fellow investigators. I offer free consultation.

      About

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

      About

      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.

      About

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

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      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.

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      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:

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