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San Fernando Private Investigators

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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.

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WIS
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 13 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 11 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 6 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.

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!

  • 27 years in business
Ram M.
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I hired Chameleon to conduct surveillance on a previous employee that I suspected is not injured at all. I am extremely happy with the results that saved me a lot of headaches and saved money to the insurance company.

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.

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

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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.

  • 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

  • 24 years in business
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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
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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.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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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.

  • 12 years in business
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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.

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Completing assignments quickly and properly with detailed documentation

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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

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We provide private investigation and bodyguard and security and legal services. We do surveillance. We are finding and tracking people.

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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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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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