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Watsonville Private Investigators

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  • 20 years in business
  • 105 hires on Thumbtack
Sonja D.
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I called from out of town to set an appointment for the service of papers. My call was answered immediately and followed up with a text giving me all the directions,and information for my request. I emailed the documents over with payment through PayPal (so easy!). Had I not put down the wrong address, the service would have been complete in less than 8 hours from our initial conversation! The next day, first thing in the morning I received a text that the service was complete and my documentation was emailed. So professional!!! I highly recommend Rivera & Associates Private Investigators!!!

Nero & Associates
4.6
from 54 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 143 hires on Thumbtack
Araceli M.
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Excellent service! My investigator made me feel secure and safe about this process.

Haro Investigations
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Leila S.
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John was very easy to work with and I loved all his follow ups thru email and text. His work was completed in one day and done very professional. I would use Haro Investigations again.

Atlas Investigations
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Cristina M.
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I hired Atlas Investigations to assist me with an infidelity issue. I was offered a free consultation where I got to meet the investigator assigned to my case. Frank was able to put a plan together for me that fit my budget, and my needs. I was very pleased with the results and the professionalism of Atlas Investigations! I would recommend them to anyone in need of a private investigator,

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I can gather the facts that help you and attorneys build their cases to win in court. Variety and field work.

  • 8 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
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Nate is a California licensed private investigator (PI), with 6 years of experience and is operating out of the San Francisco Bay area. In addition to his experience as a professional PI, Nate served in the US armed forces, a private contractor in the Middle East and a vice and narcotic detective operating a K-9. Nate is a well-respected and trusted individual who has assisted his clients with sensitive investigations and work, to include the following: * Surveillance * Background checks * Computer forensics * Counter surveillance * Armed escorts * Protection services * Infidelities * Poor business practices * General monkey businesses * Tenant/landlord disputes * Vehicle tracking * Business disputes

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I specialize in security and investigations, with 37 years of work in law enforcement, including long-term international investigations and being an instructor at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center at Glynco, GA. See my resume for classes, awards and accomplishments.

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We are dedicated to helping you find answers to your questions. With over 26 years of experience in law enforcement, let me put my expertise and resources to work for you. We conduct investigations in several categories. Please see our website for further details.

  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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I have 8 years Military Intelligence experience during the Cold War. I am an expert at finding background Information and locating people. I have been doing it for many years. I am an expert at Finding People. I love to bring families together and help those in need. The single parent mother or father who is not receiving their child support and who needs help. I have brought many families together.

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We have over 10 years experience specializing in infidelity and child support evidence cases. For a small fee we offer surveillance with a dvd and a formal investigative report to be used in court if needed. All our communications and findings are confidential. Hablo Español I truly enjoy getting people the peace they deserve.

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I can provide 7/24 service according to the client's need. I will keep the client's information absolute secrete. I have received professional training in field tracking and computer skills. I like to help other people with the stuff that no one else can help.

  • 10 years in business
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I was working with the U.S. Marshals Service for seven years. Now, I'm looking for a job as an investigator. I hope you will contact me soon.

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We offer investigators and security guards services. We provide professional services for the Bay Area and surrounding cities.

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We provide a full array of investigation services to include: * civil/criminal defense * legal research * surveillance * witness location * background investigation * subpoena service * insurance fraud, and many other services

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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