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Hollywood Forensic Investigators

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  • 3 years in business
  • 174 hires on Thumbtack
Kristen M.
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This was my first experience using a private investigator and I'm so thankful that I used Bill. He was patient, kind, thorough, and fair. I will definitely use his services in the future and can't recommend him highly enough!

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Nathans Investigations
4.9
from 82 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 182 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Drake L.
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I was met with excellent service, completely worth every penny. He was extremely quick at responding to me and the report was sent to me with-in 15 minutes. I've worked with other private investigators in the past and by far Nathans Investigations and his staff have provided me with the most information and peace of mind during the entire process. I would completely recommend his agency to anyone seeking to do an investigation. What I liked the most was his 100% honesty and how on top of things he was. He didn't try to "sell" me on anything and he was very upfront about what I would or would not get on this report. I am so grateful I made the decision to go with Eric.

CSI Secure Solutions
4.8
from 60 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 143 hires on Thumbtack
Sean A.
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My Brother abandoned his Family some 25 yrs ago leaving wife and 3 yr old daughter. We were told several years later that he had passed away some 10 yrs after he left and was presumed to be buried in a “Potters Grave” in the NYC area. My niece wanted to visit her fathers grave for closure and through a Family friend we requested Mr Cavallo’s Company to locate his grave.We knew the chances of finding him were very slim seeing we had no idea where he was other then this rumor that he was buried somewhere in the Tri-State area in a Potters Grave which are usually unmarked. We retained Mr Cavallo knowing that this was probably not going to have a happy ending seeing there was no leads to follow. We heard from Mr Cavallo on a weekly basis never giving us any kind of hope or inclination that he had actually gotten a lead early on which took him to Northern California. 18 days after we retained Mr Cavallo our phone rang and as he usually did he called us but this time he started with “is your Family with you right now” and I said yes and he said “ I HAVE FOUND HIM” and I said where he is,when did he pass”?Mr Cavallo said “No you do not understand I found him in Northern California and he is alive”! I completely broke down and you could hear in Mr Cavallo’s voice that he was becoming very emotional and he said “Would you like to speak to him”? “Of course I said yes”! And then I spoke to my Brother for the first time in almost 25 years. The amazing part of this story is that not only did Mr Cavallo find him 3000 miles from where he was last seen but he had been Homeless for almost the entire time that he was living outdoors.How do you find someone who has been living on the streets for most of his adult life when he is thought to be dead? We were only aware of Mr Cavallo by reputation but what he did in this situation regarding finding someone who did not want to be found is nothing short of a Miracle. All story’s do not have happy endings as does this as well because my Brother after getting together with all of our Family has chosen to continue his life of Homelessness.” We often share this story and there have been discussion of making a movie on my brother’s life and how Mr Cavallo came to finding him which is such a huge story in itself and cannot be told properly here but if you have a loved one that is Missing do not even bother using anyone else just retain Chris Cavallo.He is one of the finest investigators and one of the most compassionate and generous persons I have ever known.

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  • 28 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ileana A.
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I received a consultation that left me feeling very confident and understood as a client. I have a myriad of needs and problems that are very complicated, including issues with child witnesses and child custody. I feel like the criminal background that this detective adds to her work as a private investigator is highly valuable to my case. I also feel that after these criminal charges are cleared we will be able to pursue civil damages which is very important because misuse of the justice system is an offense against our entire way of life. I feel like this investigator is going to respond to all areas of my case and help a pulled my rights as a private citizen while also serving my needs as a full-time single mom who is being railroaded by a combination of criminal and civil wrongdoing. Thank you for your help

  • 8 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Danielle C.
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My experience with Jimmy was nothing less than imaculent. Of all the investigators i have spoken to he was the only one who sincerely cared about my situation and already had information prepared from the start. Wonderful person to work with. I couldnt have requested anyone better. And relieved to finally be free of assumption and now know the truth thanks to him.

  • 4 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Jenny M.
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Jose was very efficient with what i needed and was also very accommodating. I was extremely please and highly recommend Miami Elite Investigators to anyone i know. I put off hiring Private Investigators for years and i cam across a situation i had no choice but to hire. I interviewed many and no one seems to take the time to actually listen to my needs and concerns like Jose. Thank you again Jose for all your help.

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Advantage PI, LLC
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Audie G.
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I was amazed at Ryan’s professionalism, courtesy, communications, and ability to get the job done. I can recommend him without any reservations. Thank you Ryan!

  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Kirsi P.
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We had an apartment in our complex broken into at least three times within a short amount of time. We felt uneasy and decided to hire Sig on a temporary basis. From the moment I called them I felt I was in good hands. Very professional. I would highly recommend them. The guard that came out was also professional and I knew I was in good hands and was able to get a good night of sleep.

  • 5 years in business
Jamie K.
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I highly recommend Ana and her investigative services. She will go above and beyond for her clients and friends. I've known her for 5 years and worked with her. She's highly intuitive, determined and gives each case 200%. Great work!

  • 33 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Zoraida S.
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Excellent service!! Very professional!!

Leslie S.
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All Global Investigations, Inc has been a blessing in disguise. The service provided was absolutely what I needed in my time of need. Mr. Delacruz was very conducive to my case, I was going through a tough time with my soon to be ex-husband concerning the safety of our 2 children. Because of the service I was able to provide the courts with evidence proving that the father of my children was not suitable to have even joint custody of our children. I commend Mr. Delacruzs' professionalism, quality and dedication of work to my case. It was an honor.

  • 21 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Coral G.
Verified review

very professional agency and very reliable and gets results fast!

About

I have over 30 years of experience in the diverse field of investigations. I have extensive surveillance experience, both fixed and mobile. I use both still and video photography. I also spent several years doing background investigations. If needed, I will testify in court having done so several times both in the state and federal system.

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We utilize the latest technology and techniques to gather and document the evidence you need. From the first call you make to JRS Investigations, even if you decide not to retain our service, everything you say is 100% confidential.

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We specialize in private investigations, marital and insurance surveillance, security sweeping, installation of hidden cameras, criminal investigations, security details, background checks, locating witness and missing people, and obtaining statements and SIU.

  • 5 years in business
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I provide private investigation such as cheating spouse, surveillance for 24 hours. My reports are accurate and client confidentiality. I am very in conspicuous; nobody would ever imagine me as spying on them. I look like an everyday average, well-groomed female whom has a personality to fit any situation of character. I can change my looks and appearance to look totally different, and I am excellent in following and not be noticed. I would like to work in the Tri-county area of South Florida from Dade to Palm Beach.

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Services include the following: * Investigations * Research * Surveillance * Loss prevention * Asset search * Background checks * Commercial audits * Property inspections * Occupancy checks * Foreclosures * Images, pictures, and narratives * Foreclosure inspections

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We are your premier Florida based private investigations agency. Saffron Investigations, LLC was founded by retired Florida police detective, Michael Moloney. Currently, Michael has nearly 30 years of combined military and law enforcement investigative experience. While serving in the elite United States Marine Corps second force reconnaissance company, Michael received some of the most specialized surveillance and intelligence gathering training that exists in the world. As a police detective, Michael became a member of the S.W.A.T. team, a tactical patrol force detective, as well as a lead investigator in the organized criminal fraud, robbery, and general fraud units. Michael also held the position of Cuban intelligence officer for his agency. During his law enforcement career, Mr. Moloney successfully investigated and assisted in the prosecution of a wide array of criminal complaints to include, sophisticated organized crime cases, sensitive public corruption cases, countless domestic violence cases, and well over a 1,000-plus traffic accident-related investigations.

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We are a local investigative agency in business for the past 19 years. Many of our original clients are still with us today! If you need any type of investigative assistance, please give us a call and allow us to be of service to you.

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We service all types of legal matters, including paralegal and legal investigations. We can open up accounts and set up corporations for clients.

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I am a thirty-year and honorably retired police supervisor and investigator formally with the Miami-Dade Police Department. I conduct civil and criminal investigations in an ethical and professional manner in preparation for future court presentation. I am always available for confidential consultations.

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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