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Gloucester Investigators

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Sidestreet Investigations
4.9
from 37 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
Debbie S.
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I started this investigation on a fixed budget and toward the end of it I could not afford to spend any more money. After speaking with the investigator joe he told me that he would finish it with out any further cost to me. Anyway the investigation got me all the information I wanted. Thanks joe

SJF Investigative Group
4.6
from 13 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Gregg D.
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I would highly recommend SJF for investigative work. In my case I needed to find answers to reach some kind of closure. Steve understood what I was dealing with and he used his skills and good judgment. He definitely understands and respects the legal and moral side of things. His personal followup is perhaps what was most helpful and supportive to me.

  • 5 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Corey M.
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Vanguard is my "go to" agency for investigative work on my family law cases. They do a thorough job for a price that my clients can live with. Knowing that Vanguard is made up of former law enforcement officers gives me the confidence to know that if I need them to testify, it won't be their first rodeo. C. MacDonald, Esq.

  • 6 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Christopher B.
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They were very professional when they came into my house, she was very clear that she was going to do and how she was good do things. I definitely recommend her and her team.

  • 14 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Steve B.
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Always ready to take on a task and get it done right, ocean states is my go to New England source for investigations

  • 20 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
David H.
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Mike is an honorable, sensitive and practical professional who handled my dying father's notary requirements with empathy.

Orion Investigations
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 16 years in business
John P.
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John Leccese is an extremely knowledgeable and trustworthy person to know and do business with. He performs his services morally, ethically and professionally. His awareness of privacy issues and the law surrounding his scope of services is second to none. He is a thorough and effective person to work with and I would highly recommend him to anyone requiring his service as a private investigator or security in the workplace consultant.

Paranormal Destination
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 41 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Tammy O.
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I received an instant response and date to meet. I haven't had investigation but expect results I need

  • 12 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Cynthia C.
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I hired MacNeil Investigations & Forensic Consulting when I thought my husband was having an affair. Dave returned my call the same day and explained the whole process to me. I was extremely emotional and his professionalism made me feel comfortable right away. He told me that he would get me an answer quickly, which he did. Although I wasn't happy about the outcome in relation to my suspicions, I was grateful for Dave's expertise and efficiency. Now I am able to move on with my life. I highly recommend MacNeil Investigations & Forensic Consulting. Thank you Dave!

  • 28 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Kurt J.
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Caring and professional investigation service

Witch City Ghosts
5.0
from 1 review
  • 18 years in business
About

Come on a real ghost hunt with an experienced paranormal investigator in downtown Salem, MA. We use all of the equipment you see on TV, and you are the investigator. Get real paranormal evidence which you will get to experience. Learn the safe and fun way to do a paranormal investigation!

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Each of our team members works full time professionally in the industries of Education, Healthcare, and Real Estate. Paranormal Investigation is our full time hobby in which we treat our clients as we would in our careers.

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Every case that I accept is regarded with the utmost importance and I make certain to utilize every available resource in our efforts to resolve the clients concerns.

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We offer results-oriented private investigations. We find people, information, and property; in short, whatever the problem is, we find the solution you need. We are licensed, bonded, and insured in New England states.

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I became a private investigator to help people transform and solve their personal problems. I want to see you accomplish more than you can on your own. It is difficult to complete such tasks on your own, so I will push you to accomplish your goals.

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We offer private investigator services catered to your needs. We offer child custody, infidelity, insurance fraud and much more. I will put all of your doubts and suspicions to rest. Investigation is my life. I have over 10 years of experience as an investigator.

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I offer entry level investigation, however the results are advanced. I will travel as necessary and pursue any cases and addressed post consultation. I have the tools needed to investigate any inquiries regarding the investigation. Please call me with any questions or to set up a consultation.

  • 12 years in business
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Our Agency is comprised of several uniquely qualified licensed private Investigators. We are licensed, bonded and insured in NH, MA, ME, VT and Florida. We have combined Investigative experience of over 45 years. Our lead Investigators come with Law Enforcement and extensive Undercover histories. We handle all areas of Criminal, Civil and Marital matters as well as providing expert testimony. We work closely with Attorneys and can refer clients to Attorneys we feel would be the best fit for their particular case. We are easily reached by phone or email. Check out our website and see our reviews.

  • 34 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
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Your situation no doubt has the potential to change your life. When you have to make that choice we want you to have the best information available and an advocate that empathizes with the importance of your particular situation.

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At American Legal Investigative Services (ALIS), licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to conduct private investigations, also provides comprehensive litigation support for the legal community in the Boston area. Our investigative and support specialties extend into a broad range of concentrations, such as background profiles and pre-employment screening, complete due diligence and asset searches, investigative consultations and other general investigative matters. Services: Planning And Managing Complex Investigations, Financial And Fraud Investigations, Complete Background Investigations, Criminal And Civil Litigation Services, Criminal And Civil Litigation Services, Due Diligence For Business Transactions, Pre-employment Screening, Committee For Public Counsel Services Specialties: Court, Process Serving, Corporate Investigation, Bankruptcies, Asset Searches, Litigation Support, Document Retrieval, Background Investigations, Commercial, Residential, Spanish, Portuguese

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We are a full-service private investigation firm. We are licensed in MA, ME, NH and RI. We will provide references.

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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