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Albany Private Investigators

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  • 26 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Anonymous A.
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I would like to personally recommend AKA Detective Agency for any Private Investigation needs. Dominick was very caring and understanding. He took the time to explain different opitions he could offer in my situation. I wasn't pressured into anything, and was completely satisfied with the report at the end. Thank you AKA Detective Agency, and to Mr. Dominick.

Premium Investigations, LLC
from 5 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
AnnMarie C.
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We have been using Premium Investigation for about two years and have been very satisfied with the service. We receive complete and accurate information and in most cases the turn around is the same day. I would not hesitate to recommend this company.

Bham investigations.
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jared L.
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He did a good job and it cost less than I expected. He confirmed my suspicion. Great job!

  • 11 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Marcie N.
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The PI I hired was professional, efficient, and dedicated to the task at hand. He also went out of his way to make me feel comfortable and was available anytime for questions. I would hire this PI again in a heartbeat and highly recommend him.

Franze Investigations
from 1 review
    Patricia F.
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    I needed some assistance with an injury case and Michael was great. He was courteous and reasonably priced. He took photos and did some info gathering my attorney needed.

    Ed R.
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    I have a nut coming around my home when we are sleeping,He does damage to my trees grass,flowers. Puts sap on our deck.Put dents in my garage door, Put in a new driveway he came in with his truck and turned his tires back and forth,put holes in the driveway. He has killed my 2 blue spruce.It never stops.He comes between 11;00pm 2;00pm sometimes sundays nights, thurs,friday. He bangs on our gutters to wake us up. And so on.


    I like to keep in close communication with my clients in each phase of the investigation. I like to keep the client informed throughout the case.


    Ocean Associates Security Investigative Services is a full service private investigative company located in Saratoga Springs,New York. Our Private Investigator has over 20 years experience in the criminal justice field and 8 years experience in the civil field.


    We offer private investigations including surveillance and workplace investigations. We also offer uniformed security guard services. We provide security consulting. We do pre-employment screening including criminal record checks, credit checks, and reference checks.


    We are a full-service private investigative agency specializing in surveillance, insurance and accident investigation, witness and missing person locating and background investigations.

    • 9 years in business

    I handle investigations and property management. I am a retired police officer and handyman. I also provide security and background checks.


    Mission Possible Investigations believes in quality over quantity. Our clients are important to us. We are dedicated to top notch services. Mission Possible Investigations makes difference in the lives of individuals from all walks of life. There is no better feeling than knowing our clients are able to make good decisions because of our teams hard work.

    • 11 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack

    Private investigations. Custody, criminal defense, background check and asset locate. 100 percent confidential. Uncovering the truth, helping with criminal defense, ensuring a child is with the best parent.

    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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