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Mason Private Detectives

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  • 32 years in business
  • 109 hires on Thumbtack
Lorena V.
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Carl was very attentive to what it was I needed. He was able to pick up all paperwork the very next day and have the respondent served same day. I wad very skeptical of using a private process server but he was able to put me at ease from the beginning. Thank you for your services carl. I will be recommending you to anyone who is in nneedof your services..

iHound Investigation
4.0
from 1 review
  • 4 years in business
Raj P.
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Very pleasant to work with. This is a review for work that was not paid for and no measurable outcome obtained, hence four stars. I thank Stephanie for her positive attitude and desire to help. Thank you again for your kindness.

  • 36 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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I don't have any results yet, but am happy with the plan we've come up with.

Elite ISG

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  • 7 years in business
About

Elite Investigations and Security Group is a premier security and investigations company. Elite ISG's mission is to satisfy our clients' required needs and serve them in a professional manner. Elite ISG staffs former and current detectives, military personnel, police officers and certified trainers in numerous expertise categories. Elite ISG offers a vast range of investigative and security needs for everyone, from large corporations to individuals. We offer services for attorneys, private investigations, fugitive recovery, physical security and more. So, if you are in need of an investigator to obtain information for you, or a staff of professional security guards, then you should get in touch with the Elite staff.

  • 2 years in business
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Riverside Private Investigations Inc has years of experience in locating lost assets and their heirs/beneficiaries, Skip-tracing, background checks and more.

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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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