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Providence Private Detectives

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Mr. and Mrs. Detective
4.9
from 49 reviews
  • 31 years in business
  • 116 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Terri A.
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Mike and Deb Clemente are excellent private investigators. I hired them in May 2014 to surveillance my husband and his interaction with 6-years old daughter, for a custody case. I was in a big rush as the court date was approaching. Mike and Deb made themselves available the same day I called them. They came to my home, listening very carefully and understood clearly every detail. They reviewed all my documents carefully. They are very sharp at getting all important details down and no missing any information. They used multiple approaches: - close up surveillance, - undercover investigation – taking witness’s affidavits – cameras, -they even screen the garbage (which is critical in some cases), etc. During the investigation Mike and Deb were very flexible and seek a lot of input from me daily on deciding what would work best as subsequent steps: - methods, - steps to take, etc. I felt I was always in control and a big part of making the decisions. Flexible , adaptable and very approachable. We communicated several times each day, and I was kept very informed. I could call them at any time. They are licenced to appear in court as witness testifying on the results of the investigation. Mike and Deb discovered many facts and prepared a good report in a timely manner. They go beyond and above and keep the prices competitive. I highly recommend them !! If you are a believer, you may want to know they pray for you and your case.

  • 8 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Sue D.
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Had private party North East provided the security for our party. I was referred to them from a friend. My friend was completely right. They ensured we had a great time and were very well dressed and professional. Thank you NESS

Miller & Associates
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
William G.
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Jessica is one of the smartest people I have ever met. I have seen her find evidence with basically nothing to go on. The things she was able to accomplish astounded me. She uses creative, high tech means to find the evidence needed. She is resourceful, committed, and ambitious. Also, you can tell she genuinely cares about her customers. She is thorough, meticulous, and does not miss a thing! I have already referred a number of my business contacts to her.

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Karina F.
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Ken is a phenomenal private investigator. He got video proof that my husband was cheating on me. He also ran a background check on the mistress that revealed a history of drug problems with court intervention. This information was helpful to secure full custody of my children. He was very professional and understanding with my sensitive situation.

  • 12 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Rachel F.
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Not only is Kat so amazing at what she does, she is a great person and has one of the biggest hearts. She has treated me more than just a client, and always makes sure im ok. She understands the struggle we are having financially due to what we are going through, and made herself affordable for us, while still giving 115%. Kat is someone you want to hire, she will get the job done and make you feel like you are not alone. I am so lucky to have met her!

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.

  • 18 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Abby X.
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I hired Alan for process serving, he was really prompt and thorough. I needed papers served to a corporation, bu the address was not good, so Alan did research on all the possible alternative address/registered agent of the company without even being asked.

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Private investigation services are established to aid attorneys, business owners and the general public in obtaining the necessary information to make sound decisions in their daily endeavors. With a vast access to both public and non-public records, Accurate Information Services can gather whatever your informational needs are. We pride ourselves in providing the most accurate up-to-date information, personally verified when possible.

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We are one of Rhode Island's premier full-service professional private detective/private investigation agencies. We are ready to listen and provide you with services tailored to your situation. Your satisfaction and privacy are always our first priority. Resources are available to provide local knowledge on a global basis through multiple networks of professionals around the country and the world.

  • 17 years in business
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If you are comparing investigators, you can stop now. We offer over three decades of experience in the private investigation industry. We provide a written report like no other company. We have a team of investigators, and can handle any type of investigation. What we have found to be the best part of our business is helping people. We are here to help you find the answers you need. We listen to you and understand what you are going through.

  • 25 years in business
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We are big enough to serve you, but small enough to care. We specialize in the following: * insurance fraud * family, domestic and divorce * child support * missing persons * online dating fraud * teen investigations * surveillance * background investigations for employers and individuals * witness locates and statements * asset investigations

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Our investigative services include but are not limited to: -Asset Identification & Recovery -Corporate Due Diligence -Civil Litigation Support -Intellectual Property Infringement -Matrimonial / Domestic / Custodial Matters -Surveillance -Witness Location -In-depth Interviews -Insurance Fraud -Pre-Employment Investigation -Background Investigation -Personal Injury / Traffic Accident Investigations -Service of Legal Process -Counterintelligence / Counter-surveillance -Computer Forensics -Court Document Research and Retrieval -Database Research

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Professional with ten years of experience in background checks and investigations. I am a detail oriented investigator who enjoys conducting thorough background investigations for all types of clients.

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I am a Rhode Island private detective with over 20 years of police experience. Don't risk your case with amateurs. Experienced criminal detectives get answers. Call me.

  • 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. Correction... this is not a job... it's a lifestyle and something we take pride in, giving you a piece of mind. We will get the information you are looking for in an expedited time and quality is our top priority.

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I offer services backed by my self built automated legal document generation system. This system is often copycatted, but, we are the sole authority for the source code's mainframe. I often get the satisfaction of solving casing others find too complex to handle. Throughout my experience, I have related to many merit-able citizens.

  • 6 years in business
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I give 100% guarantee for my service. I work quietly and discreetly. I do my job very well. I work hard, and I'm good with flexible pricing. For anything else, you feel free to ask me.

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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.

  • 3 years in business
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Catfish Hunter offers infidelity investigation services. Does your Significant other clam up when his or her phone goes off and you're in the room? Does he or she wait until you leave the room to even look at his new messages? Does he or she wince when you go within five feet of their cellphone? Has your partner started talking to an ex recently? Is she really going out with the girls? How you can find out? Contact me for consultations. I am a social media manager and online private investigator who handles infidelity concerns. Confidentiality is guaranteed. Send me your story. I will deliver the truth or there will be no charge.

  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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My investigations are performed in a timely manner and with the highest degree of professionalism. Top notch video and reports provided. The thrill of the hunt for answers.

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Associated Private Investigators® (API) offers the complete spectrum of investigation services throughout the Boston-Providence metro area, as well as in state and regionally, through an affiliation of individually licensed private detective agencies grouping together to provide the highest standard and broadest experience and ability in investigation techniques, coupled with integrity and confidentiality. API is proficient in both general and specialized investigation services including civil and criminal -- commercial and domestic. All cases are handled by licensed detectives, not operatives nor trainees. If you need a PI, then call API. History Established in 1989 originally as a local private detective firm, Associated Private Investigators® (API) has expanded its scope to include other local and regional affiliated detective agencies and therefore, their combined abilities and expertise. This gives API the facility to truly state that API has the resources to bring any proposed case to a successful conclusion for its clients. Attorney services include the following: • Criminal • Civil • Skip Tracing • Domestic • Personal Injury • Child Custody • Hidden Asset • Surveillance • Witness Location • Bankruptcy • Criminal Background • Divorce Record searches include the following: • Name • Civil/Criminal • Motor Vehicle • Real Estate • Skip Trace • Address Identifier • Social Security Trace • Bankruptcy • Worker's Comp • Consumer Credit • Business Credit • Corporate History • Employee Background Check Insurance investigations include the following: • Worker's Compensation • Liability • Bodily Injury • Fraud Activity Checks • Accident Investigation Missing person services include the following: • Runaways • Abductions • Heirs • Adoptions • Skip Trace Service • Nanny Background and Reference Checks

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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