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Alexandria Private Detectives

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Curtis Moore Investigation
from 361 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 527 hires on Thumbtack
Sasha K.
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Hiring Curtis Moore was the best decision I could have made regarding my search quest. I researched many professional, experienced Private Investigators, both online and locally, and chose Curtis as the best possible option from the 23 contenders. Now that I've experienced: his superior work ethic, his valuable insight in discerning my needs, his thoughtful follow-up call the day after I'd processed his investigation results and his incredibly prompt response-I have but one conclusion. *Curtis Moore walks on water.* This is your choice, People. It is impossible that so many glowing reviews from his clients can't lead you to desiring the same peace of mind and spirit which he will offer you. I'm incredibly grateful to have crossed paths with him via this site. Believing for the best for all who enlist his services as well. Thank you so much, Curtis. You rock!

  • 22 years in business
  • 138 hires on Thumbtack
Andrew D.
Verified review

I requested a skip trace on six individuals and even provided a lot of information that i had uncovered myself to help make they're job easier. I paid for the agreed upon service on April 24th and got a total of one skip trace returned. After several e-mails I asked for a refund and because I used Paypal, was able to dispute the charge to hopefully get a refund for the services that were never performed. I know that not all private investigators are as horrible as this one but STAY AWAY from this company.

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  • 2 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Steve F.
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I thought I filled this out before Thumbtack. Stop losing my reviews. Anyways Eagle Eyes, Andre is a total professional. I had clients who I knew stole my money and I needed his help. He was up before 6 am getting video of them and doing comprehensive reports and his rates are very good. Yes I will and am using him again. Thanks thumbtack for having this site. It really helped me find a great Private Investigor when I needed one quick. I definitely give Andre 5 stars.

  • 18 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
Roger G.
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PROFESSIONALS TO THE MAX!!!! Bill not only gave me the confidence that he could execute this mission without any problems, but he also gave my client the information he was looking for. The client was more than happy for all bill did. As an Investigator and a business owner, I highly recommend Bill and Coast Investigations to anyone. They are true professionals and that you don't find everywhere. Thanks Roger

  • 9 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Stacy H.
Verified review

Great communication from the beginning via phone and email. This is a very professional company. We received great tips from the CEO personally that led us in the right direction. The staff communicates well with us and reply quickly. I don't want to go into too much detail since the case is ongoing, but I highly recommend this company if you need a private investigator.

  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy W.
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SVA Solutions provided me outstanding service and delivered the evidence I needed. If you a private investigator, give these professionals a call. I am sure glad I did.

TNR Consulting Group, LLC
from 7 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Josh M.
Verified review

- Easy to work with - Gave timely responses including exact information I requested - Showed compassion for the situation - Provided knowledgeable guidance about laws and regulations

from 9 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Eloise B.
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Trustify connected me to an excellent private investigator. Within hours, I got the answer I needed.

Deanovich & Associates
from 2 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Ryan T.
Verified review

David Deanovich "Deano" is a phenomenal private investigator and also highly proficient in training with regards to weaponry. I am an Attorney who has used David's services with regards to private investigating and he was very professional and thorough in his investigation. I would highly recommend him for any type of private investigating or training in regards to weaponry.

Will Come To Light
from 2 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Cody T.
Verified review

My experience with Andre has been nothing short of phenomenal. He helped me out better than expected and was quick and thorough. I highly recommend him for anyone looking for a PI in the Maryland area.


I'm a private investigator with a great outlook and experience in dealing with adultery, insurance claims, child custody, divorce disputes, and process serving. My clients can expect 100% communication concerning each case and privacy.


We provide private investigation services in MD and DC, security services in MD, DC and VA, and a host of other related services such as process serving, skip tracing and fugitive recovery, to name a few.


I provide private investigation, private security, mystery shopping and housekeeping services. My activities can help you!




Advanced Investigations is a licensed private detective agency in the state of Maryland. I am a Maryland private investigator with twenty years of experience conducting adultery investigations, child custody and insurance fraud investigations. We provide affordable, professional Maryland private detectives services. We provide services in the following areas: * Adultery and cheating spouses * Child custody * Workers compensation fraud * Insurance fraud * Criminal investigations * Drug and narcotic investigations * K-9 drug searches * Missing persons * GPS vehicle tracking * Internet tracking * Computer record retrieval


We get the job done. We are never satisfied until our client is satisfied.


We are a full-service security and investigation agency with 27 years of experience. We are owned and operated by a prior federal and states attorney investigator. We are specializing in divorce, adultery and child custody.


Covert Surveillance & Investigations LLC is licensed with the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services to conduct surveillance, and investigations throughout Virginia. CSI's investigations are conducted by professionally trained, and experienced investigators, and are kept completely confidential. We take the necessary precautions to maintain the covert nature of all investigations. CSI utilizes state-of-the-art equipment to include GPS tracking devices, and covert video cameras to provide you with the crucial evidence you need at a reasonable price. You have our assurance that we are committed to using the utmost discretion, and good taste in providing you with personal, and professional investigative services. We look forward to serving you! Domestic investigations Cheating spouses Child custody Surveillance People searches Hidden camera and listening device/bug detection VA DCJS Lic. #11-6095


I do private investigations and security details. I do background checks and infidelity cases, and provide highest services available at affordable prices.


We have the Department of Criminal Justice Services license number 11-2199. We are serving the Northern Virginia to Richmond and providing "the-best-of-the best" private investigators for divorce and other family law investigative matters, including child custody, cohabiting, asset searching, etc. We offer flat-fee, fully-estimated services and provided on a task-by-task basis and specified in writing. It is practically 'impossible' for a true professional to learn enough information through Thumbtack to design an investigation for success and economy. We are known for giving the 'best' professional advice to consumers, the following are: * Please be advised that your inquiry is sent to numerous and unverified individuals, including attorneys, one of whom may be representing your spouse or may catch the eye of an investigator working for your spouse. It is ill-advised to put any, I repeat, any details of your case on Thumbtack or use your real first name and last name initial or professional credential identifier such as 'Dr." A less-than-ethical investigator will, I repeat, will track down the name, location or go to court to find a court case in that name and contact the prospective subject of investigation. These investigators are known for offering a 'clean bill of investigation' in return for a handsome fee -- mark my word. * Defer to the phone to discuss any and all details of your legal matter. A public forum is no place to shop for investigative services. * Beware the 'non-refundable, no guarantee, open-ended retainer amount, with no plan and no written agreement specifying 'scope' and 'fees' as required by state regulation and in the event of complaint. For the average domestic (infidelity) case, you should spend at least an hour on the phone with an experienced investigator before they can arrive to an efficient plan that can be executed economically and to receive a quote for a fully-estimated fee. * Please consider shopping by 'experience' not 'geography' as all private investigators are not competent in every type of investigation. Look to the investigation agency's license number to help with determining 'length of time in business", in Virginia, the higher the last four (4) digits, the less time in business. Remember, a law enforcement background does not guarantee experience with civil court matters or domestic investigations, such as infidelity and child custody -- as police officers are trained in criminal matters or may only have experience sitting behind a desk attending to administrative matters. * Ask who mentored the owner of the company into the private investigation business, when and for how long it was mentored? What if there's no mentor? Ask where and when they gained their experience for your type of investigation. What if they have no mentor and no experience? Look elsewhere. Virginia's regulatory scheme allows just about anyone meeting very minimum requirements to become an agency owner. * Ask who is conducting your investigation and how long have they been a 'registered' private investigator. Registration through the state is no guarantee of experience. Is your very important legal matter being turned over to a rookie? For the average adultery case, no less than a solid five years of experience is acceptable. Ask for verification of length of time registered. Usually, investigators only get 'one shot' at getting the evidence you absolutely need to protect your marital rights. If handled improperly, your child could be put at risk of being absconded with by the non-custodial parent. * One, or two investigators? Mobile or fixed surveillance? Will the agency properly staff your investigation for success? Or, will they tell you more than one investigator will be used, when in reality, it's just a lone wolf attempting to get the subject from point "A" to point "B" through rush-hour traffic and later tell you 'he/she got lost at the light? Reports of investigators telling clients they conducted surveillance, when instead they were laying on the couch, remote control in the hand on your dime -- abound. Do you know how to 'guarantee' that the job was done? This agency specializes in family law investigations. Nationally known volunteer investigative specialist, consultant advising left-behind parents of family abducted children officially reported as 'missing' to law enforcement, locating these children with a 98% success rate and coordinating law enforcement's recovery of kidnapped and other missing children, such as teen runaways. We will consider mysterious adult disappearances on a case-by-case basis and can arrange for competent investigators no matter the location. We are very experienced with mobbing or 'gang stalking' situations, providing victims of this type of psychological terror with resources, investigative and non-investigative solutions in order to find relief and long before this phenomena became recognized main-stream and before such terms were even coined. What about an attorney not doing their job? Do you feel like you're working for them instead of the other way around? Are you feeling intimidated or that something's not right? If so, then you are probably right. Eight out of 10 callers to this agency (both men and women) complain that their attorney does not return calls, refuses to give them information about their case, uses intimidation tactics to keep them at bay or turns their case over to a low level and inexperienced associates. Contact us for competent, non 'high-rent' family law attorney referral. We do not receive a referral fee, but we know these attorney's fight and subsequently win our mutual clients' cases. Thank you for considering A Woman-Owned Detective Agency where your best legal interests and best interests of your children are our driving force.

  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack

My employees are all former military. Disciplined and know the job at hand.

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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