I have used Martin Investigative Services since returning to the practice of law. Their work is first rate! Their reports are reliable, and if called upon to testify, Martin’s investigators are well prepared and extremely professional.
The most popular type of personal background check we do involves people talking to someone they’ve never met on the Internet.
In about 7 out of 10 of these cases, the person is not in fact who they say they are.
Do your homework now.
Save yourself the heartache later.
Personal background checks allow you to learn a lot more about the people around you and what those people know about you.
Find out about:
- Driving records
- Tax status and liens
- Past and current addresses
- Known relatives and neighbors
- Business ownership
- Property ownership
- School attendance
- Credit history
- Criminal records
Do you know about your partner’s financial history?
If you are in a committed relationship with someone, it would serve you well to get a background check sooner rather than later.
Love may be blind, but when someone has bad credit, it’s a dealbreaker.
Before you invest, before you date, before you enter in any kind of relationship, contact us and let us help you ease your mind.
A free consult from seasoned professionals.
Martin Investigative Services is a full-service firm comprised of private investigators that are former supervisory-level Federal agents, so you know that you are getting complete information from seasoned, experienced professionals.
People get personal background checks for many different reasons:
Good and bad.
Find business and home numbers.
People move, things change.
Locate prisoner and sentencing file.
For hiring purposes?
Who has stolen your records?
Court Records/Marriage Records.
Do you know the whole truth and nothing but?
Scary to ask, but if you have doubts?
Find old friends.
Surprise those friends you thought were lost.
Businesses/Contractors that may have to work in your home.
Who is that guy?
Locate death certificates.
For family trust issues.
Are you hiring a personal driver?
Locate prisoner and sentencing file.
For hiring purposes?
Public file of your own records.
Is everything as it should be?
Check schools, day cares and live-in babysitters.
Get only the best for your family.
Predators in your neighborhood.
The most important check of all.
Military friends you might like to find.
Lifelong friendships deserve a look-up.
Why choose Martin Investigative Services for personal background checks? Here’s why:
More data sources.
Get results where others can't.
We have compiled the largest database of public information in the United States, and we can identify assets and accounts across the globe, when others often cannot.
Former Federal agents.
Review your results.
Former DEA, FBI, IRS, and Secret Service agents personally review the results of your background checks and go over them with you.
40+ years experience.
High success rate.
We provide quality background investigation services with an unmatched success rate. We provide you with confidence and peace of mind.
Case Study: Personal Background Checks
San Diego Personal Background Check
An executive business woman in San Diego found us through the Internet. She was dating a man who claimed he was a “Navy Seal” who had “served in Iraq and Afghanistan.”
The problem was she felt something wasn’t right.
The private investigators at Martin Investigative Services performed a background check and extensive surveillance.
It was determined that the subject was never in the military but, in fact, an unemployed security guard with an expired guard card license. The client ended the relationship immediately.
A good private investigator knows better than anyone: your intuition is almost always correct in most situations.
If you feel something is just not right, contact us for a free, confidential consultation.
Martin in the news: Background Checks
Many easily turn over their cellphone number to social media, retail and other companies without thinking twice.
Yes it is – a person’s cellphone number is the new social security number, according to Thomas G. Martin, President of Martin Investigative Services and former agent with the Federal Department of Justice.Details
Not everybody needs an attorney or thinks their mate is cheating on them. I’m hoping that people will read the three or four chapters that pertain to them at this particular point in their lives.Details
After standing by her husband, Joseph (Mac) Duffy, the reputed con man charged with swindling women out of their savings to lead a life of luxury, Sylvianne Lestringant had his bail revoked so she could use the money for an investment, her private investigator said Thursday.Details
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Testimonials for Martin Investigative Services:
I am proud to state that I have exclusively used the professional services of Tom Martin and his firm for more than 20 years. Whenever the need arises for a private investigator, the only name that I consider for my clients is Tom. In my 40 year career as a family lawyer, I recognized the importance of professional investigators. Unfortunately, many of the investigators that I have encountered have not satisfied the professional standard that I expect. I have utilized the firm in some very delicate and discrete investigations and situations requiring a strong security presence. In every engagement, both my clients and myself have been completely satisfied. I have I have no reservations in endorsing Tom and his firm for any investigative assignments.
Martin Investigative Services is truly one of the best run organizations we have worked with. Fair, efficient and professional. Tom Martin in particular exudes confidence and experience and isn’t afraid to tell it like it is. That’s something we can rely on.
Successful people know that to be the best, you model the best. I cannot recommend Martin PI any higher! In a five minute conversation with experienced people you can save thousands by bypassing sales types. They do this by cutting directly to the heart based on years and years of passionate pursuit of best practices and adding massive value to their clients. They are an invaluable part of my team and Tom is my most valued mentor!
I’ve represented individuals and businesses (international and local) for close to fifty years, and I’ve called on Martin Investigative Services more times than I can count, often on a rush basis, for help throughout the world, on a number of different types of assignments. I’ve never been disappointed. I’ve always received swift, cost-effective and USEFUL information, which has wound up “saving the bacon” of our clients and making us shine in their eyes. I recommend them without any reservation.
I have worked with Martin Investigative Services for our company investigations for close to 20 years. Tom and the team are always professional, skilled and get right to the heart of any assignment I have for them. I would highly recommend Martin Investigative Services for any workplace investigation.
It has been my pleasure to work with Martin Investigative Services over the past 30 plus years on many investigations as well as other security related matters. When I need answers and I need them fast I know that a simple call will get me answers that are succinct, current and coming from a supremely knowledgeable source.
Martin Investigative Services has performed background checks, private investigation, surveillance and bug sweeps for our clients. They have also served difficult process in lawsuits. They have performed unquestionably and unfailingly to perfection. We will always call Martin first – and hope he hasn’t been called yet by the other side!
Thomas G. Martin is a private investigator who is highly regarded and widely used by attorneys and other clients in Orange County and nationwide.
I have known Tom Martin and used his services for many years. I trust him with the most challenging investigative tasks.
Professional and efficient, he and his staff leave no stone unturned to get the job done.
I have used Martin Investigative Services for everything from marital indiscretions to finding hidden assets for more than 25 years. Working with Mr. Martin has been invaluable to my practice. Tom Martin is insightful, creative and never fails to deliver. I endorse his firm without hesitation or reservation.
My partner and I have utilized the services of Martin Investigative Services for in excess of 15 years. The services provided have ranged from simple background checks to covert surveillance and investigations into corporate malfeasance/conversion/theft of assets.
I have found Martin’s investigators conscientious, qualified, and most important of all, very credible to triers of fact when their testimony was necessary. Critical to any busy trial attorney is time. I have also found that upon turning an assignment over to Martin Investigative Services, I do not have to micromanage the assignment. It is done promptly and efficiently, with an eye toward the financial resources and capabilities of the client.
We have used Martin Investigative Services for three decades. Their work is exemplary; reports are perfect and their testimony is very professional, with great judge and jury appeal. We will not use anyone else for our investigations.