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
Private investigator Thomas Martin is quoted in this article about online dating and privacy: How giving out your phone number can be a bad idea.Details
“Predators know where to find prey,” says Thomas G. Martin, private investigator and former federal agent with the U.S. Department of Justice. “To a con artist, dating sites are a huge pool of potential marks putting themselves out there, looking for love [and] sometimes a little too willing to suspend disbelief and common sense.”Details
I gave my cell number to private investigator Thomas Martin, a former federal agent and now president of Martin Investigative Services in Newport Beach, Calif., and asked him to do his thing. A few days later a three-pound, 150-plus-page dossier arrived at my front door via FedEx. Martin didn’t trust regular mail given the nature of what it contained, which was tons of my private information.
“We didn’t even scratch the surface,” Martin told me later. He also made a point of telling me that I was “cleaner than a Safeway chicken.”Details
Keep your cell phone number to yourself. “The new Social Security number … is your cell number,” said Thomas Martin, president of Martin Investigative Services and author of “Seeing Life Through Private Eyes.” Your smartphone “is a gateway to your living room to your bedroom, to your life.”Details
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Testimonials for Martin Investigative Services:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Tom Martin is thorough, knowledgeable and trustworthy. We have used Tom and his team to great success and will continue to do so.
I have known Tom Martin since 1984. I, as well as our company, have used Tom’s services over 30 years, personal as well as business. We have never been disappointed! Tom does what he says and I believe he is the BEST there is.
I have known Tom Martin and used Martin Investigative Services for over a decade. They have been our exclusive resource for all our corporate investigative work and have never let us down once in all those years. Their work has always been of the highest professional level.
I have no reservations whatsoever in endorsing Mr. Martin and his firm. Their service to us has always reflected the highest integrity and quality and we continue to rely on Tom with the utmost confidence.
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 used Thomas Martin’s services for many years and have found his work to be of the highest standards. He gets the job done quickly, efficiently and reliably. He is aware of the law and always submits quality reports. I highly recommend Martin Investigative Services to any attorney, business or individual who is in need of a professional investigator.
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.
Thomas G. Martin is a private investigator who is highly regarded and widely used by attorneys and other clients in Orange County and nationwide.