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Private Investigator Background Check

Do you need a private investigator background check? Do you need to complete an asset search or perhaps needing a private investigator to complete employee background check?  Are there assets being hidden? Contact us today.  Our extensive databases and experience can help you gain a step in the right direction.

Call (800) 577-1080 to connect with our private eyes background check.

Our Background Checks are Performed and Reviewed by former Federal agents.

Private investigation by former Federal agents. Martin Investigative Services. (800) 577-1080

Private investigation by former Federal agents. Martin Investigative Services. (800) 577-1080

Background Check Investigators

These days, several companies and websites perform background checks. More often than not, these services offer results of mixed quality by using outdated sources that provide only pieces of information, with no quality assurance or professional review.

When you get a background check at Martin Investigative Services, we use the largest database of public information in the United States.

Equally important: Your results are personally reviewed by private investigators who are former supervisory Federal agents and are of the highest standards.

Today Martin Investigative Services oversees 22 investigators, many former Federal agents from the DEA, FBI, IRS, and Secret Service agents.


Steps to Complete a Private Investigator Background Check

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Avoid problems, and save money. Use a Private Investigator

Background checks are a relatively low-cost service that can save you substantial personal difficulty and expense. Becoming informed, educated, and aware of your personal and business life can help relieve undue stress and complications. Our private investigators can provide you with detailed information on any individual in the United States to help you make informed personal or business decisions.

What do you need for a background check?

We have prepared pages about specific background checks to help you:

  • Criminal screening for discovering possible criminal records. Learn more
  • Employee background checks for current employees. Learn more
  • Employment pre-employment screening, for pre-employment job candidate screening. Learn more
  • Personal background checks for background information on a single person for any reason. Learn more
  • Background checks on yourself, learn what private information of yours is publicly available to find. Learn more

What type of information shows up in a background check?

Types of information available from background checks often include, but are not limited to:

  • Known addresses
  • Known phone numbers
  • Court records
  • Marriage records
  • Driving records
  • Bankruptcies
  • Property liens
  • Business ownership
  • Credit history
  • Public record search
  • Employment references
  • Education verification
  • Character reference checks
  • Gaps in employment history
  • Criminal Records
  • Military records
  • Licensing records
  • Polygraph tests
  • Birth certificate or legal status
  • Litigation records
  • Drug tests

More data = Better results.

Martin Investigative Services, a PI background check investigator, has compiled the largest database of public information in the United States and can use it to maximize the value of your actions, make personal decisions, or reduce business risk. An employment background check is essential in today’s environment.

What type of background check do you need?

Criminal Background Checks

Be safe. Check for a criminal record.

Businesses are increasingly liable for the actions of their employees. Using a background check to hire someone requires strict compliance with federal and state laws. The most essential is the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)

Background checks are vital to avoiding costly litigation issues that may be avoided simply by accessing personal data beforehand.

Former supervisory Federal agents review results from all criminal background checks.

Information in these background checks can protect your businesses from fraud, embezzlement, substance abuse problems, and other negative consequences from bad hires.

Want to know if someone has a criminal background?

We can track down criminal records throughout the US. With our background in DEA work, we have compiled databases that can give you the peace of mind that others cannot.

Business Arrangement? Want to know who you are dealing with before signing documents?

Are you entering into a business partnership or contract? A criminal background screening can help you avoid getting scammed. Don’t simply go by the hype someone is presenting to you. Do your due diligence and run background checks by asking for a credit report, criminal search, and other essential checks. Here at MartinPI, we have saved thousands of businesses by making the right employment decisions.

Questionable employee? Or job applicant?

Hiring the wrong individual is expensive. We can run a background screening process check on both job candidates and current employees.

Does somebody feel “off”? You’re probably right.

Are you talking to someone online? Do you want us to verify that the person you are talking to is genuine and legitimate? A personal background check is for you.

What is information out there about you? Find out.

Every day, private information about you is bought, sold, and stored on numerous servers across the country. Many people are curious about their own personal data in the public sphere or past actions that might come back to haunt them.

Deadbeat parent? Alimony problems?

Our asset search services can identify hidden accounts in all fifty states and internationally – often when others cannot.

Background Check FAQ

Background checks are a relatively low-cost service that can save substantial personal difficulty and expense. Becoming informed, educated, and aware in personal and business arenas can help relieve undue stress and complications.

Case Study: Private Investigator Background Check

Mission Viejo Background Check

A private party met with us in our Mission Viejo office and wanted to investigate a candidate running for political office.


Our private investigators ran a thorough background check and performed surveillance.

We discovered that the subject was not living in the district where he was running and having an affair.

As a result, this person dropped out of the race.

The private investigators at Martin Investigative Services provide background checks and surveillance services for several reasons. We are experts at producing results. Contact us for a free, confidential consultation.

People get personal background checks for many different reasons:

  • Family history.
  • Good and bad.
  • Find business and home numbers.
  • People move, and things change.
  • Locate prisoner and sentencing file.
  • For hiring purposes?
  • Identity theft.
  • Who has stolen your records?
  • Court Records/Marriage Records.
  • Spouse’s background.
  • 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.
  • Driving records.
  • Are you hiring a personal driver?
  • Locate prisoner and sentencing file.
  • For hiring purposes?
  • A public file of your records.
  • Is everything as it should be?
  • Check schools, daycares, 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.

San Diego Personal Background Check

An executive businesswoman 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 not right, contact us for a free, confidential consultation.

Employee Background Checks

Do you have employees that seem shady? Do your homework.

  • Do you have employees that don’t exactly seem what you thought they were?
  • Do you have doubts about who is working side by side with you?
  • Do you have a nagging feeling that something is “not right” with one of the employees in your organization?

More often than not, your intuition about bad employees is spot-on, but you need proof. Employee background checks from Martin Investigative Services give you the facts you need. Martin Investigative Services performs fast, comprehensive employee background checks, with all results reviewed by former Federal agents.

Personal Background Checks

Find out vital information about anyone.

The most popular personal background check 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 who they say they are.

Gathering information to put yourself at ease with a relationship (or potential relationship) is not prying or intrusive; it’s brilliant.

Ready to start a private investigator background check with MartinPI? It’s the best step you can take! Call 1-800-577-1080.

Completing Background Checks in all fifty states

Ready to start a background check with MartinPI? It’s the best step you can take! Call 1-800-577-1080.

Call (800) 577-1080 for a Background Check- no-fee consultation

Client Testimonials

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.

Peter M. Callahan

Attorney at Law Callahan Thompson Sherman & Caudill, LLP

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.

Marcia Bankoff

Organizational Resources Specialist, Kreative Webworks, Inc.

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!

Jason Sisneros

Author of Destiny's Doorstep

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!

Lisa & Bruce Hughes

Hughes and Hughes, LLP

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.

Steven Silverstein

Former Orange County Trial Lawyer, Association Trial Lawyer of the Year

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.

Bill Bancroft

President & CEO Patrol One