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
Private information about you is out there.
Every day, private, sensitive information about you is bought, sold and stored on numerous private and public servers across the country.
Once information is out there, it’s out there.
Many people are curious about their own private data in the public sphere, or past actions that might come back to haunt them.
Performing a background check on yourself is one way to prepare and get ahead of any potential future problems.
Online background checks? Low-quality.
There are a number of paid web sites that offer online background checks. These are nearly always low-quality reports created from only pieces of information – with no quality assurance or professional review.
Martin Investigative Services uses more, current data sources. We can discover assets and accounts, worldwide. And your results are personally reviewed by private investigators who are former DEA, FBI, IRS, and Secret Service agents.
Using only a phone number, we delivered this reporter a 3-pound, 150+ page dossier.
USA Today reporter Steven Petrow asked us to “check him out”, using only his cell phone number.
Your cell phone number is increasingly used by information brokers as the window to your private information that is maintained by almost all business corporations, financial institutions and social media networks.
For the past 35 years the key to this kingdom of information was your social security number – a legally regulated piece of information.
Your cell phone number is not regulated and no companies are mandated to keep it private.
Benefits we offer you:
Better, more comprehensive results.
Martin Investigative Services 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.
Former Federal agents review & deliver the results.
Our private investigators are Former DEA, FBI, IRS, and Secret Service agents. An investigator will personally review the results of your background checks and go over them with you.
Free & confidential consultations.
It is always free to get a consultation at Martin Investigative Services.
Let us know what you need, and we’ll get started.
Why choose Martin Investigative Services to get a background check on yourself? 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: Background Checks
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.
We discovered that the subject was not living in the district in which he was running, and that he was 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 a number of reasons. We are experts at producing results. Contact us for a free, confidential consultation.
Martin in the news: Background Checks
Thomas G. Martin, founder of Martin Investigative Services, appeared on Business Insanity Talk Radio with Barry Moltz to discuss financial infidelity and financial ignorance, and what spouses can do to protect themselves from financial ignorance.Details
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
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Testimonials for Martin Investigative Services:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thomas G. Martin is a private investigator who is highly regarded and widely used by attorneys and other clients in Orange County and nationwide.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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