Who are the OTHER best private investigators in Southern California?

Who are the OTHER best private investigators in Southern California?

I am about to complete my 44th year as an investigator. This number combines my service as a supervisory Federal agent with the U.S. Department of Justice, and my current position as President of Martin Investigative Services. Along this journey I have come across many outstanding investigators.  When client demands and requests exceed our current staff of 20+ investigators,…

Online Dating: Googling your date, praying & good background checks

Online Dating: Googling your date, praying & good background checks

Over the past few years, online dating web sites have exploded in popularity. Not only are sites like Match.com, eHarmony and Plenty of Fish an accepted way of dating in our culture – online dating may even becoming the norm. These sites essentially allow a person to pre-screen prospective dating partners – by being able…

Unannounced visits to senior care facilities

Unannounced visits to senior care facilities

No one looks forward to putting a loved one in senior care facilities or a nursing home. The task of choosing the right senior care facility can be overwhelming. While everything might look good on the initial visit, there are several things you can do to protect your elderly or disabled family members from mistreatment…

Using a private investigator to help prevent worker’s comp fraud

Using a private investigator to help prevent worker’s comp fraud

We all pay a price for worker’s comp fraud, but businesses shoulder the majority of the costs and responsibly. Businesses pay higher worker’s comp premiums because insurers pass the high costs of fraud onto their policyholders. Often the premium increases are large and very damaging —especially for smaller businesses that can least afford higher premiums.…

Background checks on caregivers

Background checks on caregivers

Over the past decade, the use of in-home caregivers has increased to serve the growing necessities of the aging population in the United States. These caregivers assist elderly and disabled individuals with the needs of daily life from helping take medication to bathing. Caregivers spend hours each day with patients in their homes, sometimes even…

Cold cases: How a private investigator can help

Cold cases: How a private investigator can help

Across the country there are hundreds of thousands of unsolved crimes and cold cases. Private investigators have proven to be very valuable in assisting clients in helping to solve murder, kidnapping, rape, stalker, and felony crime cases. They can shed new light or bring a different perspective with the hopes of bringing these cases back out into the open. Ultimately, a private investigator can assist clients in these cases by helping them fill in the details surrounding a case.

Worker’s comp: How private investigators could help prevent fraud

Worker’s comp: How private investigators could help prevent fraud

With the economy still on the mend, the National Insurance Crime Bureau estimates worker’s compensation claimant fraud to be the fastest growing insurance scam of the decade. Fraudulent claims have spiked nationwide and continue to gain momentum even with state agencies attempting to crack down on the defrauders. It’s not always a popular topic, but…

Hollywood myths about private investigators

Hollywood myths about private investigators

Jim Rockford. Thomas Magnum. Philip Marlowe. Each of these fictional private investigators has helped to ingrain numerous myths about private investigators in the eyes of the public. Yet, clients are often disappointed to learn that their case is more like an episode of Colombo with the drudgery of following the leads, doing hours of surveillance,…