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Asset Searches – Private Investigation

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Next to locating friends and family members, the second most sought out information needed are requests for asset searches.

There is often some confusion about exactly what can be found in an asset search, and a lot of confusion as to the methodologies that can be used. Martin Investigative Services can guide you on how to find hidden assets. Call 1-800-577-1080.

How much does an asset search cost

A few of the people who can perform an asset search are lawyers, private investigators or business consultants. Diverse “professionals” will tell that most asset research costs between $400 and $1000.00 . Asset search is an artform and a science. All depends on the person investigator doing the assset search!

 

5 common reasons asset searches are performed

Here’s exactly what can be found in an asset search, and what methodologies can be used to discover the data.

There are many reasons to conduct an asset search, and there are two reasons that are the most common:

  • Pre-litigation: To determine if the subject or company has enough assets to file a lawsuit against them. Attorneys can be expensive and the legal process arduous. Determining what they have or don’t have can save thousands of dollars in not filing a lawsuit.

When you have to obtain a judgment and you want to find assets that you can seize. A common scenario we see happens during divorce, when one person decides to discover if the other has been hiding assets.

There are three other reasons that are just as important – but they typically do not hold a high place in the minds of the public. These are:

  • Determining the assets and worthiness of a possible financial advisor and/or company you are going to invest.
  • You are thinking about going into business with a person and you want to know their finances, be they assets or liabilities.
  • You are going to marry someone and you have no idea of their true financial picture.

What restrictions are there on asset searches?

Prior to 1999, asset searches were like the wild west. There were about 220 companies that advertised about conducting these searches. Everyone performed them and there were few restrictions, guidelines or rules to what you could or could not do. Subterfuge was used to “gag” banks for information and it was common for someone to run your credit reports and obtain valuable information under the “Inquiry” section.

The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLB Act or GLBA) was a game-changer. The GLBA is also known as the Financial Modernization Act of 1999. It is a United States federal law that require financial institutions to explain how they share and protect their customers’ private information. It also set the standard for what private investigators and others can do with respect to legally gleaning financial data.

The rules are so tough that we are now down to about five companies in the country that do legitimate asset searches. The GLBA has severe prison time and financial penalties for non-compliance.

What data can be found in an asset search?

The GLBA sent most private investigators and information brokers solely to the internet. Sadly, over 95% of these individuals and companies just use the internet to obtain limited information. They simply regurgitate back the data to you and pretend they actually did some financial research. They only charge a few hundred dollars but this limited information you can get yourself online for free.

There are only three asset searches that can be legitimately conducted. They are:

  1. Basic Asset Search. This contains all personal data, twenty year address history, confirmation of SS# and date of birth, other numbers they may be falsely using, national property search, the U.S. Consumer Public Filing Index for bankruptcies, notice of defaults, judgments, tax liens and problems with the Internal Revenue Service, Corporate and Limited Partnership information, Uniform Commercial Code information, Civil and Criminal Index filings, Fictitious Business Name Index and professional licensing. This report should be sent to you in the form of court-ready documents. Although you may never need to use them in court, if the company you are thinking about using doesn’t have this standard, then don’t use them. This search should be completed within 24-48 hours. The “average” legitimate price for this product should be at or around $950.00.
  2. Bank, Savings and Checking Account Searches.
  3. Stocks, Bonds and Securities Searches.

Numbers 2 & 3 should take between 5-8 working days to complete. Pricing varies from state to state and also includes a more expensive nationwide search.

You can contact us for pricing for your specific case and area.

Call (800) 577-1080 for a private investigator asset search - no-fee consultation

Our agency is composed of former federal agents of the DEA, FBI, IRS, and Secret Service. 

Our level of experience and knowledge is unsurpassed in our profession. 

We serve clients in all 50 states and numerous foreign countries. 

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HOW TO FIND ASSETS WITH AN ASSET Check

JUDGMENT ASSET INVESTIGATION, DIVORCE & CHILD SUPPORT, ESTATE & PROBATE, PERSONAL INJURY SETTLEMENT, MEDICAL MALPRACTICE SETTLEMENT, DEBT COLLECTION, IDENTIFY ASSETS BEFORE INITIATING LITIGATION, FRAUD & EMBEZZLEMENT, INVESTMENT DUE DILIGENCE, BUSINESS PARTNER INVESTIGATIONS, HIDDEN ASSET SEARCH,

Do you have a judgment against a person or entity? Are you thinking about filing a lawsuit against a subject or business? Whatever the action you contemplate, it is wise to determine the financial asset or liabilities before moving forward. It is vital to have us perform the background check referenced above in almost every scenario. Once those reports are returned, one might consider bank, savings, checking account searches, stocks, bonds, and securities searches.

Please note that these last two searches are strictly regulated by The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLB Act), The Privacy Act, and others.

Pricing: The costs for these searches vary by state and whether you want the search completed in one state or nationwide.

Time frame: The turnaround time for completion is five to eight working days.

See the asset searches page on the Martin Investigative Services website.

Call us immediately if you require asset searches for a judgment recovery, civil judgment, or recovering assets for any reason. With our free consultation services, you will feel pleased with our courteous and prompt attention to your matter. Call today at 1-800-577-1080. At MartinPI, we obtain information from our select databases, proprietary sources, public records, civil judgments, subscription data, and other Intel.

We can identify assets and accounts in all fifty states and internationally, often when others cannot.

Assets can be hidden in many ways and the people who go to the trouble of hiding them can often be quite clever. Our Los Angeles asset search services from Martin Investigative Services can identify assets and accounts in all fifty states and internationally, often when others cannot.

WHY A PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR IS PARAMOUNT FOR A SUCCESSFUL ASSET SEARCH

When it comes to asset searches, remember that the person you are trying to recover assets from has been hiding assets for years, if not decades. They can avoid paying spousal support, court obligations, and many financial obligations, from using different aliases to shell companies to an assortment of tricks. A private investigator, like MartinPI, has decades of experience studying the methods that business people and family members have used to hide assets. With our free consultation, we will hear your case and give you a perspective on our methods of asset searches.

Our Asset Investigation Work Identifies assets where others cannot.

Each jurisdiction has a different level of access and sophistication; you need a team to navigate public data on a broad scale and combine it into a comprehensive review.

It is often possible to locate and validate assets globally, but doing so requires a team of experts with access to correct and timely international information. This is where Martin Investigative Services comes in.

We have access to proprietary technology to identify and locate individuals or corporations’ assets and trace the history and transfer of funds or assets.

HOW DO I START THE ASSET SEARCH INVESTIGATIONS?

Verify any increase in or decrease in the net asset value for the entity or individual. Start building your case by gathering names, addresses, phone numbers, bank accounts, etc., regarding the individual or entity. It can be a great starting point for a private investigator to begin their asset search. Then finally, reach out to a reputable private investigator to start your asset investigations. Here at MartinPI, we have a former federal agent, Tom Martin, that will guide you to locate assets.

Assets can be hidden in:

  • Offshore accounts
  • Stocks
  • Corporations that can’t be touched
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Mortgages
  • Bank account Search
  • Employers
  • Boats, cars, planes
  • Family gifts
  • Transferring assets to family
  • Gifts to friends
  • Hiding businesses under illegal names
  • Get your free consultation.

TYPES OF ASSET SEARCHES WE CONDUCT

BE SURE NOTHING IS LEFT UNCOVERED WHEN MARTINPI CONDUCTS AN ASSET SEARCH AT THE START OF THE PROCESS.

Our financial investigations do the following:

  • We research billions of records to seize significant assets, which are not always available in public databases.
  • Our asset search investigations are utilized to determine a subject’s or corporation’s positive or negative net worth.
  • Information is usually derived from two sources: public and private sources. Public sources could include cars, homes, rental properties, real estate, and boats.
  • Personal information can also be derived from the bank, brokerage accounts, investment accounts, credit reports, etc. This pre-litigation evidence may be admissible in court. The information can also be used to prepare a better trial case.

IF YOU ARE A LAW OFFICE, WE CAN IDENTIFY ASSETS AND ACCOUNTS IN ALL FIFTY STATES AND INTERNATIONALLY, OFTEN WHEN OTHERS CANNOT.

Assets can be hidden in many ways, and the people who go to the trouble of hiding them can often be quite clever. Asset search services from Martin Investigative Services can identify assets and accounts in all fifty states and internationally, usually when others cannot.

Five common reasons asset searches are performed.

Here’s exactly what can be found in an asset search and their methodologies to hide assets.

There are many reasons to conduct an asset search, and there are two reasons that are the most common:

  1. Pre-litigation: To determine if the subject or company has enough assets to file a lawsuit against them. Attorneys can be expensive and the legal process arduous. Determining what they have or don’t have can save thousands of dollars in not filing a lawsuit.
  2. When you have to obtain a judgment, you want to find assets that you can seize. During a divorce, a typical scenario happens when one person decides to discover if the other has been hiding assets.

Three other reasons are just as important – but they typically do not hold a high place in the public’s minds. These are:

  1. Determining the assets and worthiness of a possible financial advisor and company you will invest in.
  2. You are thinking about going into business with a person, and you want to know their finances, i.e., assets or liabilities.
  3. You will marry someone, and you have no idea their accurate financial picture.

What restrictions are there on asset searches?

Before 1999, searching for assets was like the wild west. There were about 220 companies that advertised about conducting these searches. Everyone performed them, and there were few restrictions, guidelines, or rules to what you could or could not do. Subterfuge was used to “gag” banks for information, and it was common for someone to run your credit reports and obtain valuable information under the “Inquiry” section.

What is the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act

The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLB Act or GLBA) was a game-changer. The GLBA is also known as the Financial Modernization Act of 1999. A United States federal law requires financial institutions to explain how they share and protect their customers’ private information. It also sets the standard for what private investigators and others can do concerning legally gleaning financial data.

The rules are so rigid that we are now down to about five companies in the country that do legitimate searches. The GLBA has severe prison time and financial penalties for non-compliance.

What data can be found in an asset search?

The GLBA sent most private investigators and information brokers solely to the internet. Sadly, over 95% of these individuals and companies use the internet to obtain limited information. They regurgitate back the data to you and pretend they did some financial research. They only charge a few hundred dollars, but you can get yourself online for free with this limited information.

There are only three asset searches that can be legitimately conducted. They are:

  1. Basic Asset Search. This contains all personal data, twenty-year address history, confirmation of S.S. # and date of birth, other numbers they may be falsely using, national property search, the U.S. Consumer Public Filing Index for bankruptcies, a notice of defaults, judgments, tax liens, and problems with the Internal Revenue Service, Corporate and Limited Partnership information, Uniform Commercial Code information, Civil and Criminal Index filings, Fictitious Business Name Index and professional licensing. This report should be sent to you in the form of court-ready documents. Although you may never need to use them in court, if the company you are thinking about using doesn’t have this standard, then don’t use them. This search should be completed within 24-48 hours. The “average” legitimate price for this product should be at or around $950.00.
  2. Bank account searches: Savings and Checking Account Searches.
  3. Stocks, Bonds, and Securities Searches.

Numbers 2 & 3 should take between 5-8 working days to complete. Pricing varies from state to state and includes a more expensive nationwide search.

You can contact us for pricing for your specific case and area.

MartinPI- Asset Investigators

If you are a business or corporation, call us immediately if you require an asset investigation. Many corporations require a complete analysis to see if recent principal changes or board member changes occurred during the requested period. These disguises are often carefully designed to conceal assets being transferred. To determine the best way to collect an individual’s debts, collection agencies must quickly obtain information about individuals’ assets.

Different Types Of Assets

Many residents in California hold large amounts of real estate and property ownership. These records of assets may be searched online with the help of county clerks. Anyone can perform an asset search if they have access to public records or a public-private records search engine. Attorneys, private investigators, business consultants, and law enforcement are just a few people who can conduct an asset search.

Diverse ‘professionals’ will tell you that most asset research can cost between $150 and $400. Ask yourself, can private investigators use the same database as lawyers? The extensive, specialized online database makes it possible to search for asset records through public records, court offices, and county resident records archaic.

Why Choose Martin Investigative Services

MartinPI is a licensed private investigator, and the initial consultation is free and confidential for clients. By calling in or simply filling out the contact form, you will speak with Tom Martin himself, well-versed in asset investigations. Tom Martin is a former federal agent, and his network is composed of private investigators, former DEA, FBI, IRS, and Secret Service agents. The team at MartinPI is second-to-none. Rest assured, you will feel respected and appreciated here at MartinPI. We also work closely with law firms that require collecting or tracking down a judgment collection.

Asset search services from Martin Investigative Services can identify assets and accounts in all fifty states and internationally, often when others cannot.

And the guarantee at MartinPI, Full-money back guarantee, and your privacy is at the forefront of our contract. We give the client all copies of photos and videos collected during any surveillance investigation. We keep nothing. Our success rate is phenomenal and among the highest in the industry – if not the highest.

Ready to receive in-depth experience and knowledge on where you stand? Let Tom Martin, former federal agent, build you court-admissible evidence that can make all the difference in a trial. Call 1-800-577-1080 and be assured that we will conduct your case with a level of professionalism that only years of training and investigative experience can bring.

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!

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Do you think your employees are stealing from you? Do you suspect them of illegal activities at work? Are they sleeping on the job?

There is a relatively simple solution to your problem: Our interrogation and interview services get results quickly.  All information gathered is court-admissible.

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In an increasingly competitive marketplace, corporate espionage is commonplace.

We offer full investigations that maintain the integrity of your business security, and include bug sweeps, surveillance, interrogations of employees, and more.

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Our Mexico team is made up of former Supervisory Federal agents who have actually been assigned in Mexico during their Federal careers. Some of these investigators have actually taught the Mexican Federal Police. By combining investigators living and stationed in Mexico with US-based investigators that were given these teaching assignments, we provide investigation in Mexico that is unsurpassed within the current investigative establishment.

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Investigators have extensive experience in investigative law and reporting techniques, background investigations, surveillance, interrogation, fraud investigation and litigation issues, and information searches.

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Male and female. Fluent in 15 languages. Many have been with us for over 50 years.

 

Most taught other agents during their careers.

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