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T. M. Hahn & Associates

San Diego

Most people who are looking into hiring a Private Investigator have big questions. You might be trying to find a lost friend or family member. WHERE is he/she? Or you might be curious if the person you're interacting with is really who they say they are. WHO is he/she? Maybe you're looking to identify some civil or criminal information on a prospective employee - or maybe you want to see what information is available on your own case. WHAT info is available? You might be trying to determine if someone is currently in jail or prison. WHEN were they incarcerated and WHY? I aim to provide ANSWERS. I have worked in legal support since 1996 and obtained my PI license in September 2004. My specialties include database research, court research, background investigations, skip-tracing (locating individuals), and social media research. I also serve legal documents (process service) and have an affinity for tough cases. I accept infidelity assignments, but my surveillance criteria is strict.

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What do you love most about your job?

I really enjoy cases where I’m helping people. Sometimes this takes the form of helping people find lost relatives, or even fraud prevention. I like explaining to people what information is available and creating a customized assignment that fits their needs.

What inspired you to start your own business?

When I worked for other investigators, I had to follow their business model because I was their employee. Having started my own business, I get to decide which cases I work on and how much I charge. All too often, I see people who need the services of a Private Investigator and they get discouraged because of the fees involved. The price shouldn't keep people away from the information they need, and having started my own business, charging lower fees is at my discretion.

Why should our clients choose you?

Corporations and Insurance Companies can take advantage of my competitive rates and bulk discounts. The more work I do for a company, my own expenses go down too, and I pass that savings along to my clients. That keeps larger businesses happy! But that also means I can take the little assignments from the public and help them customize assignments to fit their budget. Sometimes I even counsel people on how to do some of the work themselves. I see us as a team working towards finding the information you desire.

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Prices can vary depending on your professional’s experience and the location of the investigation.

Your professional private investigator will be able to advise you on the full range of options, including what is most suitable for you. Use Bark to receive free quotes and get in touch with local private investigators today.

Some of the common services your private investigator can help with include:

  • Surveillance and counter-surveillance

  • Taking pictures and compiling evidence

  • Interviewing witnesses and conducting research

  • Conducting background checks and running credit reports

  • Process serving

  • Performing due diligence and debt recovery

There are several factors worth considering when choosing your private investigator. These include:

  • Referrals - You will likely be sharing personal information with this person, so it is important to find someone reliable. Do as much research on the private investigator as possible. Ask trusted friends for recommendations and always check reviews.

  • Office-based - Make sure they have an office. If your private detective only works out of restaurants and over the phone, that is a sign you should get out now. You need to know where to find this person if they don’t follow through on their obligations.

  • Experience - Ask about their experience and education. To make sure your job gets done right, find a detective who specialises in the task you need. Ask about their experience and the results of their past work.

  • Insurance - Most serious private investigators are insured. While it is not necessary for all jobs, if something were to happen during the work, you as the hirer, would be held liable if there was no insurance coverage.

  • Confidentiality - You are very likely to deal with sensitive information when you are working with a private investigator, and you need to be sure they will be discreet and respectful of information shared between the two of you.

  • Contract - Your initial consultation with a private detective should be free, and from there, they should be able to outline anticipated costs. If you choose to follow through with the work, make sure all fees and expectations are clearly outlined in a contract.

  • Be prepared - Brace yourself for what a private investigator may uncover. Be sure you are ready for whatever they may find, especially when it involves people close to you. You may hope the private investigator will prove your fears wrong, but be sure that you will be able to handle all outcomes.

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Before you choose a private investigator, you could read testimonials and details of their past work on their website.

You could also look at their profile page on Bark, which displays reviews from past customers.

Absolutely! Although, it's important to carry out thorough checks on your personal investigator as well as looking at testimonials from previous clients, as your professional will be dealing with sensitive information, so you need to ensure that they're trustworthy.



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