Background Checks and Investigations

We have 3-tiers of backgrounds. It all depends on how much information you need.

  1. Pre-employment screening involves a limited investigation into someone’s immediate personal and criminal history.
  2. This includes:
    • Age and year of birth scan
    • Countywide search for criminal convictions (7 years)
    • Countywide search for Superior Court civil cases
    • Education Verification
    • Employment Verification
    • Name and Social Security Number Verification
Background Screening Investigation Los Angeles

  • Comprehensive Background Investigation.
  • A Background Investigation is a more thorough examination of someone’s personal history, criminal history, and professional background:
    • Age and year of birth scan
    • Countywide search for criminal convictions (7 years)
    • Countywide search for Superior Court civil cases
    • Education Verification
    • Employment Verification
    • Name and Social Security Number Verification
    • And…
    • Address history with dates of residency
    • Background also includes court cases such as criminal and civil cases.
    • Background include bankruptcies, judgments, foreclosures, evictions, tax liens, and many other indicators (including identifying who exactly is owed)
    • Education Verification Includes search for relatives, associates, and marital status
    • Employment Verification
    • Includes fraud scan for aliases and false SSNs
    • Local search for Municipal civil cases
    • Name and Social Security Number Verification
    • Statewide felony conviction search
    • Statewide Superior Court civil cases

  • Extensive Background Investigation
  • This is the most thorough of all the Background Investigations and is usually reserved for a potential employee that may have access to corporate or trademark secrets, government confidential documents or in a position to make decisions that may have far-reaching consequences.

    • Age and year of birth scan
    • Countywide search for criminal convictions (7 years)
    • Countywide search for Superior Court civil cases
    • Education Verification
    • Employment Verification
    • Name and Social Security Number Verification
    • Address history with dates of residency
    • Background also includes court cases such as criminal and civil cases.
    • Background include bankruptcies, judgments, foreclosures, evictions, tax liens, and many other indicators (including identifying who exactly is owed)
    • Education Verification Includes search for relatives, associates, and marital status
    • Employment Verification
    • Includes fraud scan for aliases and false SSNs
    • Local search for Municipal civil cases
    • Name and Social Security Number Verification
    • Statewide felony conviction search
    • Statewide Superior Court civil casesEducation, business and professional history
    • And…
    • Military service
      Source of income and business affiliations
      Includes any information available through our confidential sources
      Family background and marital history
      Search for Federal criminal cases
      Nationwide bankruptcies and tax liens
      Includes interviews with direct and indirect references

    This is what you need to know before hiring a Private Investigator in Los Angeles:

    1. Get a referral for a Private Investigator
    2. You will likely be sharing personal information with this person, and so it is essential to find someone that is really reliable and honest. Do as much research on the private investigator as possible. Please don’t take our word for it. We are proud to share with you our customers’ reviews here

    3. Check the Private Investigator’s license
    4. The only states that don’t require licensing for private investigators are Idaho, Mississippi, South Dakota, and Wyoming, and licensing is voluntary in Colorado. A professional private investigator will be able to give you their license number immediately. You should be able to know if any complaints have been filed against them. To verify our license in California, visit the Department of Consumer Affairs website here

    5. Ask about your Private Investigator
    6. To make sure your job gets done right by your potential Private Investigator in Los Angeles, find a detective who specializes in the task you need or look for a firm that has a lot of experience in different services like Kinsey Investigations. Ask about how much work they have done similar to what you want in the past and how those jobs worked out. At Kinsey Investigations, we will be glad to share with you hundreds of successful cases

    7. Consider whether your Private Investigator has insurance
    8. Most serious private investigators are insured up to a few million dollars. While it’s not necessary for all jobs, if something were to happen during the course of the work, you, as the hirer, would be held liable if there was no insurance coverage for your Private Investigator in Los Angeles. At Kinsey Investigations, we are insured any form of property damage. An example: our investigator has gained access to an upstairs alcove in which to photograph from and the balcony breaks due to the weight, we are covered; another investigator goes through a gated area and breaks the gate, we are covered; in the course of our investigation, we are transporting some files and they are lost during the transport, our insurance would pay to reproduce those files.

    9. Talk about confidentiality with your Private Investigator 
    10. You are very likely dealing with sensitive information when you are working with a private investigator and you need to be sure your PI will be discreet and respectful of information shared between the two of you. At Kinsey Investigations, we proud ourselves of working with several Hollywood stars and many important people in this country. One of the reasons they chose us over the competition is that we are discrete and we deliver!

    11. Feel comfortable with the private investigator
    12. If you don’t feel like the private investigator communicates well with you or if they pressure you or make you feel uncomfortable in any way, you should probably choose a different private investigator to work with. Our investigators are specially trained to listen carefully to our clients’ stories, needs, and expectations. We never go too fast or pressure you to do something you are not comfortable doing. At Kinsey Investigations, we simply care!

    13. Get a contract with your Private Investigator
    14. Your initial consultation with a private investigator should be free, and from there, they should be able to outline anticipated cost. At Kinsey Investigations, we proud our self for our transparency policy so hidden costs are ever involved. If you choose to follow through with the work with us, our investigators make sure all fees and expectations are clearly outlined in a contract. They also give you a fee agreement or retainer to sign. Ready to start? Call us now at (310) 613 3755

    Contact us today for more information and a FREE consultation, or complete our easy online request form to receive a FREE, NO OBLIGATION case evaluation.

    If you don’t see the specific service you require on this page, please contact our office.  Even if we don’t provide that particular service, we can often suggest an alternative method of achieving the results you need, or in some cases, we may refer you to one of our nationwide or international associates who offer the service you require.