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21st Century Integrity Check Private Investigations

L.A. private investigators have witnessed an increase in many types of fraud since the pandemic. Some, like disability and workers compensation fraud, have been around for decades, but others like employment fraud committed by remote workers are relatively new since 2020. Organizations offering work-from-home positions take a significant risk that their remote workforce may not actually be on the job all the hours they’ve committed to. Some remote workers even accept more than one full-time position to maximize their income at the expense of the productivity, confidentiality, and loyalty they have to offer to either. Smart California business owners and management teams are turning to Los Angeles County investigators to carry out worker integrity checks. While “secret shopping” a business is something most Los Angeles private detective agencies have offered for decades, remote worker integrity checks are a newer version of this age-old private investigation service. In this new employment paradigm, it pays to hire a California private investigations firm like Kinsey Investigations to determine the integrity and accountability of work-from-home employees. Read on to learn more about modern integrity checks.

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Hiring the Best L.A. Private Investigators for Civil Litigation Support

From Bel Air to Brentwood and the heart of Los Angeles to Long Beach, lawyers hire L.A. private investigators to help them build the strongest case possible for their civil lawsuit clients. The best Los Angeles County Investigators are used to working in this capacity within the judicial system, because like most law firms, we understand that knowing the truth and proving it in court are two very different things. For a lawsuit without a private investigator on the team, a lawyer may still have to hire a Los Angeles process server to make sure all the parties named in the suit are properly notified about the case. They will, then, either spend their own time gathering evidence and interviewing witnesses and other parties in the case or delegate these tasks to a paralegal or other law office staff who may or may not have a lot of experience carrying them out. Either way, everyone who works at a law firm will inevitably have other work competing for their attention, and they’d be the first to admit, they’re not experts at these parts of the job. On the other hand, a Los Angeles private detective agency, like Kinsey Investigations does specialize in all this kind of work. We spend our days carrying out these and other private investigation services for all manner of clients, from individuals to small businesses and large corporations. We’re experts at what we do, and we know how to do it safely, efficiently, and with a level of acumen rarely found outside our industry. Together, these factors make hiring a Los Angeles private detective a no-brainer for any important civil litigation.

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Best Los Angeles County Investigators for Elder Abuse Cases

Private investigators in Los Angeles County and throughout California are noticing an increase in the demand for elder abuse private investigations. This is partly due to the overall population trends in the United States, as more and more people age into the demographics most vulnerable to elder abuse. A senior citizen becoming less able, over time, to manage their home, finances, medical care, and/or personal hygiene will require help from more and more people to make sure they are kept healthy, safe, and comfortable. California private investigation firms may be hired to conduct an elder abuse investigation when a client suspects one or more of those people may be neglecting, abusing, or otherwise taking advantage of their aging relative. Elder abuse constitutes anything from mismanaging or misallocating an elderly person’s property or finances, to providing insufficient or inappropriate care, and all the way to verbal and/or physical abuse. Even an elderly person aware of the abuse and capable of describing it may not report it, especially if they’ve become afraid of their abuser. To determine if your loved one is suffering elder abuse, a Los Angeles private detective agency like Kinsey Investigations can conduct an elder abuse investigation, get to the bottom of the situation, and gather the necessary evidence to confront those responsible and seek justice for your loved one’s suffering.

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When a Digital Trail Leads to a Real-Life Missing Person

Over all the years we’ve worked locating missing persons in Los Angeles, Kinsey Investigations has seen the full gamut of outcome for these cases. From the most light-hearted instances finding that someone is not actually missing after all to the most unfortunate and heartbreaking endings, missing persons cases always begin as high-stakes private investigations. This is partly because of how quickly a vulnerable missing person can become endangered and how easily they or someone taking advantage of them can obtain transportation out of the city. For these and other reasons, for any California private investigation involving a missing person, time is of the essence. Earlier this spring, we took on a missing person case involving a young woman from the east coast and a lead on finding her that we never saw coming.

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Best Private Investigators in Los Angeles for the Third Time

“Who’s the best private investigator near me?”
“Who’s the best female private investigator near me?”
If you’re in the Los Angeles area, the answer to both these questions is Kinsey Investigations. But you don’t have to take our word for it. Our dozens of online 5-star reviews speak for themselves, and now, for the third year, has ranked Kinsey Investigations among the Best Private Investigators in Los Angeles. Our team of female private investigators excel in their work, and our Los Angeles private detective agency is also known as the California private investigations firm with a heart. That’s because our P.I.s know how to approach sensitive cases with compassion and professionalism. From Malibu and Beverly Hills to Santa Monica and Long Beach, Kinsey Investigations offers everything from process service to cheating spouse investigations. If you want to work with the best Los Angeles private investigations firm, call Kinsey Investigations.

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Hiring a Private Investigator to Find Someone Who Doesn’t Want to Be Found

Hiring a private investigator to find someone is not always a case of a runaway child or a vulnerable adult. Sometimes, California private investigators are asked to locate missing persons who have skipped town purposefully, and do not wish to be found by the people or businesses looking for them. Skip tracing, as L.A. private investigators call these investigations, refers to locating missing persons in Los Angeles or elsewhere in California who have left town to avoid paying debts or settling other important business. Unpaid rent or other debts are common reasons that “skips” attempt to go off-grid. Committing fraud or engaging in other illegal activity may also be the impetus for someone to cut off contact and leave their known place of residence. In California, there is no waiting period to report someone missing, and the first hours and days of a skip tracing investigation are just as important as the earliest part of any missing person’s case. If you need to find someone who owes you money or other business or legal satisfaction, don’t wait! Call Kinsey Investigations today.

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When You Suspect Infidelity – Advice from a Cheating Detective

L.A. private investigators handle Los Angeles infidelity investigations on a regular basis. Every California private investigator can be a cheating detective, though individuals and agencies have various specialties to offer that may or may not include cheating spouse investigations. Kinsey Investigations is a full-service Los Angeles private detective agency, licensed and insured throughout the state. When it comes to adultery or cheating spouse investigations, we have more than 20 years’ experience finding the truth and helping our clients gather evidence and determine their next course of action safely and legally. How much a cheating investigator costs will depend heavily on the individual circumstances of the case. What we can promise everyone who chooses to work with Kinsey Investigations, however, is professional and compassionate service. We’re known as the California private investigations firm with a heart, and we’re the preferred firm for highly emotional cases, as cheating spouse investigations tend to be.

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Compassionate Service in California Wrongful Death Investigations

The best L.A. private investigators understand, when handling a wrongful death investigation, compassion and sensitivity become just as important as expertise and professionalism. In California, wrongful death investigations come into play for many reasons including workplace hazards, corporate negligence, or other dangerous or criminal behavior. Among Los Angeles private detective agencies in this male-dominated industry, Kinsey Investigations stands out with its team of dedicated female private investigators. We bring a unique blend of professionalism, tenacity, and emotional intelligence that is invaluable when dealing with highly sensitive issues like wrongful death cases. Whether you’re in Malibu or Beverly Hills, Brentwood or Long Beach, our women-owned California private investigations firm embodies the perfect combination of technical expertise and compassionate service.

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What Private Investigators DON’T Do

As we’ve posted recently, L.A. private investigators offer a wide array of services from secret shopping a business to searching for missing persons or investigating a wrongful death. Sometimes, however, it’s just as important to understand what California private investigators DON’T do. Unfortunately, there are “services” that Los Angeles detective agencies cannot offer for legal logistical, or ethical reasons. And while we DO have an impressive amount of training and tools, it’s important to keep in mind, we’re not mind-readers, magicians, or accessories for circumventing the legitimate ways that law-abiding people protect themselves and their privacy. Take some of the following examples.

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The Ticking Clock of Missing Persons Cases

Locating missing persons in places like Los Angeles and Orange Counties requires, among other things, a deep knowledge of the area and its infrastructure. In California, every year, over 100,000 adults and children disappear, and every California private investigator knows that the sooner professionals can begin searching, the greater the chances of locating them. Especially in a city as large and diverse as Los Angeles, the reasons children and adults go missing span a broad spectrum, from the most common like parental abduction of a child, to the most unique and unimaginable reasons that some adults disappear. But as any Los Angeles private detective will tell you, what’s central to all missing person cases is a race against the clock. That’s because no matter why a child or adult is missing, the more time that passes, the greater the odds that they’ll encounter dangerous people or situations, or that they or an abductor will secure transportation out of the city or even farther away. This is why the first hours and days in missing persons cases can make all the difference between a safe homecoming and a much less happy ending.

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