Private Investigations and Personal Security/Background Checks



Are the background check Internet sites reliable and accurate?  These sites usually charge a fee for the information that is available.  Do you know any that are in reliable and accurate at providing information?

I thank you for your reply.

ANSWER: These services are a waste of time and money. Their information is often outdated and unverified. They will keep trying to upsell you for additional information and services. Often, you may receive data on a person with a similar name. I would not recommend using them at all.

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I want to thank you for your reply.

Is the best method for obtaining information on someone is by using a private investigator?

I'm trying to obtain an somewhat old address for someone, but I'm having a difficult time doing so on my own. What do you recommend?

ANSWER: My suggestion would be to hire a licensed professional who is an active member of a State or national association. The best are designated with BAI after their name. Board Accredited Investigator. What you are asking, if it is a male and if you have some basic old information is typically not a difficult task. Females are more involved due to potential name changes. If your case is typical, plan to spend $75-150. The greater the amount of info you have, the less expensive it would be. I am basing this on 50 years of locating people.

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QUESTION: Hello and thanks for he reply!

If I wanted you to located the address, can you do it or do you need to be in the area or city I'm in and the and address that I'm locating is in.  It should not be too difficult.

I thank you for your assistance!

Certainly we can. You can email me all the details you have to:

I also need you to state the reason you are trying to locate this person. Please include something to assure me it is not for a negative, detrimental, or harmful purpose. I am sure you understand this.  

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Harvey E. Morse


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