BACKGROUND INVESTIGATIONS: The Townsend Agency provides comprehensive background checks for employers, contractors, business investments, landlords, professionals and domestic issues.

Whether you are dealing with a single employee reference or a multi-state investigation following multiple corporations, we can help you protect your assets and loved ones by finding answers. We verify red flags that go far beyond simply calling references,  including bankruptcies, UCC filings, criminal and civil litigation history, social media and personal and professional affiliations.

We know that clients are concerned about cost, but believe that with background checks – as with so many things in life – you get what you pay for, and in our experience clients report that making the choice to hire a licensed professional BEFORE committing to an expensive business merger or personal relationship has saved hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal fees down the line.

Our BACKGROUND INVESTIGATIONS are customized to each client, but can provide information including:

  • Complete address history nationwide (typically we go back at least two decades)
  • Confirming/Finding date of birth
  • Locating others living at the same address
  • Finding possible neighbors and associates
  • Identifying possible phone numbers and emails
  • Identifying possible aliases
  • Locating company affiliations
  • UCC filings
  • Civil records including bankruptcies, judgments and liens
  • Locating criminal records
  • US Bureau of Prisons search
  • Sex offender search
  • DMV license check
  • Verification and status of professional licenses
  • Personal interviews

CATFISH CHECK

Are you communicating with someone online, and need to know if they are who they claim to be? In an online age, there is more disinformation than ever – and filtering through it can be overwhelming. Our unique Catfish Check allows you to verify identity professionally at a reasonable price and get peace of mind. Catfish Check includes:

  • Verifying name and date of birth
  • Searching addresses to verify location
  • Verifying employer information
  • Searching possible phone numbers, location  and carrier
  • Stock image search to verify authenticity of photos
  • Social media search
  • E-reports provided in convenient PDF format

WINGWOMAN/WINGMAN DATE CHECK

Are you dating someone, but not sure if his/her story checks out? If you have ever wished that you could have an undercover PI on a date with you to check someone out, the Wingwoman/Wingman service could be the answer. Let one of our specially trained agents tag along on your date as the ‘friend from out of town’, ‘cousin’ or ‘co-worker’ to provide truly objective intelligence.

First, our agent and meet you for an initial consultation and get as many details as possible about your event and the person they will be investigating.  On the date, the agent will seamlessly transition into your evening while asking the necessary questions to perform an initial background check . Within two business days you will be provided with a written report that includes comprehensive proprietary database to search for identity verification, real property, civil and criminal case history, possible aliases and associates, corporate affiliations and more – as well as our agent’s professional analysis of any potential red flags.

Our service includes:

  • Undercover date (three-hour maximum, extra hours can be arranged at hourly rate)
  • Basic background check
  • Professional analysis of potential red flags
  • If questionable information is found, the client always has the option of requesting a more comprehensive background check.

PRE-EMPLOYMENT BACKGROUND CHECK

Our pre-employment background checks can be tailored to each employer’s specific needs – from relatively straightforward verification of legal status to comprehensive, multi-state licensing references and career histories. If a credit check is needed, we can provide a form to be signed by the potential employee providing consent. The Townsend Detective Agency adheres to all state and federal laws related to consumer privacy. Our checks include:

  • Verification of US citizenship and ability to work in the US
  • Confirm name, birth date, social security number
  • Current address information and history
  • Verify past employment information and personal references
  • Conduct interviews to determine history of disciplinary actions
  • Verify professional licenses

PRE-MARITAL BACKGROUND INVESTIGATIONS

Don’t you wish that Google had a ‘character check’ button? We come as close as humanly possible through our pre-marital background checks. We specialize in filtering through information to get a complete picture of a subject’s true identity, which includes all of the ADVANCED  search options above, and expands to include:

  • Marital status in up to six counties
  • Locating divorce records
  • Financial and employment history
  • Assist in determination of net worth
  • Identify potential financial red flags including tax liens, bankruptcies, divorce settlements and civil judgments

DIVORCE SUPPORT

Are you going through a divorce, and need to find money that may be hidden in corporate accounts, real property transfers, trusts, or foreign bank accounts? Our agents will work with you to determine how much money is potentially being hidden, and a cost-effective way to find it. Divorce is often a devastating and highly emotional time. An objective third party can help research and support your case in a variety of ways. We offer a highly customized service, and search sources including:

  • Real property in California and around the nation
  • Surveillance
  • Comprehensive profile of family members and associates
  • Mortgage and equity information
  • Bankruptcy filings
  • Foreclosures
  • Foreign bank accounts
  • Federal court searches
  • Interviews
  • Vehicles, water and aircraft
  • Previous divorce filings and settlements
  • UCC filings
  • Federal and state tax liens
  • Real property of friends, relatives and/or associates
  • Probate

ULTIMATE ASSET FINDER

Does someone owe you money, but is claiming poverty? Have you won a judgment, but can’t find the party to collect? Are you going through a divorce, and need to find money that may be hidden in corporate accounts, real property transfers, trusts, or foreign bank accounts? Our agents will work with you to determine how much money is potentially being hidden, and a cost-effective way to find it. Our searches are tailored to individual clients, and include:

  • Real property in California and around the nation
  • Surveillance
  • Comprehensive profile of family members and associates
  • Mortgage and equity information
  • Bankruptcy filings
  • Foreclosures
  • Federal court searches
  • Interviews
  • Vehicles, water and aircraft
  • Divorce filings
  • UCC filings
  • Federal and state tax liens
  • Real property of friends, relatives and/or associates
  • Probate

SURVEILLANCE / EXECUTIVE INTEGRATION

The Townsend Detective Agency specializes in brainstorming creative intelligence-gathering services for individuals and businesses that combine cutting-edge technology with human intelligence. We create packages according to our customers’ needs. Details are vailable upon request.

 

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