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THE COST OF A “CHEAP” PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR

There are many reasons why companies and individuals strive to hire the cheapest private investigator they can find. On the surface, it makes perfect sense. Why pay $500 for a background check when you can have another private detective do one for $250? Comparing the two offers, it would seem that one firm is willing to work for much less per hour than the other. In this example, one private detective charges 2x less than the other. But what if the truth of the matter was that the $500 background check provided you the results you were looking for in less than an hour, while the $250 per hour investigator charged you 3 hours and taken a week to do the same job? How do the two offers stack up now?

When clients come to us and compare us to other private investigative agencies solely on price, we understand where they are coming from. It’s difficult to fathom that that hiring a private eye for a rather straightforward request such as interviewing a witness would require paying twice the price. But cases are often much more complex than they originally seem. Very few cases are “ordinary” or “the typical case”.

Here at Investigation Hotline, we have heard many different stories of people hiring other private detective agencies which cost them an arm and a leg and take a significant amount of time to see results. On many occasions, we have been hired to do the work that other agencies have failed to do, in a shorter time frame and for less money. Although the other agencies’ hourly rate seemed attractive, they were unable to deliver the results they promised and cost a small fortune due to the amount of time billed to the client.

When it comes to pricing, it is important to understand the value that private detectives provide. If you were to pay $50 an hour for a background check that took three hours and turned up no red flags, would you be satisfied? Perhaps. But what if a more comprehensive report was done by another agency that charged $150 an hour, only billed an hour, and found out that the subject was a convicted felon? Which agency would you prefer to hire?

We are by no means suggesting that an expensive investigator is always better. But there are reasons why some agencies charge based on the value they deliver. Before you hire a private detective, do your due diligence and research. Look into client reviews from past customers who have taken time to provide honest feedback about the results of their cases. After all, nothing is more telling than the transparent feedback of past clients.

Here at Investigation Hotline, we have over 130 Google+ reviews and we take pride in our reputation and the feedback from our clients. If you take a look at our reviews, you’ll find an abundance of customer stories from satisfied customers that would recommend and use our services again. If you’re looking for a private detective, check our rates and give us a call today and get the answers and peace of mind you deserve at a rate that will produce significant value with no hidden extras in most cases. We think three steps ahead!

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Investigation Hotline
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Jennifer Schneider
2 weeks
A serious error in judgment on my behalf has put me at risk of ID theft. During a phone call I supplied personal info to someone who I believed was with Revenue Canada. Immediately after I realized I had fallen for the CRA scam. Shame on me!  Since the incident I've been frantically taking steps to fend off the dire repercussions that such a mistake can have. This has included: Filing a police report, Filing a report with the Canada Anti Fraud center, Adding flags to my bank accounts, Putting up Fraud alerts on the 2 main credit bureau's. I've even purchased some Identity theft tracker software to monitor my info. I contacted Investigation hotline to see if there was any additional measures I could take. The agent applauded me on the steps I had already taken. They also had knowledge about the CRA phone scam itself that helped settle my nerves somewhat. With all the fear and anxiety I've been enduring for the last while it was assuring to speak with someone familiar with the actual risk potential.
Jennifer Schneider
1 month
I called investigation hotline after I provided somebody a home renovation and they refused to pay, I tried to bring them to court- hired a lawyer and found out I was given false information on the contract. After speaking with Mitch and explaining my situation I felt that he sincerely cared about my case and was quick to find out the information I needed. Within a couple of days, he had all the information I needed. I could not thank Mitch enough. I would highly recommend investigation hotline to anybody as I feel they are experts in the field and act fast and work efficiently. I felt that Mitch had a deep understanding of what I was going through and was empathic and understanding. I could not thank him enough and will be using this service again if needed. Kaitie S
Jennifer Schneider
1 month
I needed help with fining out some information to bring somebody to court. Within a day I had everything I needed to fill out the court papers. I could not thank Mitch and his team enough. I am so glad I stumbled across investigation hotline. I highly recommend contacting Mitch if your looking for this type of service.
Jennifer Schneider
2 months
Apr 02, 2018 I needed an investigator on Sunday Easter Week End. No one cared about the situation except this Company. The investigator was dispatched to the location without minutes. did not care about the Money to be prepaid or secured. The investigator took it personal. He felt of my situation and Specially when it came to my kids issues. My Ex-wife was cheating in a hotel north east of Toronto. He Located her within 1/2 Hour. This a true story; I never thought Investigator cared about the situation but the money.. This company did not care about the money, they finished the job, send me the invoice and i Paid him more than what he asked for. Sometimes money does not mean any thing to some one wants to get a load off his back and find the truth about his wife,,,, FOR SURE THIS COMPANY TOOK A HUGE LOAD OFF MY BACK. THANK YOU SO MUCH JOE MICHIGAN
Jennifer Schneider
6 months
All I can say is that the team at Hotline Investigation is absolutely amazing. They are genuine and care about helping you out in anyway they can! They do their best to ensure the best results. I cannot thank them enough for fixing my situation! The Investigation Hotline is the best choice.
Jennifer Schneider
8 months
Mitchell and his team of Investigators are an really extraordinary professionals. In less than 5 hours after first discussing with Mitchell about my case, Mitchell and his team had solved my case and I got the information I've been searching for some time. I want to emphasize that I am from Serbia and the person who I try found lives in Canada. I really surprised with Mitchell and his team how they quickly my case was solved. I'm really grateful to Mitchell and his team and I do not know what to add yet, thank you, thank you and guys are the best.
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