Private Investigations, insurance, claims, surveillance, spousal infidelity, missing persons, background checks, asset locations, and more.

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Email:  -  WA State PI Agency #1227, Renton, WA


List of Investigative Services


We offer video and digital surveillance for just about any reason including, Domestic Relations, Infidelity Checks, Insurance/ Worker Compensation Cases, Personal Welfare Checks, and Fraud Investigations. Our surveillance skills are adjustable to every type of investigation. We offer written reports, digital photography, and DVD recordings of the surveillance.  We pride ourselves on our ability to document the comings and goings of the subject with the assumption that the evidence may or may not be used in a legal proceeding. We specialize in domestic investigations, child custody issues, court ordered custody failures, parenting plans, domestic partners, parental interference, and other issues relating to family matters or domestic problems and insecurities. We can also determine if your family members are being exposed to individuals who have drug-related problems or life styles that could threaten your family members.  Infidelity, Cheating Spouses, Marital Separation, Divorce, Check out Spouse, Due Diligence for Marriage Spousal infidelity and checking the faithfulness of a domestic partner can be difficult for the individual who needs to know. We can discreetly check to see if such a situation exists and document the facts for you. Why invest time, worry, and money in a relationship that you are uncertain about. It makes sense to know before, rather than latter.

Place of Employment  Locating the place of employment can be frustrating and unreliable when using databases that have old and inaccurate information. The best method is to follow the individual to the work location. This is especially important in child support or alimony cases where the subject is being evasive about where they work or in situations where the subject is being paid under the table. We have used this method on many occasions and find it the most successfully method. It's more time consuming but much more reliable.

Insurance Fraud, SUI, Worker Compensation Cases,  False Claims Worker compensation cases and insurance related issues can be time consuming both for the insurer and the insured. Documenting a claim is not difficult if you have the experience and know the subject. Most claims investigators don't take the time to understand the habits and personality of the subject. We take the time to understand the subject because we know that the more we know about the individual, the more likely we are able to prove or disprove the validity of a claim.

We can assist you with Interviews & Statements, Auto Claims, Accident Claims, Property Claims, Injury Claims, Product Liability Claims, Theft Investigations, Disability Claims, Internal Fraud, Employee Theft, Life Insurance Claims, and Security Services.

Fraud, Theft, Internet Fraud, Identity Theft, Business Fraud
Fraud at any level, if unchecked will lead to greater loss. The loss is not just monetary, but it can also leads to distrust and other behaviors that are unproductive. Fraud prevention is the best approach, but lacking that, we may be able to assist you in investigating your situation and coming up with a solution or answer to your concerns.


You supply the name and last known address, and we supply the current address and possible history of previous addresses. Not all addresses have a phone number associated with the record. Additional services are available to physically verify that the party is currently living at the address.

Locating missing persons involves the ability to resource information at many different levels. We utilize major databases and public records in order to determine the whereabouts of the interested party. Unlike data finders, we go to extra lengths to verify that the individuals located are actually the correct subjects of the investigation.

Background Checks

We provide both civil and criminal background investigations. We also conduct searches for pre-marital checks, address history, and other verification reasons. We also conduct business and corporate background investigations. We take extra care to establish that the background information is accurate and current. Unlike inexpensive 3rd party data providers, we spend extra time and effort to establish a person's identity before releasing highly private and personal information.
A civil records search can reveal the following information: judgments, liens, civil suits, tax liens, bankruptcy, and child support judgments. Civil record searches can be run at the local, state, national, and federal levels.

All criminal records search can uncover the current and past criminal history of the subject. Such records generally indicate the date of arrest, case number, charge, and the disposition. County criminal records can be accessed for all 50 states. On the state level, there are approximately 32 states that allow investigators access to their records. State criminal record searches are more time consuming and consequently more expense to investigate than county records.
We also conduct business background investigations and searches. There are virtually no restrictions in regard to obtaining background and financial credit information on businesses and corporations as opposed to individuals. A business background investigation would reveal such items as legal business name, size, type, ownership, principal officers, business locations, holdings, interests, identify possible public assets and liabilities, suppliers, vendors, employees, customers, and litigation issues.

Types of Records / Research: Civil Court Records, Address History, Judgments, Criminal Court Records, Restraining Orders, Family Law Records, Fictitious Business Names, Business Listings, Affiliations, Relatives, Photos
Real Estate Records, Bankruptcies.


Asset Searches

Powers Investigations conducts asset investigations for legal purposes. Asset investigations are used to support or compliment civil or criminal proceedings which result in court ordered requests for information (subpoenas) or restraining and attachment notices.  Asset searches are only performed if they are in compliance with Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, or in the public domain.

In the case of a business investigation where internal fraud is suspected, the company may choose not to pursue legal channels but handle the results of the investigation according to company policy.

Process of Service

Serving King County, Pierce County, and Snohomish County. Our specialized process service department is here to serve your needs. We have the tools and knowledge to meet the most difficult serves. We have experience with evasive subjects, hard to find subjects, same day service.

Process of Service Rates:
Documents: $75 - $100 Per Serve (multiple documents ok on same party at same address)
Proof of Service: Free (client responsible for filing)
Mileage: Included if less than 20 miles total; otherwise .50 cents per mile
Attempts to Serve: 3
Advance payment required on all new accounts
Notary: Free
Skip Tracing: Available
Other Investigative Services Available: Call

Insurance & Fraud

Generally, fraud and insurance fraud are any deceitful or dishonest conduct, involving acts or omissions or the making of false statements, orally or in writing, with the object of obtaining money or other benefit from, or evading a liability. In general terms fraud is the use of deceit to obtain an advantage or avoid an obligation. Proving fraud, whether it be against an insurer, or an employer, is more important today than ever before. Many workers just assume that if they lose their job there will be some form of insurance that will pickup when their job leaves town, and when unemployment benefits run out, they get desperate and try for creative means of support.

Insurance fraud can cover a wide subject area and can be perpetrated by employees and former employees of a company trying to obtain money from a insurance company for an injury related or not related to work. A major percentage of claims (90%) are passed through without investigating the claimant for authenticity.

Other forms of fraud, like internal fraud, are perpetrated from within an organization by employees and can involve false accounting, direct theft of cash, payroll fraud, theft of intellectual property, false expense claims, collusion with customers & suppliers, inventory loses, and reporting of excessive overtime. Some cases of internal fraud have collusion from outside third parties.

 Many cases of internal fraud go unreported because of the potential embarrassment and risk liability involved.
Frequently, fraud investigations may incorporate other investigative services such as background investigation, asset investigation, social security investigations, people locates, and surveillance.

Witness Interviews

Witness Interviews can be conducted for business, legal, and personal purposes. Depending on the situation, we can provide written, permissible and compliant audio, and permissible compliant digital interviewing.
We also provide interview scripting, question formulation, secondary source documentation, witness reliability checks, and legal witness location.


Toll Free: (888) 241-8506
(425) 998-0109
Fax:  (425) 527-6934

Mailing Address:
Powers Investigations
P.O. Box 59332
Renton, WA 98058


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