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,
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.
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
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.
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
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
Skip Tracing: Available
Other Investigative Services Available: Call
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
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,
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
Fax: (425) 527-6934
P.O. Box 59332
Renton, WA 98058