I need to hire a private investigator. This is for a business
investigation in Nevada, California, and possibly Arizona.
We have strong evidence someone is selling trade secrets. The
industry is aerospace & defense.
The investigation will probably involve uncovering hidden assets,
light forensic accounting, and 24/7 personal surveillance for one
week. However, this matter does *not* involve personal matters (e.g.,
wayward spouse, missing person, drug usage, etc.) or anything like
So here's the dilemma: I am willing to spend top dollar for a true expert(s).
But the detective industry seems to lack normal standards of quality
control. It also lacks "ratings" of past performance. These ratings
may exist somewhere, but they do not seem to be public information.
There do appear to be quality standards for "loss prevention" in the
retail sector --- but no similar quality standards for "personal
A 5-star answer would be 5 investigative agencies in Nevada or
California with a proven record of success. These agencies could be
small or large. A bonus of $45 is available for a list of 1-3 sites
that "rank" detective agencies.
For lack of a better term...this additional $45 bonus would be paid
for a "Consumer Reports" or "Zagat Guide" for detectives.
All comments greatly appreciated!